SOU-130560

Solomon Burke Keep the Magic Working

8,26 €

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Proclaimed the “King of Rock & Soul” in 1964, Solomon Burke’s versatile, force-of-nature singing combined gospel fervor, country gentility and R&B grit. He could swing from a satiny croon to a gruff soul shout to a deep, caressing baritone. His emotionally charged voice soared on intricately constructed, melodic ballads and rousing midtempo songs with sophisticated “uptown” arrangements. This quintessential collection assembles 27 tracks from his early years. It serves as the best introduction for anyone wanting to explore the finest moments of Solomon Burke’s discography, gathering a variety of the great sides he recorded for different labels such as Atlantic, Singular, and Apollo Records between 1955 and 1961. These seminal recordings also feature a virtual who’s who of fabulous musicians, including King Curtis, Hank Jones, Al Caiola, and The Ray Charles Singers, among others. This is the material upon which Solomon Burke’s reputation was built. It is enduring music and the epitome of southern soul up north.

PERSONNEL:

SOLOMON BURKE
, vocals, plus:
King Curtis, Jesse Powell (tenor saxophone)
Leon Cohen (alto saxophone)
Howard Biggs, Hank Jones (piano)
Bob Mosley (organ)
Al Caiola, Mickey Baker, Bucky Pizzarelli (guitar)
Art Davis (bass), Gary Chester (drums)
The Ray Charles Singers (backing vocals), among others.

Recorded between 1955 and 1961.

INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET, RARE PHOTOS
VINTAGE MEMORABILIA & DETAILED LINER NOTES


TRACKS

01. KEEP THE MAGIC WORKING 2:08
02. YOU ARE MY ONE LOVE 2:35
03. WHY DO ME THAT WAY 2:52
04. HOW MANY TIMES 2:20
05. CRY TO ME 2:32
06. A PICTURE OF YOU 2:13
07. WALKING IN A DREAM 2:24
08. FOR YOU AND YOU ALONE 2:11
09. THEY ALWAYS SAY 2:13
10. I’M IN LOVE 2:35
11. DON’T CRY 2:14
12. LEAVE MY KITTEN ALONE 2:18
13. TO THEE 3:05
14. THIS IS IT 2:57
15. CHRISTMAS PRESENTS FROM HEAVEN 3:05
16. I’M ALL ALONE 2:14
17. MAMA, MAMA DEAR 2:33
18. NO MAN WALKS ALONE 2:28
19. BE BOP GRANDMA 2:15
20. FRIENDSHIP RING 2:12
21. YOU CAN RUN BUT YOU CAN’T HIDE 2:39
22. I ALMOST LOST MY MIND 2:20
23. I’M NOT AFRAID 2:26
24. JUST OUT OF REACH (OF MY TWO OPEN ARMS) 2:45
25. THIS LITTLE RING 2:35
26. I NEED YOU TONIGHT 2:46
27. MY HEART IS A CHAPEL 2:45

TOTAL TIME: 67:38

Reference: SOU-130560
Label: Soul Jam
Label code: 600808
Format: CD
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 8436028699193