Take Me To The River A Southern Soul Story 1961-1977

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Stunning compilation of seventy five classic and rare songs that tell the story of the golden era of Southern soul from 1961 to 1977!

This is an amazing compilation of super-soulful magically cathartic music that comprehensively defines the genre's sound and variety. Record Collector mmagazine called it "one of the best compilations ever, in any genre" - which is praise indeed!

Lavishly packaged as a deluxe hard back book in a CD slipcase with an extensive 72 page booklet full of notes and photos! It's worth the price!

Highly recommended!


  • 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 - Eddie 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. 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 - 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 & The Beltones
  • 25. I'd Rather Go Blind - Etta James
  • 26. Without Love (There Is Nothing) - Oscar Toney Jr.
  • 1. You Left The Water Running - Maurice & Mac
  • 2. I'll Go Crazy - Don Bryant
  • 3. Rainbow Road - Bill Brandon
  • 4. One You Can't Have (All By Yourself) - Shirley Walton
  • 5. Tell Him Tonight - William Bollinger
  • 6. 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
  • 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 - Soul Children (The)
  • 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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