Thursday, August 27, 2009

Al Green Could Be The One (1975)

One of the biggest icons of 1970's soul music is Al Green. In the late 60's and early 70's, a lot of R&B music began to all sound pretty similar, but Green created his own sound. Within the first few bars of any Al Green song, one can easily identify the artist. His melodies and voice sounded soulful, but also had an element of romance and sensuality that was new and exciting.

He succeeded in creating a new sound, one unique to him; And along with artists like Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder he helped to take R&B music to new heights throughout the 70's.

He is perhaps most well known for tracks like "Let's Stay Together" from the 1971 album of the same name. But today's track comes from one of his lesser known albums 'Al Green Is Love' from 1975. This is another album that is difficult to find on CD (why a great artist like Al Green's entire catalog is not readily available on CD is beyond me) which is why it is lucky that I happen to have a vinyl copy.

The song is "Could I Be The One" and it is an excellent example of Al Green's romantic and soulful sound. So click the link below to find out if Al Green is truly the one.

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