Monday, October 11, 2010

Solomon Burke - Song of the Week

Music fans around the world lost one of the greatest soul singers of all time, the highly influential Solomon Burke. He died of an apparent heart attack on a plane bound for Holland and a concert he was scheduled to give. He sure had a colourful history, including parenting at least 21 children, being a mortician, and owning a funeral home in Los Angeles.

This week the Treasure Island Oldies Blog is playing a clip from the British TV show Tops Of The Pops featuring the great Solomon Burke with one of his signature songs, recorded later by Wilson Pickett, who made it a hit all over again.

Here is Solomon Burke with Everybody Needs Somebody To Love, our Song of the Week.