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Solomon Burke 1940 - 2010

Solomon Burke died this morning of an apparent heart attack on a flight to Amsterdam. Known mainly for blues/soul/gospel music, the big man could cover any song, any genre, and make it his own. A great voice has been silenced. RIP, Solomon.

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Solomon Burke died this morning of an apparent heart attack on a flight to Amsterdam. Known mainly for blues/soul/gospel music, the big man could cover any song, any genre, and make it his own. A great voice has been silenced. RIP, Solomon.

Amen to that. Solomon was a seminal voice in 1960s soul.

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Re: Solomon Burke 1940 - 2010

RIP.

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This morning I gave to a listen to Burke's most recent recording "Nothing's Impossible" and he sounded wonderful. All of his post "comeback" recordings (from 2002's "Don't Give Up On Me" up to 2010's "Nothing's Impossible") show that Burke lost nothing with respect the quality of his voice and only added a deep sense of worldliness to his singing that only someone who had lived rich and full life could do. In other words, Burke puts most younger singers to shame. He will be sorely missed.

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