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Soul Survivor: A Biography of Al Green (Jimmy McDonough)

Soul Survivor: A Biography of Al Green. By Jimmy McDonough. Da Capo Press, 2017. 432pp. (hardcover). Index, illustrations. ISBN 978-0-306-82267-4. $28 By Bob Marovich “This was a very challenging project,” journalist and biographer Jimmy McDonough concedes in the acknowledgements of Soul Survivor, his biography of Al Green. You can almost hear McDonough heave a sigh of relief after writing that statement. Chronicling the life of such a defiantly inscrutable entertainer and minister as Green would be difficult enough with the protagonist’s participation. Instead, McDonough had to proceed essentially without Bishop Green’s blessing, relying for his information on decades of existing taped ...

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RIP Otis Clay: Gospel, Soul Singer

By Bob Marovich I was shocked and saddened, as many were, to hear about Otis Clay’s passing today. He granted me an interview for the forthcoming Halo Records set a couple of years ago, and I was grateful for his depth of knowledge, funny stories, and generosity of spirit. For more information, click here:  Otis Clay

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