Cover image for Take me to the river music from the motion picture.
Take me to the river music from the motion picture.
Publication Information:
Beverly Hills, CA : Concord Music Group, [2014]

Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital : 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Title from container.

Compact disc.
Ain't no sunshine / Wish I had answered / They wanna be like me / Push and pull / Supposed to be / Trying to live my life without you / I've been buked / I forgot to be your lover / If I should have bad luck / Knock on wood / Hen pecked / Walk away
Format :
Music CD


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Memphis has long been one of America's greatest cities for music; it's hard to imagine what the history of blues, jazz, soul, gospel, R&B, or rock would be without the input of the many legendary musicians who came out of Memphis over the years, from Rufus Thomas to Alex Chilton. Even if you narrowed Memphis' role in popular music to the output of the Stax Records studio and Royal Recording Studios (the home of the Hi Records Rhythm Section), you would still have a mighty legacy to contend with, and filmmaker Martin Shore sets out to honors the past and present of Memphis music in his documentary Take Me to the River. In part, the film documents a series of sessions held at the Royal Studios where a number of legendary Memphis musicians recorded alongside a younger generation of Southern artists, including several where legendary vocalists like William Bell, Bobby "Blue" Bland, and Otis Clay teamed up with rap artists Snoop Dogg, Yo Gotti, and P-Nut. The best moments on Take Me to the River belong to Mavis Staples, who sings two numbers with the North Mississippi Allstars in which they play up a storm and she sounds like the glorious force of nature she truly is; in addition, the Stax Music Academy, a group of youngsters steeped in classic Memphis soul, show the city still can groove hard as they back William Bell on "Knock on Wood." Take Me to the River shows that the giants of Memphis soul can still shake the earth, and pays homage to Bobby "Blue" Bland, Teenie Hodges, and Charles "Skip" Pitts, participants who passed on between the recording and release of these sessions. ~ Mark Deming

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