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The King Of Rock 'N' Soul ~ The Atlantic Recordings (1962-1968): 3CD Digipak

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The King Of Rock 'N' Soul ~ The Atlantic Recordings (1962-1968): 3CD Digipak
The King Of Rock 'N' Soul ~ The Atlantic Recordings (1962-1968): 3CD Digipak


This 3-CD SoulMusic Records’ set celebrates the recordings that Solomon Burke made for the legendary Atlantic Records label between 1960 and 1968. Solomon is generally acknowledged as one of the greatest soul singers to emerge during the genre’s golden days. He signed to Atlantic before ‘soul music’ became a bona fide sub-genre of African-American music and it was Solomon who helped define this new movement and he was, in fact, one of the first artists to use ‘soul’ to describe his music. He would eventually be known the world over as ‘The King of Rock and Soul’.

His Atlantic recordings are presented in chronological order of recording across the three discs and each session is identified by date, location and all the musicians present are identified (where known). This celebratory definitive collection includes the content of all six of the LPs released during Solomon’s tenure with Atlantic plus all non-album tracks for a total of 78 soulful cuts.

  • Disc One presents Solomon’s earliest recordings beginning with three titles recorded for the Singular record label which were purchased by Atlantic along with his contract in 1959. Moving on to his first Atlantic sessions between 1960 and 1962 it contains his first hits, ‘Just Out of Reach’, ‘Cry to Me’, ‘Down in The Valley’, ‘I Really Don’t Want to Know’ and ‘If You Need Me’ (written by Wilson Pickett). Also featured for the first time on CD anywhere, the original 45 mix of ‘I’m Hanging Up My Heart for You’. It is significant that Solomon enjoyed hits with revivals of country-and-western songs before other artists – such as Ray Charles and Esther Phillips – followed suit. These sessions were all produced by Atlantic’s Jerry Wexler and the emerging talent that was songwriter & hitmaker Bert Berns.
  • Disc Two continues with nine sessions over 26 tracks recorded between 1963 and 1966. This was Solomon’s prime hitmaking era featuring as it does his only No 1 R&B chart hit, ‘Got to Get You Off My Mind’, ‘You’re Good To Me’, ‘The Price’ and probably his most famous song ‘Everybody Needs Somebody to Love’, now perhaps more associated with The Blues Brothers. This disc also features two more tracks making their worldwide CD debut; the original 45 mix of ‘Goodbye Baby (Baby Goodbye)’ and the original 45 mix of ‘Beautiful Brown Eyes’. The era covered by this disc also sees the arrival of some very important backing vocalists like Cissy Houston and Dee Dee Warwick.
  • Disc Three takes us from 1966 to 1968 after which he would leave Atlantic Records. For the first time Atlantic had Solomon record outside of New Yo


  1. Name
  2. This Little Ring
  3. Be Bop Grandma
  4. Its All Right
  5. Keep The Magic Working
  6. Just Out Of Reach (Of My Two Empty Arms)
  7. How Many Times
  8. A Tear Fell
  9. Cry To Me
  10. I Almost Lost My Mind
  11. Down In The Valley
  12. Looking For My Baby
  13. Im Hanging Up My Heart For You (Stereo Alternate Take)
  14. Im Hanging Up My Heart For You
  15. Baby (I Wanna Be Loved)
  16. Gotta Travel On
  17. I Really Dont Want To Know
  18. Tonight, My Heart She Is Crying
  19. Home In Your Heart
  20. You Can Make It If You Try
  21. Stupidity
  22. Send Me Some Loving
  23. Words
  24. I Said I Was Sorry
  25. Cant Nobody Love You
  26. If You Need Me
  27. Hard Aint It Hard
  28. You Cant Love Em All
  29. Wont You Give Him (One More Chance)
  30. Beautiful Brown Eyes
  31. Beautiful Brown Eyes (Stereo Alternate Take)
  32. Youre Good To Me
  33. Hell Have To Go
  34. Goodbye Baby (Baby Goodbye)
  35. Goodbye Baby (Baby Goodbye) (Stereo Alternate Take)
  36. Someone To Love Me
  37. Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
  38. Yes, I Do
  39. The Price
  40. Tonights The Night
  41. Got To Get You Off My Mind
  42. Peepin
  43. Little Girl That Loves Me
  44. Dance, Dance, Dance
  45. Maggies Farm
  46. Only Love (Can Save Me Now)
  47. Someone Is Watching
  48. I Dont Want You No More
  49. (No, No, No) I Cant Stop Loving You Now
  50. Baby Come On Home
  51. I Feel A Sin Coming On
  52. Lawdy Miss Clawdy
  53. Mountain Of Pride
  54. Suddenly
  55. When She Touches Me (Nothing Else Matters)
  56. Keep Looking
  57. Woman How Do You Make Me Love You Like I Do
  58. Time Is A Thief
  59. Presents For Christmas
  60. Keep A Light In The Window (Till I Come Home)
  61. Take Me (Just As I Am)
  62. I Stayed Away Too Long
  63. Need Your Love So Bad
  64. Its Just A Matter Of Time
  65. Detroit City
  66. Party People
  67. Its Been A Change
  68. Soul Meeting The Soul Clan
  69. Thats How It Feels The Soul Clan
  70. By The Time I Get To Phoenix
  71. I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel To Be Free)
  72. Shame On Me
  73. Save It
  74. Meet Me In Church
  75. Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye
  76. Why, Why, Why
  77. Get Out Of My Life Woman
  78. Whatd I Say
  79. Since I Met You Baby

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