Green Is Blues
|Green Is Blues|
Original 1969 vinyl edition
|Studio album by Al Green|
|Released||April 15, 1969|
|Length||28:49 (original edition)
40:42 (40th anniversary edition)
|Al Green chronology|
|Rolling Stone (1973)||(mixed)|
|Rolling Stone (2003)|||
Cover on 1970 release.
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."
- "One Woman" (Charles Chalmers, Sandra Rhodes) - 3:05
- "Talk to Me" (Joe Seneca) - 2:06
- "My Girl" (Smokey Robinson, Ronald White) - 2:55
- "The Letter" (Wayne Carson Thompson) - 2:28
- "I Stand Accused" (Jerry Butler, Curtis Mayfield, Billy Butler) - 3:18
- "Gotta Find a New World" (Richard Smith, Doc Oliver) - 2:25
- "What Am I Gonna Do With Myself?" (Willie Mitchell, Marshall "Rock" Jones) - 2:27
- "Tomorrow's Dream" (Al Green, Willie Mitchell) - 2:19
- "Get Back Baby" (Al Green) - 2:16
- "Get Back" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) - 2:22
- "Summertime" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward) - 3:08
(40th Anniversary Edition)
The track listing for 40th anniversary edition, released 2009, includes four additional tracks:
- "I Want to Hold Your Hand" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) - 2:20
- "Nothing Impossible With Love" (Jimmy Reed) - 2:37
- "Baby, What's Wrong With You" - 3:41
- "Memphis, Tennessee" (Chuck Berry) - 3:15
- "The Letter"
- "Gotta Find a New World"