Al Green’s I’m Still In Love With You didn’t have “Tired of Being Alone” or “Let’s Stay Together”, the bedroom classics that most people associate his name with, but it’s a stellar album nonetheless. “Love and Happiness” might have been the lasting track from the 1972 release (Let’s Stay Together had been released earlier the same year) but “I’m Glad You’re Mine” is a stunner with some great inflections on a blues groove featuring some deft drum-work and strings that really swoon.
If you do know of Johnnie Taylor, it’s from the excellent “Who’s Making Love” which came off an album of the same name. That in turn was covered by the Blues Brothers. This number “Save Your Love For Me” from the same album, features Taylor in a different light. Make no mistake, he’s one belter of a singer, but in this slow swing he’s more of a jazz crooner, and it works.