The Great Solomon Burke

On October 10, 2010 we lost the greatest soul singer of all time, Mr. Solomon Burke.   Sadly, Mr. Burke never got as much press as other soul legends like James Brown or Marvin Gaye even though he was just as much of a pioneer in soul music as they were.   Solomon Burke was a true talent who could command the attention of any audience.  I was lucky enough to get to see Mr. Burke in Oakland in November of 2009 and even though he was only allowed to play for a little over an hour, it was one of the best performances I have seen in my life!  Solomon was loved by musicians in every genre of music and I hope that in the coming years his music and impact on popular music get they recognition they deserve.  Today is a sad day for me.  However, I am comforted by the fact that even though Mr. Burke is gone his message of love and kindness will live on through the recordings he has left with us.  Thank you Mr Burke for sharing your talent and music with us.

 

Solomon Burke