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Take Me to the River : An Autobiography
by Al Green and Davin Seay


Overview - With an extraordinary appeal that has continued unabated since the early 1970s, Al Green remains the quintessential soul manone of the most enduring, electrifying, and enigmatic artists of our era. But at the very heart of his appeal is the conflict between the devil s music and God s calling, a conflict he has wrestled with all his life.  Read more...

 
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Overview
With an extraordinary appeal that has continued unabated since the early 1970s, Al Green remains the quintessential soul manone of the most enduring, electrifying, and enigmatic artists of our era. But at the very heart of his appeal is the conflict between the devil s music and God s calling, a conflict he has wrestled with all his life. This is his story."Take Me to the River "is an inspiring, unsparing, and ultimately transforming autobiography. From a sharecropper s shack in Jacknash, Arkansas, to the absolute pinnacle of show-business success, it chronicles Al Green s career in rich detail. This is the whole storyhis early days on the gospel and R&B circuits, his fateful encounter with legendary producer Willie Mitchell, his climb to the top of the charts, the attempted murder and suicide scandal that made headlines worldwide, and his decision to become a pastor and found his own churchthe Full Gospel Tabernacle in Memphis, Tennessee."Take Me to the River "brings Al Green s epic spiritual strugglea story of repentance, redemption, and renewalto life with all the urgency and immediacy of his music."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781556528101
  • ISBN-10: 1556528108
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press
  • Publish Date: April 2009
  • Page Count: 343
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds


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Books > Biography & Autobiography > Composers & Musicians - General
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