Green Is Blues

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Green Is Blues
Studio album by Al Green
Released April 15, 1969 (1969-04-15)
Recorded 1968-69
Genre Soul
Length 28:49 (original edition)
40:42 (40th anniversary edition)
Label Hi Records
Producer Willie Mitchell
Al Green chronology
Back Up Train
(1967)
Green Is Blues
(1969)
Al Green Gets Next to You
(1971)
Alternative cover
Special 40th anniversary cover, from 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone (1973) (mixed)[2]
Rolling Stone (2003) 4/5 stars[3]

Green Is Blues is an Al Green album from 1969.

Upon the album's '40th Anniversary' re-release as a digital deluxe package in July 2009, noted soul writer Pete Lewis of the award-winning 'Blues & Soul' stated: "Significant for matching for the first time Green's soulful refined vocal brilliance with the skilful production of co-writer/producer Willie Mitchell and the tight arrangements of Memphis' renowned Hi Rhythm Section, the album ushered in a new era for "The Memphis Sound" - effectively kick-starting a studio partnership between Green and Mitchell that would see Al go on to become the premier soul superstar of the early Seventies - and arguably the last great Southern soul singer, period."[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "One Woman" (Charles Chalmers, Sandra Rhodes) - 3:05
  2. "Talk to Me" (Joe Seneca) - 2:06
  3. "My Girl" (Smokey Robinson, Ronald White) - 2:55
  4. "The Letter" (Wayne Carson Thompson) - 2:28
  5. "I Stand Accused" (Jerry Butler, Curtis Mayfield, Billy Butler) - 3:18
  6. "Gotta Find a New World" (Richard Smith, Doc Oliver) - 2:25
  7. "What Am I Gonna Do With Myself?" (Willie Mitchell, Marshall "Rock" Jones) - 2:27
  8. "Tomorrow's Dream" (Al Green, Willie Mitchell) - 2:19
  9. "Get Back Baby" (Al Green) - 2:16
  10. "Get Back" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) - 2:22
  11. "Summertime" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward) - 3:08

(40th Anniversary Edition)[edit]

The track listing for 40th anniversary edition, released 2009, includes four additional tracks:

  1. "I Want to Hold Your Hand" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) - 2:20
  2. "Nothing Impossible With Love" (Jimmy Reed) - 2:37
  3. "Baby, What's Wrong With You" - 3:41
  4. "Memphis, Tennessee" (Chuck Berry) - 3:15

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