“Rock N Soul” by Solomon Burke - album review

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TJR says

After a string of a dozen hit records, by November 1963 Burke had agreed to be crowned the "King of Rock ’n’ Soul" in a ceremony at the Royal Theatre in Baltimore by local deejay Fred Robinson, known professionally as "Rockin’ Robin", who also gave him a cape and crown that he always wore on stage. Burke accepted the appellation the "King of Rock ’N’ Soul", indicating "without soul, there’d be no rock and without rock, there’d be no soul." There was only ever gonna be one title for his next LP. The new tracks were supplemented by the re-use of “Cry To Me” and “Just Out Of Reach” (Solomon Burke’s Greatest Hits, 1962) and “If You Need Me” (If You Need Me, 1963).

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A1 [03:16] 8.6.png Solomon Burke - Goodbye Baby (Baby Goodbye) (Bert Russell, Wes Farrell) Soul Ballad
A2 [02:27] 7.5.png Solomon Burke - Cry To Me (Bert Russell) Soul
A3 [02:31] 6.7.png Solomon Burke - Won’t You Give Him (One More Chance) (Joe Martin, Winfield Scott) Soul
A4 [02:29] 7.5.png Solomon Burke - If You Need Me (Robert Bateman, Wilson Pickett, Sonny Sanders) Soul Ballad
A5 [02:45] 5.4.png Solomon Burke - Hard Ain’t It Hard (Traditional, Woody Guthrie) Pop
A6 [02:30] 6.5.png Solomon Burke - Can’t Nobody Love You (James Mitchell) Soul Ballad
B1 [02:46] 5.8.png Solomon Burke - Just Out Of Reach (Of My Two Open Arms) (Virgil F. Stewart) Country
B2 [02:45] 7.8.png Solomon Burke - You’re Good For Me (Don Covay, Horace Ott) Soul Ballad
B3 [02:40] 6.4.png Solomon Burke - You Can’t Love ‘Em All (Bert Russell, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) Soul
B4 [02:59] 7.1.png Solomon Burke - Someone To Love Me (Solomon Burke Sr.) Soul Ballad
B5 [03:42] 7.0.png Solomon Burke - Beautiful Brown Eyes (Solomon Burke Sr., Bert Russell) Soul Ballad
B6 [03:16] 5.3.png Solomon Burke - He’ll Have To Go (Joe Allison, Audrey Allison) Crooner / Cabaret

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