Talk:Al Green

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I question reference #6. The link is fake and should be removed. It's inappropriate as well. Unfortunately, I don't have the privileges to remove it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:40, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

"Chart" rankings[edit]

I question the listing of "chart rankings" in this entry. No source is given for the information; we don't know which "charts" they were, whether R&B, gospel, pop, and whether radio or album sales. It is well known Al Green had major hits without listing his "chart rankings"; even today his well known songs are heard on classic oldies radio. Aside from that, "sales" figures are not the only reason to include an artist here; they can have historical significance in a genre or artistic influence on other artists from their work, among other reasons. It's nice someone tried to find that information out and include it though. -Bebop

I agree, it seems out of place on this article. When someone makes an article on an album individually I think it's relevant information, but it's not necessary to point out on a discography. Sarge Baldy 03:48, Dec 9, 2004 (UTC)

I respectively disagree, although i agree that its relevant info if its on an album page but the article encompasses not only Al Green's personal but his musical personality so its natural to put the discography and singles. If you're the occasional browser its nice just to see some of his hit singles and his discography. Somebody put a lot of work into listing the discography and singles and it only helps the reader better understand Al Green, if you were to take it out you would know less about him and the article is technically designed so you can learn as much as you want to know on Al Green, if you dont' want to know the discography, just don't read it. I'm glad we can all talk peacefully about this on this discussion page and hopefully we'll cross paths again sometime under complete agreement. Sincerely Patman2648 | talk Dec 10, 2004 (UTC)

Whistle register[edit]

Now, I love Al Green, and I know he has a rangy voice, but nothing that I have ever from him suggests notes high above the staff. Antares33712 20:41, 1 March 2006 (UTC)

I assume, then, that you're familiar with the song that I'm talking about ("I Can't Get Next To You"). It seems to be an exceptionally high pitch that he hits at the end, but like I said, I'm not knowledgable about the subject of whistle register, so there's a good chance I'm totally wrong. Thebogusman 22:04, 1 March 2006 (UTC)
That note sounds like D7 but its really D6. He has a really sharp falsetto. Most falsetto's have the ability to go higher. Mine can reach F6 or G6 at the highest. The whistle register starts at E6. Philip Bailey from Earth Wind and Fire usually sings his highest live which if you listen to Devotion live, he hits E6. He is famous for recording alot of C6's. It is one thing to hit a note but usually highest notes are harder to hold. Al Green held that D6 pretty good. I'm sure he can easily hit E6 and above. It's fairly easy to hit E6 in falsetto since most males can sing C6 in it. And aren't that far apart(C6,C#6,D6,Eb6,E6...)Myke 06:47, 12 April 2006 (UTC)

He actually hits a D7 in that song. It really is a D7.

Falsetto singing[edit]

Since this technique is so central to Green's art, I'm kind of surprised there is no mention of Claude Jeter of the Swan Silvertones, whose falsetto Green said was one of his biggest singing influences. Jeter was one of later and most famous in a line of gospel falsetto specialist that an article in The Believer Magazine traced back to a tenor named Homer Quincy Smith, and which included Billy Williams as well. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:00, 5 September 2012 (UTC)


I think basically anyone coming to Al Green is looking for the musician rather than the politician. If anyone seriously disagrees, feel free to here. But I think the disambiguation page was completely unnecessary. Sarge Baldy 20:36, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

Just got here so I didn't realize any prior controversy. I've changed the dab link to Al Green (politician) to its actual name for clarity. --hydnjo talk 18:57, 17 June 2006 (UTC)
Sounds good. Sarge Baldy 19:34, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

Miles Davis' legendary quote[edit]

Still searching for a source for a fan's quote I'd heard, back in the 1970s, and attributed to the late jazz trumpet player, Miles Davis. Davis was such a big fan of Green's music he'd supposedly wisecracked "If Al Green had tits, I'd marry him." Walter Dufresne 16:28, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

I'd second that. Just in case you're reading this Al, I'm in the book. Maikel (talk) 09:41, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

Severity of burning[edit]

The "Return to Faith" section says a Mary Woodson's attack on Green with a pot of hot grits caused third-degree burning to Green's back. The article about third-degree burns (as well as my recollection from the Boy Scout first-aid manual) says third-degree burns include charring of the skin. I don't see how hot grits, even actively boiling ones, which the ones in question could hardly have been, could char skin. My point in raising this issue is to suggest that maybe an Unreferenced|date=January 2008 tag should be added to this section of the article; I don't pretend to be able to diagnose the severity of a burn I never examined, but if there's a source that substantiates that it was third degree, it would be well to include it in the article.

Mark Sheehan (talk) 20:09, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

Tonight Show, March 5, 2012[edit]

Michelle Obama said that her husband likes to sing Al Green songs, according to this show, which is still going on. (talk) 05:04, 6 March 2012 (UTC)

ahem, still being broadcasted. (talk) 05:05, 6 March 2012 (UTC)
This is trivial and should not be included. Regards.--GoPTCN 09:08, 6 March 2012 (UTC)