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lizardking
(700 miles north of Paradise)
Posted: Apr 02, 2018 16:11
 

 LowPhreak wrote:

Hey, some of us were too sexy for our shirts in 1975. So we just took them off. Including many of the girls (well at least their bras).

I don't recall many being too uptight to mind it much except old conservative bastards who hadn't gotten laid since Eisenhower. Even when they did it was standard 'missionary'. lol  {#Whistle}

 
....Eisenhower musta been one helluva busy guy back in the day {#Wink} {#Cheesygrin}

And props to Q.T. for causing a HUGE resurgence in Al Green's music with the inclusion of "Let's Stay Together" on the Pulp Fiction soundtrack...don't know how many of my age group (HS grad 1995) would have known his music otherwise.  I rate this one a 10 as well as a lot of the other tracks on the GH album.  And musical regret I have is NOT going to see him at a local casino a few years ago with my wife and my dad; dad died the next year and well.....yeah....Long Live RP!!  PEACE OUT


coloradojohn
(Mihara, nestled in a cove on the SetoNaiKai, Japan)
Posted: Jul 30, 2017 3:13
 

Mr Green, as Yes and Radiohead also did, with a mastery of the finesse of harmonics, performed miracles within the ears of listeners...
expatlar
Posted: Jan 27, 2017 10:34
 

I'm proud of my twelve-year-old self for having the taste back then to really love this and everything else by Al Green that was played on the radio in those days. Knew the words and sang along to all of them. Nearly fifty years later and those songs still sound good. I just don't sing along anymore. Well, not as much. And I make sure I'm alone in the house. :-)
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Nov 06, 2016 23:48
 

 Proclivities wrote:
Maybe you weren't around in the 1970s, but shirtless publicity photos and album covers were pretty common back then - often regrettably. Anyhow, a lot of things look pretty silly forty years later.
 
http://thefw.com/files/2012/05/39-Waking-and-Dreaming-Orleans.jpg
(with apologies)
LowPhreak
(Divided Corporate States of Neo-Feudal Murikka, Inc.)
Posted: Sep 25, 2016 23:21
 

 devilturtle wrote:

Is this how they did it in '75?  Maybe it was a misunderstanding?

Photographer: I'm here for the cover shoot.

Al:  Ok, let me just get a shirt on...  Hey! - Wait!  (Attempting to cover himself with his arm)  Give me 2 sec..

Photographer: "Click"

Al: Oh man! People are going to look at that in 2013 and think I look ridiculous!...except jberko, who at least thinks I'm sexy. {#Heartkiss}

 
Hey, some of us were too sexy for our shirts in 1975. So we just took them off. Including many of the girls (well at least their bras).

I don't recall many being too uptight to mind it much except old conservative bastards who hadn't gotten laid since Eisenhower. Even when they did it was standard 'missionary'. lol  {#Whistle}
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Aug 25, 2016 11:55
 

 devilturtle wrote:

Is this how they did it in '75?  Maybe it was a misunderstanding?

Photographer: I'm here for the cover shoot.

Al:  Ok, let me just get a shirt on...  Hey! - Wait!  (Attempting to cover himself with his arm)  Give me 2 sec..

Photographer: "Click"

Al: Oh man! People are going to look at that in 2013 and think I look ridiculous!...except jberko, who at least thinks I'm sexy. {#Heartkiss}

 
Maybe you weren't around in the 1970s, but shirtless publicity photos and album covers were pretty common back then - often regrettably.  Anyhow, a lot of things look pretty silly forty years later.
Wilfrue
(The space between your reality and my dreams)
Posted: Aug 25, 2016 11:48
 

When I pass on, if there is a Heaven, I hope to be greeted by Al Green and Otis Redding, backed by Booker T. and the boys. The selection is their choice. It's all fine with me. 
Skydog
Posted: Jul 05, 2016 8:36
 

10
pxd
(London, United Kingdom)
Posted: Feb 16, 2016 11:22
 

Takes me back, in the best way. So much pleasure listening to this, and so many others of his, over the years.pxd
Skydog
Posted: Jan 26, 2016 17:03
 

in a class all by himself
dragon1952
(Oregon coast)
Posted: May 09, 2015 23:07
 

One of the more tolerable top 40 plays back in high school ceramics class where the teacher allowed music but didn't appreciate (tolerate) underground FM stations. (I heard he used to drop acid so he must have had flashbacks hearing Pink Floyd, ELP, Moody Blues, etal...ha ha). Pretty hip song especially compared to the other utter crap played back then on top 40 stations.
DaidyBoy
(Bristol, UK)
Posted: Feb 04, 2015 2:10
 

 helgigermany wrote:
Terrible, music, photo, everything terrible!

 
Wonderful music, (perhaps not the photo...), everything wonderful!
bitbanger
(Just South of the Willy B)
Posted: Dec 03, 2014 12:12
 

Dang but the Reverend can bring it!
KaraokeVox
(Texas)
Posted: Oct 02, 2014 0:52
 

 Steely_D wrote:
The whole greatest hits record sounds like it was recorded in one studio, one mix, one day. It's so consistent, so perfect.

 

 
if only al's image was so consistent...ahem.
Steely_D
(Biscayne Bay)
Posted: Aug 31, 2014 19:28
 

The whole greatest hits record sounds like it was recorded in one studio, one mix, one day. It's so consistent, so perfect.

 
WonderLizard
(2,755.46 mi. due east of Paradise)
Posted: Jul 31, 2014 14:13
 

 zepher wrote:

+1

 I miss Mo-Town.... We lost something when Gangsta music replaced soul music in pop-culture.

 
Well, this is Memphis, slow cooked soul, but I get your point.
zepher
Posted: Jun 30, 2014 6:49
 

 Kokoloco53 wrote:
Oh yes! What the world needs now, is more love, more soul, more soul music. Just got back into Earth, Wind and Fire, Barry White, the Commodores. Good days past, hope for good days future. Thanks RP for having a little soul.
 
macbags wrote:
Bill, you could have warned us.
i WANT MY MONEY BACK!!!!!
this ain"t music.
 



 
+1

 I miss Mo-Town.... We lost something when Gangsta music replaced soul music in pop-culture.
Zachsdad
Posted: Apr 28, 2014 15:23
 

It's just soul baby.  If your body ain't moving, check your pulse.
rpdevotee
(San Jose, CA)
Posted: Mar 28, 2014 2:44
 

What an amazing voice...
what an amazing voice 
ccjemmett
(Toronto)
Posted: Sep 19, 2013 7:43
 

Not sure what Al's problem was but for sure if I could sing like that I would be ruling the world by now.