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Dance Dance Revolution: Nelson George on 'Soul Train'

April 24, 2014

For a generation of kids, Saturday morning at 11am was appointment-television time. You put away your cereal bowl and switched from cartoons or pro-wrestling to a channel a little further down the dial. After a minute or two, you'd finally see that signature...

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Memphis Soul Gets White House Tribute

April 10, 2013

Barack and Michelle Obama paid tribute to Memphis soul yesterday in the latest iteration of "In Performance at the White House," celebrating the Tennessee city that brought blacks and whites together through music despite segregation and racism in the...

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Obama's Al Green Tribute Available as Free Ringtone

January 23, 2012

President Obama's recent impromptu a cappella performance of Al Green's hit "Let's Stay Together" at a fundraiser at the Apollo Theater in New York last week is now available as a ringtone on his official website. The ringtone captures eight seconds...

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Outside Lands Scores Kings of Leon, Furthur, Strokes

June 2, 2010

Kings of Leon, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir's Furthur, the Strokes and My Morning Jacket are booked to headline San Francisco's scenic Golden Gate Park this August 14th and 15th at the third annual Outside Lands Festival. Cut down from three days to two for...

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Your Grammy Highlights: Jennifer Hudson Returns, Coldplay Soar

February 9, 2009

Amid fizzling sales and dwindling business, the music industry responded with a Grammy show thick on collaborations, stirring performances and once in a lifetime moments. Robert Plant and Alison Krauss took home the most hardware, but the night's performances...

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In the Studio: Al Green

April 21, 2008

While visiting his record company in 2005, Roots drummer Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson picked up Loretta Lynn's 2004 Van Lear Rose album, the singer's late-career collaboration with Jack White. "I couldn't stop listening to it," says Thompson. "I thought,...

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Smoking Section: Strokes Tour South America, Questlove and Al Green

November 17, 2005

Life is good for the Smoking Section. A month ago, at the premiere of the new Dylan doc, we asked the Strokes, "Why doesn't someone film you guys on the road?" There was no answer, so for eight days in October, we joined them on their first-ever South...

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Al Green's Gotta Serve Somebody

September 28, 2000

Below is an excerpt of an article that originally appeared in RS 850 from September 28, 2000. This issue and the rest of the Rolling Stone archives are available via Rolling Stone Plus, Rolling Stone's premium subscription plan. If you are already a subscriber,...

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Obama: 'I Wasn't Worried' About Singing Al Green

April 25, 2012

President Barack Obama wowed an audience at a fundraiser at the Apollo Theater in New York back in January by singing the opening line from Al Green's classic, "Let's Stay Together." A clip from the event immediately went viral, and it was soon released...

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Kings of Leon Top Day Two of Outside Lands Fest

August 16, 2010

Outside Lands in photos: Furthur, My Morning Jacket, Kings of Leon and more. Mike Ness of Social Distortion had a message for the thousands gathered yesterday afternoon for the second and final day of the Outside Lands festival in San Francisco's Golden...

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OK Go to Preview Dancey, Prince-Inspired Summer LP on March Tour

February 18, 2009

Starting March 6th, OK Go are hitting the road to preview songs from their next album, the follow-up to 2005's Oh No. On this upcoming third full-length, the band is looking to some unlikely influences: Aretha Franklin, Al Green and Prince. "I was in...

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Al Green Takes L.A. Crowd to Church With Motown, Gospel Hits

September 22, 2008

Saturday night at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, Al Green took a capacity crowd to church 12 hours earlier than usual. "God gave me the ministry of love and happiness," the veteran Memphis soul man announced before launching into another of his velvet-brimstone...

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Questlove Trying to Pin Down Justin Timberlake for Al Green Record

September 5, 2007

The Roots multitasker ?uestlove has spent three years working on Al Green's as-yet-untitled new album that's due next spring, and he tells MTV News that guests on the record will include D'Angelo, Corinne Bailey Rae, Anthony Hamilton and possibly Justin...

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Al Green's "OK" With God

November 23, 2004

Al Green can't even visit his local drugstore without some guy showing him baby pictures and confiding that the youngsters were conceived to a soundtrack of his romantic R&B hits. But these days, Green -- whose religious struggles once led him to...

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Memphis Magic: The Al Green Sound

October 25, 1973

Among the first of the innumerable roadside billboards which greet visitors arriving in Memphis, Tennessee, is one which proclaims a hearty Welcome to Memphis – Home of the Memphis Sound. The air is heavy, warm; the hickory smoke of a hundred...

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