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The 10 Best Al Green Deep Cuts [Deep Cuts Week]

art by Ian M. Johnson

Right from the jump, I am going to admit that I don’t know as much about Al Green’s catalog as I do about the other artists that ROTI is featuring during Deep Cuts Week.

I wish I could tell you that I own every album and have heard everything he’s ever put out, but that would be a fib. As a result, I welcome anyone’s objections to this list, so feel free to sound off in comments.

What I DO have is possession of The Immortal Soul of Al Green, an epic four-disc box set that was handed down to me by my good friend Noish. This collection of 75 songs covers Al’s career from his early days fronting the Soul Mates as Al Greene, to the later recordings of religious music as the Reverend Al Green. (The revelation that brought him from sinful soul singer to man of the cloth involved a scorned lover and a scalding pan of grits. It’s a trip.)

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