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Videos: Al Green Live in Concert


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When it comes to stage performers who could really get an audience going, names such as Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Tina Turner, David Bowie, Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis come to mind. Al Green should be on that list, too. In his prime and even years after his hit records, the Reverend Green could whip up any size audience and leave them wanting more.

I've seen him in concert and I had the good fortune in 2012 to interview him in Memphis at his Full Gospel Tabernacle Church (go here). Fortunately for us, several great Al Green concerts were taped and have found their way onto YouTube. Since it's Friday, I decided to share Al Green on Soul! on January 3, 1973, followed by his appearance in 1974 on Midnight Special.

Here's Al Green on Soul! in four parts:

Here's Part 1...

Here's Part 2...

Here's Part 3...

And here's Part 4...

Bonus: Here's Al Green on Midnight Special in 1974...

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This story appears courtesy of JazzWax by Marc Myers.
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