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The Al Green Story

Tony Cummings, Black Music, February 1974

AROUND THE time 'Let's Stay Together' was becoming the biggest selling single of all time for London Records in the USA (beating the Stones' 'Satisfaction'), the one-time leader of the Green Brothers gospel group made an astute observation about the irony of success for one of a thousand artists who yearly "cross-over" from gospel music to soul.

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