Al Green's Greatest Hits [Fat Possum]

Al Green's Greatest Hits [Fat Possum]

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This set is a straight reissue, cover art and all, of 1975's Al Green's Greatest Hits LP, which collected his ten biggest singles. A second volume followed, and for the 1995 CD edition of Greatest Hits, five of the songs from the second volume were tacked on, improving its length and value and essentially making this issue irrelevant, although the songs…  See more details below

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This set is a straight reissue, cover art and all, of 1975's Al Green's Greatest Hits LP, which collected his ten biggest singles. A second volume followed, and for the 1995 CD edition of Greatest Hits, five of the songs from the second volume were tacked on, improving its length and value and essentially making this issue irrelevant, although the songs here are undeniably great and Green, as always, sings like God's favorite angel sent back to earth.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/14/2009
Label:
Fat Possum Records
UPC:
0767981113524
catalogNumber:
1135
Rank:
9329

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Green   Primary Artist
Michael Allen   Piano
Charles Chalmers   Background Vocals
Howard Grimes   Bongos,Conga,Drums
Jack Hale   Trombone
Leroy Hodges   Bass
Mabon "Teenie" Hodges   Guitar
Wayne Jackson   Trumpet
Ed Logan   Tenor Saxophone
Andrew Love   Tenor Saxophone
Archie Turner   Piano
Charles E. Jr. Hodges   Organ,Piano
Alex Jackson   Bongos,Conga,Drums
James J. Mitchell   Baritone Saxophone

Technical Credits

Green   Composer
Willie Mitchell   Producer,Engineer,Remixing
Charles Chalmers   String Arrangements
Glenn Ross   Art Direction
Richard Kriegler   Art Direction
A. Jackson   Composer
Richard Roth   Art Direction
James J. Mitchell   String Arrangements

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Al Green's Greatest Hits 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album includes some of the best R and B in the world with hits like 'I'm still in love with you','Let's stay together','Look what you've done for me' and 'Here I am.' So many more other classics are included with out a doubt my favorit singer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Al green is simply one of the legends of soul and this album summarizes his best songs.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you know what great music is, I totally recommend that you go out and get this CD!!! Very worth it!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The sublimely unique and timeless productions of Willie Mitchell at Hi Records, all with marvelous musicianship, and one amazing voice made Mr. Al Green demand the title of The Last Great Soul Singer. A greatest hits collection is meant to be just that. Not overkill, but more of a introductory album to turn people on, so they in turn, dive into the vaults to get all they can. In that sense, this is the best greatest hits package I have ever seen. There's only one disappointing omission in ''Take Me To the River''. The marvelous musicianship comes courtesy of the unequaled Memphis Horns of Stax Records (Otis Redding, Sam & Dave) fame. The Hi rhythm section consisted of three brothers, Charles Hodges on organ, Leroy Hodges on bass, and Mabon ''Teenie'' Hodges on guitar. And these gentlemen play like brothers. The telepathic interplay between these wonderful ''studio rats'' is rivaled only by cross town session legends, the mighty Stax house band, Booker T. & the MGs. The secret ingredient of these soul masterpieces may be in fact, Booker T. & the MGs' drummer, Al Jackson, Jr., whose infectious grooves are utterly contagious. Nowhere does this masterful combination gel better than on ''Love and Happiness'', co-written by Green and guitarist, Teenie Hodges. All four musicians are so perfect, yet so soulful, the horn arrangements are spectacular, and let's not forget, the last great soul singer. There are also bonus tracks, including ''Belle'', an admittingly touching and inspiring song, where Green's conscience wavers between a woman, ''Belle'', and God. One can't help but draw the metaphors in the song to Green soon after going from ''Here I am, baby'' to ''Here I am, Lord.'' This is a must have collection.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Every song on this cd is one that you heard on the radio. This is a excellent collection compliled on one cd. This has become my favorite cd.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is everything music should be about: THE REAL
Guest More than 1 year ago
NEXT TO JESUS CHRIST OUR SAVIOR, AL IS THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME. I HAVEN'T MET ANOTHER ARTIST THAT CAN GET CLOSE TO AL, I'M 36 YEARS OLD AND AL HAS MADE MANY WONDERFUL DAYS IN OUR HOUSEHOLD AS A YOUNG CHILD AND I THANK MY PARENTS FOR KNOWING WHO TO LISTEN TO SO THAT I CAN CARRY ON THE LEGEND
Guest More than 1 year ago
I WAS IN THE MOVIE WITH MY BOY FRIEND AND THEY PLAYED ABOUT THREE SONGS FROM THE OLD SCHOOL BY AL GREEN. AND IT REALLY MADE OUR DAY.