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Solomon Burke : Like A Fire

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Solomon Burke – Like a Fire

Writer: Tim Newby

Continuing the late career surge that started with 2002’s Grammy winning Don’t Give Up On Me, The King of Rock ‘n’ Soul, Solomon Burke, keeps his winning streak alive with his new album, Like a Fire.  Enlisting a roster of songwriters made up of old friends (including Eric Clapton, Keb Mo’, & Steve Jordan) and new friends (Ben Harper and Jesse Harris), Burke looks to, “sing for all the people, young, old, all around the world,” and with the help of his many friends, he does.  Burke uses his Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame soul to give life to a series of songs that take a look at the hardships of the times, yet he delivers with his unwavering optimism and faith in the human spirit.

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Solomon Burke Gets His Due

Writer: Tim Newby

Solomon Burke, the King of Rock ‘n’ Soul, laughs often during conversation.  His laugh is a loud, deep, welcoming laugh that immediately brings a smile to your face.

And he is laughing right now.

Burke was talking about his musical influences naming many of the usual suspects you would expect, Nat King Cole, Dinah Washington and Count Basie, when he broke into his deep welcoming laugh.  He pauses for a moment before naming a not so usual suspect.

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