All I've ever heard from Green prior to these is his hits on Top 40 radio in the 60s/70s. I've looked at several "Greatest Albums" type lists and some of his hit many of them so I decided it was time to give them a listen. They're quite good. He's also from a town about 50 miles from where I grew up and where a good HS friend lived (we met at choir competitions). Greeen is older by ~11 years so I'm surprised I never knew his hometown (my friend never mentioned it).