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Don't Give Up On MeWhat 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...Don't Give Up On MeR&BWhat 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...2002-07-26
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Don't Give Up On Me

Genre: R&B; Lead Performer: Solomon Burke; Producer (group): Fat Possum

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.