Natalie Cole Inducts Al GreenNatalie Cole Inducts Al Green at the 1995 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Natalie Cole Inducts Al Green00:03:22
Al Green Acceptance Speech00:01:26
"Take Me to the River"00:05:23
Hall of Fame Essay
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.
Al’s voice - it bobs, it weaves...it gets you
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