- Audio CD (January 1, 2002)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Music Club Records
- ASIN: B00005QD0B
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39,208 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Very Best of Import
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.
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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).Read more ›
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AL GREEN'S VERY BEST...GOT ONE ISSUE WITH THIS CD...THEY FORGOT "LOVE AND HAPPINESS" WTF???...Published 16 months ago by diezelish