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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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