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Al Green: Lay It Down
Buy! - (Blue Note)
The soul legend’s latest album not only continues the streak of strong albums since his comeback earlier this decade, it’s the best he’s made since his ‘70s heyday. Lay It Down was co-produced by hip hop notables ?uestlove from the Roots and keyboardist James Poyser (Erykah Badu, Common, etc.), and also features a few guest vocals from modern soul singers Anthony Hamilton, John Legend and Corinne Bailey Rae along with horns from Sharon Jones’s backing band the Dap-Kings. They effortlessly recreate the classic silky Memphis soul sound that defined the records Green made with producer Willie Mitchell back in the ‘70s, and Green’s creamy, elastic vocals will still make you swoon. 5/15/2008 - Don Yates
Other Al Green album reviews:

Everything's OK - 3/30/2005
Everything's OK - 1/10/2005