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Today we're featuring Soloman Burke, the King of Rock 'n' Soul! Not my usual video, I know, but I heard it via Sebastian Pigott via facebook and I just got hooked!! lol...it's got such a sexy vibe to it and makes you want to get up and grab your honey. *wink wink*
During the 55 years that he performed professionally, Burke released 38 studio albums on more than 17 record labels and had 35 songs that charted, including 26 songs that made the Billboard R&B charts, including "Got to Get You Off My Mind" that was #1 in the summer of the 1965, and an additional 9 songs that were only listed on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including 1964's seminal “Everybody Needs Somebody to Love”.
Burke had over 30 songs make the Cash Box R&B charts, with "Got to Get You Off My Mind" reaching #1, and 23 that charted on their pop chart hits, with seven making Cash Box's Top 40.
In 2001, Burke was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a performer. His album Don't Give Up on Me won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album at the 45th Grammy Awards in 2003. By 2005 Burke was credited with selling 17 million albums.
Rolling Stone ranked Burke as #89 on its 2008 list of "100 Greatest Singers of All Time.