Win tickets to Music Craft Movies: Al Green at Northwest Film Forum
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July 11, 7 p.m. Northwest Film Forum, Seattle
In 1968, WNET NYC, began airing Soul!, a landmark televised music program. Just a few of the many artists who graced the airwaves during its 39-week run include Muhammad Ali, James Baldwin, Stokely Carmichael, the Delfonics, Earth, Wind & Fire, Louis Farrakhan, Nikki Giovanni (a frequent host), Patti LaBelle, Miriam Makeba, Curtis Mayfield, Toni Morrison, Tito Puente, Max Roach, Stevie Wonder. . .and a full hour with Al Green who was 26 when he recorded this concert in the Soul! studios.
It’s a monstrous performance. Green explodes his hits: note the incredible intro to "Tired Of Being Alone,” the fiery, expanded “Love And Happiness,” and a genius cover of the Carpenters' “We’ve Only Just Begun” that segues into “Let’s Stay Together.” Part of Music Craft, Northwest Film Forum's regular series featuring rare concert footage from music legends.