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Trump Taj Mahal presents Al Green August 25

23 July 2012

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort announced it will present Al Green in the Arena at Trump Taj Mahal on Saturday, August 25, 2012. Show time is 8pm. Ticket prices are $75, $55 and $35. Tickets are on sale now and can be obtained by either calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-736-1420 or visiting www.ticketmaster.com.

Al Green was the first great soul singer of the 70s and arguably the last great Southern soul singer. With his seductive singles for Hi Records in the early 70s, Green bridged the gap between deep soul and smooth Philadelphia soul. He incorporated elements of gospel, interjecting his performances with wild moans and wails, but his records were stylish, boasting immaculate productions that rolled along with a tight beat, sexy backing vocals, and lush strings.

Released in early 1970, Green's debut album, Green Is Blues, showcased the signature sound he and Mitchell devised -- a sinewy, sexy groove highlighted by horn punctuations and string beds that let Green showcase his remarkable falsetto. His second album, Al Green Gets Next to You (1970) launched his first hit single, "Tired of Being Alone," which began a streak of four straight gold singles. Let's Stay Together (1972) was his first genuine hit album, climbing to number eight on the pop charts; its title track became his first number one single. I'm Still in Love With You, which followed only a few months later, was an even greater success, peaking at number four and launching the hits "Look What You Done for Me" and "I'm Still in Love With You."

By the release of 1973's Call Me, Green was known as both a hitmaker and an artist who released consistently engaging, frequently excellent, critically acclaimed albums. His hits continued uninterrupted through the next two years, with "Call Me," "Here I Am" and "Sha-La-La (Make Me Happy)" all becoming Top 10 gold singles. Al Green was inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.

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