Solomon Burke

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Solomon Burke (March 21, 1940 – October 10, 2010) was an American recording artist and vocalist, who shaped the sound of rhythm and blues as one of the founding fathers of soul music in the 1960s and a "key transitional figure in the development of soul music from rhythm and blues. 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 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 singer of all time".

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Age: 70 (age at death)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Cry to Me

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2002 Time of Fear Bishop Bonds
1995 The Little Death Bandleader
1988 Body & Soul Body
1987 The Big Easy Daddy Mention
2011 Treme Musical Performances: Got to Get You Off My Mind -
1972 Hammer -
1972 Cool Breeze -
2013 La Marató 2013 -
2012 Divorce -
2011 The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards -
2011 The Interrupters -

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The secret was to just be cool, stay in God`s graces, and work it out.

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