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‘Take Me to the River’ and More Legendary Music from Stax Records and the Memphis Sound

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William Bell

Article by Dorri Olds

“Take Me to the River” is a feature documentary celebrating the inter-generational and interracial musical influence of Memphis during the time 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. The film is narrated by Terrence Howard, and features soul music greats including William Bell, Mavis Staples, Otis Redding and Bobby “Blue” Bland along with rappers Snoop Dogg, Yo Gotti, and child prodigy Lil P-Nut.

Terrence Howard

Terrence Howard

Snoop Dogg told Entertainment Weekly, “I cried when I watched it.” Snoop-Dog Highlights include old timer Bobby “Blue” Bland sharing his expertise with an amazing child rapper called Lil P-Nut. In discussing the music documentary, Snoop Dogg told Entertainment Weekly, “P-Nut is a cold playa. I like him. He’s a fly young man.” And indeed he is. The kid will charm you.

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Bobby “Blue” Bland and P-Nut

Now playing in theaters and the music can be purchased on Amazon. Watch the trailer:

By Dorri Olds

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