Al Green releases ‘Call Me’ produced by Willie Mitchell (1973)

Al Green’s ‘Call Me’ is his sixth album produced by Willie Mitchell and released in April, 1973 by Hi Records.

Track Listing : 1.Call Me (Come Back Home) (Al Green, Al Jackson, Jr., Willie Mitchell) – 03:03 . 2.Have You Been Making Out O.K. (Al Green) – 03:42 . 3.Stand Up (Al Green) – 03:25 . 4.I’M So Lonesome I Could Cry (Hank Williams) – 03:10 . 5.Your Love Is Like The Morning Sun (Al Green) – 03:09 . 6.Here I Am (Come And Take Me) (Al Green, Teenie Hodges) – 04:14 . 7.Funny How Time Slips Away (Willie Nelson) – 05:33 . 8.You Ought To Be With Me (Al Green, Al Jackson Jr., Willie Mitchell) – 03:15 . 9.Jesus Is Waiting (Al Green) – 05:36

Musicians : Al Green – Vocals . Howard Grimes – Drums . Jack Hale – Trombone . Charles Hodges – Organ, Piano . Leroy Hodges – Bass . Mabon Teenie Hodges – Guitar . Wayne Jackson – Trumpet . Ed Logan – Tenor Saxophone . Andrew Love – Tenor Saxophone . The Memphis Strings – Strings . James Mitchell – Baritone Saxophone . Archie Turner – Piano . Al Jackson, Jr. – Drums . Charles Chalmers – Background Vocals . Donna Rhodes – Background Vocals . Sandra Rhodes – Background Vocals

Production : Produced By Willie Mitchell . Charles Chalmers, James Mitchell . Willie Mitchell – Engineer

Arrangements : Charles Chalmers, James Mitchell

Package : Robert Gordon – Liner Notes

Recorded In 1972.

Released In April, 1973 By Hi Records.

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Rolling Stone
Green himself doesn’t progress so much as fill out. He doesn’t have one of the great R&B voices but he now sings with such authority that it doesn’t make any difference. His lyrics are too casual but I don’t suppose he will ever write narratives. […]

Robert Christgau
I originally believed people would buy this only so they wouldn’t have to get up and flip I’m Still in Love with Youand I was probably right. But no other album documents Green’s genius for the daring nuance so thrillingly. “Stand Up” is the subtlest black identity song ever, […]

Scott’s Rock and Soul Album Reviews
Surprisingly, these songs fit snugly in with the rest of the album, as Al tosses aside genre distinctions such as “soul” and “country”. This is simply great music, whether it be brilliantly seductive secular music such as the hauntingly ethereal title track or the sublime “You Ought To Be With Me” (featuring arguably his most fabulous falsetto vocal ever), greasy up-tempo pop…. […]

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