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"Take Me to the River" is a 1974 song written by singer Al Green and guitarist Teenie Hodges. Hit versions were recorded by both Syl Johnson and Talking Heads. In 2004, Al Green's original version was ranked number 117 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest songs of all time.

The original version was recorded by Al Green as a track on his 1974 album, Al Green Explores Your Mind, produced by Willie Mitchell and featuring musicians Charles… read more

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  • Avatar for luvinlamarr
    A True Classic!!! Take Me to the River Al!!!
  • Avatar for DZRTsurfer88
    often imitated, but this has never matched;not even by the excellent Talking Heads cover
  • Avatar for jongregory
    Dance!
  • Avatar for silversurfer250
    Reverend Green be glad to see you. When you haven't got a prayer...
  • Avatar for BlueOclock
    <3
  • Avatar for essex853
    Classic!
  • Avatar for paulybeast
    getting ma funk ooooowwnnnnnnn
  • Avatar for u2theedge
    Original is perfect
  • Avatar for richardneal
    Contains one of the best Al screams
  • Avatar for flickothewrist
    Magnificent soul definition from a truly great vocalist, other versions I have heard, Talk/heads.. excellent, Annie Lennox.... superb and oh of course, the chap in the photo, mmm ... sometimes words are not enough!

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