THE British “father of white blues”, Eric Burdon, has just released “Soul of a Man”, an album of classic versions of rock and blues songs, which is, in part, a homage to the black blues songs and singers of Louisiana. The intensive tour to publicise this work will bring this legendary figure to the stage of the Auditorium on Friday March 10.
With him will be his new group, called the Animals after the original group with which he found fame.
The Palma concert is one of just two Spanish dates on the tour. The other is Granada.
He was immortalised, along with the Animals group, by his renditions of such songs as “House of the Rising Sun”, “Don't let me be misunderstood”, and “We gotta get out of this place” which have become legendary. After that he had a time with the group War, when he submerged himself in vibrant funk.
Eric Burdon then turned to singing blues music, his records becoming purer with every release. He also spent several years in Germany. However, after a decade of silence he came back in 2004 when he released the album “My secret life”. This was followed in 2005 by the live recording “Live in Athens”.
Now, at the very beginning of 2006, he has released his new album “Soul of a Man”.
This consists of fourteen songs recorded in his charismatic voice with influences from the worlds of rock, blues, folk and gospel.