Morning Song – Take Me To The River
Sam Moore covering Al Green’s “Take Me To The River” at the 2014 Kennedy Center Honors? Check.
Mavis Staples dueting with him? Check.
An in-the-pocket rhythm section riding the groove? Check.
A tight, professional horn section not overplaying a single note? Check.
A mass choir (nice genuflection to the Rev. Al’s second career) to join in on the chorus? Check.
But it takes more than checking the boxes to satisfy this little blog’s First Rule Of Cover Songs.
And that’s why you’re going to want to stick around until they all take you (and every well-dressed luminary in the packed and glittering hall) to church (starting at about 1:55 and carrying right through to the end).
Won’t you cleanse my soul,
Put my feet on the ground.