By the time this album was released, the Al Green/Willie Mithell double act was honed to something close to Soul perfection. Mitchell and his production harnessed Green's ability to go from smooth and subtle to raw and impassioned in a heartbeat and took him to superstardom at a time when Soul ruled the airwaves.
"Call Me" featured 3 hit singles "You Ought To Be With Me", "Here I Am" and the title track, but it is also notable for Al's reading of Country music's "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" and "Funny How Time Slips Away", both superb interpretations. Other than those, Green was involved in writing the rest of the tracks, demonstrating the rich vein of creativity he had found in the early '70's.
Although the previous "white" album is my personal favourite, this runs it close - spare production, wonderful vocals and songs which have stood the test of time. You should have this in your collection if you are any kind of Soul music fan - or better yet get it on a 4 album set of all Al's Hi albums, so you can enjoy more for your money