Friday, 9 January 2009

Did You Know

Isaac Hayes and Al Green are the only two artists of the Memphis soul music era to have achieved gold and platinum albums according to RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) during the 1970s.
Isaac Hayes first studio gold and platinum album was "Hot Buttered Soul", recorded and released in 1969. The album was number one on both the Billboard Jazz and R&B album chart listings.

Personnel on album:

Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" album was the first studio recording of his career to achieve gold and platinum certifications. Recorded in 1971 and released on the 31st January 1972

Personnel on album:

Rhythm Section

Horn Section


Additional personnel

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Kevin Tomlin has over 34 years of teaching experience in Jamaica, England and America, including 15 years teaching music history of black origin and visual art in South Florida, U.S.A., through Arts in Education. Tomlin created special training programmes and workshops for music teachers in South Florida schools, using music history as the foundation, to build exciting programmes of study and support materials for education professionals. Since 2000, he’s taught music history, geography, religious education, history, visual arts and performing arts at schools in Hertfordshire and Essex, at both primary and secondary levels. He conducts research and provides consultancy services for multi-media organisations, schools, recording artists, cultural and faith-based groups and entertainment professionals.

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