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Biographyby by Richie Unterberger

While Solomon Burke never made a major impact upon the pop audience -- he never, in fact, had a Top 20 hit -- he was an important early soul pioneer. On his '60s singles for Atlantic, he brought a country influence into R&B, with emotional phrasing and intricately constructed, melodic ballads and midtempo songs. At the same time, he was ... Read more in Amazon's Solomon Burke Store

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Product details

  • Audio CD (22 July 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Epitaph
  • ASIN: B000068VOZ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 28,700 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen10. None Of Us Are Free 5:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Sit This One Out 4:33£0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

SOLOMON BURKE Dont Give Up On Me (2002 Dutch issue 11-track CD album featuring new and unreleased songs by Elvis Costello Bob Dylan Nick Lowe Van Morrison Dan Penn Tom Waits and Brian Wilson with guest appearances by Daniel Lanois and the Blind Boys of Alabama stickered clear jewel case with picture booklet containing extensive sleevenotes)

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By thestaxman on 28 Aug 2002
Format: Audio CD
The "King of Rock & Soul" ascends his throne in all his glory with this tremendously refreshing comeback album. It's refreshing in every sense of the word. It's sound is refreshing and intimate. It's refreshing that a soul album on a soul artist, legendary or not, (But in particular a legendary one) is just that, soulful. Recorded live in the studio with a great cast of musicians, this album should bring deserved attention to the small Fat Possum record label in Oxford, MS. The songs on this album were all proudly contributed to Burke by some of the most respected people in the business. Van Morrison, Elvis Costello, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, and Brian Wilson are just the most famous of the lot. Morrison's songs are two of the better ones on the album, particularly "Fast Train". Both have Morrison written all over them, and in fact, he's using them on his upcoming outing. Like Morrison, Waits's, Wilson's, and Costello's songs are also instantly recognizable as theirs. Bob Dylan submits what is probably the most generic song on the album. Another highlight is the Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil/Brenda Russell written "None Of Us Are Free". The two aforementioned titles, as well as the rest of the album, are graced by a superlative organ player in Rudy Copeland. Copeland, who is blind, is the organist at the church where Burke pastors. The title cut is written by songwriting cohorts Dan Penn and Carson Whitsett, along with Hoy Lindsey. Penn wanted to write an Otis Redding type ballad and had wanted to use the title "Don't Give Up On Me". Whitsett sat down and started laying down Otis like chord changes and the result, in my opinion, is a song that sounds like a classic '60s country soul hit. Copeland's playful interplay with Burke is uniquely splendid. To say Burke sounds great would be an understatement. His voice is smooth and strong. The Joe Henry produced ensemble deliver a package that should be titled "Don't Give Up On Music."
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 23 Aug 2002
Format: Audio CD
Somewhere in your music collection you most likely have a Soul compilation. In all probability you will find a song on it called 'Everybody Needs Somebody To Love' by Solomon Burke. Well surprise, unlike most of the people on that compilation Solomon Burke is not dead and he is still a working Soul Man, and while some may feel that there isn't a crowd pleaser like 'Everybody Needs Somebody To Love' on the CD(although 'None of Us Are Free' comes pretty close), the album is filled with great songs by some of the best songwriters of the past century, which showcase a singer who not only has an incredible range, but is as equally at home doing a song by Tom Waits as he is one by Brian Wilson. We live in a time when the word 'great' is overused to the point of meaninglessness and unfortunately this applies particularly to what is written and said about music, but Solomon Burke is unqualifiedly a 'great singer' and this is an excellent album that deserves to outsell anything that has been in the charts for quite some time. If you've ever listened to that Soul compilation of yours and thought: "They don't make music like this anymore," then you need to get this album because 'they' just did. This is not to say that this is an exercise in nostalgia because it is not. This is a sophisticated album that shows that Burke has matured and developed with the course of time, despite being out of the gaze of the mainstream music media and record buying public for so long. This is not a modern record because of it's production (it was recorded live in a studio in four days), but because of the richness and variety of the material Burke makes his own. The songs are bound together by the soul of a man who knows how to give everything to a song, and does. This is the real deal.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By The Stax Man on 21 Aug 2002
Format: Audio CD
The "King of Rock & Soul" ascends his throne in all his glory with this tremendously refreshing comeback album. It's refreshing in every sense of the word. It's sound is refreshing and intimate. It's refreshing that a soul album on a soul artist, legendary or not, (But in particular a legendary one) is just that, soulful. Recorded live in the studio with a great cast of musicians, this album should bring deserved attention to the small Fat Possum record label in Oxford, MS. The songs on this album were all proudly contributed to Burke by some of the most respected people in the business. Van Morrison, Elvis Costello, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, and Brian Wilson are just the most famous of the lot. Morrison's songs are two of the better ones on the album, particularly "Fast Train". Both have Morrison written all over them, and in fact, he's using them on his upcoming outing. Like Morrison, Waits's, Wilson's, and Costello's songs are also instantly recognizable as theirs. Bob Dylan submits what is probably the most generic song on the album. Another highlight is the Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil/Brenda Russell written "None Of Us Are Free". The two aforementioned titles, as well as the rest of the album, are graced by a superlative organ player in Rudy Copeland. Copeland, who is blind, is the organist at the church where Burke pastors. The title cut is written by songwriting cohorts Dan Penn and Carson Whitsett, along with Hoy Lindsey. Penn wanted to write an Otis Redding type ballad and had wanted to use the title "Don't Give Up On Me". Whitsett sat down and started laying down Otis like chord changes and the result, in my opinion, is a song that sounds like a classic '60s country soul hit. Copeland's playful interplay with Burke is uniquely splendid. To say Burke sounds great would be an understatement. His voice is smooth and strong. The Joe Henry produced ensemble deliver a package that should be titled "Don't Give Up On Music."
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