Al Green- A Soulful Spirit
Al Green was an African American singer, songwriter, and record producer who partook in the genre of “Soul”. His music was widely listened to in the 1970’s as it ranged from topics of love, romance, pain, family, finances and personal experiences. His music was thought of as “food for the soul” to his audiences. Some of his most popular songs were, “I’m So Tired of Being Alone” , “Let’s Stay Together”, “I’m Still In Love With You”, and “Love and Happiness”.
Soul music was popular amongst African Americans as it originated in the 1950’s and 1960’s during the Civil Rights Movement era, and was a form of liberation for many. Soul music told stories for Black people and the things they overcame. Soul music got its name as the lyrics, beats, and dances that tied into soul music often brough emotional appeal to audiences. This genre is a mix of blues, gospel and jazz that creates a funk style music.