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Soul singer Al Green

Last year Al Green published a new biography called Down by the River detailing the trip from R&B stardom to Reverend. Presiding over his own Pentacoastal church in Memphis for the last 20 years, Green recently returned to the recording studio to record a set of gospel songs. A popular culture icon, he's had cameo roles in movies and TV shows. He lives in Memphis, Tenn.

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Other segments from the episode on August 30, 2001

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 30, 2001: Commentary on the Philly sound; Interview with Teddy Pendergrass; Interview with Al Green.

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