Monday, August 20, 2007

Solomon Burke & The Summer Of Love

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Here and there on forums and blogs I've seen posts recently regarding "The Summer of Love" which was the Summer of 1967 (although some argue it was the Summer of 1968). If you'd like to shake your memory, or, if you weren't born at the time, would like to get schooled, Blog Pop is a great place to start (hope you've been paying attention in French class!). In addition to the Electric Prunes and the Young Rascals, Blog Pop offers some Small Faces mp3s. The Faces (and The Spencer Davis Group) were big worldwide but weren't very well known at all in the U.S. until late in their runs... There were some magnificent Soul stars, like Solomon Burke, whose music you rarely hear today. Let's also take a moment to recall the great R&B stars from Stax records, the one and only Toussaint McCall (appeared in original Hairspray movie), the late great Otis Redding (Monterey Pop 1967) and the Afro-darlings of Woodstock, Sly & The Family Stone.

But back to Burke: Blog Pop writes burke! c’est délicieux:
Les vacances arrivent à leur terme, mais le Summer Of Love “qui ne dit pas son nom” continue et à très juste titre ce soir puisque je vous propose quelques extraits de l’un des plus grands albums de soul. Cela parle d’amour évidemment, en 1964 Solomon Burke écrivait l’une des pages les plus mélancoliques de son histoire. Fermez les yeux, et laissez vous pénétrer par la beauté de son Rock’n Soul, hélas jamais réédité dans son format original.
S'urry on over and treat your ears to the entire Blog Pop experience!

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