- Released: May 3, 2005
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: Shout Factory
- 1.Introduction - Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
- 2.Medley: If You Need Me / Tonight's The Night / I Almost Lost My Mind
- 3.Cruel World
- 4.Cry To Me
- 5.Candy / Candy Rap
- 6.Got To Get You Off Of My Mind
- 7.No Nights By Myself
- 8.Ain't Nobody's Business
- 9.Down In The Valley
- 10.I Want A Little Girl
- 11.Medley: Beautiful Brown Eyes / Just A Matter Of Time
- 12.Good Rockin' Tonight
& The Souls Alive Orchestra.
Personnel includes: Solomon Burke (vocals); Sam Mayfield (guitar); Sammy Berfect (piano, organ, keyboards); Ron Brown (keyboards); Kevin O'Neal, Lee Zeno (bass); Lance Kellogg (drums); Don A. Littleton (percussion).
Recorded live at the New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Festival, New Orleans, Louisiana on May 1, 1994.
Solomon Burke: Solomon Burke (vocals); Sammy Mayfield (guitar); Ward Smith (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); John Stephens (alto saxophone, baritone saxophone); Rick Trolsen (trombone); Sammy Berfect (piano, Hammond b-3 organ, keyboards); Ron Brown (keyboards); Kevin O'Neal, Lee Zeno, Lance Kellogg (bass instrument); Don Littleton (percussion); Nedra Fields, Amber Henry, Elizabeth Burke (background vocals).
Are you ready for the King of Soul and Rock & Roll? Solomon Burke (for it is he) is discovered here in fine voice at the New Orleans House Of Blues with full orchestral accompaniment. The set commences with Burke's own "Every Needs Somebody to Love," taken at '60s soul revue speed (i.e., faster than a man of Burke's mature years and 375-pound size should safely be expected to perform). However, Burke soon eases into the slower tempos of a medley of "If You Need Me," "Tonight's the Night" (no, not the Rod Stewart song), and Ivory Joe Hunter's "I Almost Lost My Mind."
Burke is the flip side of the excitable Soul Brother Number One, James Brown--his exhortations to the band are usually to "take it easy...we just gon' do this all night long," and it sounds like they did. The Souls Alive Orchestra is in superlative form, featuring relaxed and swinging rhythm and horn sections. Burke is, as always, a consummate entertainer; the audience interaction preceding "Got to Get You off My Mind" is almost worth the price of admission by itself.