Posts Tagged ‘Al Green’

Global Beat, KFAI 04/14/10

April 14, 2010

Today’s edition of Global Beat skewed heavily towards the R&B side of things with new cuts from Sharon Jones, Erykah Badu, Georgia Anne Muldrow and Quadron (a soulful combo from Copenhagen) alongside classics from Al Green, The Counts and Gil Scott Heron as well as the usual mix of Afrobeat, samba, salsa and reggae. The show is available as an MP3 stream for two weeks at the KFAI site, the playlist is posted both there and here, after the break.

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Temposphere, KFAI 02/13/10

February 14, 2010

It’s the eve of Rudolph Valentino Day 2010 and it’s the Rocky mix on Temposphere with cuts from a  diverse roster of artists including The Bamboos, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Al Green, David Bowie and the comparatively less heralded Frank Ricotti. The show is available for streaming at the KFAI site, the playlist is posted both there and here.

(photo of Rocky Marciano from the archives of the Chicago Daily News, 1944.)

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Al Green

July 14, 2008

New Al Green Album

May 11, 2008

Here’s a sneak peak mini-doc on the making of the new Al album, due in stores May 27. Will it reach the heights of his Hi glory years of the early 70s? The snippets here are tantalizing…

The Best $1 I Spent in 2007

February 7, 2008

OK, so it took 35 years but I finally own a copy of Let’s Stay Together by Al Green.

I’ve treasured multiple Al Green Greatest Hits LPs and CDs over the years, but I’ve never owned a copy of this LP until now.

If you are a wedding DJ and you arrive at the gig without the title song from this album you may as well fire yourself right now.

It is a song that never sounds bad in any context. How many songs like that are there really?…

The rest of the album is excellent, but it all kind of pales next to LST.

This fairly worn copy was acquired at the semi-annual KFAI Record Sale (all LPs $1!) in November 2007. It sounds great.

(A song produced by Questlove from the upcoming Al Green album has been leaked to the internets: “Thought It Out”. Look for it – it is fantastic.)