18 October 2010

The Blues Room#247 Keepin' It Real!

R&B legend Solomon Burke, considered by many to be the greatest soul singer of his generation, passed away on Sunday morning, October 10, 2010 of natural causes. Burke was 70 years old and en route from Los Angeles to Amsterdam for a sold out performance.

Signing with Atlantic Records in 1960, Burke recorded a string of Top Ten R&B chart hits, and helped write the book for modern soul with hit songs like "Cry To Me," "Everybody Needs Somebody To Love," "If You Need Me," and "Tonight's The Night."

Burke released his latest album, Nothing's Impossible, in early 2010. Recorded in Memphis with the legendary producer Willie Mitchell (known for his work with Al Green), the album won Burke universal critical acclaim. The patriarch of a large extended family, Burke is survived by 21 children, 90 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren. His enormous personality and talent will be missed by family, friends, and fans worldwide. (By Reverend Keith A. Gordon, Blues Guide)
The Blues Room presents ...
Keepin' It Real
Episode 247, 13 October 2010

1. Bob Corritore - 1815 West Roosevelt
2. Charlie Musselwhite - The Well
3. Solomon Burke - I'm Leaving on that Late Late Train
4. JP Blues - Love Her With a Feeling
5. The Shuffletones - Walk Around the Block
6. Little Milton - If Walls Could Talk
7. Muddy Waters - Going Down To Msain Street
8. Barry Charles and Haggis Maguiness - Hoochi Coochie Coo [NZ]
9. Pink champagne - Call It Stormy Monday [NZ]
10. Zakiya Hooker - Keeping It Real
11. Billy Flynn - Blues Drive
12. Darren Watson - A Desperate Man [NZ]


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