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Forrest City AR, United States (1946 – present)

Reverend Albert Green (born April 13 1946 in Forrest City, Arkansas) is an American Grammy award winning and singer who enjoyed great popularity in the with hit singles such as “Let’s Stay Together”, Tired of Being Alone”, and “You Oughta Be With Me”. Green has boasted a voice capable of both fluid high streams of sugar and deep south growls and rasps. He has sold over 20 million records worldwide, and he was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, being referred to as “one of the most gifted purveyors of soul music.”

Green was born in Forrest City, Arkansas. He started performing at age ten in a Forrest City quartet called the Greene Brothers; he dropped the final “E” from his last name years later as a solo artist. They toured extensively in the mid-1950s in the South until the Greenes moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan, when they began to tour around Michigan. His father kicked him out of the group because he caught Green listening to Jackie Wilson.

In 1967 at the age of 16, Al formed an R&B group, Al Green & the Creations, with several of his high-school friends. Two Creation members, Curtis Rogers and Palmer James, founded their own independent record company, Hot Line Music Journal, and had the group record for the label. By that time, the Creations had been re-named the Soul Mates. The group’s first single, “Back Up Train,” became a surprise hit, climbing to number five on the R&B charts early in 1968.

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  • byronever

    Salud!!!

    6 Oct 4:16am Reply
  • BJBooth

    Al is still active he's only 68 now and put out a great album in 2008. There will be more to follow, he's been in the game too long not to remain. For now, enjoy his work. I remember seeing him on Soul Train in the 60's and was incredible to see, it ain't over yet...

    4 Oct 8:08pm Reply
  • sthanmc

    He's amazing!!

    2 Oct 6:20am Reply
  • Amrabart

    serial seducer!

    23 Sep 2:18pm Reply
  • RussellChap

    haha. A truly unique artist. Pity there's nobody else in soul around now that's as good

    22 Sep 5:52pm Reply
  • Ae318

    Doesn't he look similar to Kid Cudi

    16 Aug 7:46am Reply
  • Ae318

    Chef '14 - Tired Of Being Alone

    10 Aug 5:31pm Reply
  • thiagobryan

    Muito bom !! Gostei!

    17 Jul 10:17pm Reply
  • Lidiss1995

    Let's Stay Together ♥

    14 Apr 1:24pm Reply
  • rainsonapicnic

    So sweet

    10 Apr 2:24am Reply
  • Colpydai

    Lol

    15 Mar 8:41pm Reply
  • EduSkynyrd

    Let's Stay Together

    13 Mar 6:19am Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    у преподобного восхитительный голос и восхитительные песни, особо рекомендую The Belle Album 1977

    27 Feb 3:03am Reply
  • Akayz7

    There's still a lot of his material that's in dire need of being reissued :/

    16 Jan 11:46am Reply
  • caidenattwater

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  • engmostafaeldam

    Here I am babe, come and take me...

    7 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Rockarnold

    Here I am babe, come and take me...

    1 Sep 2013 Reply
  • LUCE08

    let's stay together = classic

    19 Aug 2013 Reply
  • ChrisPauI

    amazing voice

    6 Aug 2013 Reply
  • jakobdorof

    I'm Still In Love With You is still, far and away, the best soul album i've heard.

    18 Jul 2013 Reply
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