Al Green’s ‘Let’s Stay Together’ is an album produced By Willie Mitchell and released on January 31, 1972 by HI
Track Listing : 1.Let’S Stay Together (Al Green, Jackson, Willie Mitchell) – 03:18 . 2.La-La For You (Al Green, Willie Mitchell) – 03:31 . 3.So You’Re Leaving (Al Green) – 02:57 . 4.What Is This Feeling? (Al Green) – 03:42 . 5.Old Time Lovin’ (Al Green) – 03:19 . 6.I’Ve Never Found A Girl (Who Loves Me Like You Do) (Eddie Floyd, Alvertis Isbell, Booker T. Jones) – 03:41 . 7.How Can You Mend A Broken Heart? (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb) – 06:22 . 8.Judy (Al Green) – 03:47 . 9.It Ain’T No Fun To Me (Al Green) – 03:23
Musicians : Al Green – Vocals . Howard Grimes – Drums . Al Jackson, Jr. – Drums . Leroy Hodges – Bass . Charles Hodges – Organ, Piano . Teenie Hodges – Guitar . Wayne Jackson – Trumpet . Andrew Love – Horn, Tenor Saxophone . Ed Logan – Horn, Tenor Saxophone . James Mitchell – Bass, Baritone Saxophone . Jack Hale – Trombone . Charles Chalmers – Background Vocals . Donna Rhodes – Background Vocals . Sandra Rhodes – Background Vocals
Production : Produced By Willie Mitchell . Willie Mitchell – Engineer, Mixing . Terry Manning – Mixing . Peter Rynston – Mastering
Package : Jools Devere – Artwork . Bud & Barbara Lee Ministries – Photography . Robert Gordon – Liner Notes
Recorded 1971 At Royal Recording Studios (Memphis, Tennessee).
Released On January 31, 1972 By Hi.
Other soul singers may have had more raw power or a wider stylistic range (although not many of them), but nobody else had Green’s virtuosity or interpretive gifts. He could articulate unbelievably delicate shades of feeling with his voice alone; he had an astonishing sense of timing, of pitch, of emphasis, of drama […]
The zenith of Green’s collaborations with Hi Records and producer Willie Mitchell.The gospel-influenced title-track is one of the best-known love songs ever recorded. Perfectly yet not clinically played and sung very much from the heart, it’s as if every scrap of Green’s life and love depended upon it. […]
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As usual, the Hi house band shines throughout the album, providing perfect, horn-heavy accompaniment while never overstating their caseand unlike his peers on the Motown assembly line (except for Stevie Wonder) Green was proving himself to be an incredibly consistent album artist as well as a spectacular singles specialist. […]