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While gospel was a key influence for many of the great voices of '60s soul, few artists brought the spiritual and the secular together with as much skill and emotional gravity as Solomon Burke. This 22 track collection from the R&B vocalists Atlantic years includes "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love", "If You Need Me" and "Get to Get You Off My Mind".
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Most of the songs featured here are titles based on Burke's own mortality since he was a child preacher at age 9 and had his own radio show at that time. Yet he has crossed over the secular market the same way like the Staple Singers did with their music and has also released modest covers with other artists songs. One example here of those covers(and my personal favorite) is of Bob Dylan's "Maggie's Farm". Burke also did a cover of the Ray Charles classic "What'd I Say", which when originally released by Charles himself back in the 50's caused a stir since the song's melody was based on a gospel song. One of Burke's own compositions was actually a father and son collaboration "The Price". I wouldn't be surprised if the song "Take Me(Just As I Am)" inspired the Al Green classic "Here I Am(Come And Take Me)" in the early 70's.
Burke also sang a few love ballads here: "Looking For My Baby", "You're Good For Me", "Baby, Come On Home" and "Since I Met You Baby". It was interesting to know that Atlantic Records had one of the greatest talents on their label who certainly inspired other artists and performers and this collection here is proof positive.
A Platinum Collection. Indeed!