Back Up Train

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Back Up Train
Studio album by Al Green
Released March 21, 1967 (1967-03-21)
Recorded 1966
Genre Soul
Length 30:21
Label Hot Line Music Journal
Producer Curtis Rodgers, Palmer E. James
Al Green chronology
Back Up Train
(1967)
Green Is Blues
(1969)
Alternative cover
Back Up Train UK re-issue cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Back Up Train is Al Green's debut album, released by Hot Line Records, a label formed by Palmer James and Curtis Rodgers, high school friends of Al Green's. This album was released prior to signing with Hi Records and still lists his name as "Greene".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Back Up Train" (Curtis Rodgers, Palmer E. James) - 2:19
  2. "Hot Wire" (Palmer E. James) - 2:55
  3. "Stop and Check Myself" (Al Green) - 1:41
  4. "Let Me Help You" (Palmer E. James) - 1:47
  5. "I’m Reachin’ Out" (Tiny Watkins) - 2:43
  6. "Don’t Hurt Me No More" (Curtis Rodgers, Palmer E. James) - 2:16
  7. "Don’t Leave Me" (Palmer E. James) - 2:17
  8. "I’ll Be Good to You" (Tiny Watkins) - 2:13
  9. "Guilty" (R. Williams) - 2:56
  10. "That’s All It Takes (Lady)" (Curtis Rodgers) - 2:19
  11. "Get Yourself Together" (Tiny Watkins, Palmer E. James) - 2:25
  12. "What’s It All About" (Tiny Watkins, Palmer E. James) - 1:54
  13. "A Lover's Hideaway" (Tiny Watkins, Palmer E. James) - 2:36

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