Al Green's extraordinary voice became known to the world through a string of legendary hits in the early 1970s, classics including "Tired of Being Alone," "Let's Stay Together," "I Can't Get Next to You," "I'm Still in Love With You," "Call Me," "Here I Am," "Let's Get Married" and "Love and Happiness." Recorded in Memphis with producer and arranger Willie Mitchell at Mitchell's Royal Recording Studios, those songs -- and Green's falsetto screams, impassioned whispers, ecstatic cries and choked shouts -- are etched into the minds of music fans everywhere.
They recorded eight albums that sold over 20 million copies worldwide, working together until 1976. At that time, Green changed his focus to gospel music, founding his own congregation in Memphis -- the Full Gospel Tabernacle, where he still preaches regularly -- and recording a series of albums that have earned him eight Grammys in gospel categories.
The evening features special guest opener Elisabeth Withers from the Broadway musical The Color Purple.