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.
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October 3rd, 2011 at 11:39 am
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