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Solomon Burke

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Solomon Burke (born March 21, 1940) is a soul and country music pioneer and member of the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He began his adult life as a preacher in Philadelphia, and soon moved on to hosting a gospel radio show. In the 1960s, he signed with Atlantic Records and began moving towards more secular music. Though he released a few moderate pop hits and major R&B songs, Burke couldn't quit break into the mainstream. In 1966 He wrote and recorded "Everybody Need's Some Lovin' which was popularized by the 1980 movie Blues Brothers His biggest hit was a cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Proud Mary".

His career was to some degree revived in 2002, with the release of Don't Give Up On Me, where he sang songs written specifically for the album by various famous artists, such as Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello and Tom Waits.

Discography

1962 Solomon Burke Kenwood
1964 Rock 'n' Soul Atlantic
1965 The Rest of Solomon Burke Atlantic
1968 I Wish I Knew Atlantic
1968 King Solomon Sequel
1969 Proud Mary
1972 King Heavy
1972 Electronic Magnetism
1974 I Have a Dream
1975 Back to My Roots
1975 Music to Make Love By
1979 Sidewalks, Fences & Walls
1979 Lord We Need a Miracle
1979 Get up and Do Something
1981 King of Rock 'n' Soul
1983 Take Me, Shake Me [live]
1985 Soul Alive!
1986 A Change Is Gonna Come
1990 Into My Life You Came
1990 This Is His
1990 Homeland
1993 Soul of the Blues
1994 Live at House of Blues
1997 Definition of Soul
1998 We Need a Miracle
1999 Not by Water But Fire This Time
2002 Soulman
2002 Don't Give Up on Me
2002 The Incredible Solomon Burke at His Best
2003 The Apollo Album
2005 Make Do With What You Got

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