Al Green : Call Me
Al Green : Call Me
Al Green (vocals), Andrew Love, Ed Logan (tenor sax), James Mitchell (baritone sax), Wayne Jackson (trumpet), Jack Hale (trombone), Charles Hodges (organ, piano), Archie Turner (piano), Tennie Hodges (guitar), Leroy Hodges (bass), Howard Grimes, Al Jackson (drums), The Memphis Strings, Donna Rhodes, Sandra Rhodes, Charles Chalmers (background vocals)
Hi Records 32077
Speakers Corner Records : LP 180 gram
Brand New and Sealed Record
A1 - Call Me (Come Back Home)
A2 - Have You Been Making Out O.K.
A3 - Stand Up
A4 - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
A5 - Your Love Is Like The Morning Sun
B1 - Here I Am (Come And Take Me)
B2 - Funny How Time Slips Away
B3 - You Ought To Be With Me
B4 - Jesus Is Waiting
Recorded 1973 at Royal Recording Studios in Memphis, Tennessee.
What connects celebrity chefs and pop stars is their fine nose for ingredients, especially when hot and spicy ones are mixed with milder elements to create an aromatic result. A combination of 'sweet' and 'funky' is the secret of Al Green’s gloriously sentimental and sensual pop songs, which in the sexually free Seventies were often referred to as »songs to make love by«. What swings along gently is, however, Al Green’s subtly controlled falsetto, which he can tone right to the threshold of audibility. But watch out! This music belts out some fiery sounds right from the very first number. The sinuous, swinging request in the brilliant hit single "Call Me", the relaxed and groovy "Stand Up", with its sharp wind interjections which demand one’s unerring attention, are typical for Green’s style, just as is his almost disturbing capability to gain comfort from loneliness ("I’m So Lonesome, I Could Cry"). This rhythmically powered music can best be described as light, intensive, dynamic but never flashy ("Your Love Is Like The Morning Sun"). It finds its earthly culmination in soul ("I’m Waiting") and spiritual depth.
This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head, and was pressed with virgin vinyl at Pallas. More information under http://www.pure-analogue.com