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May 19, 1973


4.750 (average of 6 ratings)





Album Tracks:

  1. Call Me (Come Back Home)
  2. Have You Been Making Out O.K.
  3. Stand Up
  4. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
  5. Your Love Is Like the Morning Sun
  6. Here I Am (Come and Take Me)
  7. Funny How Time Slips Away
  8. You Ought to Be with Me
  9. Jesus Is Waiting

Sales (in millions):

sales in U.S. only 0.5
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 0.5


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 10
peak on U.K. album chart --

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • You Oughta Be with Me (10/21/72) #3 US, #1 RB, gold single
  • Call Me (Come Back Home) (2/17/73) #10 US, #2 RB, gold single
  • Here I Am (Come and Take Me) (7/7/73) #10 US, #2 RB, gold single




One of Blender’s 100 Greatest American Albums One of Time Magazine’s All-TIME 100 Albums. One of VH1’s 100 Greatest Rock & Roll Albums of All Time.

Call Me

Al Green


“Al Green was hands-down the dominant soul singer of the Seventies, and his run of albums, especially in the first half of the decade, was so consistently strong that it's hard to pick a favorite. I'm Still in Love with You has the back-to-back perfection of ‘Love and Happiness’ and ‘I'm Glad You're Mine.’ Let’s Stay Together has, well, ‘Let's Stay Together.” TL

“But top to bottom,” TL “the brilliant Call MeJA is “the reinvention of Memphis soul” BL and “the one to beat.” TL On “his third classic set in just 18 months, the Top 10 Call Me marked Green’s creative and commercial peak” BL with “the most inventive and assured album of his career.” JA

“So silky and fluid as to sound almost effortless.” JA “His awesome voice soared, soothed and seduced” BL as they “revel[ed] in the lush strings and evocative horns of Willie Mitchell’s superbly intimate production, barely rising above an angelic whisper for the gossamer Have You Been Making Out O.K..” JA

“With barely perceptible changes in mood, Call Me covers remarkable ground, spanning from Stand Up – a call to arms delivered with characteristic understatement – to renditions of Hank Williams’ I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry and Willie Nelson's Funny How Time Slips Away, both of them exemplary fusions of country and soul” JA that “seal Green’s linking of Memphis and Nashville traditions” TL while making “country and soul bewitching bedfellows.” BL

“Equally compelling are the album’s three Top Ten hits – You Ought to Be with Me,” JA “the effortlessly sexy title song and the devastating Here I Am (Come and Take Me).” TL

“The closing song, Jesus is Waiting, turned out to be the bridge to Green’s future in the pulpit.” TL

Review Source(s):

  • JA Jason Ankeny, All Music Guide
  • BL Blender Magazine’s 100 Greatest American Albums (10/08)
  • TL Josh Tyrangiel and Alan Light, Time Magazine’s “All-TIME 100 Albums” (11/13/06)

You Oughta Be with Me

Call Me

Here I Am (audio only)

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Last updated April 13, 2011.