“Teenie Hodges – one of the best guitar tones in soul, and some of the greatest licks of all time. Modern guitar players should check out this record. The title track is one of Al’s biggest hits, but one of the coolest things about it is the guitar lines, which are so memorable. You can hum every little part.
“His guitar playing on Love And Happiness is incredible – beautiful, subtle and totally spot-on. That kind of stuff is very influential to the way I write and play, especially when I’m using a clean setting.
“I got into this album because of my parents. They’re both from Detroit, and they both like Motown and soul, so Al Green fit right in. This is a record that was played a lot in my house, but I never got sick of it. When I got older, I got into Al Green on my own; and when I started playing guitar, I wanted to know who played all those great guitar lines. Teenie Hodges, man – I can't say enough about him."