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XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Before The Next Teardrop Falls” by Al Green

Al Green | photo by Erika Goldring | courtesy of the artist

Al Green has released his first new single in almost a decade, “Before The Next Teardrop Falls.” The song was originally recorded by country singer Duane Dee in 1968, and popularized by Freddy Fender in 1975.

Green recorded the song as part of Amazon’s Produced By series at Sam Phillips Studios Memphis with producer Matt Ross-Spang. The series also includes new songs by Margo Price, John Prine and William Bell. Continue reading →