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Happy Birthday, Al Green!

When you think soul music, Al Green is one of the first who comes to mind. Today (April 13), one of the genre's greatest singers and hitmakers turns 69.

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‘Pure Agony’: Al Green Scalded by Hot Grits 40 Years Ago

On Oct. 18, 1974, Al Green was scalded by hot grits while showering.

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D’Angelo Covers Al Green’s ‘I’m Glad You’re Mine’ on New Live Album

We're still waiting on D'Angelo to follow up his 2000 album 'Voodoo' but until then, the singer prepares to release 'Live at the Jazz Café, London: The Complete Show' on March 25. One song featured on the live set is D'Angelo's rendition of Al Green's 'I'm Glad You're Mine.'

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Who Flipped It Better? Kanye West vs. Big Mike

This week’s sample flip is Al Green’s ‘What A Wonderful Thing Life Is,’ a track so full of emotion that it’s odd more producers haven’t plucked those strings for their own beats.

Naturally, Kanye is the kind of visionary to touch all kinds of

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President Obama: Justin Timberlake, Sam Moore, Mavis Staples & More Help Celebrate Memphis Soul (VIDEO)

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said he'd been looking forward to a White House celebration of Memphis soul music for one reason.

"Let's face it, who does not love this music?" he asked Tuesday, opening the night's concert in an East Room bathed in amber light and transformed by the addition of a stage and backup musicians.

"These songs g

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Rap Songs About Women: 25 Classics for Valentine’s Day

Hip-hop and Valentine's Day go together like the cast members of Love & Hip-Hop. Which is to say, well, not that swimmingly. But whatever. Some of the genre's most enduring contributions, in any era, have been songs about the ladies. From A Trib

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Obama’s ‘Let’s Stay Together’ Leads to Huge Sales Increase for Al Green

Calling all musicians! Here is a great, outside-the-box sales technique: Get President Barack Obama to slip in a couple lines of your song during one of his speeches.

As Spinner reports, last week, Obama delivered several lines from Al

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President Obama Sings Al Green’s ‘Let’s Stay Together’

President Obama showed off his vocal prowess Thursday night (Jan. 19) at a fundraising event held at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, N.Y., surprising those in attendance who weren't aware the Commander in Chief could carry a tune.

As he stood at

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Drake Pays Tribute to J Dilla and Al Green

Drake is reaping the benefits of having a Billboard-topping album with his debut effort 'Thank Me Later.' On June 22, the much-buzzed about artist performed at a surely lucrative corporate event for Microsoft Bing, running through a series of bangers from his new album and a few surprising covers that included a J Dilla verse from Slum Village's 'Climax' and Al Green's soulful classic

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Beyonce, Ne-Yo Light Up Stage at 2009 Essence Music Festival

The best of the best hit the stage at the 15th annual Essence Music Festival July 3-5 in New Orleans. Check out shots of Beyonce, Ne-Yo, John Legend, Maxwell, Al Green, Salt-N-Pepa, Lionel Richie and many m

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