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Black History Month (Musicians from Philadelphia): Solomon Burke

From: WXPN
Series: Black History Month: Musicians from Philadelphia
Length: 06:13

Soul Singer Solomon Burke has had something of a comeback since his days with Atlantic in the 1960's. Tracey Tanenbaum profiles "the King of Rock and Soul"

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Review of Black History Month (Musicians from Philadelphia): Solomon Burke

Producer Tracey Tanenbaum's respectful profile of Soul Singer Solomon Burke with interviews and music in a very NPR / ATC manner would make a good drop - in to any prrogram of American popular 60's music.

Broadcast History

Broadcast locally on WXPN FM in Philadelphia throughout the month of February.

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begins with talk. Ends with music.
suggested intro:
Solomon Burke is one of the early pioneers of soul music. He dominated Atlantic records in the early sixties. In fact, the label?s maverick producer Jerry Wexler called Burke?s voice ?an instrument of exquisite sensitivity?.

After the late 1960's Burke faded from the spotlight. But lately he's had something of a renaissance, including induction into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. From WXPN-FM Tracey Tanenbaum has this profile.

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