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RIP Solomon Burke

October 12, 2010

We were incredibly saddened at the weekend to hear about the passing of Solomon Burke, one of the great cornerstones of Soul music.

The New York Times have published a fitting obituary, writing that he was “a singer whose smooth, powerful articulation and mingling of sacred and profane themes helped define soul music in the early 1960s.”

Read the piece in full here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/11/arts/music/11burke.html

The Guardian also wrote a wonderful piece, stating that he was “perhaps the greatest soul singer of all time.”

Read the Guardian post here:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2010/oct/11/solomon-burke-gone-never-forgotten

Finally, watch the Guardian’s great video-clip tribute to Solomon here:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/blog/2010/oct/10/solomon-burke-clips

RIP Solomon. Gone but never forgotten.

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