A giant of gospel influenced soul singers reigns supreme today despite never attaining a top twenty hit throughout his 50 year career. Possessing a powerful yet poignant voice, Burke has worked gritty blues joints and slick dance halls–and brought ’em all down. His live performances stand tall with any soul singer of his era. Solomon churned out award winning albums well into the new millenium with a bevy of superstars performing on his records. A legend in his field, and I bet he’s singing in heaven as we speak.