Make Do With What You Got
(Released March 1, 2005)
- I Need Your Love In My Life
- What Good Am I?
- It Makes No Difference
- Let Somebody Love Me
- After All These Years
- Fading Footsteps
- At The Crossroads
- I Got The Blues
- Make Do With What You Got
- Wealth Won't Save Your Soul
Van Morrison contributes a new song "At The Crossroads" and wrote an
introduction for the album's liner notes.
Review by Alan Lloyd:
The new Solomon Burke release is a must for soul music fans.
Of the ten songs on this release (playing time is around 45 mins), Burke
has co-written one; others have been composed by Bob Dylan, Dr John,
Van, Jagger & Richards, Robbie Robertson, Coco Montoya and Hank
It's hard to pick out highlights; from the opener "I Need Your Love in
my Life" to "Wealth Won't Save Your Soul" (Hank Williams), the
performances are superb. "After All These Years" (Bark's co-composition
with Eddie Towns, the albums pianist) is a soul ballad, the Stones' "I
Got The Blues" is low-down and yearning, and Dr. John's title song is
Van's song "At The Crossroads" is lyrically what you might expect from
him - a longing to go home after a life of wandering; melodically it
reminds me a little of "What Makes The Irish Heart Beat", though less
countrified. The singer is at the crossroads waiting for a train (maybe
someone should tell him to go to the "depot" or he'll be waiting a long
time) And this must be the first song since Andy Stewart's 1961 hit to
contain the word "trousers".
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