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Away from the intentional glitch laden sounds of the synthesizer, a far, far cry from the autotuned shrieks and vocals of the so-called musical artists such as the likes of Lady Gaga, Madonna, Justin Bieber and Rihanna, lies the domain of soul and R&B, especially that which traces its origins to the 1970s. When feeling, emotion and passion abounded in the melodious outpourings of the respective crooners, such as Tina Turner, Marvin Gaye and Al Green, the last having been critically considered to be the last bastion of the Southern soul sound. During the early 1970s, Al Green touched the heights of popularity with his seasoned vocals that had been fine-tuned by the likes of producer Willie Mitchell, and then eventually embraced a wholly gospel sound after joining the ministry. However, since the late 1980s, Al Green has retraced his steps in the lush R&B soundscape as well as bolstered and reawakened his secular soul persona. Having sold more than 20 million albums, this Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is still going strong. Claim some Al Green tickets to be serenaded by this indefatigable dispenser of soul music. 

About Al Green

Being born in 1946 in the aftermath of WWII, Al Green found himself amidst an agrarian setting in Forrest City, Arkansas. He may have very well have followed his father into sharecropping but realized that he had a more musical calling and started singing at age ten in the gospel quartet the Greene Brothers. However, his own father forced him quit the group due to his preference for listening to the exuberant music of Jackie Wilson. By age 16, Al Green had defined his own sound through his act Al Greene & the Creations and in 1967 released his debut album Back Up Train and released it through the label Hot Line Music that had been formed by two of Al Green's bandmates.
The eponymous single for Al Green's first studio offering turned out to be a surprise success, peaking at the 5th spot on the US R&B charts in 1968. However, after failing to cause much of a stir with the Creations, which by then had been renamed to the Soul Mates, Al Green strode out on his solo career, dropped the last "e" from his name, and got himself signed on to Hi Records after impressing its vice president Willie Mitchell. Hence till the seventies, Al Green and Willie Michelle's collaboration resulted in ten albums that were all top-twenty records on the US R&B charts, including six number ones. Moreover, Al Green's popularity soared due to six of his records going top-twenty on Billboard 200 as well that included a trifecta of top-ten albums.  During the gospel tenure of his career, Al Green did not disappoint, what with three top-ten records, and 1997's Soul Survivor topping the Gospel chart, and a top-twenty album.
However, by the turn of the new millennium, Al Green had asserted his renewed status as a "born again" soul singer and posted a pair of top-ten albums, namely 2003's I Can't Stop and 2008's Lay it Down, and a top-twenty in 2005's Everything's Ok on the US R&B chart. Over the decades, Al Green's singles have been leading out a hit parade. Almost a dozen of his tracks have become top-forty hits on Billboard-s Hot 100 , with most of them having broken into the top-ten slot, including the # 1 "Let's Stay Together" that came out at the onset of his solo career in 1971. However, it is the US R&B chart where he has soulfully stormed up the charts, and charted 16 top-ten singles including a quintet of chart-toppers, such as 1972's "You Ought to Be with Me" and 1975's "Full of Fire".
Having been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, Al Green has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the industry that includes everyone from Annie Lennox and Lyle Lovett to Queen Latifah and David Gilmour. His version of "A Change Is Gonna Come", originally sung by Sam Cooke, was featured in the 2001 flick Ali in which Will Smith depicted the legendary boxer Muhammad Ali. Al Green is one blues powered soul stirrer so claim some Al Green tickets now to infuse your own soul with his melodious meld.