The soulfulness of Solomon Burke: RIP

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.

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