Saturday, April 8, 2017

G is for Al Green

I have to give a shout out to The Reverend Al Green, so nicknamed because – why not? The man needs some sort of title with all that talent. “Here I Am (Come and Take Me)” came out at the end of 1973. Wrongfully, I believe, that was his last album to be certified gold. The man’s music is not in my collection, something I ought to rectify.



Today’s manufactured band is called Ground Zero. Born in the Cold War era, they continue touring on material from a single album. And that can happen. Just check out the Skatenigs (WARNING: the video below has mature language and is definitely NOT safe for work).



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All the real tunes air on member supported WNKU out of the University of Northern Kentucky. The web page features the current playlist and live streaming.

13 comments:

  1. Well, Ground Zero has always been a favorite of mine. We used to listen on the 8 track, at school, while we practiced duck and cover dance routines. We were kids, give us a break, making light of the cold war.

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    1. Hahahahaha! I just realized my video is missing. ~sigh~ Thank you for the chuckle, my dear.

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  2. And the real and fake bands just keep rocking on! Great post.

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    1. Thank you, my dear! I hope you are having a blessed day.

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  3. Ahhhh. Al Green. Great sound! Did you know that he really is an ordained pastor? Yup. 1976 ordained pastor of the Full Gospel Tabernacle in Memphis. He also did some gospel albums, his first being released in 1980. Excellent post today!

    ~Mary
    Jingle Jangle Jungle
    #AtoZChallenge 1970's Billboard Hits

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    1. So glad you approve, Mary. And thanks for the information. Mine was incomplete. Be well!

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  4. I have actually heard of Al Green :) Great voice.

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  5. A true legend! What a voice. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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    1. My pleasure, Nick! You are a talented writer. Thanks for reciprocating.

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  6. Ah, Ground Zero is a great name. Party at Ground Zero, anyone?

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    1. Thanks! At one time I lived near one when Miamisburg, Oho served as a monitoring station for the United States nuclear stockpile. I figured on getting one last hooray there if things hit the fan. Thanks for the kind words!

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