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  VH1.com : Al Green : Biography - Urge Music Downloads
Al Green was the first great soul singer of the '70s and arguably the last great Southern soul singer.
Green was at the peak of his popularity when he suddenly decided to join the ministry in the mid-'70s.
Green was born in Forest City, Arkansas, where he formed a gospel quartet, the Green Brothers, at the age of nine.
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 Al Green (politician) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Al Green (birth name - Alexander N. Green, born September 1, 1947 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is the U.S. Representative from the Ninth Congressional District in Texas (map (http://nationalatlas.gov/printable/images/preview/congdist/tx09_109.gif)).
Green won the Democratic primary for District 9 in Houston on March 9, 2004, a district that is largely Democratic with 37% of its population African American and 31% Hispanic - two ethnic groups that traditionally support the Democrats - and later was victorious over Republican.
Green is a former lawyer, justice of the peace, and president of the Houston NAACP.
www.bonneylake.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Al_Green_(politician)   (310 words)

 Al Green   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Al Green's story is archetypal--he's roved from church to secular music and back and forth over the years--but he's one of the most original artists we have.
Al Green brought the Memphis Sound into the '70s by slightly softening it, melding smooth funkiness with his miraculous voice and innate sensitivity: his love songs, while perfect for the bedroom, are as conversational as they are blatantly seductive.
Al Green is one of those artists whose range and scope, like those of James Brown or Johnny Cash, seem almost too large for a three- or four-CD retrospective.
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 CMT.com : Al Green : Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Al Green was the first great soul singer of the '70s and arguably the last great Southern soul singer.
Green was at the peak of his popularity when he suddenly decided to join the ministry in the mid-'70s.
Green was born in Forest City, Arkansas, where he formed a gospel quartet, the Green Brothers, at the age of nine.
www.cmt.com /artists/az/green_al/bio.jhtml   (1107 words)

Al Green was born in New Orleans and grew up in Florida.
Al earned his law degree from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University and was licensed to practice law in Texas in 1974.
Al was honored at that swearing-in ceremony by a wide cross-section of community leaders who gave testimony to his legal skills, impeccable character and innate ability to communicate skillfully with people of diverse backgrounds.
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 Al Green
Al Green was born April 13, 1946, in Forrest City (St. Francis County), Arkansas.
In 1969, Green met Hi Records VP Willie Mitchell and the next year, Hi released Al Green's debut solo album, "Green Is Blues." A 3-year string of hits followed, including his first gold single, "Tired of being Alone," a Green composition, as well as "I Can't Get next To You," Let's Stay Together" and others.
In October 1974 in Memphis, an incident wherein a girlfriend poured boiling grits on Green while he was in the bathtub and then killed herself with his gun caused Green to rethink his position.
members.tripod.com /memphisfringe/al-green.html   (409 words)

 Al Green
Albert Greene was born in Forrest City, Arkansas, in 1946.
Green and Mitchell successfully recorded eight albums that sold over twenty million copies worldwide until their separation in 1976, when Green began to change his focus to gospel, the religious "sister" of secular soul music.
In the 1990s, Green moved to BMG Records and released Your Heart's in Good Hands in 1995, the year in which he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
www.cosmopolis.ch /english/cosmo44/al_green.htm   (951 words)

 Green Tea: BC Cancer Agency
There is some evidence that green tea may prevent the occurrence of some forms of cancer, but the mechanisms of action of its specific constituents are poorly understood.
Green tea, which is not fermented, is made by steaming or pan-frying tea leaves and then drying them.
Green tea constituent epigallocathechin-3-gallate and induction of apoptosis and cell cycle arrest in human carcinoma cells.
www.bccancer.bc.ca /PPI/UnconventionalTherapies/GreenTea.htm   (1667 words)

 CBS News | Al Green Changes His Tune | August 1, 2005 00:58:41
GREEN: Well, yeah, they used to talk about it in shop class, say, 'That kid right there can sing,' and I was going like, 'I wonder who they're talking about?' But you see, when the machines were going, I had the ear muffs on, I would sing, and I wouldn't know that they were listening.
Al Green was 12 then, and today, at 59, he's still at it, still packing them in, still flashing that 1,000-watt smile.
GREEN: People are always saying in these articles that 'He come up with some way to combine rhythm and blues with gospel and he makes it all go together.' Well, that's the most untrue thing I've heard, because sacred things are sacred things, and they belong up here.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2005/07/31/sunday/main712918.shtml   (1551 words)

 Thunderstruck   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Green comes from a lineage of other phenomenal vocalists such as Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye, and Aretha Franklin who grew up in the church, cutting their teeth on hymns and spirituals.
"Al Green was a dream to them, a voice they heard on the radio, singing about all the romance and the passion that was missing from their own lives," he says.
Green was singing about love and happiness, but there was a war going on inside--a battle for the substance of his soul.
www.thunderstruck.org /green.htm   (1555 words)

 soul sides: AL GREEN: BACK IT UP
To start..."Back Up Train" was Al Green's first hit (recorded as "Al Greene and the Soul Mates"), recorded back in 1967 when the then-21 year old was one of many fresh-faced soul singers trying to make their way.
It sounds like Al Green yet doesn't sound like him at all: those used to his seductive falsetto will likely be thrown at him crooning in a lower register though you can still hear the expressive quality of his voice.
However, their first try out was a flop: Green covering the Beatles' "I Want To Hold Your Hand." Commercially, the song went nowhere and many people don't even know about it because Hi chose not to release it on any album.
soul-sides.com /2005/12/al-green-back-it-up.html   (544 words)

 Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Al Green, from Forrest City, Arkansas, has risen from obscurity to fame with a rapidity that is astonishing even by the standards of the mercurial music industry.
Green's records sound like they were bound to happen; for the listener who digs soul music, the fact that two-and-a-half million people have bought the single version of "Let's Stay Together" can only be the icing on a very tasty cake.
Green is still the most intelligent male sould singer to emerge in years, and in the context of three or four more albums this one may sound fine.
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 Al_green   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Al Green brought the Memphis Sound into the '70s by slightly softening it, melding smooth funkiness with his miraculous voice and innate sensitivity.
Green left the concert stage for the pulpit in 1979, and while his pretty falsetto reading of Joe Cocker's "You Are So Beautiful" could easily be holy praise, he makes it clear in his asides that he's keeping things on a strictly earthly plane this time.
Al Green still The Don, album #3 : 1971s 'Let Stay Together' was Al Greens 3rd album on Hi Records (After two big hits 'Green Is Blues' and 'Al Green Gets Next To You').
music.mysic.com /Artist/Al_Green   (1019 words)

 Russian River Blues Festival: The Reverend Al Green   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
It was in the early 1970s that Green carved his place in music history with a run of celebrated hits that made him not just an RandB star but a pop icon.
Green started singing professionally at age 9, when he and his brothers formed a gospel quartet, the Greene Brothers, in their hometown of Forest City, Arkansas.
At 16, Green formed a pop group, Al Greene and the Creations, with high school friends, and they released a single, "Back Up Train," in 1967 (under the new name Al Greene and the Soul Mates) that went to #5 on the national RandB chart.
www.russianriverbluesfest.com /blues/artists/al_green.html   (739 words)

 Benefits of Green Tea Black & Oolong
Green tea halts growth of oral cancer cells and breaks down and kills existing oral cancer.(1,2) Ingesting or swishing with green tea introduces the tea polyphenols to the oral cancer cells which may be present in the mouth.
The polyphenols are antioxidants, which work to remove the free radicals (oxidants) which cause the mutation of genes, which may in turn lead to cancerous growth, without harming the normal cells the growth and invasion of oral cancer cells.
Green tea also appears to be beneficial for heart disease: It lowers cholesterol, reduces platelet aggregation (clumping), and lowers blood pressure, all of which may contribute to a decreased risk of heart disease.
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 SoundStage! Slobberbone - Al Green
Green, then known as Al Greene, had scored a hit for Bell Records with "Backup Train." He was rehearsing with Mitchell’s band and began going over the changes for his hit song.
Green wrote the song and it opens with a chord change that has the jazz feel he and his producer liked.
Green pleads, but his plea is quiet, and when he reaches for high note to sing "Pl-e-e-e-se" it’s almost a whisper.
www.soundstage.com /music/reviews/rev492.htm   (1032 words)

 Al Green
While Green's streak was leveling off in the mid-'70s, the singer's life took a turn for the bizarre in 1976 when an enraged ex-girlfriend broke into his home and burned him with boiling grits.
Green took this as an "act of God" and swore off "sinful music" (R&B) in favor of a strict gospel repertoire.
Al Green is for all souls, young and old, but if you only know him from "that cool track on the Pulp Fiction soundtrack," stay at home and play with your Limp Bizkit records.
www.citypaper.net /articles/2002-05-16.new/musicpicks9.shtml   (265 words)

 Rolling Stone : Al Green: Biography
It is a testament to the fact that the world needs a secular Al Green as much as Green himself needs God that Green's early love-and-hard-times soul recordings remain in print and still essential.
Al Green's blazing streak of hit singles sweetened the sound of Memphis soul just enough to suit the changing times; he reasserted the music's gospel base without losing that identifying grit.
Green's work continued to be diffused among various labels and repackagers long after he bowed out of recording secular soul.
www.rollingstone.com /artists/algreen/biography   (1375 words)

 BBC - Radio 2 - The Reverend Al Green
Al Green may be the last great soul man, and as the pastor of the Full Gospel Tabernacle in Memphis, he also embodies the bond between secular soul music and the church.
He interviews Al and his longtime producer Willie Mitchell at the celebrated Royal Studios, on the very microphone where they made all their classic recordings for the Hi label such as 'Let's Stay Together', 'Tired Of Being Alone' and 'Sha-La-La (Make Me Happy').
Green talks candidly about his entire career, his work as a minister and his return to secular recording with his mentor Mitchell, now almost 77 years old.
www.bbc.co.uk /radio2/r2music/documentaries/algreen.shtml   (231 words)

 Boston.com / A&E / Music / Al Green reunites with producer for album
When the spirit moves him, the Rev. Al Green throws his head back to laugh, clapping his hands and stomping his feet.
It was recorded at Royal Studios in Memphis, where Green and Mitchell worked together from 1969 until 1976, when Green turned to gospel music and preaching.
Green likes to tell about overhearing a church member who had missed a service ask another about the subject of his sermon.
www.boston.com /ae/music/articles/2003/11/18/al_green_reunites_with_producer_for_album   (728 words)

 Al Green is your Valet
Recorded by Green’s co-writer and producer, Hi label boss Willie Mitchell, at his Royal Studios in Memphis, these were the height of sexed-up, secular hit-making songcraft.
To some, Green’s sweet-but-sensual sound represents love beyond passion, a dearness that brings couples to him -- no matter where he is -- with the request that the Rev. Al marry them.
Age hasn’t stopped Green, 57, or Mitchell, 75, from reuniting for I Can’t Stop in the same fashion with the exact sound -- recorded at the same studio with the same RCA mics -- their classics were.
www.citypaper.net /articles/2004-02-12/music.shtml   (1220 words)

 Al Green Biography and Update at Soul Tracks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Al Green is one of the most enduring soul singers of the rock era, and is considered by many the most important male singer since Sam Cooke.
With Mitchell producing, arranging and co-writing, Green recorded his debut, Green Is Blues, an uneven effort that is nonetheless an important preview of the sound that would soon propel Green to superstardom: a punchy rhythm section accentuated by horns and organ, mixing the sound of Southern church with gritty post-Motown arrangements.
Despite the physical setbacks, Green found himself with the second chance at life that Sam Cooke hadn't had, and he used the incidents to reassess his career and priorities, ultimately deciding to retire from popular music and to devote himself to Christian ministry and Gospel music.
www.soultracks.com /al_green.htm   (835 words)

 ArtandCulture Artist: Al Green   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
When Al Green drew himself a bath on a troubled night in 1977, he had no idea his life was about to change.
Their first album together, "Green is Blues," showcased the silken yet primal voice that Green used to push soul into a new stratosphere.
Green’s ministry of love, happiness, and euphoria had a seamy side comprised of drugs and womanizing, which provided the seedbed for the disaster of 1977 and the prodigal son’s return to the fold.
www.artandculture.com /cgi-bin/WebObjects/ACLive.woa/wa/artist?id=912   (722 words)

 Boston.com / News / Boston Globe / Living / Arts / The gospel according to the Rev. Al Green
Ask Al Green a question, and the answer is likely to come wrapped in a song.
And Green, 58, has seen a lot in a career that began before his first big hit, "Tired of Being Alone" in 1971.
There were a lot of pop music fans who bought Al Green records in the '70s.
www.boston.com /news/globe/living/articles/2004/10/18/the_gospel_according_to_the_rev_al_green   (530 words)

 Amazon.com: I Can't Stop: Music: Al Green   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The highlight of I Can’t Stop, Al Green’s reunion with producer-arranger Willie Mitchell, the architect of his deathless ’70s hits, is "My Problem is You." Over six and a half minutes, Green roars, wails, and rambles through a midtempo exploration of a seemingly unsolvable riddle--the love of a woman and its hold on him.
The passion that Al Green brings to these vocals is deeper than you can imagine and this is "the" most brilliant album of his already great and accomplished career.
Al's voice still sounds great, but he sounds like he is just not putting enough of his soul into his singing.
www.amazon.com /I-Cant-Stop-Al-Green/dp/B0000DJZ9K   (1511 words)

 Al Green - Biography and Recommendations
Not by any means the Primer's favourite soul singer Green (born Al Greene) was nonetheless probably the most important artist to record on the Hi label, and he was certainly one of the most commercially successful on the roster (which included Ann Peebles and Otis Clay amongst others).
He joined Willie Mitchell at Hi in 1969, having first recorded with old school mates as Al Greene & The Soulmates, even forming their own record label and scoring a minor US hit with 'Back Up Train' in 1968.
Because of that, he achieved success in both the singles and albums charts and all his albums, including "Al Green Gets Next To You", "Let's Stay Together" and "Al Green Explores Your Mind" are worth hearing in their entirety.
www.rhythmandtheblues.org.uk /artists/green.shtml   (500 words)

 SALON Reviews: Al Green   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Green, aka the Right Reverend Green of Memphis' Full Gospel Tabernacle Church, devoted the better part of the next 18 years to gospel music.
Green is back singing the praises of earthly pleasures again, and that's a mighty big deal.
Brits Steele and Cox are obvious students of Green's '70s Muscle Shoals sound, yet they don't let reverence cloud their judgment (they're the only producers here smart enough to reunite Green with his old pals the Memphis Horns).
www.salon.com /30dec1995/reviews/picks.html   (266 words)

 Al Green News
As always, blurring the line between church and street, soul king the Reverend Al Green took to the stage Sunday night at the 9:30 Club sporting dark shades, a tuxedo jacket and a big golden cross.
Al Green returns to Mpls The day of my interview with the Reverend Al Green, he took a break from an interview and photo shoot for a series of BBC concerts happening in Austria this June.
The Rev. Al Green and the recently deceased "Queen of Gospel" Vestal Goodman are among the 2004 class of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.
www.topix.net /who/al-green   (1023 words)

 :: MVRemix Interviews - Al Green ::
Al Green: I’m standing in front of the store looking at this woman walk back to her car.
Al Green: Man they gonna sneak them tape recorders in there any kind of way and we can’t stop them.
Al Green: I drew the picture for you to relate to it, but there is a deeper meaning behind the thing.
www.mvremix.com /urban/interviews/algreen.shtml   (1202 words)

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