Burke 'Makes Do' With Dylan, Dr. John
Veteran soul vocalist Solomon Burke will release his next album, "Make Do With What You Got," March 1 via Shout! Factory.Veteran soul vocalist Solomon Burke will release his next album, "Make Do With What You Got," March 1 via Shout! Factory. On the Don Was-produced follow-up to 2002's acclaimed "Don't Give up on Me," Burke interprets songs such as Bob Dylan's "What Good am I?," the Band's "It Makes No Difference," Hank Williams' "Wealth Won't Save Your Soul" and the Rolling Stones' "I Got the Blues."
Among the artists contributing new material to the project are Van Morrison ("At the Crossroads") and Dr. John (the title track).
"Don't Give up on Me" (Fat Possum) revitalized Burke's career, winning him a Grammy for best contemporary blues album. The set featured material by Dylan, Morrison, Tom Waits and Elvis Costello, among others.
Burke, who is nominated for the W.C. Handy Blues Awards' entertainer of the year trophy, recently appeared on the Rolling Stones concert set "Live Licks," performing his own "Everybody Needs Somebody To Love."
The lone date on his performance schedule is a March 18 show at San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts.