23 July 2009

'Let's Stay Together' - Al Green

Okay, okay! I agree I must be in a soppy mood. Al Green doesn't sing this version as vocally brilliantly as some of his others I have heard but he whipped the crowd, played with the tune and sat down exhausted and was so on a high that he had to do a little jig at the end. Wonderful.
Do let me know what you think.


I dedicate this to the General. Thank you for being such a wonderful person!







P.S. Lorraine and Jonathan have commented on a previous post - Are Black People Allowed to Critically Analyse Other Black People? - and I have some further thoughts to contribute on this topic - so over the coming days you should see something posted here. I love it when people comment. Thank you all!

6 comments:

Robert said...

Brother Al was a little flat...but he's our Al Green and gave many of us alot of memories. I'm sure you've heard of Johnny Hartman, the jazz singer. A different genre but for me one of the greatest male vocalist that ever lived. His album with Coltrane is a masterpiece! Might be a nice gift for the "General" if he/she doesn't already have it.

Anonymous said...

Of course, you DO realize that THIS was Al Green's song, including his three white back-up singers, two sisters and the husband of one of them. The husband was a producer at STAX and his wife (one of the singers) was also a top studio guitarist. This song was probably Al's bigest hit record...back in the day when they really were records!

Thanks for the video.

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Nancy said...

Who doesn't like a little old school Al Green now and then :)

Soapsoane said...

It just reminded me of all the different nights we were all going to yet somehow his music was everyone's theme...

GreedyGirl said...

I'm a huge Al Green fan have all the albums and i've seen him several times this decade in concert. Thanks for posting