That's Heavy Baby 1971-1973

That's Heavy Baby 1971-1973

by Solomon Burke
     
 

Raven's That's Heavy Baby gathers 22 Solomon Burke rarities he recorded for MGM between 1971 and 1973, following his career-defining soul hits for Atlantic in the '60s. During his brief stint with the label, Burke produced two enjoyable soul/gospel/country-inspired albums, Electronic Magnetism and We're Almost Home, plus contributed a few songs toSee more details below

Overview

Raven's That's Heavy Baby gathers 22 Solomon Burke rarities he recorded for MGM between 1971 and 1973, following his career-defining soul hits for Atlantic in the '60s. During his brief stint with the label, Burke produced two enjoyable soul/gospel/country-inspired albums, Electronic Magnetism and We're Almost Home, plus contributed a few songs to the soundtrack of the blaxploitation film Cool Breeze. The majority of these cuts maintain a consistently high performance level with the exception of three insipid cover versions from Electronic Magnetism. The problem with Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Lookin' out My Back Door," Sly Stone's "Stand," and especially, "Three Psalms of Elton: Your Song/Border Song/Take Me to the Pilot" has nothing to do with the material or Solomon Burke's performance, but with the flashy arrangements drenched in background vocals. Imagine former Osmonds producer and onetime MGM head honcho Mike Curb behind the controls of a Stax record; not even Solomon Burke's commanding, booming delivery could rise above such garishness. Luckily, the remaining material is decent, as are the rare singles from the period: "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," "Georgia up North," and "Here Comes the Train." That's Heavy Baby is a welcome retrospective of scarce material from this deep soul master.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/04/2005
Label:
Raven [australia]
UPC:
0612657021422
catalogNumber:
214
Rank:
230655

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Tracks

  1. The Electric Magnetism (That's Heavy Baby)
  2. Three Psalms of Elton: Your Song/Border Song/Take Me to the Pilot
  3. You Can Run But You Can't Hide
  4. Stand
  5. Bridge of Life
  6. PSR 1983
  7. Lookin' Out My Back Door
  8. J.C. I Know Who You Are
  9. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
  10. Get Up and Do Something for Yourself
  11. Love's Street and Fool's Road
  12. It Must Be Love
  13. Then I Want to Come Home
  14. We're Almost Home
  15. I've Got to Do My Own Thing
  16. Drown in My Own Tears
  17. Everybody Wants to Fall in Love
  18. I Can't Stop Loving You
  19. Sweet, Sweet Reason
  20. Misty
  21. Georgia Up North
  22. Here Comes the Train

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Solomon Burke   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Don Gibson   Composer
Solomon Burke   Composer,Producer
John Fogerty   Composer
Elton John   Composer
Erroll Garner   Composer
James W. Alexander   Composer
Gene Page   Producer,Orchestration
Henry Glover   Composer
Michael Lloyd   Producer
Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart   Composer
Bernie Taupin   Composer
P. Hope Evans   Composer
B. Burke   Composer
Warren Barnett   Mastering
Joe Louis   Composer
John Dowler   Liner Notes,Concept,Annotation
Ted McQuison   Producer
Jerry Stynes   Producer
Melanie Burke   Composer

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