Al Green – Take Me To The River
Most people know “Take Me To The River” as a Talking Heads song. It was actually written by Al Green and Teenie Hodges for Al Green’s 1974 album Al Green Explores Your Mind. The song was not released as an Al Green single, but passed off to Syl Johnson who brought it up to #48 on the US Hot 100 chart in 1975. The Talking Heads didn’t cover “Take Me To The River” until their 1978 album – More Songs About Buildings and Food.
Here is the Al Green version:
and the Syl Johnson version:
and for those who don’t know, The Talking Heads: