Solomon Burke was one of the pioneers of Soul music in the late fifties and early sixties, blending R&B, Gospel and Blues to create a new and distinctive sound that would be the dominant force in black music through to the mid-seventies. Described by Jerry Wexler of Atlantic Records as the greatest male soul singer of all time he had his greatest success in the first half of the sixties but carried on performing right up until his death in 2010. Solomon Burke played at Montreux several times in the 2000s and was always popular with the festival crowd. This performance from 2006 showcases his still magnificent voice, his humor and his spirituality on a selection of classic Soul, Gospel and Blues songs for the ultimate goodtime party!
Solomon Burke (vocals); Sam Mayfield (lead guitar); Moyes Lucas (drums); Milard Jackson (keyboards); Jack Guitar (rhythm guitar); Stony Dixon (bass); Daniel Moretto (trumpet); Joshua Lempkins (trombone); Carl Vickers (trumpet, saxophone); Pierre Paolo Valero (alto saxophone); Kiana Reese (backing vocals); Candy Burke (backing vocals)
1) Baby What You Want Me To Do 2) Cry To Me 3) Diamond In Your Mind 4) Got To Get You Off My Mind / Having A Party 5) So Close And Yet So Far 6) I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel To Be Free) 7) Down In The Valley 8) Georgia On My Mind 9) Sitting On The Dock Of the Bay / Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa Sad Song / Stand By Me / In The Midnight Hour 10) Just Out Of Reach / He'll Have To Go / I Almost Lost My Mind / It's Just A Matter Of Time 11) Detroit City 12) Don't Give Up On Me 13) Johnny Be Goode / Lucille / Tutti Frutti 14) Wonderful World 15) I Will Survive 16) None Of Us Are Free 17) The Lord Will Make A Way Somehow / This Little Light Of Mine 18) How I Got To Memphis 19) May The Good Lord Bless And Keep You 20) Everybody Needs Somebody To Love / When The Saints Go Marching In