Garland Green “Jealous kind of fella” 1969

A beast of a Chicago Stepper cut by Chicago’s own Garland Green.  Oh, and he says, he’s not Jealous nor Violent in real life… he even released a song called “Don’t Think I’m a Violent Guy”.  Good to know.

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Someone who could “never lose” at the South Side Talent Shows that local record execs scoured for fresh talent, Chicago’s own Garland Green made a name for himself in the late sixties as a growling soul star to be reckoned with.  Ironically, he wasn’t discovered at a Talent Show, but playing pool.  Legend has it that a local Barbecue Magnate named Argia B. Collins heard him while walking down the street and ultimately funded Garland’s turn at the Chicago Conservatory of Music.   Here’s a clip from my interview with Mr. Green.

garland green talks talent shows.

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i love the transportive powers of sound. i am a radio host/producer, DJ, Sound designer, 45rpm collector, and art lover living in the city of wind. View all posts by ayanacontreras

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