The Al Green song "Take Me to the River" covered by

"Take Me to the River" is a 1974 song written by singer Al Green and guitarist Mabon "Teenie" Hodges. The original version was recorded by Al Green as a track on his 1974 album, Al Green Explores Your Mind, produced by Willie Mitchell and featuring musicians Charles, Leroy and Mabon Hodges (The Hodges Brothers), drummer Howard Grimes, and the Memphis Horns. In 2004, Al Green's original version was ranked number 117 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest songs of all time. -- Wikipedia

The Al Green song Take Me to the River was covered by ...

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  • The record company, Hi Records, did not release Green's track as a single, but instead passed the song to his labelmate, Syl Johnson. Johnson's recording of the song, featuring most of the same musicians as on Green's version but with additional harmonica and a grittier vocal performance, reached #48 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 1975, and #7 on the U.S. Billboard R&B chart.
  • Foghat covered it on their 1976 album "Night Shift". It was the first recording of the song by a rock band.
  • Bryan Ferry covered it on his 1978 album "The Bride Stripped Bare".
  • Levon Helm covered it on his 1978 eponymous album.
  • Talking Heads covered it on their 1978 album "More Songs About Buildings and Food". Their version, recorded with co-producer Brian Eno in Nassau, Bahamas, was edited and released as a single, and reached # 26 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 1979, as well as hitting the singles charts in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
  • The Healthband covered it on their 1980 single "Take Me to the River".
  • Delbert McClinton covered it on his 1980 album "The Jealous Kind".
  • Bluesounds covered it on their 1980 album "On".
  • Claudja Barry covered it on her 1981 album "Made In Hong Kong".
  • Henning Stærk covered it on his 1981 eponymous EP.
  • Diane Schuur covered it on her 1985 album "Schuur Thing".
  • Element of Crime covered it on their 1986 album "Basically Sad".
  • Tina Turner covered it on her 1987 single "Break Every Rule".
  • Canned Heat covered it on their 1988 album "Reheated".
  • The Blue Ox Babes covered it on their 1988 single "There's No Deceiving You".
  • The Commitments feat. Andrew Strong covered it on their 1991 album "The Commitments".
  • Annie Lennox covered it on her 1995 album "Medusa".
  • The Daltons covered it on their 1995 album "Too Much Daltons".
  • Eva Cassidy covered it on her 1996 album "Live at Blues Alley".
  • Grateful Dead covered it on the 1996 unofficial two disc set "Reign Over Three Rivers".
  • Tom Jones covered it on his 1998 compilation "The Biggest Hits".
  • Tyrone Taylor covered it on his 1999 compilation "From East Memphis to Kingston".
  • The Green Onions covered it on their 2001 eponymous album.
  • The Gizmos covered it on the 2002 compilation "1978-1981: Never Mind The Gizmos Here's The Gizmos".
  • The Tom Tom Club covered it on their 2002 album "Live @ the Clubhouse".
  • Nessa Morgan & Ross Wilson covered it on the 2006 compilation "RocKwiz Duets".
  • Guy Sebastian covered it on his 2007 album "The Memphis Album".
  • John Boutté covered it on his 2012 album "All About Everything".


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