Stax Records/Concord Music Group is proud to announce it will release Take Me To the River: Music From The Motion Picture on September 9th, 2014. The companion album to Martin Shore's award-winning soulful documentary TAKE ME TO THE RIVER features 12 tracks from the film's ensemble cast including William Bell, Snoop Dogg, Mavis Staples, Otis Clay, Lil P-Nut, Charlie Musselwhite, Bobby 'Blue' Bland, Yo Gotti, Bobby Rush, Academy Award-winner Frayser Boy and The North Mississippi All-Stars. The majority of the album was recorded at the legendary Royal Studios in Memphis which is one of the oldest and most prestigious recording studios in America.
"The album is a journey, a celebration of collaboration," says TAKE ME TO THE RIVER director and filmmaker Martin Shore. "Memphis and Mississippi Delta music legends together with a stellar collection of modern rap and R&B stars take you on a quintessential journey into America's soul."
The TAKE ME TO THE RIVER documentary, executive produced by John Beug
, Snoop Dogg
, Ted Chung, and Terrence Howard
, brings multiple generations of award-winning Memphis
and Mississippi Delta musicians together, following them through the creative process of recording a historic new album to re-imagine the interracial, intergender and intergenerational collaboration of Memphis
in its heyday.
TAKE ME TO THE RIVER premiered at the 2014 South by Southwest Film Festival
(SXSW) where it won the 24 Beats Per Second Audience Award. The documentary also screened at the 2014 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
to critical acclaim. TAKE ME TO THE RIVER will be released in select theaters nationwide on September
Take Me To The River: Music From The Motion Picture track listing:
1. Bobby "Blue" Bland featuring Yo Gotti
- "Ain't No Sunshine"
2. Mavis Staples
with North Mississippi All-Stars - "Wish I Had Answered"
3. Bar Kays featuring 8Ball and MJG - "Be Like Me"
4. Bobby Rush* featuring Frayser Boy - "Push and Pull"
5. Booker T. with North Mississippi All-Stars featuring Al Kapone - "Supposed to Be"
6. Otis Clay
featuring P-Nut - "Trying to Live My Life Without You"
7. Mavis Staples
with North Mississippi All-Stars - "I've Been Buked"
11. Bobby Rush* featuring Frayser Boy - "Henpecked"
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