Sunday, October 10, 2010

Solomon Burke (RIP) - "Everybody Needs Somebody To Love"

OK, more R&B: This Philly-born Grammy winner and Rock & Roll Hall-of-Fame member left us yesterday at the tender age of 70. The self-proclaimed "King of Rock 'N Soul". His biggest hit was a collaboration with Berns and Wexler which he 1st recorded in '64 - #429 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. "Extolling the virtues of the one you love". Covered by Jerry Garcia, The Rolling Stones ('65), Led Zeppelin, Wilson Pickett ('67) and, most famously, by The Blues Brothers in their movie ('80). A bare-chested Patrick Swayze danced with Jennifer Grey to his "Cry to Me" in "Dirty Dancing". He appeared on "Emeril Live", making his signature Turkey Delight sandwich (BAM!). Artist? Biggest hit?

Yesterday's answer: "A Sunday Kind Of Love". One of the best concerts ever - a good friend from residency took us to see Etta James while visiting in Houston at a small venue - blew me away!!!

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