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Chicago + Al Green, “Tired of Being Alone” (1973): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago + Al Green, “Tired of Being Alone” (1973): Saturdays in the Park

“Tired of Being Alone” has the greatest lead vocal on any officially released Chicago song – and that’s an insult to no one.

Papa Mali, “I’m a Ram” from Music is Love (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Papa Mali, “I’m a Ram” from Music is Love (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Papa Mali’s “I’m a Ram” is an intriguing voodoo of sex and danger, something that seems to always surround the best Louisiana music.

Boz Scaggs on Memphis, the Dukes of September, and singing vs. playing: Something Else! Interview

Boz Scaggs on Memphis, the Dukes of September, and singing vs. playing: Something Else! Interview

Since his career went supernova with Silk Degrees, Boz Scaggs has continued to hone his craft, digging deeper into the blues, employing broader jazz brushstrokes — and nowhere is that fine tuning more obvious than on his terrific new album.

Initial Memphis Hall of Fame class includes Al Green, B.B. King, Elvis Presley, Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding

Initial Memphis Hall of Fame class includes Al Green, B.B. King, Elvis Presley, Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding

That there wasn’t one already seems unfathomable. Now that the Memphis Music Hall of Fame has been created, however, its inaugural class can assembled with a snap resembling the legendary hometown Stax Records logo.

Desert Island Discs: 1970s R&B, Soul and Funk Edition

In the same way that the Beatles were the undisputed kings among 1960s classic rock Desert Island Discs, Stevie Wonder owned R&B in the subsequent decade.

Bo-Keys' Skip Pitts, guitarist on 'It's Your Thing' and 'Shaft,' passes away at 65

Charles “Skip” Pitts, one of the architects of soul, R&B, and funk guitar and a member of the Bo-Keys, has passed away at the age of 65. Pitts is best known for creating two of the signature guitar riffs of all time: The Isley Brothers’ “It’s Your Thing” and the wah-wah on Isaac Hayes’ “Theme From Shaft.”

One Track Mind: Al Green, "Tired of Being Alone" (1971)

One Track Mind: Al Green, "Tired of Being Alone" (1971)

You made out to Al Green. It’s what worked. Only later, did you realize all that had gone on in those records, starting with this — Green’s first charting hit, “Tired of Being Alone.” His is a voice that whips around, like a sparrow, from flat-footed baritone — all silky-smooth grace and twinkling smile — to burning, yearning falsetto. HeRead More

Something Else! Reviews on the 2009 Grammy winners

Something Else! Reviews on the 2009 Grammy winners

Click through the titles below for Something Else! reviews on a number of last night’s key Grammy-award winners, including Robert Plant and Alison Krauss — who must have charley horses from going up and down to the podium so often. We also review B.B. King, whose terrific “One Kind Favor” was also produced by T-Bone Burnett; Al Green, Ricky Skaggs,Read More

Al Green – Lay It Down (2008)

Al Green – Lay It Down (2008)

by Pico This past May, soul giant Al Green put forth his third album for the Blue Note label, Lay It Down. While the prior two albums recreated some of the magic from his glory years in the seventies, this one tinkers with the formula a bit. First, longtime producer and song collaborator Willie Mitchell was replaced by hip-hoppers JamesRead More

One Track Mind: Al Green with Chicago, "Tired Of Being Alone" (1973)

by S. Victor Aaron Last month Al Green released a new album, Lay It Down, which I’d recommend to any fan of pure, old-school soul. Later this month Chicago’s Stone Of Sisyphus, originally record in 1993, will finally be officially released. But twenty years even before that was taped, both of these acts were regulars at the top of theRead More

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