When Soul Music Didn’t Stink

18 Jun

Today’s soul music is missing a great deal — including S-O-U-L! Society has advanced in so many ways since the early 1970s. But soul music, which is a favorite genre of mine, has gone in an entirely different direction. Very sad. As evidence, I present the one and only Al Green in all his leisure-suited, white loafered glory (circa 1973). This clip is from the great Soul Train series and introduced by the incomparable Don Cornelius. Try not to “shake your stuff” to this gem, which Al and the Hi Rhythm Section perform totally live without the aid of any lip synching or musical overdubs. Imagine that … a group of musicians relying on talent and charisma rather than special effects, a good makeup artist, and digital studio trickery. Al’s fro needs a little trimming, but who really cares? It’s all about the music. Bravo, Al. Bravo.

One Response to “When Soul Music Didn’t Stink”

  1. Ronilson Araújo June 29, 2008 at 9:46 am #

    If you wanna know about Soul Music in Brazil, see
    http://alfarrabistas.wordpress.com/2008/06/24/uma-questao-de-soul/

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    Ronilson Araújo
    http://www.alfarrabistas.wordpress.com

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