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us: Burke, Solomon

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  • Variants

    • us: McDonald, James Solomon
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

    • Death Date

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Philadelphia (Pa.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Rounder Records (Firm)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Apollo Records (Firm)
    • Gender

    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Soul music
          (lcsh) Rhythm and blues music
        • Occupation

            (lcsh) Gospel musicians
              (lcsh) Soul musicians
                (lcsh) Singers
            • Use For

            • Sources

              • found: His Soul alive [SR] p1984: label (Solomon Burke, singer)
              • found: All music guide WWW site, Oct. 14, 2002 (Solomon Burke; b. Mar. 21, 1936, Philadelphia, PA; soul singer)
              • found: All music guide WWW site, July 27, 2006 (Solomon Burke; b. Mar. 21, 1940, Philadelphia, PA; soul singer)
              • found: Burke, S. That's heavy baby [SR] 2005: label (Solomon Burke) insert (b. James Solomon McDonald, Mar. 1936)
              • found: Int. ww in pop. mus., 7th ed. (Burke, Solomon; b. 1936, Philadelphia, PA; soul vocalist)
              • found: We're almost home, 1972 (Solomon V. Burke)
              • found: Obituary in New York times, Oct. 11, 2010 (d. Sunday [i.e. Oct. 10, 2010])
              • found: New York times, Oct. 11, 2010, WWW, viewed Oct. 15, 2010: obituaries (Solomon Burke, influential soul singer, dies at 70; died Sunday [Oct. 10] at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam; b. Mar. 21, 1940, in Philadelphia)
              • found: Social Security death index, accessed via, August 13, 2013 (Solomon M. Burke; born 1940; died 2010; issued: Pennsylvania; state of last residence: California)
              • found: Oxford music online, August 13, 2013: Encyclopedia of popular music (Burke, Solomon; born March 21, 1940, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; soul singer)
              • found: Wikipedia, August 13, 2013 (Solomon Burke; born James Solomon McDonald, March 21, 1940, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; died October 10, 2010, Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands; an American recording artist and vocalist, who shaped the sound of rhythm and blues as one of the founding fathers of soul music in the 1960s; his name was changed to Solomon Vincent McDonald Burke at age nine)
              • found: African American National Biography, accessed January 2, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Burke, Solomon; gospel musician, singer, soul musician; born in 21 March 1940 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; became known as the Wonder Boy Preacher; created a vocal group, the Gospel Cavaliers, recorded with New York label Apollo; left the music business and became a licensed mortician in Philadelphia (1957); ran his own funeral home but a friend convinced him to return to the studio; recorded for Singular, was signed by Atlantic's Jerry Wexler (1961-1964); he and his fellow Atlantic artists Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Joe Tex, and Don Covay discussed a strategy to carry on Sam Cooke's legacy of activism through business independence in the recording industry (1964); recorded for Rounder label (1980s); died 10 October 2010 in Amsterdam, Netherlands)
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              • 1985-08-23: new
              • 2015-04-01: revised
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