Don't give up on me

Solomon Burke (performer)
Don't give up on me
Don't give up on me Don't give up on me

Don't give up on me

Don't give up on me
Solomon Burke 1940-2010
Fat Possum, 2002
1 cd
Playing time
Bekroning in de categorie: "Soul album of the year"(Blues) en "Bestcontemporary blues album"(Grammy)

About Solomon Burke

CC BY 2.0 - Image by Tom Beetz

Solomon Vincent McDonald Burke (born James Solomon McDonald, March 21, 1936 or 1940 – October 10, 2010) was an American singer who shaped the sound of rhythm and blues as one of the founding fathers of soul music in the 1960s. He has been called "a key transitional figure bridging R&B and soul", and was known for his "prodigious output".

He had a string of hits including "Cry to Me", "If You Need Me", "Got to Get You Off My Mind", "Down in the Valley", and "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love". Burke was referred to honorifically as "King Solomon", the "King of Rock 'n' Soul", "Bishop of Soul", and the "Muhammad Ali of soul". Due to his minimal chart success in comparison to other soul music greats such as James Brown, Wilson Pickett, and Otis Redding, Burke has been described as the genre's "most unfairly overlooked singer" of its golden age. Atlantic Records executive Jerry Wexler referred to Burke as "the greatest male soul sin…Read more on Wikipedia