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Al Green

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  • Year:
    1995
  • Inducted by:
    Natalie Cole
  • Category:
    Performers
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Hall of Fame Essay

1995

Robert Christgau

I know all aesthetic generalizations are open to per­petual debate, but try  these  on for size: Al Green isn’t just the last soulman - except for James Brown, he’s  the greatest; and except for Aretha Franklin, he’s also the most gifted singer ever to work the turf. 

In fact he may even be the finest vocalist rock & roll has ever known — even  though he retired from secular music 15 years ago.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Program Cover 1995
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Al’s voice - it bobs, it weaves...it gets you

Natalie Cole

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Photography: Kevin Mazur, WireImage

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