Thursday, January 24, 2013

Oh, Al Green...

Is anyone else a little crushed that Al Green turned down the request to sing for Obama's inauguration?

Oh, Al! :::heart pangs
I'll never forget the first day Al Green popped onto my radar. Would you believe that I hadn't been exposed to that smooth funky soulfulness until college?!? Shameful!

One of my housemates had just returned from a trip to his hometown and picked up the Al Green -Greatest Hits album that instantly flipped a switch in my brain. My Mo-town madness effect went into overdrive; I couldn't help myself...that groove just gets under my skin and starts sizzling! I lost all control.

The horns in the Let's Stay Together intro had have a hypnotic, black hole effect on me. I just start getting drawn toward the speakers, wherever they may be. With barbershop pole swirling eyeballs, I'm completely pulled into Al's mesmerizing fusion of sound.

And, as if that swingin' melody wasn't enough, I also had this photo hanging on my bedroom wall all throughout my college years, because obviously.
So for those of you who already know the power of Al, and especially for those of you who aren't sure what I'm yammering about here, get into THIS for a few minutes today. The bomb drops at exactly 33 seconds into this jam. You'll see what I mean, that's for sure.

Mmmmmm's to you, Al. Here's to you.

Have a wonderful day, my friends! May the force of Al be with you.

What's your favorite Al Green song? Is it even possible to pick a favorite when they're all this amazing?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Our wedding song :)
Jen M