Take Me to the River (2014 film)

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Take Me to the River
Directed byMartin Shore
Produced by
  • Martin Shore
  • Jerry Harrison
  • Dan Sameha
  • Brett Leonard
  • Lawrence Mitchell
  • Cody Dickinson
Written by
  • Martin Shore
  • Jerry Harrison
  • Zac Stanford
  • Rick Clark
Music byCody Dickinson
CinematographyNathan Black
Edited by
  • Maxx Gillman
  • Julie Janata
Distributed by
Release date
September 12, 2014
Running time
95 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$68,6

Take Me to the River is a 2014 American documentary film directed by Martin Shore about music of Memphis, Tennessee. It premiered on March 11, 2014 at SXSW film festival in Austin, Texas.[1] The film was released on Netflix in August 2016, two years after its initial release.



Take Me to the River: Music from the Motion Picture was released on September 9, 2014 via Stax Records/Concord Music, and consists of twelve songs.[2]

Take Me to the River: Music from the Motion Picture
1."Ain't No Sunshine" (performed by Bobby "Blue" Bland & Yo Gotti)4:29
2."Wish I Had Answered" (performed by Mavis Staples & North Mississippi All-Stars) 4:05
3."They Wanna Be Like Me" (performed by The Bar-Kays, 8Ball & MJG)3:51
4."Push and Pull" (performed by Bobby Rush & Frayser Boy)4:04
5."Supposed to Be" (performed by Booker T. Jones, Al Kapone & North Mississippi All-Stars)3:56
6."Trying to Live My Life Without You" (performed by Otis Clay & Lil P-Nut)3:48
7."I've Been Buked" (performed by Mavis Staples & North Mississippi All-Stars) 4:52
8."I Forgot to Be Your Lover" (performed by William Bell, Snoop Dogg & Stax Music Academy)4:00
9."If I Should Have Bad Luck" (performed by Charlie Musselwhite & The City Champs)Charlie Musselwhite4:24
10."Knock on Wood" (performed by William Bell & Stax Music Academy)3:34
11."Hen Pecked" (performed by Bobby Rush & Frayser Boy)5:19
12."Walk Away" (performed by Terrence Howard & Hi Rhythm Section)Terrence Howard3:15
Total length:49:37


It was announced the upcoming second film entitled Take Me to the River: New Orleans with the confirmed cast of G-Eazy, Mannie Fresh and Mystikal among others.


  1. ^ Berkshire, Geoff (March 12, 2014). "SXSW Film Review: 'Take Me To the River'". Variety. Retrieved October 3, 2018.
  2. ^ Deming, Mark. "Take Me to the River [Music from the Motion Picture] - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved October 3, 2018.

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