Al Green – Take Me To The River (Live on Soul Train in 1975)

If you’re like me, you first heard “Take Me To The River” as a Talking Heads song. Theirs is a slowed down, more hypnotic version than the original by Al Green. Al Green wrote the song with  Mabon “Teenie” Hodges, his guitar player, and released it on his 1974 album Al Green Explores Your Mind.

Here’s Green and band playing it on Soul Train in 1975. Check out the eggshell drum kit!