Al Green

Merriweather Post Pavilion’s Summer ’73 Lineup Was Insane

1973 was a great year for music: Pink Floyd released Dark Side of the Moon, Stevie Wonder released Innervisions, Herbie Hancock had Headhunters, The Stooges had Raw Power, Bruce Springsteen had his classic…
Andy Cush / February 23, 2017

14 Songs About Heartbreak for Your Sad Valentine’s Day

Don't believe the hype: Love stinks, and no day reminds you of its follies quite like Valentine's Day, as marketers fall over themselves to remind…
SPIN Staff / February 14, 2017

Anthony Hamilton Talks Tupac and Getting His Swerve On

Anthony Hamilton was in full-on dad mode when we rang him at his home in Charlotte, North Carolina. Taking a break from making lunch for…
Luke McCormick / August 20, 2012

Romney Ad Mocks Obama’s Al Green Cover, Gets Hit With Takedown Notice

Al Green hasn't released a new album since 2008's Lay It Down, but the soul great has been having a hell of a year. In…
Marc Hogan / July 17, 2012

POTUS Playlist: Barack Obama Drops a Sweet Spotify Mix

It's not like we're very surprised, but President Obama, who has already gone down in history as the first candidate to have waged a truly…
SPIN Staff / February 9, 2012

Only Barack Obama Can Save the Music Industry Now

Last week, President Barack Obama sang 10 seconds of Al Green's 1971 smash "Let's Stay Together" at a Harlem fundraiser. And now he has raised…
SPIN Staff / January 27, 2012

Dissecting President Obama’s Al Green Cover

Here's a theory: There exists, within all of us, some deep, latent, and heretofore unfulfilled urge to see President Barack Obama perform a pop song.
Marc Hogan / January 20, 2012

Available Today: May 27, 2008

Here's a rundown of what's available online and in record stores today. Click each album title to read Spin's full review:Al Green, Lay It Down…
SPIN Staff / May 27, 2008

Al Green, ‘Lay It Down’ (Blue Note)

This R&B equivalent of Loretta Lynn's Van Lear Rose pairs Al Green, the dapper philosopher king of Memphis soul, with producers James Poyser and Ahmir…
Mikael Wood / May 27, 2008