Category: i’m still in love with you

On this day in music history: September 25, 1972 – “I’m Still In Love With You”, the fifth album by Al Green is released. Produced by Willie Mitchell and Al Green, it is recorded at Royal Recording Studios in Memphis, TN from February – July 1972. Catapulted into R&B superstar status with the classic single and album “Let’s Stay Together” in early 1972, singer Al Green and producer Willie Mitchell move swiftly to capitalize on that new found success. Rather than mining that album for more singles, Green and Mitchell throw themselves back into working on a follow up album. The first taste of the album in progress comes in March of 1972, with the newly recorded single “Look What You Done For Me” (#2 R&B, #4 Pop). The song quickly becomes another top five R&B and pop crossover smash as it peaks in the charts during the Spring. It’s then followed by “I’m Still In Love With You” (#1 R&B, #3 Pop), becoming Al Green’s second R&B chart topper and third top five pop hit. Along with original songs penned by Green and Mitchell, they fill out the album with a couple of well chosen covers. Al puts his magic vocal touch on classics like Roy Orbison’s “Oh, Pretty Woman”, and the Kris Kristofferson penned “For The Good Times”, a recent hit for country legend Ray Price. When the completed album is released in the Fall of 1972, it is another out of the box hit. Though it is not released as a single until 1977, the album track “Love And Happiness”, is an immediate stand out, and becomes one of Al Green’s signature songs. The deep cut “I’m Glad Your Mine” is later sampled by Eric B. & Rakim on their song “Mahogany in 1990. In time, "I’m Still In Love With You” is regarded as one of Al Green’s best albums, and is the biggest selling studio album of his career. Reissued numerous times on CD and vinyl over the years, it is most recently remastered and reissued by Fat Possum Records in 2009. Another limited edition vinyl reissue, pressed on mint green marbled vinyl is released as an exclusive by the subscription service Vinyl Me. Please in 2016. “I’m Still In Love With You” spends five weeks at number one on the Billboard R&B album chart, peaking at number four on the Top 200, and is certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA.

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On this day in music history: August 12, 1972 – “I’m Still In Love With You” by Al Green hits #1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart for 2 weeks, also peaking at #3 on the Hot 100 on September 2, 1972. Written by Al Green, Al Jackson, Jr. and Willie Mitchell, it is the second R&B chart topper for the legendary soul singer from Forrest City, AR. Singer Al Green along with drummer Al Jackson, Jr. and producer Willie Mitchell compose the song on a trip to Hot Springs, AR during a break in Green’s busy recording and touring schedule. Recorded at producer Mitchell’s “Royal Recording Studio in Memphis, TN, the track features the singers regular studio band including Al Jackson (drums), Mabon "Teenie” Hodges, Charles Hodges (guitars), Leroy Hodges (bass), and Howard Grimes (percussion). Released in June of 1972, right on the heels of Green’s third consecutive million seller “Look What You’ve Done For Me” (#2 R&B, #4 Pop), the single continues the singer’s hot streak of soulful hits, becoming his fourth million seller. Also the title track of his fifth album, it helps propel it past the million mark in sales. “I’m Still In Love With You” is also covered by Meli’sa Morgan, Al B. Sure!, and Seal. “I’m Still In Love With You” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.

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On this day in music history: August 12, 1972 – “I’m Still In Love With You” by Al Green hits #1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart for 2 weeks, also peaking at #3 on the Hot 100 on September 2, 1972. Written by Al Green, Al Jackson, Jr. and Willie Mitchell, it is the second R&B chart topper for the legendary soul singer from Forrest City, AR. Singer Al Green along with drummer Al Jackson, Jr. and producer Willie Mitchell compose the song on a trip to Hot Springs, AR during a break in Green’s busy recording and touring schedule. Recorded at producer Mitchell’s “Royal Recording Studio in Memphis, TN, the track features the singers regular studio band including Al Jackson (drums), Mabon "Teenie” Hodges, Charles Hodges (guitars), Leroy Hodges (bass), and Howard Grimes (percussion). Released in June of 1972, right on the heels of Green’s third consecutive million seller “Look What You’ve Done For Me” (#2 R&B, #4 Pop), the single continues the singer’s hot streak of soulful hits, becoming his fourth million seller. Also the title track of his fifth album, it helps propel it past the million mark in sales. “I’m Still In Love With You” is also covered by Meli’sa Morgan, Al B. Sure!, and Seal. “I’m Still In Love With You” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.