Posts tagged "smooth soul"

Today in Music History: Al Green

On this date sixty-five years ago, the Reverend Al Green is born in Forrest City, Arkansas.  Here he sings his biggest hit live, with the record backing him up:      

Today in Music History: Marvin Gaye

On this date twenty-seven years ago, Marvin Gaye is shot and killed by his father after attempting to intervene in an argument between his parents.  It is a day before Marvin’s forty-fifth birthday,  Here is the best cut on his landmark ’71 What’s Going On album:      

Today in Music History: Dusty Springfield

On this date twelve years ago, the all-time great white soul singer Dusty Springfield passes away from cancer at age fifty-nine.  Here is a top cut from her classic Dusty in Memphis album:       
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