n. Common reference to the great soul singer Al Green, whose greatest hit was "Let's Stay Together." It was in the early 1970s that Green san a run of hits that made him not just an R&B
star but a pop icon
. Since 1976, Green has concentrated on gospel
music, recording numerous albums, but only two pop offerings. Since 1979, he has led his Baptist
congregation, the Full Gospel Tabernacle, in Memphis
, Tenn. For his release in 2007, "Everything’s OK," Green embraces both worlds by releasing a "secular" album under the name The Reverend Al Green.
"I wanted to put on this album who I am—to 'fess up to it! I'm the Reverend Al Green
, and everybody calls me that, from Argentina all the way to the Catskills. So that's who I am."
"They've got catfish on the table
They've got gospel in the air
And Reverend Green be glad to see you
When you haven't got a prayer
But you got a prayer in Memphis"
-- Marc Cohn, 'Walking in Memphis'
Another term for cannabis. Simply as it includes the word green. Can be shortened to just Reverend.
Lets go see the Reverend green