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UK compilation for the most popular & influential soul singer of the early '70s. 18 tracks, virtually all his Billboard Top 40 hits minus three. Highlights include 'Tired Of Being Alone', 'Let's Stay Together', 'Look What You Done For Me', 'I'm Still In Love With You', 'You Ought To Be With Me', 'Call Me (Come Back Home)', 'Here I Am (Come And Take Me)', 'Sha La La (Make Me Happy)', 'L-O-V-E (Love)', 'Full Of Fire' & 'Keep Me Cryin'. Music Club.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Letes Stay Together
  2. Sha La La (make Me Happy)
  3. L O V E (Love)
  4. Tired Of Being Alone
  5. Call Me (Come Back Home)
  6. Simply Beautiful
  7. Im Still In Love With You
  8. Here I Am (Come And Take Me)
  9. Look What You Done For Me
  10. Take Me To The River
  11. How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
  12. You Ought To Be With Me
  13. Lets Get Married
  14. Full Of Fire
  15. Livin For You
  16. Keep Me Cryin
  17. I Say A Little Prayer
  18. Unchained Melody


Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 1, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Music Club Records
  • ASIN: B00005QD0B
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #47,233 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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On his way to being inducted into the R&R Hall Of Fame (1995), Albert Green (born April 13, 1946 in Forrest City, Arkansas), and known professionally as simply Al Green, contributed some 25 albums to the music scene for a variety of labels (Hot Line, Bell, Hi. Myrrh, A&M, Arrival, Word/Epic, RCA, MCA) singing everything from Gospel to Blues to Soul to Pop/R&R and even Country. Along the way he also racked up 32 R&B hit singles, 22 of which crossed over to the more lucrative Billboard Pop Hot 100 (and its Bubble Under section) and Adult Contemporary (AC) listings.

Like many of his contemporaries, he started out singing gospel, in his case as part of the Greene Brothers before relocating to Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1959 where he landed with the Fargo label in 1960 at the tender age of 14. In 1964 he joined The Creations and remained with that group through to 1967, and from 1967 into 1968 became part of The Soul Mates with brother Robert and Lee Virgins. It was while billed as Al Greene & The Soul Mate's (sic) that he scored his first hit single when Back Up Train hit # 5 R&B/# 41 Hot 100 early in 1968 b/w Don't Leave Me on Hot Line 15000. That would be their only hit there, and unfortunately it's not included.

Also omitted are his first four hits registered for his new label, Hi Records in 1970/71, under the production of Willie Mitchell (who would perform the same duties right through to 1977): You Say It (# 28 R&B in February 1970 - Hi 2171); Right Now, Right Now (# 23 R&B in July 2970 - Hi 2177); I Can't Get Next To You (# 11 R&B/# 60 Pop Hot 100 in Nov/Dec 1970 - Hi 2182; and Driving Wheel (# 46 R&B/# 115 Hot 100 Bubble Under in March 1971 - Hi 2188).
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The Very Best of Al Green,a master piece, every song beautifully crafted, should be a part of ever ones music collection.
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This is an outstanding CD and really brings back alot of memories. Al Green is truly one of the best singers out there and I really enjoyed listening to his music, good songs and good sound makes this CD worth buying.
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The Very Best of Al Green is an excellent CD. I remembered some of the songs from my earlier life. When I listened to his songs, I realized that I knew a lot more songs. It has been so pleasurable to listen to these songs. I am glad to own this CD.Very Best of Al Green
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I was truly delighted with this music and play this compilation of songs all the time, one of the best cds in my collection
and am pleased I bought it.
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What's not to like about Al Green and his sexy voice! Nothing! I just wish he were still putting out new music. I will never tire of listening to Al Green!
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I didn't pay too much attention to Al Green back in the day... had a couple of his 45s, that's it. Couple years back a new oldies station started up in this area, and became very popular because they play more than just the big hits: they also play songs and/or artists that seem to have been overlooked. I began hearing some Al Green songs I hadn't heard in years and I was really enjoying them. Enough to consider purchasing a hits CD. This has all 13 of his pop top 40 singles from his 1971-1976 heyday, so it was clearly the best choice. 5 more songs round out the CD, and of them, only his take on "I Say a Little Prayer" missed the mark with me. "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" is wonderful. The hits speak for themselves of course, and I think the sound quality is great. Recommended.
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Pretty much all of Al's hits in one CD. The quality of this CD is very good, a nice addition to my collection
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