Al Green

Even though it was James Brown who was given the title of The Godfather of Soul back in the mid-seventies, Al Green deserves some credit as well. We'll at least refer to him as The Godson. Tearing it up back in the day with such classics as "Let's Stay Together" and "I'm Still in Love with You", Green turned to religion during his hay-day and disappeared from the spotlight in order to become an ordained minister. Releasing a few thematically religious albums in the eighties, the sales were less than holy. Realizing that "secular music" isn't so bad after all, the Green Machine returns to his funky roots with I Can't Stop. Tracks which contain the customary back up dancers and bluesy guitar riffs like "Play to Win", "You" and the show stopping "I've Been Thinkin' Bout You" sound as if they could have been recorded back when Al was still in his prime. The soulful singer's voice has gotten even more mature with age and listeners will be praising their lord for Green's unwillingness to call it quits.

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