Today on Ecléctico you're listening to Solomon Burke, a legendary singer who could put rock and roll, soul, country, and R&B into everything he sang. This song, a New Orleans classic, is a perfect example. You'll go deeper with an excerpt from an article on FunkMySoul.
"Get Out of My Life Woman" by Solomon Burke
1968 | Rhythm and blues singer and preacher from Philadelphia
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Without question, Solomon Burke is the king of rock and soul.
But for those of you who do question Solomon’s royalty, let I Wish I Knew be an answer (but not the answer, since Big Sol had a string of great albums in the 1960s and is continuing that trend in the 2000s).
Every song on I Wish I Knew is a knock-out, and the album as a whole is a great exposition of the range of talents Dr. Burke possesses. He can croon, swoop, whoop, wail and holler with absolutely anyone, and I Wish I Knew gives you a taste of it all.
Proto-rappin’ on the first verses of [Allen] Toussaint‘s New-Orleans classic “Get Out of My Life Woman“, Burke and band shift into full funk mode and get down Nawlins-style: huge, fat horns, tinkeling piano, busy drums and an all-out Mardi Gras atmosphere. One HARD socking slice of fingerlickin’ good Southern Soul.
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