“Cool Breeze” by Solomon Burke - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1972Album Chart of the Decade: 1970s

TJR says

The 2nd of 3 albums for MGM. 1 back album track makes a re-appearance - “PSR 1983” (Electronic Magnetism, 1971). Despite his admiration for Burke, Atlantic label boss Jerry Wexler also described him as “a piece of work: wily, highly intelligent, a salesman of epic proportions, sly, sure-footed, a never-say-die entrepreneur”. It was no surprise then that Solomon would be right at the front of the burgeoning blaxploitation film soundtrack scene, with “Cool Breeze” ensuring his slice of the pie. It wasn’t a bad effort, mixing up a blend of soulful ballads with that brass-funk orchestration which was all the rage. Of the top 2 tracks I noted: “The Bus” (7.0) - You have to say, this is pretty cool in a very Starsky & Hutch kind of way. And it’s got a dynamite “S Express” type break-riff which is a samplers dream. “Icbyatht W.T.” - An entertaining oddity. To the tune of the Lone Ranger, Solomon Burke acts out a “damn fool” monologue with the likes of “Can’t believe you ate the whole thing!”

The Jukebox Rebel

A1 [03:04] 5.4.png Solomon Burke - Cool Breeze (Solomon Burke Sr.) Disco / Funk
A2 [04:15] 6.1.png Solomon Burke - PSR 1983 (Melanie Burke) Soul Ballad
A3 [02:11] 7.0.png Solomon Burke - The Bus (Solomon Burke Sr.) Disco / Funk
A4 [02:14] 3.9.png Solomon Burke - Love Affair (Solomon Burke Sr.) Soul Ballad
A5 [03:18] 6.7.png Solomon Burke - Icbyatht W.T. (Solomon Burke Sr.) Novelty
A6 [03:57] 5.2.png Solomon Burke - Get Up And Do Something For Yourself (Solomon Burke Sr.) Disco / Funk
B1 [03:12] 5.5.png Solomon Burke - Love’s Street And Fool’s Road (Solomon Burke Sr.) Disco / Funk
B2 [02:26] 4.7.png Solomon Burke - It Must Be Love (Solomon Burke Sr.) Soul
B3 [01:57] 6.0.png Solomon Burke - Fight Back (Solomon Burke Sr.) Disco / Funk
B4 [01:33] 6.0.png Solomon Burke - Then I Want To Come Home [instrumental version] (Solomon Burke Sr.) Soul Ballad
B5 [01:33] 6.0.png Solomon Burke - Then I Want To Come Home [vocal version] (Solomon Burke Sr.) Soul Ballad
B6 [02:24] 4.8.png Solomon Burke - We’re Almost Home (Solomon Burke Sr.) Soul Ballad

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