Call Me

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Al Green reached his creative peak with the brilliant Call Me, the most inventive and assured album of his career. So silky and fluid as to sound almost effortless, Green's vocals revel in the lush strings and evocative horns of Willie Mitchell's superbly intimate production, barely rising above an angelic whisper for the gossamer "Have You Been Making Out O.K.." With barely perceptible changes in mood, Call Me covers remarkable ground, spanning from "Stand Up" -- a call to arms delivered with characteristic understatement -- to renditions of Hank Williams' "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" and Willie Nelson's "Funny How Time Slips Away," both of them exemplary fusions of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Al Green reached his creative peak with the brilliant Call Me, the most inventive and assured album of his career. So silky and fluid as to sound almost effortless, Green's vocals revel in the lush strings and evocative horns of Willie Mitchell's superbly intimate production, barely rising above an angelic whisper for the gossamer "Have You Been Making Out O.K.." With barely perceptible changes in mood, Call Me covers remarkable ground, spanning from "Stand Up" -- a call to arms delivered with characteristic understatement -- to renditions of Hank Williams' "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" and Willie Nelson's "Funny How Time Slips Away," both of them exemplary fusions of country and soul. Equally compelling are the album's three Top Ten hits -- "You Ought to Be With Me," "Here I Am Come and Take Me," and the shimmering title cut. A classic.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/7/2005
  • Label: Get Back
  • EAN: 8013252805813
  • Catalog Number: 8058

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Al Green Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals
Charles Chalmers Background Vocals
Howard Grimes Drums
Jack Hale Trombone
Charles Hodges Organ, Piano
Leroy Hodges Bass
Mabon "Teenie" Hodges Guitar
Wayne Jackson Trumpet
Ed Logan Tenor Horn, Tenor Saxophone
Andrew Love Tenor Horn, Tenor Saxophone
The Memphis Strings Strings
James Mitchell Baritone Saxophone
Donna Rhodes Background Vocals
Sandra Rhodes Background Vocals
Archie Turner Piano
Al Jackson Jr. Drums
Ali Muhammed Jackson Drums
Charles E. Jr. Hodges Organ, Piano
Alex Jackson Drums
James J. Mitchell Baritone Saxophone
Technical Credits
Al Green Producer
Willie Mitchell Producer, Engineer
Charles Chalmers Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Colin Escott Liner Notes, Reissue Producer
Jackson Jr. Composer
James Mitchell Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Bob Norberg Remastering
Bud O'Shea Executive Producer
Eli Okun Executive Producer
Alan Robinson Liner Notes
Vince Biondi Art Direction
Howard Craft Mastering
Robert Gordon Liner Notes
James J. Mitchell String Arrangements
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Al Greens Best

    Everyone is familiar with "Call Me""Here I Am" etc...But I remember watching Soul Train back in the day.Al Green had a broken arm but he did "Jesus Is Waiting" Live on Soul Train and I bought the album within 1/2hour.Jesus Is Waitng is Al Green's most underated cut of his career.The whole album is bad.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A defininitive album.

    Mr.Green sums up his incredible sound in this one album. Words can't describe his gift; so I won't try. Just listen to this album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    CALL IT GREAT

    THIS EFFORT FROM THE LEGENDARY BALLADEER IS A SOULFUL BLEND OF GOSPEL, BLUES, AND A MIXTURE OF ALL KINDS OF MUSIC. 'CALL ME' IS A VERY EASY LISTEN. THE VELVETY VOICE OF AL COMES THROUGH WITHOUT A HITCH. AWESOME!!.

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