I’ll Take You There is a compilation of 1960s-era soul music from an assortment of popular genre artists. The set runs 16 tracks deep, and listeners with an interest will not be disappointed. The title track by the Staple Singers is a highlight, as is Aretha Franklin’s “(You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman” and Sam and Dave’s “Soul Man.”
Songs here run the gamut from the whimsical (Rufus Thomas’s “Walkin’ the Dog” finds the singer inspiring a dance craze) to the somber (Donny Hathaway laments inner-city strife on “The Ghetto.”)
Overall, the set is a nice, convenient compilation for a road trip, or even coffee-house background music (this was compiled under the auspices of Starbucks’ Hear Music imprint.) For the curious, it may even prompt further exploration of the artists showcased here.
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