Al Green Returns to Secular Music Roots For decades, the Rev. Al Green has been singing gospel songs and preaching in Memphis, Tenn. Now, he's returned to the soul sound that made him a household name in the 1970s. The singer has just released his first secular album in more than 20 years. Music journalist Ashley Kahn reports.
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Al Green Returns to Secular Music Roots

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Al Green Returns to Secular Music Roots

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For decades, the Rev. Al Green has been singing gospel songs and preaching in Memphis, Tenn. Now, he's returned to the soul sound that made him a household name in the 1970s. The singer has just released his first secular album in more than 20 years. Music journalist Ashley Kahn reports.