Cherry Red pays tribute to Solomon Burke
6 December 2010
R.I.P Solomon Burke, a legend of the classic soul era with some 20 chart hits on Atlantic between 1961 and 1968 and his landmark Proud Mary LP (available now on Rev-Ola CRREV 187) signed to Bess Berman's Apollo Records in New York's Harlem as a teenager in 1955, and recorded sessions in New York from 1955 to 1957. Given his church roots, some tracks have an inspirational theme, but far from being a gospel album, the music is more notable in displaying the birth of soul music. Solomon, we salute you!