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 Post subject: Solomon Burke- None of us are free if one of us is chained
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:54 pm 
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Saw a video on the weekend that was tuneful and eyecatching. It was well done, with old blues singers as the chorus to boot. I didn't find that particular video here, but this is another one that certainly grabs the mood of the song.

Enjoy and pick up the CD as well!
None Of Us Are Free - If One Of Us Is Chained

http://www.informationclearinghouse.inf ... e13420.htm

He's been around since the 60's and he has music on the web. It's great stuff. He's a preacher man as well.
.............Two of the album’s superior attractions (besides the brilliant opener) are Joe Henry’s “Flesh and Blood” and “None of Us Are Free,” written by Brill Building legends Mann & Weill. “Flesh and Blood” is very moody (almost sinister) and gets a superior vocal performance from Burke (whose voice declares, sooths, yelps and croons), while the details in the music make this song great: the organ of Rudy Copeland (Burke’s church organist), the muted saxophone of Bernie Wallace, the deep bass; they all add to the song’s remarkable tension. “None of Us Are Free,” is the most gospel-tinged song on the album, Burke singing the chorus with The Blind Boys of Alabama (who had won a grammy the night before the recording of this song). The passion conveyed in this song is remarkable, and the pulsating music, with steady drumming, some delicious guitar accents, and Burke’s righteous conviction, make this a song to treasure.

Not really a comeback in the true sense of the word (Burke never disappeared – he just didn’t have the material that matched his voice), but a remarkable return to form, Don’t Give Up On Me is one of those albums that enables a new generation of avid music fans to acquaint themselves with an unjustly neglected artist, in this case a larger-than-life (both his legend and physical presence are ‘enormous’) figure who, at the age of 66, made one of the most heartfelt albums of the past few years, and an album that serves an exemplary function for soul singers trying to become great artists and not just successful superstars.

Check out more tunes here-

Think I'll go buy 1 or 2 CD's next time I mosey on into the big city.

How'd you get to Memphis?

Completely sane world
madness the only freedom

An ability to see both sides of a question
one of the marks of a mature mind

People don't choose to be dishonest
the choice chooses them

Now I know how Kusinich feels.

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