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Don't Give Up on Me

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Solomon Burke

Don't Give Up On Me

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Solomon Burke
Fat Possum

We gave it an A

What if the world’s best songwriters teamed up with the greatest living soul singer? Stop dreaming: Burke has tapped the likes of Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, Van Morrison, and Brian Wilson for Don’t Give Up on Me, his ”comeback” album (he never actually stopped recording), and the results are astonishing, with Burke’s baritone breathing fire into 11 instant classics. Suggested follow-up: A full CD with songsmith Dan Penn (”Do Right Woman,” ”Dark End of the Street”), whose title track is the highlight of a flawless album.