Remembering soul legend Solomon Burke’s hit singles and essential deep cuts

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Nothing is impossible when you learn about the life of pioneering soul and rhythm and blues artist Solomon Burke. Stick around for a detailed discography of Burke’s Billboard charting hits and other deep cuts that you have to hear. Seen above is a penetrating side profile of Burke’s face distributed in Spain only as the single 45 of “Detroit City” b/w “Got To Get You Off My Mind” circa November 1967. Burke’s breathtaking rendering of the country standard was sadly met with indifference by the record buying public. Image Credit: 45Cat user Bsf1975 / Atlantic Records
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“I Wish I Knew,” Solomon Burke’s final album for Atlantic Records released circa October 1968. The LP, whilst depicting a defiant singer-songwriter on the cover, is an unconvincing mishmash of soul and burgeoning psychedelia. Image Credit: Atlantic Records
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Brother, can you spare a lift for a busted flat musician? Presenting the album cover of Solomon Burke’s “We’re Almost Home,” released circa July 15, 1972, on MGM Records. Image Credit: Discogs.com
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Draped in an overflowing black velvet cake and cowboy hat, Solomon Burke seems best suited for a blaxploitation epic rather than the album cover of “Electronic Magnetism,” released circa June 5, 1971 on MGM Records. Image Credit: Discogs

Solomon Burke: The Complete Billboard Charting Singles

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The fiercely strong King Solomon Burke appears in a 2002 publicity image generated for “Don’t Give Up on Me,” taken at the infamous Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood. Image Credit: Solomon Burke’s official website

Solomon Burke: Essential Deep Cuts

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Channeling his inner cowboy, soul giant Solomon Burke poses in a still for his critically acclaimed album entitled “Nashville,” dropped on September 26, 2006. Image Credit: Shout! Factory
Click to go undercover with Solomon Burke during the sessions for his next-to-last album, “Nothing’s Impossible.” The great, soul stirring record was recorded in Memphis at Royal Studios and unexpectedly became producer Willie Mitchell’s final project. Video Credit: E1 Records

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