Solomon Burke - Back to My Roots (Limited 180 Gram LP) [RSD 2020]
Elemental Music together with Universal Music USA have released the first ever LP reissue of this overlooked 1976 masterpiece by Soul legend Solomon Burke. After a long stint on Atlantic and MGM Records, legendary King of Soul and R&B Solomon Burke signed with the Chess Records label, a well-known imprint devoted to the best Blues, R&B, Funk and Soul music. Back to My Roots was his second album for the legendary Chicago label, and like its predecessor (Music to Make Love By, 1975, reissued also by Elemental Music), it was masterfully produced by Herman Rush.
1. Burning For Your Love (Solomon Burke) 3:55
2. Night And Day (Cole Porter) 3:44
3. Everybody’s Got To Cry Sometime (Sammy Lowe/Chuck Jackson/Solomon Burke)
4:46 4. I’m Going Back To My Roots (Solomon Burke) 5:11
1. Precious Flower (Solomon Burke) 4:34
2. The Do Right Song (Solomon Burke) 4:02
3. Life Has It’s Ups And Downs (Solomon Burke) 2:56
4. Over And Over (Hugging And Loving) [Walter Morris/Al Goodman/Harry Ray] 4:33
5. I’ll Never Stop Loving You (Solomon Burke) 3:35
Ernie Royal, Johnny Grimes; Trumpets Dickie Harris, Dick Griffin; Trombones Seldon Powell, Buddy Lucas; Saxophones Buddy Lucas; Harmonica Bernadette Randle; Keyboards Walter Morris, Billy Jones; Guitars Jonathan Williams; Fender Bass Clarence Oliver; Percussion The Irving Spice Strings Background Vocals: Christine Wiltshire Jocelyn Shaw Diane Cookley Singer William
Produced by: Solomon Burke Executive Producer: Herman Rush A Mike Curb/Herman Rush Production In Association with Sound of Memphis, Inc. Recorded at All Platinum Studios, Englewood, New Jersey Engineered by Allan Tucker and Richie Corsello Mixed by Sylvia Robinson, Allan Tucker and AI Goodman Arranged by Solomon Burke with assistance from Sammy Lowe, Walter Morris and Bernadette Randle. Orchestrated and conducted by Sammy Lowe.