I want to know...

Take Me to the River

Al Green & Mabon Hodges, Composers

... songs to live by ...

Talking Heads, with Adrian Belew

Live in Rome

Warren Haynes (of Gov't Mule) and Grace Potter

Al Green

Take me to the river
And wash me down
Won't you cleanse my soul
Put my feet on the ground


There are plenty of great recordings of this song - Annie Lennox, Foghat, Tina Turner... But no matter who sings it, I always want to find a floor and move. Or, at least, imagine there's a floor, and move anyway.


Pris said...

These versions are great! I have to admit a fondness for Al Green's singing so he wins the draw, but it's a tough call. I bet Tina Turner sings it to the max, too. Thanks for posting these.

sam of the ten thousand things said...

Thanks for the listen, Pris.

Pamela said...

Al Green's the one. Love him. Thanks for this--it brings a lot of preteen/teenage memories to the fore.

sam of the ten thousand things said...

I agree with you, Pamela. Appreciate the visit.

Suzanne said...

This one of my all time favorite songs, I esp. like the Talking Heads version.

sam of the ten thousand things said...

It's a great song, Suzanne. Thanks for listening.