With songs like "Love and Happiness," "I'm Still in Love with You," and "Tired of Being Alone," Al Green is considered by many to be the greatest soul singer of all time. 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 intricate and elusive figures in popular music, Green has never been scrutinized in print successfully-until now.Soul Survivor is the biography of a man whose life is the embodiment of the collision between the sacred and the profane, traversing the tortured road Green roamed from gospel to secular and back again. Readers bear witness to some of the greatest music ever recorded and the never-before-told story of Green's label, Hi Records.
Jimmy McDonough is a journalist and biographer who is perhaps best known for his biographies of Russ Meyer, Andy Milligan, Neil Young, and Tammy Wynette. Over the span of his career he has written for a number of publications including The Village Voice, Film Comment, and Variety. McDonough lives in Portland, Oregon.