Announce the publication of Soul Survivor: A Biography of Al Green by Jimmy McDonough, the author of Shakey: Neil Young’s Story.
Al Green is considered by many to be the greatest soul singer of all time. With songs like “Love and Happiness,” “I’m Still in Love with You,” and “Tired of Being Alone,” he has sold more than 20 million records, been sampled by countless hip-hop artists, and even had President Obama singing his tunes. One of the most complicated and elusive figures in popular music, Green has never been scrutinized in print successfully—until now. Soul Survivor follows the tortured road Green traveled from gospel to secular and back again, and uncovers the story of his label, Hi Records.