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Soul of the Blues

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Download links and information about Soul of the Blues by Solomon Burke. This album was released in 1993 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Blues genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 53:58 minutes.

Artist: Solomon Burke
Release date: 1993
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Blues
Tracks: 12
Duration: 53:58
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. My Babe 5:10
2. Good Rockin' Ronight 5:28
3. Sufferin' Mind 3:56
4. Letter from My Darling 5:02
5. Don't Deceive Me 3:37
6. Candy 4:11
7. Crawdad Hole 2:58
8. Along About Midnight 4:05
9. Pledging My Love 4:23
10. Lonesome Highway 4:50
11. Street Walking Woman 3:42
12. No Nights By Myself 6:36

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Solomon Burke could probably sing the want ads from last week's paper and make them sound powerfully soulful, but he had an easier task on this album, in which he adapted a dozen classic blues numbers to his epic-scale R&B style. Burke would probably have preferred livelier material than much of what he gets on Soul of the Blues, especially "Sufferin' Mind" and "Candy," which almost give the man a bit more room to stretch out than he needs, and while the arrangements on this set are ambitious and full-bodied, they're also founded on a lot of contemporary blues clich├ęs and sometimes lack the drama and punch Burke deserves. But no one has ever accused Burke of not knowing how to sell a song, and the man is in typically superb form here; he sounds nothing less than joyous as he rolls through "Good Rockin' Tonight," he brings a potent and powerful gospel undertow to "Letter from My Darling," and he all but steals "Pledging My Love" away from Johnny Ace. Soul of the Blues captures the sound of Solomon Burke dipping his toes in a traditional blues style with the passion and conviction he always brings to his music, and it's a fascinating side trip for one of soul's greatest voices; if there are minor flaws in the production and arrangements, that has nothing to do with the glory of Burke's voice.