The Last Great Concert

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Solomon Burke, the so-called King of Rock & Soul, was exactly that, a king in concert. He wove strands of country, soul, rock & roll, and horn-laced jazz and funk with the fire and joy of a gospel revival meeting, and his message, to love each other, blurred the lines between sacred and secular into meaninglessness. This powerful two-disc set captures a concert Burke gave in Lugano, Switzerland in 2008, two years before his death. Fronting a 14-piece band complete with brass and strings, Burke is commanding and brilliant, pulling out the country-soul on "That's How I Got to Memphis" and "Georgia on My Mind" and the secular gospel on "A Change Is Gonna Come" and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Solomon Burke, the so-called King of Rock & Soul, was exactly that, a king in concert. He wove strands of country, soul, rock & roll, and horn-laced jazz and funk with the fire and joy of a gospel revival meeting, and his message, to love each other, blurred the lines between sacred and secular into meaninglessness. This powerful two-disc set captures a concert Burke gave in Lugano, Switzerland in 2008, two years before his death. Fronting a 14-piece band complete with brass and strings, Burke is commanding and brilliant, pulling out the country-soul on "That's How I Got to Memphis" and "Georgia on My Mind" and the secular gospel on "A Change Is Gonna Come" and "What a Wonderful World," before bringing the house down with a rousing, onrushing revival tent crescendo on "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love." Burke could testify. This explosive live show leaves no doubt of that.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/26/2012
  • Label: Rockbeat Records
  • UPC: 089353309220
  • Catalog Number: 3092
  • Sales rank: 60,722

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Solomon Burke Primary Artist, Vocals
Rudy Copeland Hammond B3
Alan DeVille Trumpet
Carle Vickers Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Jack Wargo Rhythm Guitar
Candy Burke Background Vocals
Daniel Hoffman Baritone Saxophone
Sam Mayfield Guitar
Aldeert Van Weelden Bass
Sophia Burke Perez Background Vocals
Simona Mana Violin
Rafalella Stirpe Viola
Mandale McGhee Drums
Keith Hollis Ladinski Keyboards
Technical Credits
Chuck Berry Composer
Solomon Burke Composer
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
John Fogerty Composer
James Austin Liner Notes
Bert Berns Composer
Hugh Brown Art Direction
Dino Fekaris Composer
Jerry Wexler Composer
Richard Penniman Composer
Robert "Bumps" Blackwell Composer
John Marascalco Composer
Traditional Composer
Charles E. Calhoun Composer
Charmin Larman Liner Notes
Jerry Peterson Mastering
Pickett Composer
Thomas Ettl Cover Photo
Dragan Trasic Inside Photo
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