Belle Album

The Belle Album

by Al Green
     
 

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Al Green severed his ties with longtime producer Willie Mitchell in 1977, establishing his own backup band and seizing the production reins. But he hadn't yet made the final break with soul; this was the last secular work he would make for many years, and it was brilliant, even though it didn't come close to equaling his previous

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Al Green severed his ties with longtime producer Willie Mitchell in 1977, establishing his own backup band and seizing the production reins. But he hadn't yet made the final break with soul; this was the last secular work he would make for many years, and it was brilliant, even though it didn't come close to equaling his previous commercial heights. In retrospect, many just didn't understand where he was going, while others were turned off by the blurred lyrical focus of songs like "Belle." But "I Feel Good" had as much danceable energy and soulful fire as any Green up-tempo tune, and "Lovin' You" and "Dream" were sorely underrated compositions.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/12/2009
Label:
Fat Possum Records
UPC:
0767981113920
catalogNumber:
1139
Rank:
58421

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Green   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Linda Jones   Vocals,Background Vocals
Leon Thomas   Clarinet,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Clavinet,fender rhodes
James Bass   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Electronic Sounds
Johnny Brolin   Keyboards
Johnny Brown   Piano,fender rhodes
Ron Echols   Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Reuben Fairfax   Bass,Bass Guitar,Lyre,Bells
Margaret Foxworth   Vocals,Background Vocals
Ardis Hardin   Drums,Snare Drums
Buddy Jarrett   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone
Harvey Jones   Vocals,Background Vocals
Fred Jordan   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,fender rhodes
Darryl Neely   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Horn
Robert Payne   Percussion
John Toney   Synthesizer,Drums,Syndrum
Rob Payne   Synthesizer,Syndrum
Johnny Brown   Piano,fender rhodes
Fred Jordan   Strings,Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Keyboards,fender rhodes

Technical Credits

Green   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Remixing
Bill Cantrell   Engineer,Remixing
Reuben Fairfax   Arranger,Composer
Margaret Foxworth   Vocal Arrangements
Buddy Jarrett   Horn Arrangements
Fred Jordan   Arranger,Engineer,Orchestration,Remixing,String Ensemble
Darryl Neely   Horn Arrangements
Alan Robinson   Liner Notes
Amy Linden   Liner Notes
Fred Jordan   Arranger,Composer,Engineer,Contributor,Remixing,String Ensemble

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