Green Is Blues

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Green Is Blues
Green is blues original lp al green.jpg
Original 1969 vinyl edition
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 15, 1969 (1969-04-15)
Length28:49 (original edition)
40:42 (40th anniversary edition)
ProducerWillie Mitchell
Al Green chronology
Back Up Train
Green Is Blues
Al Green Gets Next to You
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone (1973)(mixed)[2]
Rolling Stone (2003)4/5 stars[3]
Alternative cover

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" (Carl Smith, Marion "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

Later samples[edit]