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Al Green — Love and Happiness
Album: Greatest Hits
Avg rating:
8

Your rating:
Total ratings: 2612








Released: 1975
Length: 4:55
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Love and happiness...
Something that can make you do wrong, make you do right...
Love...

Love and happiness
Wait a minute...
Something's going wrong
Someone's on the phone
Three o'clock in the morning, yeah
Talkin' about how she can make it right, yeah
Well,
Happiness is when you really feel good about somebody
Nothing wrong with being in love with someone, yeah
Oh, baby, love and happiness
Love and happiness...
Love and happiness...

Happy say

Love and happiness
You be good to me
I'll be good to you
We'll be together, yeah
We'll see each other
Walk away with victory
Oh baby,
Love and happiness...
Love and happiness...

Make you do right... love'll make you do wrong...
Make you come home early...
Make you stay out all night long...
The power of love...

Wait a minute,
Let me tell you...
The power of love...
Make you do right... love'll make you do wrong...
Make you want to dance...
Love and happiness...
Love and happiness...

Love is... wait a minute... love is...
Walkin' together...
Talkin' together...
Say it again...
Say it together...
Mmmm....
Comments (333)add comment
If only the Rev Al had been appointed to my local church...I would have signed up!

Magnificent!
Happy Holidays to all RP listeners!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWgApS...
Maybe a sugar push to this? Melt her in your arms.
I had this at a 9. What the hell was I thinking?

Make that a 10.
I like the idea of giving every user ten "11s" to use on their very favorite/exceptional songs. You'd only get 10 and, once you reached your limit, you'd have to drop a song to add a song. 
BillG? 
What can be better than "Love & Happiness" ?  

That horn has me looking in the rear view... a diesel rig that needs me to get out of its way
Al Green recording many classics in the 70's ....love his music!...
The rev layin' it down.  Love it.
Awesome Al.

Another Devon UK fan.
 kcar wrote:
That bass and drum combo...was that sampled for a song that gets played here? I think it's called "Ain't Love Strange"....
 
https://www.whosampled.com/

There's over 100 "sampled by" listings for this Al Green track....take a look and see if you find the tune you're thinking of....and of course this is a great way to look up a lot of other samples used....and also of course...Long Live RP!!
 freemusic wrote:
Re Play it again button...
Yeah!!  Brilliant idea!   BillG ?   —— Al Green's brilliant too, and would sure be someone I'd use that button for.... all his songs are too short.  This one's one of my few 10's ratings.
If you use JRiver Media Center to stream RP, you get better sound quality and get to see all the songs in a list and can go back to any within that section or play the whole set again. It's affordable but not free. Downside is that it doesn't sync exactly to the web playlist so makes it's harder to keep up with ratings, comments, etc.

Magnifique artiste, une voix exceptionnelle, des chansons intemporelles et éternelles.
That bass and drum combo...was that sampled for a song that gets played here? I think it's called "Ain't Love Strange"....
Best soul song in space.
Al Green is a world treasure; we love him here in his awaytown of Cornwall. UK.
Al Green is a world treasure; we love him here in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, USA. 
ouuu yea{#Clap}
 Hannio wrote:
We need a Play It Again button.

 
Yeah!!  Brilliant idea!   BillG ?   —— Al Green's brilliant too, and would sure be someone I'd use that button for.... all his songs are too short.  This one's one of my few 10's ratings.


Godlike
outstanding
 Steely_D wrote:
Compare this real soul music to the current stuff - which has no soul, but only a lot of anger, ululations, and spoken/rapped words. None of that here. What a difference - and the better choice is obvious.
 
It depends on which "current stuff" you're talking about  There are plenty of artists still recording soul music which doesn't have those elements which you list.  I'm not so sure it's up to a white person to speculate how much "soul" a contemporary black recording artist has anyhow.  Still, it's not fair to compare just about any other singer to Al Green.
 Stefen wrote:
A great lyric:

Love'll make you do right and love'll make you do wrong.

 
and the truth
A great lyric:

Love'll make you do right and love'll make you do wrong.
i am an irishmen texan with tons of soul so if solid r and b acts are fine with me
 richlister wrote:

Just keep pressing the PSD until it plays Al.

 
Brilliant!
{#Bananasplit}
 nomnol wrote:

Agreed. Anything by Al.

 
Just keep pressing the PSD until it plays Al.
 Hannio wrote:
We need a Play It Again button.

 
Agreed. Anything by Al.
Dang but the reverend can sure bring it.
Thank you, reverend.   {#Bananasplit}
Spot on! 
oh my, hear that dirty organ
now son that ain't the way we did it in church 
 Steely_D wrote:
Compare this real soul music to the current stuff - which has no soul, but only a lot of anger, ululations, and spoken/rapped words. None of that here. What a difference - and the better choice is obvious.

 
Amen brother!{#Dance}
omg, look what I PSD'd {#Biggrin}
Walter Bishop owns this song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHwCFwdcSdA
I never understood the appeal of this song. Is too plodding for my taste.
We need a Play It Again button.
 garyalex wrote:

I know what you mean about the audio quality but some music is so good that it's worth listening past those flaws.  This song is an example of that.  It's so good it transcends those shortcomings.

 
Right on : )

used to love hearing this on my am radio while doing my homework, Wolfman Jack was still on the air, many moons ago 
 cohifi wrote:
Classic tune, but I had to turn it down to 8.  The sound quality is questionable, too.

 
I know what you mean about the audio quality but some music is so good that it's worth listening past those flaws.  This song is an example of that.  It's so good it transcends those shortcomings.
Compare this real soul music to the current stuff - which has no soul, but only a lot of anger, ululations, and spoken/rapped words. None of that here. What a difference - and the better choice is obvious.
 idiot_wind wrote:
Who's playing the organ in that Jimmy Smith fashion? ...
 
It's probably Charles Hodges - he was the primary session organist for Hi Records.
Who's playing the organ in that Jimmy Smith fashion? 

Geeez..Al Green, Marvin Gaye, Spinners, Ojays, Isely Brothers. There was a brief time when "soul RnR" music had it's moment.    
 willmcnaught wrote:
{#Devil_pimp}That's what I'm talking about! oh yeaaaaaaa

 
Ditto
{#Devil_pimp}That's what I'm talking about! oh yeaaaaaaa
 helgigermany wrote:
Awful!
 
Yah, awful friggin' great!
SOOOOOOOOOOO DARN FUNKY!!!!!!!!
Absolutely fabulous sounds, love it   : )

{#Dancingbanana}
 Hannio wrote:

Everything about this song is awesome.  Al's singing, the backing vocals, the horns, the organ, the guitar.



 

Totally agree.
 d-don wrote:
Romeotuma, you better be dancin'...{#Dancingbanana}
 
I hear ya, brother...  this song is marvelous...  where are you these days?  Hope all is well for you and life is grand...
Classic tune, but I had to turn it down to 8.  The sound quality is questionable, too.
Awful!
From a chick's point of view, this is SO right on! 

:)

 
xkolibuul wrote:

Hate to break it to you, but "Al Green" and "girlfriend" are everything a dude needs to go somewhere.   

 

{#Sunny}
 stevendejong wrote:
Nope, both myself and my girlfriend were waiting for this to finally be over. Going nowhere.

 
Hate to break it to you, but "Al Green" and "girlfriend" are everything a dude needs to go somewhere.   
Those horns - just unbelievable.  So good.
 ppfundst wrote:
How can this be anything but a 10.

 
...... totally agree must be "Godlike"
Only Otis had more soul, but the Reverend has more sex.
 HipShooter wrote:
This is great!

Voice, Lyrics, Horns - but hear that organ. Playing that instrument takes more than a run-o-the-mill pianist.

 
not to mencion a couple gorillas to carry the leslie's
Oh, baby, love and happiness
Love and happiness
Love and happiness

Happy say

Love and happiness
You be good to me
I'll be good to you



sweet joy everytime Good Rev.
 kcar wrote:
Ye-awwh...Didn't we hear this a few days ago? William F. Buckley, Jr. and I were under the impression that Reverend Green had more than one hit during his career.

William F. Buckley, Jr. looking like a preppie chicken 
As a special treat, Mr. Buckley regales Yale freshmen studying roots music with his ballet-oriented version
of Mr. Mick Jagger's "Little Red Rooster." Soul Brother indeed, Mr. B. 
 

 
Damn, that is funny!!!
Ye-awwh...Didn't we hear this a few days ago? William F. Buckley, Jr. and I were under the impression that Reverend Green had more than one hit during his career.

William F. Buckley, Jr. looking like a preppie chicken 
As a special treat, Mr. Buckley regales Yale freshmen studying roots music with his ballet-oriented version
of Mr. Mick Jagger's "Little Red Rooster." Soul Brother indeed, Mr. B. 
 
Amazing how such restraint results in such a groove! This song fills me with Love & Happiness. A solid 10 
{#Daisy}

Nope, both myself and my girlfriend were waiting for this to finally be over. Going nowhere.

Everything about this song is awesome.  Al's singing, the backing vocals, the horns, the organ, the guitar.


 philbertr wrote:
I rated this a 9 a long time ago...but now just listening closely to the lyrics:  —> 10

 
Funkeeeeee Al!  {#Good-vibes}  What he said {#Sunny}
How can this be anything but a 10.
One of my favorites by the Reverend. Thanks, I needed this about now! Dancing at my desk...
 joelbb wrote:
Then you should just pet my monkey.
 

helgigermany wrote:
Not a Reverend Soul Fan at all!!

 


Lissen: the monkey digs Reverend Al. 
 

Dieter of Saturday Night Live with monkey and Guest on
"Touch him! Pet him! Love him! Touch my monkey!"

This is great!

Voice, Lyrics, Horns - but hear that organ. Playing that instrument takes more than a run-o-the-mill pianist.
what a cool album cover!
the Rev. Al was, is and shall forever be one soulful mother.
hehe, seems to fit my mood everyday... +1 :)

7 -> 8 - fits my mood today :)


Instant recovery from any grim feelings, now is time for sweetness and joy
Joy! 
Then you should just pet my monkey.
 

helgigermany wrote:
Not a Reverend Soul Fan at all!!

 


Always surprised to hear this in the rotation.  Seems like there are others Al Green songs that would fit in better with the RP vibe, IMO.  But being a big fan of his, I'm not going to complain about hearing anything by him!
I rated this a 9 a long time ago...but now just listening closely to the lyrics:  —> 10
Altho a different version and excellent version is Love and Happiness by Amazing Rhythm Aces..
wonderful
Did anyone catch President Obama's version of Let's Stay Together?  He is pretty good.
I know I'll be voting for him.
He's playing Jazz Fest again this year. Can't wait to see him!
Oh god the horns.
Straight up gotta give the Rev a 10!  {#Daisy}
Revered Rev


{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Drummer}{#Bananajam}{#Roflol}{#Roflol}{#Hearteyes}{#Roflol}{#Hearteyes}{#Bananajumprope}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananajam}{#Kiss}{#Heartkiss}{#Bananajumprope}{#Guitarist}
Now this is a set!
Romeotuma, you better be dancin'...{#Dancingbanana}
Agreed!!!

Blissssssss..........

 katiediddler wrote:

Godlike.

 


Godlike.


Oft-emulated, ne'er matched. Timeless.
First Bill gives us the doctor, then two men who call themselves Jesus & now redemption...love this song.  No wonder, it was my ring tone when ring tones were cool!
this is sooooooooo tired & abused as a commercial jingle.. could definitely be set aside & revived in 5-10 years.

He has a similar effect on me.  Hot stuff.
Makes me want to make out with this really hot guy I know.
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Waiting for the falsetto at the end  . . . . . . . eeeeeeeeee! (No one can "eeeeee" like Al!)

  That's a stone cold fact.


helgigermany wrote:
I guess, he better wears a shirt?!
In the early to mid 70's, it was the going trend for cover art. Along with hetero androgyny. Witness Texas Blues legend Edgar Winter, brother of Johnny, below


Cool with a capital Green.
9? what was I thinking? A perfect 10.
 helgigermany wrote:
I guess, he better wears a shirt?!
  When he played ACL here, he wore a suit. It was at least 90 degrees in the shade. It wasn't just his music that was smokin' hot...


Not a Reverend Soul Fan at all!!

Love the pants! {#Sunny}
 Bone wrote:

I believe The Reverend would take issue with being listed as 'Godlike'.

{#Cheesygrin}

 
hahahaha Good reply!

 Ando wrote:
Who ranks this lower than a 10? How?
 
I believe The Reverend would take issue with being listed as 'Godlike'.

{#Cheesygrin}

 Otomi wrote:

It's great, but some are greater (that's what I think when I click on number 9).
 
But is it as great as it could be? 10.

Soothes my weary soul
Damn this a good song. 
Waiting for the falsetto at the end  . . . . . . . eeeeeeeeee! (No one can "eeeeee" like Al!)

It seems some people just don't like love and happiness.
Ohh Al  tell me about it . . . . . 
 how 70's of you
 but still grooviey
 Ando wrote:
Who ranks this lower than a 10? How?
 
It's great, but some are greater (that's what I think when I click on number 9).
Man. Talk about a churning urn of burning funk . . .
 Ando wrote:
Who ranks this lower than a 10? How?
 
It's all I really want (and ain't got!).
'Till then, only 9, alas!


Who ranks this lower than a 10? How?


{#Dancingbanana}
Ah, the Reverend-what a song!
"Original release date:  1975"  Yeah.  He looks older than that now.  Still knows what's important, though.
And again................ bring it!

the righteous reverand.... {#Meditate}