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Rock 'N Soul

Solomon Burke

1964

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Rock 'N Soul

Rating

3.39

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From purely a listening standpoint this album is a real joy. Burke's voice is clear, articulate, and soulful. If you're a fan of R&B or soul this album is probably already at the top of your list. Adding in the historical context, that Burke was one of the founding fathers of soul, makes this album even more impressive as you realize that he was forging a new sound.

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“Rock ‘n Soul” by Solomon Burke (1964) This guy has a great voice. Excellent control and timbre across his considerable range. Better rock than Elvis; better soul than James Brown. As an album, however, it lacks variety and has a rather monotonous arrangement of backing vocals and instrumentals. A good album, for its historical value if nothing else. 3/5

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5

Who knew? Solid songwriting for the era. Hidden gem lost in the shadow of other Atlantic Stax superstars. He should have been bigger.

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Hooray! Some soul! I didn't think I knew this guy but once it started I recognized Cry to Me from that one scene in Dirty Dancing. You know the one. I also know He'll Have to Go but I'm thinking that maybe I really just know the first line, "Put your sweet lips a little closer to the phone," from a TV ad for one of those compilation records in the 70s. (And maybe not this version. Maybe Elvis?) I really like this! Sexy, bluesy, lots of yearning. So glad to be introduced to it.

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I can forget that this style made it deeply into the 60s, and heavily influenced what followed in pop. Always down for this kind of thing.

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I'm really digging a lot of the stuff on this list from the 50's. I could play this stuff all day in the house. Soothing, classic sounds can permeate these walls anytime.

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This is basically an Elvis album. I can see how this is a bridge into R&B but I'm just bored

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Es gibt hier so einen Sender, Bayern 1, da werden den ganzen Tag alte Lieder gespielt. Da kann ich mir das gut vorstellen als ein Album was sich perfekt in den langweiligen Hintergrund einfügt.

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das ist schlager für amis

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5

So soulful. Great gem.

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Great Rock n' Soul Album!

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13 januari

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Baller

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You're Good For Me -- Excellent song!

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5

Great finding!

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Canela en rama

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Genial

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Buen álbum, artista que no conocía

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Perfect vibes

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Was a great listen for a monday

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Just a lil something for your soul

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Weak for soul

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Light rock for some songs, soul vibes for others. Late night listen for sure.

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Great album!

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Great vintage soul.

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una joyita

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Ik geeft het toe, ik ben een liefhebber van soul (en dan vooral de Motown sound) maar had nog nooit van Solomon Burke gehoord. Hij is dus van hetzelfde label als bekende artiesten als The Drifters, Percy Sledge en Aretha Franklin. Voor mij springt dit album er niet echt uit. Er zijn geen nummers die me echt heel erg raken. De composities swingen gewoon niet genoeg of zo? Je hoort soms wel nog wat invloeden uit de jaren '50 wat het wel weer bijzonder maakt. Neemt niet weg dat het gewoon een steengoed album is verder. Solomon is een artiest waar je wel zeker meer van moet luisteren, zoals het album dat samen met de band De Dijk is gemaakt (bedankt Roel voor de tip). Van het album "Rock 'n Soul" is het nummer "Hard, Ain't It Hard" een van de lekkerste nummers, maar "If You Need Me" gaat er na een tijdje ook wel bovenuit steken. Voor mij zijn er echter betere nummers op andere albums, zoals "I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel To Be Free)" #kippenvel en "What A Woman" dat dus gewoon een verbeterde versie van het Nederlandstalige nummer is.

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5

What a fantastic album. Loved it

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mmmm very rock and soul passed by quick, there wasnt any one song i felt i wanted to skip. it was all very stimulating to my ears 5/5 maybe??

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5

Loved it!! Beautiful R&B album. Never listened to this geezer before, so I'll definitely check out more of his craft.

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that album was amazing 10/10 I like Fats Domino more but this album is still great

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5

If you want that album that stokes that fire of romantic angst, the kind that endears you to the lady who chose you but took her sweet time doing so, then this album is for you. If you want that album that provokes that romantic angst whilst in pursuit of the lady you love, but things haven't developed as you hoped they would, and you don't know why but are insistent they should, then this album is for you, but you might also want to think about moving on. If you want that album that reminds you of how decisive and successful you were in landing the woman of your dreams, then this is the album for you. If you are at a 50s and 60s diner and there's a jukebox, then this album is for you. If you want to relive the late night informercials of those classic love songs of the 60s, then this album is for you. Solomon Burke has the incredible voice of a crooner, with gospel fervor. The album is aptly titled 'Rock 'n Soul' as the vocals and lyrics are very much what we would expect from soul, but the music while not quite less 'soul' seemed more inclusive of 'rock'. This listener knows a lot of little things from this era of music, mostly from movies and pop culture, and the experience with 'Rock 'N Soul' is an educational one. Solomon Burke is just too good at this music, and after further research, it becomes clear why. He's part of, if not the baseline for this genre. We could with valid criticism call everyone else imitators, and lament that Solomon Burke wasn't more popular as some of his contemporaries. "Rock 'N Soul" by Solomon Burke gets a 5/5 for this very reason. We can listen to Elvis, The Righteous Brothers, even James Brown, but this album is a ground zero for those talents. Where this album might lack in experimentalism and variety that appeals to the 21st century listener, this album does something even more valuable --- it defines where our music can go from here.

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5

Everything you want from a rock and roll album.

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5

What an absolute gem. His voice has the power of Sam Cooke and Otis Redding. The songs are irrisistable.

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5

Pleasantly surprised. Dusty Gr00ves

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5

Good variety! I liked this one a lot

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5

Very smooth sounding. Enjoyed listening.

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Loved

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5

Sehr nice!

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5

Great Album, Kamalt Ktebt El Hadra 4 M 3l Bouheli Mte3 Dostoevsky. I Feel Better

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I really really liked this album. Some of my favorites: If You Need Me Won't You Give Him (One More Chance) Hard, Ain't It Hard I liked the production a lot. I don't listen to basically anything pre mid-60s, and I like how the guitar was panned all the way to one channel with other instruments sometimes solitary in a channel and sometimes mixed stereo. It felt like the guitar was next to me and not "around me" like I'm used to. I listened through it twice and want to listen again. 5/5

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Yeah, this is fucking great.

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wow, genieten

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5

Wow what a voice! And a great vibe!

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Never heard of this chap; but this sort of soul music is right back in trend!

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Lækkert gammel rock og soul album. Flere fede sange Bla. Everybody needs somebody to love

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good

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very cool album

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Much better than the previous album. Definitely dig the sound on this one😎

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довольно неплохо

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I LOVED this album

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4

Really good music. I don't have a lot to add here. Great voice, good tunes.

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Really enjoyed this.

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He's new to me. Ache in his voice that contrasts well with the tight instrumentation and pristine backing vocals.

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Veldig pent, fine blues låter, bra synging og spilling. Veldig sjarmerende. Jeg ville vanligvis ikke vært så interessert i sånn musikk, men dette traff så bra at jeg drar opp scoren.

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Really dug this! Blended in places, but clearly was a bedrock for more R&B moving forward.

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Tres bon album avec beaucoup de soul et de rock comme son nom l’indique. 4.25 car un peu repetitif, mais c’est l’epoque.

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Maybe even preferred it to yesterday. Cool.

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Once again, not something I am got used to, but I honour this kind of "real" music.

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This was one more great album that I absolutely didn't know. It's incredible how this project has been a great introduction for some important musicians for me.

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Music is good, but not my style

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Nice Rock and Nice Soul, maybe 3.7 but enjoyable

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Absolutely wonderful. A very ownable album that people would enjoy as background music. Feels like a rainy Sunday with coffee type of album.

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One word Wednesday = Enlightening. But I can’t stop at one word - really, really great stuff even though it’s outside my normal listening universe. Great voice, and I’ve never heard of this singer prior. Nice

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Aika hempeää ja sielukasta musaa. Äänimaailma oli raikas ja avara, tykkäsin. Tiedä sitten johtuiko saundin diggailu itsestään levystä vai siitä, kun siirryin Tidalin hi-fi -tilaajaksi?

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Enjoyed the album. Didn’t know what to expect and thought it might be more ‘rock n roll’ but was actually more soul and R&B. Made me wonder if he had any association with the likes of the Drifters but don’t think he did.

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This was really good. It reminded me a lot of Elvis.

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nice

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All hail King Solomon! I've always admired Solomon Burke's music, but was admittedly more familiar with his late-career efforts. This album was a revelation to me. The way he integrates gospel, country, and folk influences into soul music feels sui generis, even today. I really appreciate the range and passion behind the music. Ahead of its time in 1964, that's for sure! Favourite songs: "Won't You Give Him (One More Chance)", "Cry to Me"

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I could listen to this ish all day.

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Soothing record that mixes soul with many other sounds

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Really liked this. I could listen to soul singers all day.

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I dug the acoustic guitar arrangements on this album

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gah, another 3.5. It hops up to a 4 because it has that good 50s-ish oldies sound that I like even though it came out in 1964.

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I loved this one. To me this is one of those albums where everything comes together just right/just enough to make it an easy, enjoyable listen. Smooth soul with a touch of gospel at times and an almost funky r&b vibe at others. Lyrics sometimes rely on phrases that seem cliche now but do so without being cringy or too repetitive. Each song tells it's story without dragging on after that. Great use of supporting vocals, just where they were needed. Listened to this three times and will definitely come back.

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Pretty cool album! I appreciate the vibes on a lot of the tracks and have actually already given the full thing a few listens.

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Bluesy 1960's soul

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Rating: 7/10 Best songs: Can’t nobody love you, Won’t you give him

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Good album from someone I wasn’t familiar with.

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Heerlijke oude soul. Zwoele zomer. Blijf het ‘oude’ stereo lastig vinden.

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Heerlijke soul. Prachtige stem. Leuk album voor een regenachtige zondag tijdens het bakken van een taart :)

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Very nice album :)))))

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Find soul music like this so easy to listen to, just comforting

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I loved this! I sometimes find soul blurs into one a bit, but these songs were brill. would like to listen again

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Ye Mayne Dass guud

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What. A . Voice

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Only knew one song of his previously, and this was a lovely listen.

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Solomon Burke. Rock 'N Soul. 1964. 7 of 12 are top 100 hits.

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Actually, liked it a lot, even more than supposed

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Great album, enjoyed more than I thought I would.

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album name checks out. it promises both rock and soul, and that is exactly what it delivers - there's some great old-school rock & roll, and there are some tracks just dripping with the man's naked soul. given what was about to happen in american music at the time it was released, with the british invasion just starting to get properly underway, this album must've felt like a holdover from a time whose time was passing. i'm glad it managed to hang on, though, because it's a great view into the maturing of bluesy rock, and the beginnings of proper soul, all in one.

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A classic.

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riktigt go

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souuuuuuuuuuuuuuuul

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The Solomon Burke album is sort of a “cool, obscure” , but still a fun record. (7/10) FT: Cry to Me, He'll Have To Go, If You Need Me

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pretty good

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Absolutely Classic Sunday Music. Very easy to groove and rock to this piece, and I would say the percussions were played very well.

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Just what it says on the label: a healthy mix of soul and rock n roll. Solomon expertly blends the styles; both sides of the coin feel equally represented and endlessly enjoyable.

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Classy soul

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Good old Rock n Roll

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Good t&b. Catchy and smooth, lyrically a bit dated

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Daaaaamn, dude’s one of the best soul singers and is from Philly? Who knew? Album kinda one-note, but every performance is great 4/5

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Cry To Me is a stunning track. Smooth as. Definitely an artist to warrant further listening.

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this is the kind of music i like listening to when im doing stuff around the house like dishes or folding clothes, whistling along, twirling for no reason and feel like im in a movie. the songs blended in with each other for me and not all of them were the most memorable on their own, but for me it was more the entire experience than each song to its own!

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Burke reminds me of Brown, Cooke, and Womack. Maybe some Ray Charles too. He’s not quite at the level of those guys but he’s got a sound and the sound of soul.

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Fun

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He has a great voice. It's interesting hearing this early bridge between R&B and Soul. Definitely a foundational record worthy of being included here.

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Bombastic vocal performances, everything here is super slick. Not something I'd always listen to but it's very nice.

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Love his voice and the way he spans genres. I think it's hilarious when he name checks Sam Cooke and Ray Charles on "Can't nobody love you."

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A great voice singing some great old songs. What's not to like? 4 stars.

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Soul canónico.

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A short, sharp, burst of blues, soul, and rock and roll.

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Very interesting early soul music. If you like soul and R&B, this album is an interesting look at the early development of the genre.

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Bra album

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Interesting, had not heard this before.

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A new artist and new music for me. I apparently had seen a clip of Burke's performance at his induction to the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame, but apparently I didn't remember much about that. I liked this album. Some of the tracks had elements that sounded like Burke might have influenced Cee Lo Green. "Cry to Me" and "Hard, Ain't it Hard" were the tracks I rated the highest. Both had a good energy and a good groove. This would be an easy album to put on again, to listen to something different than I normally do. Rounding up to 4 stars.

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Boy does Solomon have a voice. Feels like a good album for a cold fall day next to the fire. A little, uh, old timey for me but a pleasant listen.

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Soul canónico.

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I love soul but I was a little underwhelmed on first listen. I guess I prefer the dance tracks to the slow jams and I didn’t recognise anything on here. I enjoyed it more the second time around and do appreciate that he was an important step in creating the genre. His wiki is worth a read!

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ja clean house music

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This one kind of stunned me. I was not expecting so many quality songs. Us there a genre Solomon can't do and make his own. He does a country song that is note perfect. I had to spin this one twice to begin to appreciate his incredible range. 4.5 🌟

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Banger

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This is a pretty good record. Cry To Me is a great classic tune. You Can't Love 'Em All is a little creepy in a Mambo Number 5 kind of way. Solomon has such a powerful voice and I like how subtly he goes from crooning to wailing. The album has a really great 60's R&B/Soul feel.

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Flott snemm-soul plata. Lögin skemmtileg og flutningurinn dúndur. Mæli með.

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baco exu do blues tem razão

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cry to me é pica, versão do idles topp tb

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RnB com uns temperos de country? Massa. Gostei, o álbum fluiu com tranquilidade. 7/10

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Lovely 60s soul

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I really like this genre

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Iv never heard of Solomon Burke before but I have heard cry to me before from dirty dancing. I’m a fan of Sam Cooke and Otis Reading so was always going to enjoy this. A great soul album one I’ll add to my rotation.

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That man can sing.

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There’s an honesty and purity and directness to this singing and playing that is very rewarding. Burke had such a big voice, but it’s agile and fluid, too, moving smoothly through the different sub-styles (e.g., Calypso, blues, ballads). “You Can’t Love Them All” and “Beautiful Brown Eyes” are the highlights for me. 4/4. Easy.

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Imagine have the soul to sing 'Cry to Me' with the power and emotion of Solomon Burke. Almost makes me feel like an inferior human being. Sadly his 'prodigious output' means it's a mixed bag of an album, he was probably already writing his next album 10 minutes after releasing this one.

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4

Such easy listening! Enjoyed this a lot with smooth vocals

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Great sultry voice! "Cry to Me" gets bonus points for being on the Dirty Dancing soundtrack 😁 A bit of a one-faceted album but a wonderful listen

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05/07/2022 Really great stuff here! Great voice; could listen to this all day.

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first listen classic crooner soul

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Lovely

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1964: Cry To Me, If You Need Me

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Very ok. Should be called “soul” no rock here. That said, he has a great voice and there are good songs here. Just a little too slow in general.

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Tämä(kin) oli hyvän fiiliksen levy. Ei täysin uus tuttavuus, mut positiivinen bongaus silti

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Not all old music is sustainable.

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Vähän pelotti kun levyn kuunnelluin biisi ei suuremmin säväyttänyt, mutta ihan kivasti soiva kokonaisuus.

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Nice, easy soul music. So many hits recorded here.

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3

Not that bad but not memorable to me

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it's ok

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Nice jazzy album for some background music

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Not so much my style, too soul for me, but I'm sure its a great album for the genre

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3

Good album of 60's rock/soul. That being said there may be later artists that I enjoy more of this style.

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started strong but couldn't stay into it

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Nice 60's vibe - title suggests its a mix of rock and soul. Easy listening but few song deviate from each other.

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Ensimmäisellä kuuntelukerralla tämä tuntui täysin yhdentekevältä, kädenlämpöiseltä tunnelmoinnilta. Jollain oudolla tavalla tämä kuitenkin nappasi mukaansa seuraavilla kuunteluilla. Lopulta ihan miellyttävää, joskaan ei erityisen merkityksellistä, kuunneltavaa

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Does exactly what it says on the box. A good portion of the songs do follow the same drum pattern, but the emotion here is palpable.

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Great voice, very sweet (maybe too sweet) songs.

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Rock n roll classic.

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3

A fun listen! Outside of my normal wheelhouse, but I'm glad to have found it. Not groundbreaking, but nice smooth listening.

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Oh boy oh boy what a set of pipes. The old romantic in me can't resist some of the tunes.

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3

Couple of bops! Not really my thing.

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Nice sound for an album from -64. Well worth a listen.

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songs were all very similar, not bad just 🤷🏼‍♀️

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Nice

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Very soulful. Pretty good. 6-7/10

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No surprises but enjoyable.

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Eh, kanskje jeg mangler den musikkhistoriske konteksten, men dette albumet var veldig ordinært. Mange fine sanger, bra musikk. Jeg forstår likevel ikke hvorfor dette albumet er på listen over beste album noen sinne. Fin musikk =/= bra album. 5+/10

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Very pleasant listening from a bygone era. I could see this being a nice thing to have a little private dance to or making/eating dinner together.

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Ok

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Highlights: Cry to Me, Won't You Give Him (One More Chance) If it weren't for Dirty Dancing (and "The Scene"), we may not even know about Cry to Me...But it's a great song.

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3

decent music, lyrics not particularly striking.

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Smooth mate

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Plyta pewnie jest klasykiem gatunku, bo brzmi jak cos o czym myslisz piszac czarny soul lat 60, wiec wokal w ktorym nie sluchac praktyki, a jedynie samoukowe techniki murzynskie, tematycznie jest klasyka gatunku, czyli cale dwanascie trakow, to kawalki poruszajace watki romantyczne, szczesliwe, nieszczesliwe, ale romantyczne, ale zarazem troche preacherowe tak jakby pan solomon byl medrcem milosci mozna sie troche poczuc sluchac tego albumiku, jak soul to musza byc chorki, wiec oczywiscie sie pojawiaja gesto czesto, tak samo roznorodnie jest wsrod instrumentali czasem czuc jakby cala orkiestra stala za spiewakiem, a jednak nie mozna nikogo znalesc w kredistach, tak samo jak chorkowcow, jedynie panowie z produkcji sie pojawiaja, granie za paczke fajek pelna geba, czy pod nazwiskiem burke kryje sie jakas banda o ktorej nie moglem sie wywiedziec w credistach, bo sam solomon jako grammowy grajek mial wiele bandow i albumikow bandowych wydal sporo, ale to nie jest jeden z nich, wiec jest to troche dziwne, na plejaka wrzuce goodbye baby i if you need me,

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iiii liked it

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Generally easy to listen to. Several songs are pretty similar but some are nice. Good voice. 3.5-ish.

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Im a fan

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Added "If You Need Me" to my day to day liked list.

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Eu nao entendo de Blues o suficiente pra saber a diferenca entre blues bom e blues bosta

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Blues gostozinho de ouvir, leve, bacana

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3

Cool

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Dirty dancing

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There's some great crooning on this record, and I enjoyed some of the covers chosen for the album. Solomon Burke's voice has a lot in common with Elvis Presley on some of the rock'n'roll tracks, and Sam Cooke on more of the more soulful tracks. Fav Tracks: Cry to Me and He'll Have to Go

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3

2 of the songs caught my interest but the rest were very forgettable

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what a cool mix of rock n soul, will defo listen to this in the summer (pretty much right now) when it's too hot to even think of moving

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First song is an instant love. I recognized, He'll Have To Go Favorites: Cry To Me He'll Have To Go

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Enjoyable

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Classic old timey sound. Pleasant, but nothing that stands out too much

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Liked the country influence. Has a little Elvis vibe with some of the arrangements

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It's not terrible, I just don't need it.

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I was not familiar with any of the songs. It was a good listen.

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An amazing voice and great background vocals that carry an otherwise so-so album. The songs feel a little too similar, but they're not bad.

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Nice vibe. A real player

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Mysigt litet album. Inte riktigt min stil men var lite lugnande 50-60 tals elegans över många låtar. Några låtar var ganska bra med.

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Decent, Elvis vibes, I liked the first song most

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Loved, a bit neat and sweet, but loved it.

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Liked it!

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Great stuff

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Soul / Jazz / Big Band

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Buen álbum

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Lovely stuff

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Good album to just throw on in the background while you're working around the house or in the office. Amazing how overlooked he is as a singer from this time period. Favorite Tracks: "If You Need Me" and "Can't Nobody Love You"

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Hier kan toch niemand op tegen zijn?

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Goeie zondagochtend muziek.

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Solid, competent soul

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This was a bit of fun!

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Solid album but the lyrics are pretty basic and the songs all sound pretty similar. Still has great vocals and instrumentals on most songs.

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A fun little romp through what I can only describe as "Music that Marty McFly's parents probably danced to". I love that this dude was a preacher but had a side hustle INVENTING ROCK AND ROLL

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A pleasant listen of early rock n roll / soul

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Great voice, good tunes

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Some old school soul. Cool sound, but like a lot of old albums, suffers from sounding very similar track to track

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This sounds like an album you’d put in the background of 50s movies when you don’t wanna use the music everyone knows

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На любителя, не очень зашло про трудную жизнь негра. Ставить по случаю, только на пластинке, покуривая сигару в баре

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I enjoyed this album. It reminded me of watching the movie Dirty Dancing.

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60's sound, solid.

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ROCK ‘N SOUL is a smooth sounding soul album featuring great backup singers. This takes me back to when I was a kid listening to Sam Cooke on my Close ‘n Play record player. I enjoyed Solomon Burke’s music, although I can see why Sam Cooke is more known. Still I’m surprised to have no recollection of Solomon Burke given the quality of this album and his title as the “King of Rock ‘N Soul.” Favorite tracks: Cry To Me; You’re Good For Me; Won’t You Give Him (One More Chance); Hard, Ain’t It Hard; He’ll Have To Go.

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It was nice to hear some soul! I think a few songs will make it into my library, but I don’t know about the entire album.

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I like that this project has introduced me to underappreciated talent. I did not know of this singer, this album, or any of the songs. And I appreciate Solomon Burke and this album now. I really like his voice and how he interprets these songs. I like that he championed the term "soul singer" and I think it's apt. Songs that stand out to me are "Can't Nobody Love You," "You're Good for Me" and "He'll Have to Go." I definitely love the backup singers on this, as well as the instrumentation backup.

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I know I know a few songs by Solomon Burke, but I'm not sure any are on here. It feels more 50's than 60's. But done really well. Old fashioned but pleasant. Four tracks in, it hasn't moved much tonally. Mid tempo rock and roll/soul music. I feel like it might have set the template from which James Brown et al then jumped off from... But it doesn't make it any less repetitive to listen to. He has a hell of a voice though.

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Nice voice!

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Dobar soul

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Close to 4 stars. Pretty groovy all around, but generally not my kinda vibes

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Good songs to jam listen to on a long ride

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Orecchiabile e piacevole. Ha una voce calda tipo quella di Elvis. Ascoltandolo mi ricorda quei caffé/ristoranti anni 50 americani, tutti bianchi, neri e rossi, e le loro sale da ballo, su cui si struggono e fanno tanti film.

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3.5 - One of those soulful voices that seems to emanate deep down to his toes. He’s able to unleash that voice on “Cry to Me.”

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I understand he's one or the pioneers of soul, but. not a musical style i've ever showed any real interest in. That said, the album was a pleasant listen

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Pretty average soul. I liked it, I don't think it is anything special, however.

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Nice representation of early soul-influenced rock and roll. It's not something I'll listen to regularly, but when the mood is right, it's nice. It's from an era before my time but probably due to movies and TV shows I grew up watching, I get feelings of nostalgia from it.

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Only if you're in the mood for Early 60's music

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Ok, but nothing outstanding 58 years later. 3

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Another album at the intersection of R&B and Soul. There's a wide range of influences on this album including some Bossa Nova, and county/western. Though Solomon Burke has a great voice, I understand why he was overshadowed by others in the Soul/R&B scene. He's not as explosive as James Brown, or Sam Cooke (live). His instrumentation is more sparse and calls to mind a more '50s style of instrumentation.

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I am not familiar with the SOLOMON BURKE; however, I did see him live once opening up as a second act for LUCINDA WILLIAMS back on July 17, 2002 at Central Park’s SummerStage (Chuck Prophet was the third opening act). I don’t have any favorable reaction upon seeing SOLOMON BURKE live. After listening to ROCK N SOUL, I did not find any warmth or emotion in BURKE’s "soul" music, so I did not appreciate his vocals and the music itself. I do prefer OTIS REDDING over SOLOMON BURKE. I am not crazy about BURKE’s preachin’ vocal quality and his forced nature and there is no groove or swing to the music itself. In 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, ROCK N SOUL is the only album included. Rate Artist: SOLOMON BURKE (3.0) Rate Album (Year): ROCK N SOUL (1981 Original) (3.0) Ranking of SOLOMON BURKE - ROCK N SOUL songs 01) "Goodbye Baby (Baby Goodbye)" - 3:16 08.0/10 02) "Cry to Me" - 2:27 07.5/10 03) "Won't You Give Him (One More Chance)" - 2:31 06.0/10 04) "If You Need Me" - 2:29 06.5/10 05) "Hard, Ain't It Hard" - 2:45 04.0/10 06) "Can't Nobody Love You" - 2:30 05.0/10 07) "Just Out of Reach (Of My Two Open Arms)" - 2:46 04.5/10 08) "You're Good for Me" - 2:45 04.5/10 09) "You Can't Love Them All" - 2:40 06.0/10 10) "Someone to Love Me" - 2:59 04.0/10 11) "Beautiful Brown Eyes" - 3:42 04.0/10 12) "He'll Have to Go" - 3:16 04.0/10 Original 1964 Release 64.0/100 = 06.4 / 2 = 3.2

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Inoffensive classic 60s music. Nothing I'll ever put on again but also nothing I've got anything to hold against.

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I enjoyed what I heard, but not sure I was amazed by any of it?

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Can’t nobody love you Somrone to love me He’ll have to go

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Álbum llevadero, buen compañero para actividades tranquilas, con estructura de vals en casi todas las canciones.

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Pleasant enough

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Extrem nostalgischer Sound, fand ich insgesamt ziemlich unterhaltsam, könnt ich aber auch nicht viel länger als die runtime hören.

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This was cool. Especially the first track

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I’m not very well-versed in soul, but I feel like I should at least be able to recognize folks by name on this list. So, this is a surprise. What a voice! I’d toss this on if the occasion is right, but idk if I’ll run around rec’ing this over James Brown anytime soon. 3

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Feels very comforting and cozy.

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I really like old school soul, but I have to admit that Solomon Burke's music has mostly eluded me. This isn't bad, but it does sound a little more primitive than my preferences, and I wish the chorus girls were cut back a little. But there are some stone cold gems in there, enough that I can see me coming back to this when I need something to groove to. C.

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Good soul with a powerful voice. Not my type of thing generally, but the performances are very good and the moody.

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More consistently enjoyable than Elvis in Memphis.

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It was pretty good, some nice tunes. I enjoyed it more than yesterday's album by Elvis.

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It’s a good album who’s title accurately describes the sound. Being as old as the record is it felt fresh to me as a first time listen.

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Soul

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El seu xorro de veu destaca per sobre de tota la resta, i la lectura que fa dels clàssics de l'època del rock és sobèrbia, especialment en la increïble 'Cry to Me'

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Solomon funk

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Fínt soul-stöff, góð rödd.

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-A lot more soul than rock -Every song was like the dang same, kinda reminded me of some old Christmas song -Got kinda tedious just being the same sort of song over and over again without any real builds of energy or anything

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Liked it more than I thought I would, but still pretty old fashioned similar to other artists in that era.

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Enjoyable album. The vocals were really nice but there wasn't much variety I felt between the songs. By the end it felt like a pretty one-note album but I still enjoyed it.

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Took me back to Kellerman's ❤️

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Nice, pleasant sounding music, strong voice. 3

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lots of belters, not quite as many bangers. great sound though!

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Good voice but the instrumentals got repetitive , a solid 3.5-4/5 nevertheless , the best songs imo are Cant nobody love you and Cry to me

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Few songs didn't hit that hard as I expected it to be

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Soporific. Probably also laxative.

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Jj

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Great voice but not really my thing

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Stille soulrock, kærlighedssange, afslappende, ligefrem, simpelt

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Not fully up my alley, but objectively not bad

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I usually like older music but this just didn't hit as hard

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Ihan mukavaa, mutta vähän turhan imelää musaa.

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Solomonin sielukas ääni oli parempi mitä levyn kappaleet. Mielellään kuunteli, mutta ei nyt sen suurempia tunteita herättänyt. Gospel-tausta näkyy ja kuuluu.

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Good background music but i'm not super into it

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Not for me

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I've really loved some of the soul on this list, but this didn't have the same musical interest or *soul* as the others I guess.. I've been giving everything a 3 lately so I'm gonna give this one a 2

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No está entre mis preferidos del soul

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Great voice, too slow paced for my taste. Not very catchy tunes

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eh

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A great voice, let down by pedestrian songs with repetitive arrangements.

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Helemaal niet vervelend, maar ik kan er ook niet heel veel mee. Was afgelopen voor ik er eigenlijk echt erg in had wat het was waar ik naar aan het luisteren was.

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Dat viel me tegen, beetje saai

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Didn't leave a lasting impression

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2.5 for cry to me

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Pretty standard mid-60s Atlantic output as far as I can see. There are a few well-known songs on it but, honestly, if I were looking for music like this I'd reach for a Motown Chartbusters compilation.

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Not my favorite. Forgettable. 2.3

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Bit too slow for my taste

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Too repetitive (how many times can a singer use “love” in sentences, line after line) to compensate for the limitations of its recording technology. In other words, this album didn’t age well.

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Ronseal. Soulful rock'n' roll. Enjoyable enough, not super interesting. 2.5/5.

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Self-proclaimed king of a genre which was only ever a brief point of evolution on the split of rock and soul.

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This did nothing much for me. The sort of thing where I can appreciate the artistry involved, but I find myself having nothing much to say about it one way or the other.

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Das Songwriting überzeugt nicht und dann bleibt irgendwie kein Grund das Album mit 12 gleichen Songs anzuhören, wenn der an sich noch so schön sein mag.

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Schwierig. Also eigentlich nicht so wirklich heutzutage, aber ich will dem Herren nicht vorwerfen dass er nicht emotional in den Aufnahmeprozess gegangen ist. Nur leider macht das heutzutage nichts mehr mit mir. Die Instrumentals wirken fade, die Texte machomäßig und aus der Zeit gefallen. Da gibt's bessere Pop Soul Sachen.

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langweiliger klassischer soul, not my thing

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Da ist literally kaum was passiert außer bei Cry To Me. naja 4/10

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It's charming I don't dislike it but it doesn't compel me much either It’s not bad but compared to other albums I’m going to give a high 2 for now

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Wenn dieses Album eines nun ja nicht macht, dann ist es rocken. Soult, langweilt aber auch. Nicht meins.

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It was all right. I'm not really into this kind of music, but it had some nice moments. Nothing to complain about, just not for me.

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Another really old one. Sorry, all the music from this era and genre sounds the same to me. I'll just copy-paste the thing I always write for these: "Clearly influential and talented, but not for me"

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This is a covers album that just meanders around for half an hour. He doesn't have a standout voice, and these are all other people's songs. This has no appeal or relevance in 2022. Surely even in the mid-60s it was outdated by a good 10 years. 2/5.

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Forgettable album. Bad singing from Solomon Burke to his backup singers. 1/10.

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Un peu chiant

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Not for me, all a bit samey.

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Je voelt de emotie..! Maar persoonlijk houd ik iets meer van up tempo ‘rock ‘n soul’.

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Solomon Burke is a perfectly fine soul singer, but on Rock 'n Soul, he's sabotaged by one of the sickening cliches of early 60s arranging, the "Ray Conniff Singers" style vocal arrangements. Another problem, which affects roughly a third of the songs, is the then fashionable tendency to fuse soul and country music. Ray Charles has a lot to answer for in this regard. In general, I'm no purist, but fusing soul and country isn't like peanut butter and chocolate, it's more like mustard and chocolate. Poor Solomon does his best, but he never had a chance.

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Solomon Burke's soul music LP was released in 1964. It performed well on the charts and seems to be included on this album list because it's specifically soul music, which isn't very common. I didn't think this album had any spark to it - hard pass.

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Noodly nothingyness, sorry seminal album.

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neeee

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Don’t see the point of this one Cover art 1/5

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Good classic album

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