Thursday, March 5, 2009

Al Green: Let's Stay Together

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One of my favorite singers of all time is Al Green. He's got a magnificent voice. Let's Stay Together is such a classic song that I love so much. Not any connection to the Rat Pack at all that I know of, but I really dig this tune.

Let's Stay Together hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1972. It remained on the chart for 16 weeks. It also topped Billboard's R&B chart for 9 weeks. The song has been ranked 60 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. A cover version of the song by Tina Turner would pave the way for her comeback in the 1980's.

This video clip is from the
Apollo Hall of Fame Concert in 1993. I hope you enjoy it too. The audience is definitely get into the song big time. Cheers!

24 comments:

Elizabeth Marie said...

Your blog is so effing cool. I always feel like I'm in some smoky jazz bar when I click on your face haha. Love it.

T. L. Bugg said...

His voice is like heaven and butter and doughnuts and lovin' all wrapped up in the soulful sound that could only be laid down by a man like Mr. Green. One of my favorites, and always entertaining.

Planet Mondo said...

He does a great cover of The Beatles I Want To Hold Your Hand too - well worth tracking down..

MJ. said...

Thanks for the comment!;)
I remember listening to that song as a kid when my dad played Tina's vinils...

Such great memories..

XX

Keith said...

Hey Elizabeth. Thanks so much. Wow! I really appreciate that a lot. I mean that. Cheers!

Rev. Fred Phantom said...

Al Green is one of my all time favorites. His Greatest Hits album can sure get things going in the bedroom as well. His music has helped me get laid a few times. Thanx, Al!!!

Keith said...

Hey T.L. Thanks for the comments. Great hearing from you. I loved the way you described Al Green's voice. I couldn't have said it better myself. He's definitely one of my favorites as well. Cheers!

Keith said...

Hey Dave. Thanks. I didn't know about that. I'll have to check for it. Cheers!

Keith said...

Hey MJ. Thanks for the comments. Great hearing from you. This is such a classic song. I also loved Tina's version of the song. I had bought it when I was a young teenager.

Keith said...

Hey Rev. Thanks for the comments. Man, I definitely agree with you. His music is some of the best for bedroom action. I can testify to that myself!

Nancy Sinatra Fan said...

I love this song! I actually had my hubby serenade me with this one time. He had tears in my eyes. He was good, but he was no Al Green though. I agree with you that this is a classic.

Keith said...

Thanks Phoebe. That's very romantic of your husband. Glad you're a fan of this song too. Cheers!

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie Keith, wonders if the big Al is a fan of our Dino...coulda be singin' this tune to our great man...thanks for postin'.......

Keith said...

Hey pallie DMP. Thanks for the comments. Glad you liked it. Who knows. They might have at least crossed paths with one another. Cheers!

Couture Carrie said...

Loves me some Al Green, baby!

xoxox,
CC

P.S. Totally agree with Elizabeth Marie!

Keith said...

Thanks Carrie. I appreciate that so much. Glad to see you're a fan of Al too. I love your blog. Cheers!

Robert M. Lindsey said...

I have long been a fan of Al Green. Speaking of other bands doing Green songs, The Talking Heads did Take Me To The River.
Retro Hound

Keith said...

Hey Robert. Thanks for the comments. I didn't know that The Talking Heads had covered an Al Green song. That's cool. Cheers!

Erma said...

What a great video. I don't think I've ever seen Al Green perform that live before. I love the Tina Turner version. I love when an artist can ad-lib throughout a performance and still retain the majesty of such an iconic song. Thanks for the video, Keith.

Keith said...

Hey Erma. Thanks for the comments. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I thought it was a good performance by Al Green. I wanted to post a worthy video when I did this particular blog post. I think I found a nice one. I love Tina's version myself. I'm a huge fan of hers. I do like when singers can ad-lib through a song too. Dino was always good at that. Cheers!

La Couturier said...

I adore him. He truly is one of the most talented singers ever! =] I love the aura of your blog; cool, effortless, a bit like what Elizabeth Marie said: like I'm in a smoky jazz bar that smells lightly of cigars!

xoxo,
La C.

gotankgo said...

Superb Al Green video. That voice is mellow smooth good!

Keith said...

Hello La C. Thanks so much. I really appreciate that. It means a lot. I'm glad that so many people enjoy what I do here. Al Green is one of the best. He's got an incredible voice that really touches your soul, heart, etc. Take care. Cheers!

Keith said...

Hey Scott. Thanks. Glad you liked it. Cheers!