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In February 1976.

In February 1976, “Hi” label released “Full of Fire”, the tenth Al Green studio album. It was recorded in 1975, and was produced by Willie Mitchell.

Personnel:

  • Al Green – vocals
  • Teenie Hodges- guitar
  • Leroy Hodges- bass
  • Charles Hodges- organ
  • Howard Grimes- drums, congas
  • Archie Turner, Michael Allen – piano
  • Charles Chalmers, Donna Rhodes, Sandra Rhodes – backing vocals
  • Andrew Love, Lewis Collins – tenor saxophone
  • James Mitchell – baritone saxophone
  • Wayne Jackson- trumpet
  • Jack Hale – trombone
  • The Memphis Strings – strings
  • Norman Seeff- photography

Track listing:

  1. Glory, Glory – Al Green, Willie Mitchell
  2. That’s the Way It Is – Al Green
  3. Always – Al Green, Charles Hodges
  4. There’s No Way – Willie Mitchell, Earl Randle
  5. I’d Fly Away – Al Green
  6. Full of Fire – Al Green, Willie Mitchell, Mabon “Teenie” Hodges
  7. Together Again – Buck Owens
  8. Soon as I Get Home – Al Green, Michael Allen
  9. Let It Shine – Al Green, Mabon “Teenie” Hodges

 

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In October 1974.

In October 1974, “Hi” label released “Al Green Explores Your Mind”, the eighth Al Green album. It was recorded in 1974, and was produced by Willie Mitchell.  In 2004, the album song “Take Me to the River” was ranked at number 117 on “Rolling Stone” magazine’s list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Personnel:

  • Al Green – vocals
  • Teenie Hodges- guitar
  • Leroy Hodges- bass
  • Charles Hodges- organ, piano
  • Howard Grimes- drums, congas
  • Archie Turner, Michael Allen – piano
  • Charles Chalmers, Donna Rhodes, Sandra Rhodes – backing vocals
  • Andrew Love, Ed Logan – tenor saxophone
  • James Mitchell – baritone saxophone
  • Wayne Jackson– trumpet
  • Jack Hale – trombone

Track listing:

All tracks by Al Green; except where noted.

  1. Sha-La-La (Make Me Happy)
  2. Take Me to the River – Al Green, Mabon “Teenie” Hodges
  3. God Blessed Our Love – Al Green, Willie Mitchell, Earl Randle
  4. The City – Al Green, Charles Hodges
  5. One Nite Stand
  6. I’m Hooked on You – Al Green, Willie Mitchell
  7. Stay with Me Forever – Al Green, Alma Sanders
  8. Hangin’ On – Al Green, Michael Allen
  9. School Days

In August 1975.

In August 1975, “Hi” label released “Al Green Is Love”, the ninth Al Green studio album. It was recorded 1974 – 1975, and was produced by Willie Mitchell.

Personnel:

  • Al Green – vocals
  • Larry Lee, Teenie Hodges- guitar
  • Leroy Hodges- bass
  • Charles Hodges- organ, piano
  • Howard Grimes- drums, congas
  • Conga Lou (Johnny Keyes) – congas
  • Archie Turner, Michael Allen – piano
  • Charles Chalmers, Donna Rhodes, Sandra Rhodes – backing vocals
  • Andrew Love, Lewis Collins – tenor saxophone
  • Wayne Jackson- trumpet
  • James Mitchell – baritone saxophone, string arrangements
  • Jack Hale – trombone
  • The Memphis Strings – strings

Track listing:

All tracks by Al Green; except where noted.

  1. L-O-V-E (Love) – Al Green, Willie Mitchell, Mabon “Teenie” Hodges
  2. Rhymes – Al Green, Mabon “Teenie” Hodges
  3. The Love Sermon – Al Green, Willie Mitchell, Earl Randle
  4. There Is Love – Willie Mitchell, Lawrence Seymore, Yvonne Mitchell
  5. Could I Be the One? – Al Green, Willie Mitchell, Ann Mitchell
  6. Love Ritual
  7. I Didn’t Know
  8. Oh Me, Oh My (Dreams in My Arms) – Al Green, Willie Mitchell, Mabon “Teenie” Hodges
  9. I Gotta Be More (Take Me Higher)
  10. I Wish You Were Here – Willie Mitchell

In April 1973.

In April 1973, “Hi” label released “Call Me”, the sixth Al Green album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Royal Recording Studios” in Memphis, Tennessee, and was produced by Willie Mitchell and Al Green. In 2003, “VH1” TV network ranked it at number 70 on the list of the  “Greatest Albums of All Time”; the same year “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked it at number 289 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Al Green – vocals
  • Donna Rhodes – background vocals
  • Sandra Rhodes – background vocals
  • Archie Turner – piano
  • Al Jackson Jr.– drums
  • Charles Chalmers – background vocals, horn arrangements
  • Howard Grimes– drums
  • Jack Hale, Sr. – 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, horn arrangements
  • Bud O’Shea – executive producer
  • Willie Mitchell– engineer
  • Eli Okun – executive producer
  • Cheryl Pawelski– assistant producer
  • Kathy Kinslow – assistant producer
  • Charles Levan – assistant producer
  • Margaret Goldfarb – assistant producer
  • Robert Gordon – liner notes
  • Jim Cummins – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Al Green; except where noted.

  1. Call Me (Come Back Home) – Al Green, Al Jackson, Jr. Willie Mitchell
  2. Have You Been Making Out O.K.
  3. Stand Up
  4. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry – Hank Williams
  5. Your Love Is Like the Morning Sun
  6. Here I Am (Come and Take Me) – Al Green, Teenie Hodges
  7. Funny How Time Slips Away – Willie Nelson
  8. You Ought to Be With Me – Al Green, Al Jackson, Jr. Willie Mitchell
  9. Jesus Is Waiting

 

On January 31, 1972.

Lets stay together

On January 31, 1972, “Hi” label released “Let’s Stay Together”, album by Al Green. It was recorded in 1971, at “Royal Recording Studio” in Memphis and was produced by Willie Mitchell. Magazine “Q” included “Let’s Stay Together” in its list of “Best Soul Albums of All Time”. in 1994 “Guinness” ranked the album at number 608 in its “1000 album poll” and at number 25 in the “Top 50 Soul Albums list”.

Personnel:

  • 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, arrangements
  • Jack Hale – trombone
  • Charles Chalmers, Donna Rhodes, Sandra Rhodes – background vocals, arrangements
  • Jools DeVere – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Al Green, except where noted

  1. Let’s Stay Together – Al Green, Wayne Jackson, James Mitchell
  2. La-La for You – Al Green, James Mitchell
  3. So You’re Leaving
  4. What Is This Feeling?
  5. Old Time Lovin
  6. I’ve Never Found a Girl (Who Loves Me Like You Do) – Floyd, Isbell, Jones
  7. How Can You Mend a Broken Heart? – Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb
  8. Judy
  9. It Ain’t No Fun to Me