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Cry to Him: The Dark Soul of Bert Berns

Joel Selvin, 'Here Comes The Night' (Counterpoint Books), April 2014

In these two excerpts from Joel Selvin's splendid new biography of Bert Berns, the soul hustler from the Bronx oversees the 1961 session for Solomon Burke's 'Cry To Me' and – three years later – nurtures his relationship with Atlantic's Jerry Wexler.

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