It Happened In Music: The baddest soul show ever

Al GreenOn this day in 1972, some of soul’s best acts—Al Green, Etta James, Joe Simon with J.J. Malone, Little Denise, Harvey Mandel, and Paul Lagos–came together to put on one of the most remarkable soul shows of that year. To help relive the live show played at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California 40 years ago, we’ve compiled a list of some of best songs from these legends. Subscribe on Spotify to listen to the playlist on Sonos, or create your own version of the mix using the track list below.

  1. Al Green – “Let’s Stay Together”
  2. Etta James – “I’d Rather Go Blind”
  3. Joe Simon – “Power of Love”
  4. Aretha Franklin –  “I Say a Little Prayer”
  5. Al Green – “Take Your Time”
  6. Etta James – “Something’s Got a Hold on Me”
  7. Joe Simon – “Drowning in the Sea of Love”
  8. Harvey Mandel – “Long Wait”
  9. Al Green – “Here I Am (Come and Take Me)”
  10. Aretha Franklin – “Respect”