I was sad to hear the news of Solomon Burke’s passing. I was a latecomer to this soul giant’s work. Seeing him performing tracks off his fantastic “Don’t Give Up on Me” a few years ago ranks amongst the most exciting and captivating live concert experiences of my life.
His voice was superb, his song-choices excellent, and the whole throne/roses etc schtick pure brilliance:
It presumably is going to be a huge funeral. When you had 21 kids and 90 grandkids, you’d expect a big turnout!
RIP, Solomon Burke.