Album of the Day
Rock ‘N Soul
Jet magazine was right on the money when it recognized Solomon Burke as the “King of Rock 'n' Soul” in January, 1964. The Philadelphia-born singer's debut album for Atlantic Records was released later that year and features rock, soul and even a little swamp pop, all sung in an inimitable voice that garnered Burke such admirers as The Rolling Stones. The set is sort of a “best-of” collection of his work going back almost three years, and most of its dozen tracks reached the Billboard Top 100 singles chart, including hits like "Just Out of Reach (Of My Two Open Arms)," "Cry to Me" and "If You Need Me." You won't find a better way to kick off Black History Month than by listening to a little ROCK 'N SOUL.