Al Green

"We just sang the song ["You've Got a Friend" by Carole King] straight, like the song is. And it fits perfectly. That's what knocks me out. And I knew it would work, I just wanted to try it."

About the A&M/Word distribution arrangement, Green said, "A&M might take it a bunch of places Word might not. Which gives us a greater percentage of the listening market." The distribution had each label serve the markets it knew best--Word with gospel and A&M with the popular market.

Al Green was voted 14 on Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.


Al Green Collection 1985-1990 CD booklet

  1. Al Green Is a 'Soul Survivor.' Billboard, May 9, 1987, 27.


Recording Years / Label
1980-1984 -  Word Records
1985-1989 -  A&M Records

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