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#325284 - 10/10/10 12:51 PM R.I.P Solomon Burke
RickF Offline
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I was saddened to hear about Solomon Burke passing today.

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#325287 - 10/10/10 01:10 PM Re: R.I.P Solomon Burke [Re: RickF]
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Sorry to say, I don't know Solomon Burke or his music, but after checking your links, Rick, he is a very soulfull singer. RIP.
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#325299 - 10/10/10 04:48 PM Re: R.I.P Solomon Burke [Re: Adrian]
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What Adrian said.
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#325309 - 10/10/10 07:35 PM Re: R.I.P Solomon Burke [Re: jakewash]
RickF Offline
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I feel somewhat connected because I love his music, have seen him on several occasions and even shook his big bear paw of hand once.

Now I'm feeling old.
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#325342 - 10/11/10 10:27 AM Re: R.I.P Solomon Burke [Re: RickF]
Capn_Pickard Offline
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I've seen this guy on (I think) Austin City Limits. He's the one that always sat in the giant throne, right? Interesting, classic blues sound, if I recall.

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#325351 - 10/11/10 12:57 PM Re: R.I.P Solomon Burke [Re: RickF]
davidsch Offline
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Sorry to hear the news of his passing. I did enjoy the clips that you provided, Rick.

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#325354 - 10/11/10 02:42 PM Re: R.I.P Solomon Burke [Re: RickF]
casey01 Offline
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He was probably at his peak in the late 50s and in to the 60s along with many of the great R&B groups and singers of the time. That was probably the "golden" era for the music. Unfortunately, little harder to find nowadays, although I am lucky enough to have a "smooth jazz/R&B station" close by that plays a lot of the current and some older music.

Unfortunately, as we can see, he was getting pretty obese and quite frankly, it was surprising he actually lived to age 70.

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#325356 - 10/11/10 04:36 PM Re: R.I.P Solomon Burke [Re: casey01]
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For you, Rickster: NPR remembers Burke
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