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.