More than six feet tall and muscled, Garland Green could have been an NFL linebacker but chose instead to serenade the ladies with his masculine, aching tenor. This debut album, produced by Joshie Armstead and hubby Mel Collins, is as good as a greatest-hits compilation. It contains his number 20 pop hit "Jealous Kind of Fella," a song where Green knocks out the competition for his woman then begs -- over the telephone -- for forgiveness. The answer song "Don't Think That I'm a Violent Guy" (number 42 pop) follows the same theme. When his woman finally leaves, he bellows "I Can't Believe You Quit Me" and calls himself "Mr. Misery." Also enjoyable are "Forty Days and Nights," "All She Did," "You Played on a Player," "Love Now Pay Later," and "Ain't That Good Enough" written by Armstead and her former songwriter partners Valerie Simpson and Nicholas Ashford.
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AllMusic Review by Andrew Hamilton