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This Is It: Origins of Soul Import, Original recording remastered

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2008 release containing the first recordings by the Soul legend, Solomon may not have ever had a Top 20 hit, but he set the style for the emergence of Soul music in the early '60s. These recordings have been out of print for over 20 years and have never been available on CD. Solomon Burke began his musical life in the world of Gospel as a boy preacher in his home city of Philadelphia, featuring in his own 'Solomon's Temple' radio show. Shout.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. I'm All Alone
  2. Christmas Presents
  3. I'm in Love
  4. Why Do Me That Way
  5. To Thee
  6. No Man Walks Alone
  7. Walking in a Dream
  8. You Can Run But You Can't Hide
  9. A Picture of You
  10. I Need You Tonight
  11. This Is It
  12. For You and You Alone
  13. You Are My One Love
  14. They Always Say
  15. Don't Cry
  16. My Heart Is a Chapel


Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 15, 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Shout
  • ASIN: B0017KVF60
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #727,068 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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This compilation is the Apollo set cut in his high-teens or twenty. His own composition called "Christmas Presents" is in the gospel style without chorus. The only tune predicting his reign as the King of Rock'n'Soul. Others are standard and jazzy in the format of Roy Hamilton or Ivory Joe Hunter. His crooning and soaring voice shows us his flexibility and versatility and sometimes sounds like Elvis, however, there's little soul essence, that's what we are anticipating to him. This is between the Wonder Boy Preacher days ( I wish I could hear it !) and the great Atlantic years.
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