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Old 10-19-2011, 03:29 PM   #4874 (permalink)
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Cry To Me (1962) - Solomon Burke


Solomon Burke (1940 - 2010) was an American singer-songwriter, entrepreneur, mortician, and an archbishop of the United House of Prayer For All People, which did mass baptisms with a fire hose. He coined the term 'soul music', and may have been the most unfairly overlooked singer of soul's golden age.

A memorable mixup of Burke's career was in 1964 when the Ku Klux Klan booked him to entertain at one of their rallies. Having heard his country song 'Just Out Of Reach', the planners were under the mistaken impression that he was a white singer. Burke himself was at first unaware that he was entertaining the Klan, but all turned out well when he showed up they liked his performance.

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