Black History Month (Musicians from Philadelphia): Solomon Burke
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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.