Take Me To the River: A Southern Soul Story 1961-1977 (3CD)


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The term Southern Soul usually evokes images of either some small studio in the Southern US states in the mid-60s to mid-70s, where the musicians are working at getting a suitable groove for a singer to pour heart and soul into some true-to-life lyrics, or a hot, sweaty chitlin’ circuit club, where the crowd is urging acts on to ever greater heights of emotion over the relentless groove of the house band. The best Southern Soul is a rich blend of blues and gospel, with a dash of soulful country added to the mix. Singers who came on the scene in its golden age grew up on their parents’ blues and gospel records, and hearing the (exclusively country) Grand Ole Opry on the radio. They usually started off singing in church, taking their gospel influences with them when they moved to soul. The majority of Southern studio bands mixed black and white musicians, each mixing sympathy with a singer’s vocal needs and knowledge they had to keep the music hard and tight enough to provide the solid framework that the songs needed.


Disc 1
1. You Don't Miss Your Water - William Bell
2. Go Home Girl - Arthur Alexander
3. These Arms of Mine - Otis Redding
4. Steal Away - Jimmy Hughes
5. My Adorable One - Joe Simon
6. You're Gonna Make Me Cry - O V Wright
7. When a Man Loves a Woman - Percy Sledge
8. Losin' Boy - Eddy Giles
9. Try a Little Tenderness (Take 1) - Otis Redding
10. Something I Never Had - Jarvis Jackson
11. Ninety-nine and a Half (Won't Do) - Wilson Pickett
12. Got to Make a Comeback - Eddie Floyd
13. When Something is Wrong With My Baby - Charlie Rich
14. The Dark End of the Street - James Carr
15. Let's Do It Over - Toussaint Mccall
16. Do Right Woman, Do Right Man - Aretha Franklin
17. I Can't Stand Up for Falling Down - Sam & Dave
18. You Ain't Woman Enough (to Take My Man) - June Edwards
19. Let's Face Facts - the Masqueraders
20. She Ain't Gonna Do Right - James & Bobby Purify
21. Bless Your Little Sweet Soul - Al Johnson
22. Dirty Man - Laura Lee
23. Cover Me - Eddie Hinton
24. You're Gonna Miss Me - Reuben Bell With the Beltones
25. I'd Rather Go Blind - Etta James
26. Without Love (There is Nothing) - Oscar Toney Jr
Disc 2
1. You Left the Water Running - Maurice & Mac
2. I'll Go Crazy - Don Bryant
3. Rainbow Road - Bill Brandon
4. The One You Can't Have (All by Yourself) - Shirley Walton
5. Tell Him Tonight - William Bollinger
6. A Smile Can't Hide (a Broken Heart) - Ollie & the Nightingales
7. Uptight Good Woman - Spencer Wiggins
8. I Forgot to Be Your Lover - William Bell
9. I'll Make It Up to You - Clay Hammond
10. Slip Away - Clarence Carter
11. That's the Way Love Turned Out for Me - James Carr
12. Polly Wally - Tony Borders
13. Another Man's Woman, Another Woman's Man - Candi Staton
14. Buying a Book - Joe Tex
15. To the Other Woman (I'm the Other Woman) - Doris Duke
16. Stealing in the Name of the Lord - Paul Kelly
17. Faithful and True - Z Z Hill
18. Love's Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down (Part 1) - Chuck Brooks
19. I Went Off and Cried - Kip Anderson
20. If I Can't Run to You I'll Crawl - Barbara & the Browns
21. What I Don't Know Won't Hurt Me - Paul Thompson
22. Jody's Got Your Girl and Gone - Johnnie Taylor
23. Wish I Was Back - Thomas Bailey
24. I Can't Give You My Heart - Jimmy Braswell
25. Lead Me on - Gwen Mcrae
Disc 3
1. Mumble in My Ear - Marcell Strong
2. Breaking Up Somebody's Home - Denise Lasalle
3. Tired of Being Alone - Al Green
4. I Can't Be Satisfied - Spencer Wiggins
5. Groove Me - King Floyd
6. She's All I Got - Freddie North
7. Jody, Come Back and Get Your Shoes - Bobby Newsome
8. Starting All Over Again - Mel & Tim
9. We Always Come Back Strong - Sam Dees
10. I've Been Lonely for So Long - Frederick Knight
11. (if Loving You is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right - Luther Ingram
12. I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down - Ann Peebles
13. I'm Through Trying to Prove My Love to You - Bobby Womack
14. It Hurts So Good - Millie Jackson
15. You've Got My Mind Messed Up - Quiet Elegance
16. I Get My Groove From You - Bobby Patterson
17. Take Time to Know Him - Tommie Young
18. How Can I Get Next to You? - George Jackson
19. I'll Be the Other Woman - the Soul Children
20. Heartbreak Woman - Clarence Carter
21. Take One Step (I'll Take Two) - Chet Davenport
22. Take Me to the River - Al Green
23. If You Got to Love Somebody - Tommy Tate
24. I'll Play the Blues for You - Geater Davis

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