DVD365.net
Solomon Burke : Everybody Needs Somebody artwork

Solomon Burke : Everybody Needs Somebody

30th June 2007

Paul Spencer's film follows Solomon Burke's journey from a humble Philadelphia neighbourhood known as "the Bottom" to New York and Hollywood, and the music industry's highest accolades: induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
Solomon Burke
Music
All
1 Hour 25 Minutes

Solomon who? The clue is in the title. That catchy song the Blues Brothers are now forever known for (well since 1980 anyhow) was written back in 1964 by the one and only Solomon Burke. Recently screened on BBC Television, Paul Spencer's film tells the story of a15 year old who recorded and released Christmas Presents to the present day Grammy winning father of 21 children, 79 grandchildren and 17 great grand children. There are contributions from various music luminaries, including the likes of Bill Wyman, Tom Jones plus friends and family as well as the man himself.

Bill Wyman tells us how the Rolling Stones in their formative years, covered three of his songs, Tom Jones admits that for him, Solomon left all the other soul singers in the shade, and Jools Holland explains how his powerful voice and magisterial presence guaranteed him appearances on "Later" as well as Jools' latest record. Producer and musician Joe Henry describes how, with the help of writers like Van Morrison, Tom Waits, Brian Wilson and Elvis Costello, he produced the record that won Solomon his first Grammy.

With the main documentary out of the way, the extras offer plenty of additional information for the fans. The ten minute featurette Jools Holland and Solomon in the recording Studio features interviews with Solomon's Son and Daughter, Solomon Jnr and Candy on backing vocals. Next up, the seven minute Joe Henry interview discusses the recording of the Grammy winning album "Don't Give Up On Me", the four minute Don Was interview discusses the recording of the Grammy nominated album "Make Do With What You Got" whilst the Solomon's Photo Album contains rare publicity shots plus photographs from Solomon's own personal collection

All the extras bar the photo album start with a word from Solomon and feature extended interviews to those on the main feature. The photo album is automated and backed by 2 older Solomon tracks, which is a nice touch and is certainly better than the silent 'advance yourself' ones I have seen.

To say he has been performing for five decades this is a really lightweight offering. The programme comes in at just under an hour long, with no complete performances of any of the songs. This is definitely one for the die hard fans who must have everything on their favourite artist. It makes for a reasonable hours viewing for a Sunday night TV programme but I cannot see this one being re watched with any interest.

  • Jools Holland - In the recording studio with extended interview
  • Joe Henry - Discussing the Grammy winning album "Don't give Up On Me"
  • Don Was - Discussing the Grammy nominated album "Make Do With What You Got"
  • Solomons Photo Album
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment celebrates the 40th anniversary of legendary director Steven Spielberg's epic adventure Close Encounters of the Third Kind on 9th October 2017 with the new 4K ...Read more
The Inbetweeners 2 artwork

The Inbetweeners 2

BD
01/04/2018
Better late than never, Jay, Neil, Simon and Will are back for another critically acclaimed, smash-hit comedy adventure as the boys head to Australia to meet up with Jay and discover that his tales of ...
Homeland artwork

Homeland

BD
22/09/2013
The Rum Diary artwork

The Rum Diary

DVD
27/03/2013
Populaire artwork

Populaire

BD
18/09/2013
Goats artwork

Goats

DVD
10/04/2014
Apple Tree Yard artwork

Apple Tree Yard

BDUK TV
20/02/2017
Hotel Artemis artwork

Hotel Artemis

DVDBD
05/11/2018
Set in riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles, Hotel Artemis, released on DVD and Blu-ray 26th November 2018 from Warner Home Video, follows the Nurse, who runs a secret, members-only emergency room for ...
Johnny English Strikes ... artwork

Johnny English Strikes ...

DVDBD4K-UHD
13/11/2018
Bill Bailey artwork

Bill Bailey

DVD
13/11/2018
Secret Santa artwork

Secret Santa

DVD
05/11/2018
Swimming With Men artwork

Swimming With Men

DVD
09/11/2018
Gosford Park artwork

Gosford Park

BD
14/11/2018

The Big Sick

Features09/04/2018

Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, The Big Sick tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail, who connects with grad student Emily after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that ...

Nancy

News25/10/2018

Craving connection with others, Nancy, released on DVD 5th November 2018 from StudioCanal, is convinced she was kidnapped as a child. When she meets a couple whose daughter went missing thirty years ago, reasonable doubts give way to willful belief.

Harry Potter and the ...

Review26/09/2016

The rebellion begins! Lord Voldemort is back, but the Ministry of Magic tries to keep a lid on the truth including appointing a new, power-hungry Defence Against the Dark Arts professor at Hogwarts. Ron and Hermione convince Harry to secretly train students for the wizarding war ahead. A terrifying showdown between good and evil awaits!
"This is your life and it's ending one minute at a time."
Fight Club (1999)

The Orville

DVDUK TV08/10/2018357

The Walking Dead

DVDBDUK TV24/09/201872

Bodyguard

DVDBDUK TV01/10/201869

The Negotiator

DVDBD24/09/201864

The Orville

DVDUK TV08/10/2018357

The Walking Dead

DVDBDUK TV24/09/201872

Bodyguard

DVDBDUK TV01/10/201869

Broken City

DVDBDNOTES12/02/20133537

Fast Girls

DVDBDNOTES01/08/20121763

The Ghost

DVDBDNOTES20/06/20111655

Escape Plan

DVDBDNOTES18/11/20131502

Racing Stripes

DVD21/06/20052519

Austin Powers

DVD01/12/20071357

The Simpsons

DVDUK TV05/12/2013862

Gas Food Lodging

BD
25/09/2018

Swimming With Men

DVD
09/11/2018

Incredibles 2

DVDBD3D-BD
21/09/2018