Articles tagged al green

‘Soul Survivor’: On Al Green, Coming to Terms With His Powers

This book is a compelling and exhaustively detailed account of a man at peace with his life, a man who may... be pleased with a final exit that sees him keeling over dead in mid-sermon.

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Solomon Burke: Nothing’s Impossible

After four albums of Americana crossover, Solomon Burke reminds us he’s a soul singer by joining forces with the late producer Willie Mitchell.

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Various Artists: Protected Massive Samples

Massive Attack is opened up, and its insides are revealed to be made of muzak and precious stones.

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The Best R&B of 2008

From true legends to notable newcomers to acts in mid-career stride, the year's best R&B is much more than what your local Top 40 radio station would have you believe.

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18 Nov 2008 // 5:05 AM

Al Green is always touching up his work

“Man, I wish the Derby was going on while I was there,” said the Rev. Al Green of his upcoming performance in Kentucky. “We could

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Al Green: His comeback on Blue Note Records, begun with 2003’s “I Can’t Stop” and restoring him to the ways of his indelible ‘70s

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27 May 2008 // 11:01 PM

Al Green: Lay It Down

Leave it to a seasoned veteran from the red dirt of Arkansas to deliver not only the Soul album of the year, but remind us that artistic excellence is still attainable in this age of mediocrity.

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Various Artists: Slow Jams for Christmas

Recipe for a romantic Christmas -- light the candles, pop the bubbly, hang the mistletoe, and play this CD.

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12 Sep 2007 // 9:45 AM

To the Rev. Al Green, “Love and Happiness” is more than a song. It’s more than a feeling. It’s a mission. Green, who

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Soul legend Al Green lets his voice be heard on a variety of topics

Al Green’s voice is hoarse. Not just a little rough, mind you, but harsh, grating, rasping. Can this man struggling to speak into the

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Al Green: The Definitive Greatest Hits

If your Al Green collection is bare, let The Definitive Greatest Hits be the perfect excuse for you to correct that issue.

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21 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Culver/Judge Inauguration 2007 feat. Reverend Al Green

Apparently, the good Rev had been waiting for a special invitation to come to Iowa. When he finally got one, it was from the governor’s office, no less.

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28 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Al Green: Back Up Train

By no means does this brief, half-hour album musically measure up to Green's unparalleled '70s work, but because Green became the artist he did, it's an interesting document nonetheless.

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	Al Green: Everything’s OK

While the world is fortunate for having a delightful new Al Green album, and we're all glad his life is in order, Everything's OK lacks the conflicted passion that was the hallmark of his greatest music.

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3 Mar 2004 // 1:00 AM

Soul Revival Long before R. Kelly, Ma$e, and even Marvin Gaye were struggling to walk the razor thin line that separates the sacred and

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18 Dec 2003 // 11:00 PM

	Al Green: I Can’t Stop

Nothing cheeses a critic off quite as much as having to bow to the conventional wisdom, but in this case everything you’re hearing about

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2 Oct 2003 // 11:00 PM

	Al Green: The Immortal Soul of Al Green

On a clear, sunny day in Memphis last June, a friend and I drove by Royal Recording Studios. Royal, which once upon a time was

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	Al Green: Green Is Blues / Gets Next to You / Let’s Stay Together

It was 1968 and Albert Greene Jr. was stuck in Midland, Texas. His vocal trio, the Soul Mates, had had a fairly big hit with “Back

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28 May 2003 // 11:00 PM

	Al Green: I’m Still In Love With You

Being the record geek that I am, in my bedroom, above my bed, are mounted four album covers. They represent a mix of both my

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

On the Line (2001)

In On the Line, Kev (Lance Bass) is bland as can be, an unfortunate condition for a romantic lead.

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//Mixed media

TIFF 2017: 'The Shape of Water'

// Notes from the Road

"The Shape of Water comes off as uninformed political correctness, which is more detrimental to its cause than it is progressive.

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