Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Wilson Pickett, Al Green, Box Tops, Carl Perkins, Big Bill Broonzy, Bobby Womack, Booker T. & The MGs. These soul artists created a body of work that to this day stands with distinction, so what better way to honor them than to team up some of those musicians with…..hip hop artists?
That’s the central premise of the upcoming documentary “Take Me To The River,” that finds director Martin Shore chronicling the making of an album featuring veteran artists like Mavis Staples, Bobby Rush and Otis Clay, teaming with folks like Snoop Dogg, Lil’ P-Nut and Yo Gotti. Uh…okay.
“Take Me To The River” opens on September 12th, and if you need a little push to see it, the doc scored an Audience Award at SXSW this spring. Watch below. [EW]