Let's Stay Together

Let's Stay Together

by Al Green
     
 

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Prior to this album, Al Green never had a number one song. The title track, "Let's Stay Together," achieved that status and held it for nine consecutive weeks. Green's ingenuity produced one of the all-time classics, which has the bounce of a dance cut and the passion of a ballad. The dynamic soul singer's whispers, animated cries, and riffing enhance his already… See more details below

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Prior to this album, Al Green never had a number one song. The title track, "Let's Stay Together," achieved that status and held it for nine consecutive weeks. Green's ingenuity produced one of the all-time classics, which has the bounce of a dance cut and the passion of a ballad. The dynamic soul singer's whispers, animated cries, and riffing enhance his already stirring delivery. This album was sold on the strength of the title track as there were no other selections to grace the Billboard charts. However, this album includes the timeless gem "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" and lesser-known beauties like the exulting "Judy," the cookin' testimonial "I Never Found a Girl," and the soothing blues effort "It Ain't No Fun to Me." The Arkansas native and his creative partner Willie Mitchell season these selections with lucid rhythm arrangements complemented by the faint strums of a guitar and brawn, unchiding horns.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/23/2009
Label:
Fat Possum Records
UPC:
0767981113715
catalogNumber:
1137
Rank:
17616

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Green   Primary Artist,Vocals
Charles Chalmers   Background Vocals
Sandra 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
James Mitchell   Bass,Baritone Saxophone
Al Jackson   Drums,Track Performer
James Michell   Tenor Horn
Rhodes, Chalmers & Rhodes   Background Vocals
Rhodes   Background Vocals
Charles E. Jr. Hodges   Organ,Piano
Alex Jackson   Drums
James J. Mitchell   Bass

Technical Credits

Eddie Floyd   Composer
Green   Composer
Willie Mitchell   Producer,Engineer
Charles Chalmers   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Booker T. Jones   Composer
James Mitchell   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Bud O'Shea   Executive Producer
Eli Okun   Executive Producer
Robert Gordon   Liner Notes
Wilie Mitchell   Producer
Alvertis Isbell   Composer
James J. Mitchell   String Arrangements

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