Solomon Burke discography

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The following list is the discography of the American soul musician Solomon Burke.

Singles (chart hits only)[edit]

Year Title Label & Cat. No. U.S. Pop[1] U.S. R&B[2][3]
1961 "Just Out of Reach (Of My Two Open Arms)" /
"Be Bop Grandma"
Atlantic 2114
24
7
1962 "Cry to Me" /
"I Almost Lost My Mind"
Atlantic 2131
44
5
1962 "I'm Hanging Up My Heart for You" /
"Down in the Valley"
Atlantic 2147
85
71
15
20
1962 "I Really Don't Want to Know" /
"Tonight My Heart Is Crying"
Atlantic 2157
93
-
1963 "Words" /
"Home in Your Heart"
Atlantic 2180
121
-
1963 "If You Need Me" /
"I Can Make It If I Try"
Atlantic 2185
37
2
1963 "Can't Nobody Love You" Atlantic 2196
66
-
1963 "You're Good for Me" /
"Beautiful Brown Eyes"
Atlantic 2205
49
3
1964 "He'll Have to Go" /
"Rockin' Soul" (instrumental)
Atlantic 2218
51
17
1964 "Goodbye Baby (Baby Goodbye)" /
"Someone To Love Me"
Atlantic 2226
33
8
1964 "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" /
"Looking For My Baby"
Atlantic 2241
58
4
1964 "Yes I Do" /
"Won't You Give Me One More Chance"
Atlantic 2254
92
38
1964 "The Price" /
"More Rockin' Soul" (instrumental)
Atlantic 2259
57
10
1965 "Got to Get You Off My Mind" /
"Peepin'"
Atlantic 2276
22
1
1965 "Tonight's the Night"
"Maggie's Farm"
Atlantic 2288
28
2
1965 "Someone Is Watching"
"Dance Dance Dance"
Atlantic 2299
89
24
1965 "Only Love (Can Save Me Now)" /
"Little Girl That Loves Me"
Atlantic 2308
94
-
1966 "Baby Come on Home" /
"Can't Stop Lovin' You Now"
Atlantic 2314
96
31
1966 "I Feel a Sin Coming On" /
"Mountain of Pride"
Atlantic 2327
97
-
1966 "Keep Looking" /
"I Don't Want You No More"
Atlantic 2349
109
38
1967 "Keep a Light in the Window Till I Come Home" /
"Time is a Thief"
Atlantic 2378
64
15
1967 "Take Me (Just as I Am)" /
"I Stayed Away Too Long"
Atlantic 2416
49
11
1967 "Detroit City" /
"It's Been A Change"
Atlantic 2459
104
47
1968 "Party People" /
"Need Your Love So Bad"
Atlantic 2483
112
1968 "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free" /
"It's Just a Matter of Time"
Atlantic 2507
68
32
1969 "Up Tight Good Woman" /
"I Can't Stop"
Bell 759
116
47
1969 "Proud Mary" /
"What Am I Living For"
Bell 783
45
15
1969 "That Lucky Old Sun" /
"How Big a Fool"
Bell 806
129
1971 "The Electronic Magnetism (That's Heavy, Baby)" /
"Bridge of Life"
MGM 14221
96
26
1972 "Love's Street and Fool's Road" /
"I Got to Tell It"
MGM 14353
89
13
1972 "We're Almost Home" /
"Fight Back"
MGM 14402
-
42
1972 "Get Up and Do Something for Yourself" /
"Misty"
MGM 14425
-
49
1973 "Shambala" /
"Love Thy Neighbor"
MGM 14571
-
97
1974 "Midnight and You" /
"I Have A Dream"
ABC 4388
-
14
1975 "You and Your Baby Blues" /
"I'm Leaving On That Late, Late Train"
Chess 2159
96
19
1975 "Let Me Wrap My Arms Around You" /
"Everlasting Love"
Chess 2172
-
72
1978 "Please Don't You Say Goodbye to Me" /
"See That Girl"
Amherst 736
-
91
2002 "None of Us Are Free" (radio edit) /
"Don't Give Up On Me" (live) /
"I Need A Holiday"
Fat Possum 1090-2
-
125 (UK)

Studio albums[edit]

  • Solomon Burke – 1962 (Apollo 498) Reissued 1964 (Kenwood KLP-498) Reissued 2000 (P-Vine)
  • Solomon Burke's Greatest Hits – 1962 (Atlantic 8067)
  • If You Need Me – 1963 (Atlantic 8075)
  • I Almost Lost My Mind – 1964 (Clarion 607)[4]
  • Rock 'n' Soul – 1964 (Atlantic 8096)
  • The Best of Solomon Burke – 1965 (Atlantic 8109) #6 R&B, #141 Pop
  • King Solomon – 1967 (Atlantic 8158)
  • I Wish I Knew – 1968 (Atlantic 8185)
  • Proud Mary – 1969 (Bell 6033) #140 Pop, chart run – 4 weeks
  • The Electronic Magnetism (also known as King Heavy) – 1971 (MGM 4767)
  • Cool Breeze [soundtrack] – 1972 (MGM, 1 SE 35 ST)
  • We're Almost Home – 1972 (MGM 4830)
  • History of Solomon Burke – 1972 (Pride 0011)
  • I Have a Dream – 1974 (ABC/Dunhill ABC 50161)
  • Music to Make Love By – 1975 (Chess 60042) #54 Soul, chart run – 6 weeks
  • Back to My Roots – 1976 (Chess 19002)
  • Sidewalks, Fences and Walls – 1979 (Infinity 9024)
  • From The Heart – 1981 (Charly R&B CRB 1024)
  • Lord, I Need a Miracle Right Now – 1981 (Savoy 14660)
  • Into My Life You Came – 1982 (Savoy 14679)
  • Take Me, Shake Me – 1983 (Savoy 14717)
  • This Is His Song – 1984 (Savoy 14738)
  • Soul Alive! – 1984 (Rounder 2042/2043)
  • A Change Is Gonna Come – 1986 (Rounder 2053)
  • Love Trap – 1987 (Royalty-Gate MCI Records/Isis-Voice 21336)
  • Homeland – 1991 (Bizarre/Straight 70558)
  • Soul of the Blues – 1993 (Black Top 1095)
  • Live at the House of the Blues – 1994 (Black Top 1108)
  • The Definition of Soul – 1997 (Pointblank 42557)
  • Not by Water But Fire This Time – 1999 (GTR 0237)
  • Christmas All Over the World – 1999 (One)
  • The Commitment – 2001 (GTROC7994251SB, Canada)
  • Don't Give Up on Me – 2002 (ANTI-/Fat Possum 80358)
  • Make Do With What You Got – 2005 (Shout! Factory, DK 34357)
  • Nashville – 2006 (Shout! Factory 826663-10179)
  • Like a Fire – 2008 (Shout! Factory 826663-10846)
  • Nothing's Impossible – 2010 (E1, E1E-CD-2086)
  • Hold on Tight (with De Dijk) – 2010 (Universal Music)
  • The Last Great Concert, Switzerland 2008 – 2012 (Floating World Records)
  • Live at Montreux 2006 – 2013 (Eagle Records)

Compilations[edit]

  • The King of Soul – 1980 LP (Charlie 1024) Reissued – 1995 (Charly 8014)
  • You Can Run, But You Can't Hide – 1987 (Mr. R&B, RBD 108)
  • If You Need Me – 1987 (Sequel 860) = Reissue of Atlantic 8075
  • Bishop Rides South – 1988 (Charly 1187)
  • Best of Solomon Burke – 1991 (Curb 77422)
  • Home in Your Heart: The Best of Solomon Burke – 1992 (Rhino/Atlantic 70284)
  • Let Your Love Flow – 1993 (Shanachie 9202)
  • Solomon Burke's Greatest Hits – 1997 (Sequel 859) = Reissue of Atlantic 8067
  • Rock 'N Soul – 1997 (Sequel 861)
  • King Solomon – 1997 (Sequel 862)
  • I Wish I Knew – 1997 (Sequel 863)
  • We Need a Miracle – 1998 (Malaco 501 3116)
  • The Very Best of Solomon Burke – 1998 (Rhino/Atlantic 72972)
  • King of Rock 'N' Soul – 1998 (Black Top 7006)
  • If You Need Me/Rock 'N Soul – 1998 (Collectables 6225) = Reissue of Atlantic 8075 and 8096
  • King Solomon/I Wish I Knew – 1999 (Koch 8016) = Reissue of Atlantic 8158 and 8185
  • Proud Mary: The Bell Sessions – 2000 (Sundazed, SC 11079)
  • The Collection – 2004 (Spectrum)
  • That's Heavy Baby: The Best of the MGM Years 1971–1973 – 2005 (Raven)
  • The Chess Collection – 2006 (Chess/Universal)
  • This Is It: Apollo Soul Origins – 2008 (Shout! 46)
  • No Man Walks Alone 1955–1957 – 2008 (Saga)
  • Looking for a Sign: The Complete ABC & Pride Recordings 1972–74 – 2009 (Shambala)

Contributions[edit]

  • Jackpot of Hits (Apollo 490) Various Artists – 1959 – "Just Walking In A Dream" and "You Can Run But You Can't Hide"[5]
  • Blues Before Sunrise starring Ray Charles and Solomon Burke (Grand Prix 406) – 1964 – "Friendship Ring", "Mama, Mama Dear", and "Leave My Kitten Alone";[6]
  • Soul Clan (ATCO) Soul Clan – 1969 – "Just Out of Reach (Of My Open Arms)" Reissue: 2009
  • Gospel at Christmas (Hob 3525) Various Artists – 1993 – "Let's Keep the Christ in Christmas"
  • Soul Christmas (Atlantic/ WEA) Various Artists – 1994 – "Christmas Presents"
  • Till the Night is Gone: A Tribute to Doc Pomus (Rhino 71878) Various Artists – 1995 – "Still in Love"
  • I'll Always Love My Mama (AMW) Various Artists – 1999 – "Mother Loves Her Children All the Same"
  • At the Club (Kent) Various Artists – 1999 – "Keep Lookin'"
  • The Beat Goes On...Atlantic's Dance Through The 50s, 60s & 70s (CD Kent 191 UK) – 2000 – "Maggie's Farm"
  • Sanctified Soul (Kent) – 2000 – "He'll Have To Go" and "That's How it Feels" (The Soul Clan)
  • Ultimate Dirty Dancing (RCA Victor Europe) Various Artists – 2000 – "Cry to Me" reissued 2006 (Sony BMG)
  • Joyful NoiseDerek Trucks Band – 2002 – "Home In Your Heart" and "Like Anyone Else"
  • Lifted: Songs of the Spirit – 2002 – "None of Us Are Free"
  • The Heart and Soul of Bert Berns (Umvd Labels) Various Artists – 2002 – "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love"
  • ZU & Co.Zucchero – 2004 – "Diavolo in Me / Devil in Me"
  • Jack O the GreenJools Holland – 2005 – "Message to My Son" with Eric Clapton
  • Atlantic Top 60: Sweat-Soaked Soul Classics (Rhino Atlantic) Various Artists – 2007 – "Cry To Me (Single/LP Version)", "Everybody Needs Somebody To Love", "Got To Get You Off My Mind (LP Version)", "If You Need Me (Single/LP Version)", "Just Out Of Reach [Of My Two Empty Arms]", and "Soul Meeting' (LP version) – The Soul Clan
  • BrusselDe Dijk – 2008 – "Het Moet En Het Zal/Enough Is Enough"
  • The Bert Berns Story Volume 1: Twist & Shout 1960–1964 (Ace Records UK) Various Artists – 2008 – "Cry to Me"
  • The Bert Berns Story – Mr Success Volume 2: 1964–1967 (Ace Records UK) Various Artists – 2009 – "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love"
  • Only in America: Atlantic Soul Classics – (Rhino Atlantic) – 2009 – "Stupidity", "If You Need Me", "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love", "Keep Looking", "Maggie's Farm", "That's How it Feels" (as part of The Soul Clan)
  • How Many Roads – Black America Sings Bob Dylan (Ace Records UK) Various Artists – 2010 – "Maggie's Farm"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2003). Top Pop Singles 1955–2002 (1st ed.). Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. p. 94. ISBN 978-0-89820-155-0. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942–2004. Record Research. p. 58. 
  3. ^ "Solomon Burke Songs: Top Songs / Chart Singles Discography"
  4. ^ Solomon Burke – I Almost Lost My Mind (Vinyl, LP) at Discogs. Discogs.com. Retrieved on 2011-04-07.
  5. ^ David Edwards and Mike Callahan, "Apollo Album Discography, Part 1 (1947–1962)", (October 31, 2009)
  6. ^ Ray Charles And Solomon Burke – Blues Before Sunrise (Vinyl, LP, Album) at Discogs. Discogs.com. Retrieved on 2011-04-07.

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