Saturday, May 2, 2009

Al Green: "Take Me to the River"

Back in 1979, I caught a band on Saturday Night Live that blew me away completely: the lead singers was this geeky-looking guy, the bass player was a woman (as a 16-year-old bassist, I had never seen a band with a female on the instrument) and they played this great song, "Take Me to the River." The band was, of course, Talking Heads and the song is still one of my absolute favorites. Today, after they played it on woxy, the DJ reminded me that it's actually a cover and I realized that I didn't know who'd originally recorded the song. Now I do and I am so now going to download this version!

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