Thursday, April 15 2010
After four albums of Americana crossover, Solomon Burke reminds us he’s a soul singer by joining forces with the late producer Willie Mitchell.
Tuesday, June 10 2008
Even with its cool embers, Like a Fire shows that the flame is well alit in Solomon Burke's soul.
Tuesday, May 27 2008
Sunday, November 19 2006
Few artists can attest to recording an album in eight days but Solomon Burke is unlike other artists. He's not just the "King of Rock and Soul", he's also a singer who's still learning how to perfect his craft, with a passion that fuels boundless creativity.
Wednesday, October 11 2006
Call the music on Nashville roots, Americana, country, blues or any combination thereof; the album is a transcendental listening experience irrespective of genre.
Thursday, June 9 2005
There are moments on these albums befitting a man with the title 'the King of Rock 'N' Soul', but there are plenty more that would be better suited to a Blues Brother.
Tuesday, April 5 2005
It's hard to believe that a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee could have a sophomore slump at the age of 69.
Monday, March 7 2005
For director Antoine Fuqua, it was clear that the right place to start a concert imagining the history of the blues would start with a song from Africa.
Friday, December 10 2004
The sensational Buddy Guy is his own, allusive story, as he incarnates a bridge between generations and styles.