(Photos were shot by Sandy Zimmerman during the show.)
Al Green’s charisma and extraordinary talent make every show a celebration. When you want to experience the “real thing”, Al presents R&B as it was meant to be heard! His musical interpretations are “Souly” his own, personalized by him. The showroom brightened when Al began the show singing his classic hits. He puts such feeling into each song!
One of the highlights of the evening, Al sang Roy Orbison’s “Pretty Woman” adding his own special touches.
Known for his R&B, pop, and gospel music, Al’s show really affected the audience as they continually applauded and danced at their seats. Al yelled, “Let’s party like it was 1999”. Yes, that was the feeling in the showroom.
Al discussed his recent tour, “It was strange performing in Lisbon, Portugal and some of the 12 other countries where they do not understand English.” This shows music goes a long way to unite people around the world.
After joking about hiring his family, Al introduced his three daughters Alva, Rubi and Kora, the backup singers.
When the show was over, the members of the audience were happy to join the After Party to continue the festivities.
Among the VIP’s, I was happy to see the star of Little Anthony and the Imperials, Anthony Gourdine, who recently starred at the Las Vegas Hilton. Anthony has been busy performing across the United States.
Albert Green began his musical career as a teenager forming a gospel quartet with his brothers. He shared his love for both gospel and popular music.
Riding high on his million-selling hits in the 1970’s, Al’s biggest selling album, I’m Still in Love with You, mixed his own music with the Doors’ “Light My Fire” to Kris Kristofferson’s “For the Good Times.” With “Love and Happiness” he had the ability to be able to show both of his personalities as a soul singer and preacher. Al later became a minister and switched to gospel music in 1980, and returned to the music that made him famous.
Awards: Grammy Awards, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1994; inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 1994; inducted into Gospel Hall of Fame, 2004; inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame, 2004; BMI, Icon Award, 2004.
The Las Vegas Hilton always has the finest entertainment.
The Las Vegas Hilton is located at 3000 Paradise Road, near the strip. www.algreenmusic.com www.lvhilton.com
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