Nothing's Impossible

Album: Nothing's Impossible (2010)

Songfacts®:

  • This is the title track of an album by Solomon Burke, which was released just after the southern soul legend turned 70.
  • In 2009, Burke joined Willie Mitchell at Mitchell's Royal Studio in Memphis to work together on a new recording. It was the first time Burke and Mitchell, who is best known for mentoring R&B legend Al Green, had worked together in their careers. It turned out to be Willie Mitchell's last recording project as the producer died in January 2010. Burke told Billboard magazine that his original plan was just to drop in on Mitchell. "Willie was always going to come to Los Angeles, and I was always going to come to Memphis," he recalled. "Then I decided to surprise him while I was performing at a casino in Mississippi."
    Burke's planned 30-minute visit to Mitchell's studio turned into a four-hour session that yielded several songs. "We just sang and wrote songs together," Burke said. "Spiritually minded songs about love, hope and holding on. To lose Willie and know this was the last project he did... his sound and spirit lives in this CD."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Jonathan Cain of JourneySongwriter Interviews

Cain talks about the divine inspirations for "Don't Stop Believin'" and "Faithfully."

Dan ReedSongwriter Interviews

Dan cracked the Top 40 with "Ritual," then went to India and spent 2 hours with the Dalai Lama.

Annie Haslam of RenaissanceSongwriter Interviews

The 5-octave voice of the classical rock band Renaissance, Annie is big on creative expression. In this talk, she covers Roy Wood, the history of the band, and where all the money went in the '70s.

Barney Hoskyns Explores The Forgotten History Of Woodstock, New YorkSong Writing

Our chat with Barney Hoskyns, who covers the wild years of Woodstock - the town, not the festival - in his book Small Town Talk.

Crystal WatersSongwriter Interviews

Waters tells the "Gypsy Woman" story, shares some of her songwriting insights, and explains how Dennis Rodman ended up on one of her songs.

Justin TimberlakeFact or Fiction

Was Justin the first to be Punk'd by Ashton Kutcher? Did Britney really blame him for her meltdown? Did his bandmates think he was gay?