THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
347-Al Green-Lets Stay Together.
1971-Number 7 single.
Best Bit-At 1.26.Every wedding DJ must own a copy.In a survey of Bride and Grooms this song was voted the most popular 1st dance of all time.
Albert Greene was born in 1946 in Forrest City,Arkansas,he is the sixth of ten children.His father Robert Greene was a very religious man.In 1976 Al Green became an ordained pastor of the Full Gospel Tabernacle in Memphis.
‘Lets Stay Together’ was co-written by Willie Mitchell who owned the record label this song was released on(‘Hi Records’) and also by Al Jackson Jr. who was a well respected Drummer and producer,he was also a founding member of Booker T. and the M.G.’s.(see best songs 906,) Al Green wrote the lyrics.
In 1983 Tina Turner recorded her version of the song and it peaked at Number 6 in the UK,this was her comeback song and kick started her very successful solo career.
‘Lovin’ you whether times are good are bad happy or sad.’
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