Discover the Award-Winning Celebration of the Journey to America's Soul
Take Me To The River
Soulful ensemble includes Snoop Dogg, Terrence Howard, Mavis Staples, Booker T. Jones, The North Mississippi All-Stars, Frayser Boy, Charlie Musselwhite, William Bell, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Otis Clay, Bobby Rush and Al Kapone
Available February 5th, 2016 from Shout! Factory
Narrated by Terrence Howard, the rich musical legacy of the Mississippi Delta and Memphis comes alive in the award-winning documentary. Take Me To The River. Celebrating the heart of American music, Take Me To The River celebrates the magical mixture of generations and genres that gave birth to the Memphis sound that has influenced the world's popular music, by recreating that spirit today. Featuring a soulful ensemble of contemporary and legendary artists, the award-winning Take Me To The River makes its home entertainment debut February 5th, 2016 from Shout! Factory. The release also includes a number of bonus features offering viewers a deeper look into this one-of-a-kind project, including an interview with Snoop Dogg and William Bell, an interview with Al Bell on how he wrote the song "I'll Take You There", and a session video featuring the Bar-Kays, 8Ball, and MJG. Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com
Take Me To The River brings multiple generations of award-winning Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians together, following them through the creative process of recording a historic new album that re-imagines the utopia of racial, gender and generational collaboration of Memphis in its heyday. The film features a soulful ensemble that includes 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.
Offering viewers a unique insight into creative collaborations of America's most talented master musicians as they share the struggles, the joy, and inspiration behind America's music and its impact on the world, Take Me to the River premiered at the 2014 South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW), where it won the 24 Beats Per Second Audience Award, and has since gone on to earn rave reviews from critics and audiences alike. Take Me to the River was created and produced by Martin Shore and Cody Dickinson; additional producers are Lawrence "Boo" Mitchell, Jerry Harrison, Dan Sameha, and Brett Leonard. The film was executive produced by John Beug, Snoop Dogg, Ted Chung, and Terrence Howard.
Take Me To The River Bonus Features
* Interview with Snoop Dogg and William Bell
* Interview with Al Bell on how he wrote the song "I'll Take You There"
* Unseen session video featuring the Bar-Kays, 8Ball, and MJG
About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory's entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. Shout's audio division boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable "best of" compilations. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America. Shout! Factory also owns and operates Shout! Factory TV, Scream Factory, Westchester Films, Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone Records and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit www.shoutfactory.com
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News Editor December 13, 2015, 12:54 pm