Performance by Solomon Burke
It was first recorded by Ray Charles on his 1993 album My World, but received relatively little attention at that time. A version was also included by Lynyrd Skynyrd on their 1997 album Twenty.
In 2002, a version was recorded by soul singer Solomon Burke on his album Don't Give Up On Me. The track featured The Blind Boys of Alabama on backing vocals, and the album won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album, bringing Burke back into the public eye. The song was released as a single in the UK, and "None of Us Are Free" became a feature of Burke's later performances. His version of the track was also notably featured at the end of the sixth episode of the second season of House. Solomon Burke on Youtube