Vintage 1991 Vocal quarte The CHI-LITES Concert Poster with MC Jay Payton. Place: Jimmie’s Cocktail Lounge & Nightclub, Oakland, CA. Date: August 27-27, 1991. 17 1/8″ x 22 3/4″. Solomon Vincent McDonald Burke (born James Solomon McDonald, March 21, 1940 – October 10, 2010) was an American singer who shaped the sound of rhythm and blues as one of the founding fathers of soul music in the 1960s. He has been called “a key transitional figure bridging R&B and soul”, and was known for his “prodigious output”.