Friday, July 9, 2010

Al Green @ Olympia, Paris July 9 2010

Al Green @ Olympia
Paris July 09 2010

Exactly 3 years ago , to the very same day ( July 9 ) Al Green was performing @ The Beautiful Grand Rex theatre in Paris.

Patrice Guino , our photographer wasn't on the guest list, poor bastard : He was Furious.
He knows a lot of people so he could get in easily Thanks for the Pics mate !

3 years later we're welcoming Al Green at the Olympia , it's packed and the tickets are once again VERY expensive : up to 120 Euros for the best seats.
Considering that he's only singing for no more than 60 minutes, it's costing you 2 euros for each minute, not bad.
I'm sure I can get laid for less than that.

Anyway he's one of the last true soul legend... alive & kicking.
Ok he's not as fit as he used to in the 70's but when you close your eyes, it's like being back in the late 60's- early 70's.
The voice is intact, soft & powerful.

A real actor on stage , always doing funny faces and always giving out dozens & dozens of roses to beautiful girls... and there were lots and lots of stunning girls in the audience.
It looks like the more the tickets are expensive the more you get beautiful girls.
The weather is so hot that they wear almost nothing, hard to concentrate on the gig, but we're professionnals.
Al Green is also very hot as he's sweating buckets.
The 3 girls on backing vocals are his daughters: " All Green".

  • ?
  • Stay with me
  • Pretty Woman
  • ?
  • Let's stay together
  • How can you mend a broken heart
  • Here I am
  • Medley : Sugar Pie Honey Bunch ( Temptations) / My Girl (Temptations)/ ? / Sitting on the dock of the Bay( Otis redding)/ You are everything(Marvin Gaye).
  • So Tired of being alone
  • Still in love with you
  • Simply Beautiful
  • Love & happiness.

Many of his songs are short so we had extended version for some of them including "Love & happiness" which was the last song of the night.
As always like many black artists from the 50's-60's ( Ray Charles, Chuck Berry & many others) Al Green is only on stage for more than 60 minutes (well in fact 65 minutes from 9:16 to 10:20) but it's so good than it's worth 2 hours.

One of our favorite gig for this year 2010. Amen !

Sorry no video for this one.