Flashback Track Friday #26-Cry to Me

Happy Friday! What summer plans are awaiting you? Be sure to share and enjoy this Flashback Friday moment.

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Welcome once again to Flashback Track Friday. Each week, either KK or Mister Bump will present a song to you, and out of that song, will prompt you with a question.

There’s perhaps no soundtrack that captures summer as well as the that of Dirty Dancing. Each of the tracks holds a memory for me, but “Cry to Me” by Solomon Burke is perhaps the one always has the most emotional response.

A founding father of soul music, Solomon Vincent McDonald Burke (born James Solomon McDonald) was both an American preacher and singer. His soulful sound shaped the future of rhythm and blues by blending in an African-American folk-preaching style, which incorporated the blending of speech and song, the use of repetition and elongation for emphasis, and the improvisation of call and responses called “hollers” which are prevalent in gospel music.

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