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Solomon King


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The Detroit born blues guitarist/singer first came to national attention in 2008 when his recordings of “Jack me Up” and “Frankie and Johnnie” were featured on HBO’s smash hit series “True Blood”.

King Followed his t.v. debut with a live performance at the world famous Whiskey-a-go-go. Legendary Motown producer/arranger Sylvester Rivers saw video of the show on Youtube. He then brought King into the studio with a dream team rhythm section comprised of fellow Detroit native’s Ray Parker Jr. (Ghostbusters), Ollie Brown (Stevie Wonder, the Rolling Stones) and Reggie Mcbride (Aretha Franklin, Keb Mo, Ricki Lee Jones)

The result is the 2009 cd “Under the Sun”; a collection of original compositions and Rhythm & Blues classics.

*“King is blessed with a soulful and bluesy voice … you are surprised when an artist takes these songs and brings new life to them by changing them to deliver a personal musical vision that respects the song’s roots without resorting to mere mimicry.”

Solomon King has an original take on the blues. With a sound that is both refreshingly new and comfortingly familiar King is “an artist with serious potentia

Official Bio:
Solomon King: New American Bluesman
Back in the day of the old American Dream, Solomon lived in Detroit City and worked at the big automobile dream factory. But the promise of fulfilling that big dream quickly faded into the assembly line Blues. Mind-numbing monotonous hours, and a daily grind of soul-destroying work, eased only by lots of booze, broads, and the never-ending Friday night cocaine Blues.


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  • davidgeorgea

    I love this song ...I am proud of 42 years happy marrage..

    2 Jul 2012 Reply
  • JLMinc

    Beware of the dead...There is a new King in town. If you want to find Solomon King look Under the Sun. He is alive and well - He has never jammed in Jaffa nor sought to imitate Jimi Hendrix

    25 Feb 2010 Reply

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