Of all the great male '60s soul singers--a short list that includesSam Cooke,Otis Redding, andJames Brown--only Solomon Burke still actively records. More amazing, he's produced his best full-length album withDon't Give Up on Me. It's easy to give some … see full wiki
In February 2002 Solomon Burke and a couple of other terrific musicians went into the studio to record this gem. All live and just in four days. In four days? Impossible? Listen to this and I promise you'll never question them again. These guys don't need tons of takes, they know exactly what they're doing. Just get together and tape it. Amazing!!! What do I say when words fail me to describe the intensity, the depth, the love, the joy and pain, the hope and everything else that is this music. Solomon Burke, the American icon, doesn't need an introduction. The way he molds these songs (some especially written for him) into unforgettable stories just blows you away. Joe Henry who produced the album, did a marvelous job. Besides writing my favorite Flesh and Blood, he was able to bring out the best in these great musicians and capture it for ages to come. This is SOUL music in the truest meaning of the word. One of my all time favorites!!! Great musicians: Jay Bellerose drums and percussion, Chris Bruce guitar, David Palmer piano and keys, David Pitch bass and Rudy Copeland organ. The guests are just as amazing: Bennie Wallace tenor sax, Daniel Lanois electric guitars, Niki Harris and Jean McClain background vocals, The Blind Boys of Alabama special guests. Songs by Bob Dylan (Stepchild), Nick Lowe (The Other Side of the Coin), Van Morrison (Fast Train, Only A Dream), Tom Waits (Diamond in Your Mind) Brian Wilson (Soul Searchin') Close your eyes and enjoy!