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Home in Your Heart: The Best of Solomon Burke
     

Home in Your Heart: The Best of Solomon Burke

by Solomon Burke
 
An early architect of soul music, Solomon Burke at the age of 12 hosted a gospel radio show called "Solomon's Temple," and he toured the gospel circuit as the "Wonder Boy Preacher." By the time he signed to Atlantic in 1960, he was applying the passion of a preacher to matters of secular soul. His rich, powerful voice defied easy categorization, and indeed his first

Overview

An early architect of soul music, Solomon Burke at the age of 12 hosted a gospel radio show called "Solomon's Temple," and he toured the gospel circuit as the "Wonder Boy Preacher." By the time he signed to Atlantic in 1960, he was applying the passion of a preacher to matters of secular soul. His rich, powerful voice defied easy categorization, and indeed his first R&B hit, "Just Out of Reach (of My Two Open Arms)," was a country song. Burke referred to his upbeat dance tunes as "rock 'n' soul music," and scored with hits like "Cry to Me" and "Got to Get You Off My Mind." He was certainly an influence on Mick Jagger, and the Rolling Stones covered a number of his songs, including "Cry to Me" and "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love." This two-disc set offers 41 of Burke's Atlantic sides -- 17 of which charted -- and offers a substantial overview of one of soul's greatest stars.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Of the great stars of the 1960s soul movement, Solomon Burke isn't as well-remembered as many of his peers, most likely because he had relatively minor success in the crossover marketplace (never scoring a Top 20 pop hit), and he faded from view on the R&B charts by the early '70s. But if Burke's impact was somewhat narrow, it was also quite deep; he was hugely popular in the deep south, a potent live attraction across the country, and (after Ray Charles) one of the first major attractions at Atlantic Records, who helped define the label's signature polished-but-deeply soulful sound. Burke also had, quite simply, one of the finest voices in popular music, a rich and resonant instrument that possessed a churchy authority that was the ideal match for his material, which balanced the pleasures of the flesh with the price of transgression. While Burke made solid albums after leaving Atlantic, his tenure at that label remains his strongest and most rewarding period, and Home in Your Heart: The Best of Solomon Burke is a superbly compiled and annotated two-disc set that cherrypicks 40 superb selections from Burke's Atlantic archive, including the epochal "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love," "Just out of Reach (Of My Two Empty Arms)," "Cry to Me," "The Price," "If You Need Me," and many more. Someday, some archivist should go through Burke's long out-of-print sides for MGM, Bell, Chess, Dunhill, and other labels and create a compilation that will fill in the gaps of Burke's "lost years" before his re-emergence in the mid-'80s, but for the meantime Home in Your Heart: The Best of Solomon Burke remains the best place to start exploring his body of work, and it's a remarkable collection of Southern soul at its finest.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/21/1992
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0081227028428
catalogNumber:
70284

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Solomon Burke   Primary Artist,Vocals
Joe South   Guitar
George Barnes   Guitar,Electric Bass
Billy Bauer   Guitar
Jimmy Cleveland   Trombone
King Curtis   Tenor Saxophone
Art Davis   Bass
Dick Hyman   Organ
Hank Jones   Piano
Joe Newman   Trumpet
Bucky Pizzarelli   Guitar
Jerome Richardson   Baritone Saxophone
Joe Venuti   Percussion
Dud Bascomb   Trumpet
Dave Burns   Trumpet
Bobby Donaldson   Drums
Leonard Gaskin   Bass
Jimmy Lewis   Bass,Electric Bass
Seldon Powell   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Ernie Royal   Trumpet
Harry Breuer   Tambourine
Caiola   Guitar
Gary Chester   Drums
Trade Martin   Guitar
Gene Page   Choir, Chorus
Van Dykes   Choir, Chorus
Bobby Wood   Organ,Piano
Sam "The Man" Taylor   Tenor Saxophone
Moe Wechsler   Piano
Quentin Jackson   Trombone
Ray Copeland   Trumpet
Charlie Brown   Guitar,Tenor Saxophone
Don Arnone   Guitar
Bob Asher   Trombone
Robert Banks   Organ
Everett Barksdale   Guitar
Joe Benjamin   Bass
Bert Berns   Guitar
Bill Bivins   Saxophone
Bob Bushnell   Guitar
Artie Butler   Piano
Felix Cavaliere   Organ
Gene Chrisman   Drums
Arthur "Babe"Clarke   Tenor Saxophone
Claus Ogerman   Choir, Chorus
Tommy Cogbill   Bass
Léon Cohen   Alto Saxophone
Charles DeAngelis   Tenor Saxophone
George Devens   Tambourine
Ray Ellis   Choir, Chorus
Bobby Emmons   Electric Piano
Paul Faulise   Percussion
Panama Francis   Drums
Eric Gale   Guitar
Leroy Glover   Organ,Piano,Choir, Chorus
Bernie Glow   Trumpet
Paul Griffin   Piano
Allen Harlow   Guitar
Roger Hawkins   Drums
Ernie Hayes   Piano
Haywood Henry   Baritone Saxophone
George Jeffers   Trombone
Jimmy Johnson   Guitar
Arthur Kaplan   Tenor Saxophone
Bert Keyes   Organ,Choir, Chorus
Phil Kraus   Tambourine,Xylophone,Choir, Chorus,Vibes
Melvin Lastie   Trumpet
Herb Lovelle   Drums
Alan Lucas   Bass
Alonzo Buddy Lucas   Tenor Saxophone
Buddy Lucas   Tenor Saxophone
Carl Lynch   Guitar
Tom Mace   Tenor Saxophone
Charles Macey   Guitar
Irvin "Marky" Markowitz   Trumpet
Wendell Marshall   Bass
Jimmy Maxwell   Trumpet
Phil Medley   Choir, Chorus
Robert Mosely   Organ
David "Fathead" Newman   Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Nottingham   Trumpet
Spooner Oldham   Organ
Benny Powell   Trombone
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie   Drums
Wally Richardson   Guitar
Russ Saunders   Bass,Electric Bass
Shackman   Guitar
Garry Sherman   Choir, Chorus
Ben Smith   Tenor Saxophone
Todd Sommer   Percussion,Drums
Wild Jimmy Spruill   Guitar
Tony Studd   Bass Trombone
Bill Suyker   Guitar
James Tyrell   Bass,Electric Bass
Herb Wasserman   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Chauncey Westbrook   Guitar
Alfred Williams   Piano
Eddie Williams   Trumpet
Teacho Wiltshire   Organ
Lammar Wright   Trumpet
Snooky Young   Trumpet
Reggie Young   Guitar
Billy Butler   Guitar
Lucas   Bass
Allen Hanlon   Guitar
Joe Venuto   Percussion
Moe Weschler   Piano
Bill Berry   Trumpet
Lamar Wright   Trumpet
Jesse Powell   Tenor Saxophone
John Scott   Saxophone
Robert Scott   Trumpet
Dave Adams   Electric Bass
Warren Smith   Percussion,Tabla

Technical Credits

Brook Benton   Composer
Don Covay   Composer
Gene Page   Arranger
John Berry   Composer
Dan Penn   Producer
Yves Beauvais   Reissue Producer
Bert Berns   Arranger,Producer
Claus Ogerman   Arranger
Tom Dowd   Producer
Ray Ellis   Arranger
Paul Faulise   Contributor
Eric Gale   Arranger
Bob Gallo   Arranger,Producer
Leroy Glover   Arranger
Belford Hendricks   Composer
Bert Keyes   Arranger
Arif Mardin   Arranger
Phil Medley   Arranger
Chips Moman   Producer
Clyde Otis   Composer
Garry Sherman   Arranger
Jerry Wexler   Producer
Teacho Wiltshire   Arranger
Gerri Hirshey   Liner Notes
Bill Berry   Contributor
Thomas Bricker   Artwork
Virgil Stewart   Composer

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