The Green Brothers
(Al and Bobby) were the last act signed to Stax
Records in 1975, which meant their only release for
the label never got out of the starting gate when
the company went into receivership. The two Detroit
brothers nevertheless kept singing and writing,
activities that ultimately led to a reunion with
Stax producer and LocoBop's man in Memphis Bobby
Manuel. The brothers cut a brand new album,
Soulsville, with Bobby at Ardent Studios.
Backing was provided by a stellar group of veteran
musicians from Stax and Hi Records.
Green Brothers added a bonus track to the album,
sung by Bobby Greenís daughter,
Keena Green. With a cross/blend of soul, gospel, blues, pop, and
country, Keenaís vocal power and performance is
spine tingling. Before going solo, Keena (with her
two sisters) saw success as a member of Epic
recording group Sweet Obsession.
liner notes for the CD release of this album
were written by
Rob Bowman who got a Grammy for his
work on the Stax box sets, and wrote the
best-selling book, Soulsville U.S.A.: The Story of Stax Records.
Highlights on this album:
I JUST WANNA LOVE YOU (ONE MORE TIME),
KEEP ON SEARCHIN',