Soul - Gospel
Al Green (vocals); Verlisa Brewster, Debra Green (backing vocals); Jaun Rolan (sax); Ivy Joe Barton (trumpet); Kenneth Dewalt (trombone); Clarence Benjamin, James Elps (guitar); Javaughn Hill (keyboards); Thomas McCllenan (organ); Barry Campbell (bass); Darryl Wells Jr. (drums); Terick Verges (percussion); Anderson Cooper, Korey Jones (dance).
Fri 13 July 2007 23:00 - 00:15 Nile
Al Green's silken sustained notes, sensual moaning and breathtaking falsetto represent the feeling of pure soul to many of his admirers. He received no less than nine Grammy's and he had smash hits with Tired of Being Alone, Let's Stay Together, Can't Get Next to You and I'm Still in Love With You. After having side-tracked soul music at the end of the seventies and opted for religion for a long time -interpreting a fall from the stage as a sign from God - many feared that his music wouldn't benefit from the occurrence. Green only sang spirituals and gospel songs for a long time. But in 1993 he changed directions. He returned to r&b and soul and scored a huge pop hit with Annie Lennox. The year 2003 marked his major come-back with scorching soul albums like I Can't Stop and its follow-up Everything's OK. Currently Green is on the road a lot and is performing all over the world.