Monday, October 11, 2010

Songs of Solomon

Heaven got a bit soul-ier yesterday.

Good ol' Solomon Burke died this weekend, aged 70. He was a big deal in the 60s, and I really liked his work in the late 00s, when he did albums with covers of Tom Waits, Dylan, Patty Griffin, Gillian Welch, & others.

According to the obit I read, he has 21 children and 70 grandchildren.

Here he is covering that great Carol Channing/Pearl Bailey song I love so much. It could be about slavery, or about doing a televised Broadway show with your best friend, or passing, or I guess be about getting away from your 91 direct dependents. Rest in Peace, King of Soul.

1 comment:

ALH said...

You got to sit down after you father that many babies, I guess.