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Take Me To The River (in London)!

Authentic Memphis Music Descends on London in Film and Live Concerts featuring William Bell, Bobby Rush, Hi Rhythm Section with Ben Cauley, Stax Music Academy Alums The Bromfield Trio, and more.

MEMPHIS, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 – The new award-winning documentary film, Take Me to the River, aptly named for one of Memphis’ most famous songs, is headed to London for its UK debut at the Raindance Film Festival this month.

In addition to two screenings of the made-in-Memphis masterpiece, a cadre of Memphis’ most legendary musicians and singers who appear in the film will perform two live concerts that are sure to be once-in-a-lifetime experiences for UK fans of Memphis music.

Take Me to the River celebrates the inter-generational and inter-racial musical influence of Memphis in the face of pervasive discrimination and segregation. The film brings multiple generations of award-winning Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians together, following them through the creative process of recording a historic new album, to re-imagine the utopia of racial, gender, and generational collaboration of Memphis in its heyday.

The film and CD of the same name (released by Concord Music Group’s Stax Records) features Terrence Howard, William Bell, the Hi Rhythm Section, Snoop Dog, Mavis Staples, Otis Clay, James Alexander and Larry Dodson of The Bar-Kays, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Yo Gotti, Bobby Rush, Ben Cauley, Frayser Boy, The North Mississippi All-Stars, Stax Music Academy, and many more.

Performers in live concerts by the Take Me to the River All Stars include many of those, including William Bell, Bobby Rush, Otis Clay, the Hi Rhythm Section with Ben Cauley, Stax Music Academy alums The Bromfield Trio, and others.

The schedule is as follows:

Friday, September 26th, 8 pm
What: Take Me to the River All Stars Live Concert
Where: Brooklyn Bowl London, The O2, Peninsula Square
Admission: £30.00 + Booking Fee
Website: http://london.brooklynbowl.com/event/657911-take-me-river-live-hi-london/

Sunday, September 28th, 6:30 pm
What: Take Me to the River UK premier film screening
Where: Raindance Film Festival, Vue Piccadilly Cinema
Admission: £12.00 adults / £9.00 seniors / £9.00 students
Website: http://www.myvue.com/latest-movies/info/film/rdff-take-me-to-the-river

Sunday, September 28th, 8:30 – 11 pm
What: Take Me to the River All Stars Live Concert
Where: The 100 Club London, 100 Oxford St.
Admission: £25
Website: http://www.the100club.co.uk/events/raindance-take-me-to-the-river/

Monday, September 29th, 4 pm
What: Take Me to the River UK premier film second screening
Where: Raindance Film Festival, Vue Piccadilly Cinema
Admission: £8.00 adults / £6.00 seniors / £6.00 students
Website:
http://www.myvue.com/latest-movies/info/film/rdff-take-me-to-the-river
http://raindancefestival.org/features-2014/take-me-to-the-river/

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Official Trailer for Take Me to the River

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/e3zsfg7zxv2td5g/AAB8cIFSo77NyVWy9a6BZp9ua?dl=0

Pictures from the film

https://www.hightail.com/download/ZUcxeVdxbEpiR0ozZU5Vag

Benefiting

The Soulsville Foundation (operating The Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Stax Music Academy and The Soulsville Charter School, both of which serve underserved students),  The Blues Foundation’s Hart Fund (which provides musicians in need with acute, chronic, and preventive medical and dental care as well as funeral expenses), and Memphis Church Health Center (to help aging musicians with medical, dental, and emergency services).

 

The soulful companion album to the award-winning documentary TAKE ME TO THE RIVER releases today

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Stax Records / Concord Music Group is proud to announce today’s release of Take Me To the River: Music From The Motion Picture. The companion album to Martin Shore’s award-winning soulful documentary TAKE ME TO THE RIVER features 13 tracks from the film’s all-star ensemble cast including William Bell, Snoop Dogg, Mavis Staples, Otis Clay, Lil P-Nut, Charlie Musselwhite, Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland, Yo Gotti, Bobby Rush, Academy Award-winner Frayser Boy and The North Mississippi All-Stars.

The TAKE ME TO THE RIVER documentary, executive produced by John Beug, Snoop Dogg, Ted Chung, and Terrence Howard, brings multiple generations of award-winning Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians together, following them through the creative process of recording a historic new album to re-imagine the interracial, intergender and intergenerational collaboration of Memphis in its heyday.

Purchase Take Me to the River: Music From The Motion Picture:

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Yahoo! Music Exclusive: See It First: Snoop Dogg, William Bell Go Behind-the-Scenes for Soul Classic

Can you dig it? Snoop Dogg and William Bell perform Bell’s classic “I Forgot To Be Your Lover” over at Yahoo! Music.  The track appears on the forthcoming Take Me to the River soundtrack, available in stores and online September 9th.

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Snoop Dogg joins soul legend William Bell for a millennial cover of Bell’s classic “I Forgot to Be Your Lover.”

The song, originally released in 1968 — Snoop was born in 1971 — appears on the soundtrack for the motion picture Take Me to the River, a film about Memphis and Mississippi Delta icons Bell, Mavis Staples, Booker T., and Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland.

The music video for the song that premieres exclusively on Yahoo Music documents the studio recording sessions with Snoop, Bell, and the students from the Stax Music Academy. Aside from the “Drop It Like It’s Hot” rapper’s bonus verse, the new rendition is close to its original version.