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Thread started 03/17/19 9:33pm

SoulAlive

Chicago and Al Green performing his hit "Tired Of Being Alone" (1973)

When Al Green joins the band Chicago in the studio,magic happens music

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Reply #1 posted 03/18/19 8:00am

RJOrion

good stuff...ol' 1-take Al... i remember hearing Al Green's producer Willie Mitchell and their great session musicians like Teenie Hodges and Al Jackson Jr. talk about how Al Green would be in and outh the booth, songs finished in minutes...Al do all the verses and choruses in 1 take, go back do overdubs and be outta there in no time...
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Reply #2 posted 03/18/19 8:44am

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Drake (Aubrey Graham) is related to Larry Graham as well as the Hodges who recorded with Al Green.

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Reply #3 posted 03/18/19 8:54am

RJOrion

Cinny said:

Drake (Aubrey Graham) is related to Larry Graham as well as the Hodges who recorded with Al Green.




yep...larry graham is drake's daddys brother and teenie hodges is his cousin...his memphis peoples
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Reply #4 posted 03/18/19 10:00am

Cinny

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RJOrion said:

Cinny said:

Drake (Aubrey Graham) is related to Larry Graham as well as the Hodges who recorded with Al Green.

yep...larry graham is drake's daddys brother and teenie hodges is his cousin...his memphis peoples


Must be nice to be that connected talented. smile

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Reply #5 posted 03/18/19 11:38am

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Cinny said:

Must be nice to be that connected talented. smile

If being related to someone famous is a help, how come none of the Beatle kids records blew up other than Julian Lennon's debut album? Stella McCartney is popular in the fashion field, but none of the others became a hit. The same can be said for the records of Yoko Ono and Paul's brother Mike McGear. The Fabs are way more known than Larry Graham and session musicians. Phil Collins' son Simon put out music too. Being a Jackson hasn't helped the solo records of Jackie, Randy, Tito, LaToya, etc. How about Frank Stallone? Also popular actors releasing albums and vice versa generally doesn't help them to automatically be a success. Like not that many people were checking for Mick Jagger & Madonna movies or the music albums of Philip Michael Thomas, Kevin Bacon, Robert Downey Jr, Bill Cosby, & Eddie Murphy

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Reply #6 posted 03/18/19 12:25pm

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MickyDolenz said:

Cinny said:

Must be nice to be that connected talented. smile

If being related to someone famous is a help, how come none of the Beatle kids records blew up other than Julian Lennon's debut album? Stella McCartney is popular in the fashion field, but none of the others became a hit. The same can be said for the records of Yoko Ono and Paul's brother Mike McGear. The Fabs are way more known than Larry Graham and session musicians. Phil Collins' son Simon put out music too. Being a Jackson hasn't helped the solo records of Jackie, Randy, Tito, LaToya, etc. How about Frank Stallone? Also popular actors releasing albums and vice versa generally doesn't help them to automatically be a success. Like not that many people were checking for Mick Jagger & Madonna movies or the music albums of Philip Michael Thomas, Kevin Bacon, Robert Downey Jr, Bill Cosby, & Eddie Murphy


That only proves my point that those flops were signed in the first place razz

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Reply #7 posted 03/18/19 12:26pm

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MickyDolenz said:

Cinny said:

Must be nice to be that connected talented. smile

If being related to someone famous is a help, how come none of the Beatle kids records blew up other than Julian Lennon's debut album? Stella McCartney is popular in the fashion field, but none of the others became a hit. The same can be said for the records of Yoko Ono and Paul's brother Mike McGear. The Fabs are way more known than Larry Graham and session musicians. Phil Collins' son Simon put out music too. Being a Jackson hasn't helped the solo records of Jackie, Randy, Tito, LaToya, etc. How about Frank Stallone? Also popular actors releasing albums and vice versa generally doesn't help them to automatically be a success. Like not that many people were checking for Mick Jagger & Madonna movies or the music albums of Philip Michael Thomas, Kevin Bacon, Robert Downey Jr, Bill Cosby, & Eddie Murphy

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I mean in Aubrey's defense he did star in a Canadian kids TV show in a wheelchair for years and has somehow since become one of the world's most popular "rappers" without even really rapping so he's got something going for him.

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I will stand by my declaration that Al Green once provided the most entertaining concert that I have ever had the privalege of attending. I was a non-believer and I went and bought his albums the next day, that guy exudes charisma and can sing his face off.

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Reply #8 posted 03/18/19 1:57pm

SoulAlive

I'm so happy that I grew up in the 70s when we had incredible singers like Al Green and amazing bands like Chicago.....REAL MUSIC! smile

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Reply #9 posted 03/18/19 8:32pm

SoulAlive

btw,this footage is from a 1973 TV special devoted to Chicago.Al Green is their special guest.
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Reply #10 posted 03/24/19 8:21pm

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RJOrion said:

good stuff...ol' 1-take Al... i remember hearing Al Green's producer Willie Mitchell and their great session musicians like Teenie Hodges and Al Jackson Jr. talk about how Al Green would be in and outh the booth, songs finished in minutes...Al do all the verses and choruses in 1 take, go back do overdubs and be outta there in no time...

Sounds like it, most of his music sounds fresh. Even in his latter years he maintained that spontaniety, like that Questlove-produced album

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Reply #11 posted 03/25/19 7:55am

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Magic indeed! Thank you for posting this!

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Reply #12 posted 03/26/19 9:41am

Empress

I just love Al! Hubby and I were listening to his music last weekend and we both commented on how great he was and still is. music

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Reply #13 posted 03/26/19 12:54pm

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Al always nails it and could bring soul to anything but with this footage I love seeing Chicago as a backing band, so much talent.

RIP Terry Kath

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Reply #14 posted 03/26/19 3:45pm

NorthC

MickyDolenz said:



Cinny said:


Must be nice to be that connected talented. smile



If being related to someone famous is a help, how come none of the Beatle kids records blew up other than Julian Lennon's debut album? Stella McCartney is popular in the fashion field, but none of the others became a hit. The same can be said for the records of Yoko Ono and Paul's brother Mike McGear. The Fabs are way more known than Larry Graham and session musicians. Phil Collins' son Simon put out music too. Being a Jackson hasn't helped the solo records of Jackie, Randy, Tito, LaToya, etc. How about Frank Stallone? Also popular actors releasing albums and vice versa generally doesn't help them to automatically be a success. Like not that many people were checking for Mick Jagger & Madonna movies or the music albums of Philip Michael Thomas, Kevin Bacon, Robert Downey Jr, Bill Cosby, & Eddie Murphy


Aww, c'mon, Mick, don't be such a smart ass. wink
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Reply #15 posted 03/26/19 3:46pm

NorthC

Anyway, this clip is really cool. They should have gone on tour!
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Reply #16 posted 03/26/19 6:42pm

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MickyDolenz said:

Cinny said:

Must be nice to be that connected talented. smile

If being related to someone famous is a help, how come none of the Beatle kids records blew up other than Julian Lennon's debut album? Stella McCartney is popular in the fashion field, but none of the others became a hit. The same can be said for the records of Yoko Ono and Paul's brother Mike McGear. The Fabs are way more known than Larry Graham and session musicians. Phil Collins' son Simon put out music too. Being a Jackson hasn't helped the solo records of Jackie, Randy, Tito, LaToya, etc. How about Frank Stallone? Also popular actors releasing albums and vice versa generally doesn't help them to automatically be a success. Like not that many people were checking for Mick Jagger & Madonna movies or the music albums of Philip Michael Thomas, Kevin Bacon, Robert Downey Jr, Bill Cosby, & Eddie Murphy

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Reply #17 posted 03/26/19 6:43pm

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SoulAlive said:

When Al Green joins the band Chicago in the studio,magic happens music

music

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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