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Al Green

Al Green artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Studio Sessions

Al Green performs during the 2009 Essence Music Festival at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans.

April 2, 2012 Celebrate the Tennessee swagger with sessions by Booker T, Al Green, Isaac Hayes and Steve Cropper.

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Interviews & Profiles

The late Willie Mitchell of Royal Studio in Memphis.

January 17, 2013 Hear interviews with Al Green, Cody ChesnuTT and the son of Royal Studio producer Willie Mitchell.

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May 28, 2008 The great soul singer recorded his new album with some of today's biggest R&B and hip-hop eminences.

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February 7, 2006 Al Green stops by to talk about his life and music — and working with producer Willie Mitchell.

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Discover Songs

January 21, 2003 Originally broadcast live from NPR's studio 4-A on January 21, 2003, this special edition featur...

Reviews

June 27, 2008 The legend's new album may be closer to the retro-soul he helped inspire than his best work.

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June 23, 2008 Music critic Ken Tucker reviews soul singer Al Green's new album, Lay It Down.

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May 27, 2008 Lizzy Goodman from Blender discusses new discs from Green, Usher, Spiritualized, and more.

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More Stories

Al Green, from the cover of his Greatest Hits album, first released in 1975.

June 4, 2000 Al Green showed a different side of soul on his 1971 hit. Hear the story of the legendary song.

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NPR Artist Directory

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Frederic Chopin

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Gillian Welch

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Spoon

Spoon

Music, live concerts and interviews with the pop-rock band.

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Rodrigo y Gabriela

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Bon Iver

Bon Iver

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Charles Mingus

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Emerson String Quartet

Emerson String Quartet

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

NPR Music explores the life and voice of the passionate Qawwali singer.

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Wye Oak

Wye Oak

Exclusive performances from the pop duo from Baltimore.

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M.I.A.

M.I.A.

Music and news from the Sri Lanka-born hip-hop artist and producer.

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Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Hear concerts and interviews with the grandiose art-rock band.

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Lay It Down

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  • Album: Lay It Down
  • Artist: Al Green
  • Label: Blue Note
  • Released: 2008
 

I Can't Stop

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  • Album: I Can't Stop
  • Artist: Al Green
  • Label: Blue Note
  • Released: 2003
 

Tokyo Live

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  • Album: Tokyo Live
  • Artist: Al Green
  • Label: The Right Stuff
 

Lay It Down

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Bring Ya to the Brink

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  • Album: Bring Ya to the Brink
  • Artist: Cyndi Lauper
  • Label: Epic
  • Released: 2008
 

Here I Stand

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  • Album: Here I Stand
  • Artist: Usher
  • Label: LaFace
  • Released: 2008
 

Songs in A&E

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  • Album: Songs in A&E
  • Artist: Spiritualized
  • Label: Fontana Universal
  • Released: 2008