'Take Me to the River', Please

'Take Me to the River', Please

By Jedd Beaudoin

This promising documentary about the past and future of Memphis and the Mississippi Delta music scenes is overcrowded with too many captains who steer the boat aground. 9 Feb 2016 // 2:10 AM

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