Al Green - Greatest Hits
Label: Hi Records / Fat Possum
Format: Vinyl, 180 Gram LP
Country: US issue
Genre: Funk / Soul
A1 Tired Of Being Alone 2:50
A2 Call Me (Come Back Home) 3:03
A3 I'm Still In Love With You 3:12
A4 Here I Am (Come And Take Me) 3:09
A5 Love and happiness
B1 Let's Stay Together 4:45
B2 I Can't Get Next To You 3:42
B3 You Ought To Be With Me 3:15
B4 Look What You Done For Me 3:04
B5 Let's Get Married 4:20
Arranged By [Strings] - Charles Chalmers , James Mitchell
Backing Vocals - Charles Chalmers , Donna Rhodes , Sandra Rhodes
Bass - Leroy Hodges
Drums, Bongos, Congas - Al Jackson Jr. , Howard Grimes
Engineer - Willie Mitchell
Engineer [Remix] - Willie Mitchell
Guitar - Teenie Hodges
Organ, Piano - Charles Hodges
Piano - Archie Turner , Michael Allen
Producer - Al Green , Willie Mitchell
Saxophone [Baritone] - James Mitchell
Saxophone [Tenor] - Andrew Love , Ed Logan
Strings - Memphis Strings, The
Trombone - Jack Hale
Trumpet - Wayne Jackson
Written By - Al Green (tracks: A1 to A4, B1, B3 to B5) , Al Jackson Jr. (tracks: A2 to A3, B1, B3 to B4) , Barrett Strong (tracks: B2) , Barry Gibb (tracks: A5) , Mabon "Teenie" Hodges (tracks: A4) , Norman Whitfield (tracks: B2) , Robin Gibb (tracks: A5) , Willie Mitchell (tracks: A2 to A3, B1, B3 to B4)
Recorded at Royal Recording Studios 1320 So. Lauderdale, Memphis, Tenn.
Listening to these Soul classics of Al Green creates a spirit of sexual energy that scores a hit right into the center of the limbic system of your brain: takes away hostility, stress of the day, and other petty worries, and recharges your same brain circuits to fire up thoughts of love, romance, and many other wonderful happenings inappropriate to spell out in this review; prompting heavenly thoughts and feelings you may not have had in a very long time.
Thank GOD Al Green didn't find the aforementioned sooner, otherwise it may have been gospel that Green was remembered for as opposed to these seventies soul gems. Few soul artists come correct like this anymore - this is still a brilliant compilation in which every song carries a hook or melody so naggingly good that you wonder how it's legal. Notice how people react when you play a song as heavenly as 'You Ought To Be With Me', 'Call Me' or 'Livin For You' - they start to wonder where Al Green has been all their lives that is the seductive charm of this record.
Unfortunately 'Greatest Hits' doesn't include some of his more subtle, affecting work like 'How Can You Mend A Broken Heart' or 'I Didn't Know', but the Rev. Al Green can still send a rapturous chill up your spine and make your world that much more joyful by owning this record.
Al Green - Tired of Being Alone - Live 1973
Perfect Vocal Control..
Al has more soul than most new singers can dream . no stupid dancers in back
no fireworks, no props, just Al and soul.
in my opinion, the most soulful voice..
Al Green - Let's Stay Together - Live 1972
A perfect performance.
Al Green - How Can You Mend A broken Heart
No one int the world can compare to this man of soul!
Al Green - Call Me (Come Back Home)
This is classic Al Green, the greatest!
Al Green - Love And Happiness
One of the best Soul Train performances ever and it's live. RIP Don