b. 12 October 1940, Tallulah, Louisiana, USA. Solomon enjoyed singing in the local church choir and for 10 years he was a member of the popular Friendly Brothers Spiritual Quartet. It was while touring with them that he made the switch to blues singing, subsequently appearing on the same bills as artists such as B.B. King and Etta James. He made his first record in 1959 and he has appeared on numerous small labels since then, with records occasionally being leased to larger companies such as Checker and Kent. He has been based in California for most of his recording career and has made one album, although the Dutch label Diving Duck did release a well-received compilation of his older material. Solomon continues to sing occasionally in small clubs in Los Angeles.
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