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Al Green

Born: Apr 13, 1946 in Forrest City, AR
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Genre: Folk, R&B
Biography: Al Green was the first great soul singer of the '70s and arguably the last great Southern soul singer. With his seductive singles for Hi Records in the early '70s, Green bridged the gap between deep soul and smooth Philadelphia soul. He incorporated elements of gospel, interjecting his performances with ...Read full biography
Call Me
Released: 1973
Label: Hi Records (UK)
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Al Green reached his creative peak with the brilliant Call Me, the most inventive and assured album of his career. So silky and fluid as to sound almost effortless, Green's vocals revel in the lush strings ...Read full review
Let's Stay Together
Released: 1972
Label: EMI
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Prior to this album, Al Green never had a number one song. The title track, "Let's Stay Together," achieved that status and held it for nine consecutive weeks. Green's ingenuity produced one of the all-time ...Read full review
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