O Brother, Where Art Thou - Soundtrack - Blues Folk Bluegrass Gospel - Clear Vinyl 2LP

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Various– O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Label: Mercury


Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation

Country: US

Released: 2003

Genre: Blues, Folk, World, & Country, Stage & Screen

Style: Country Blues, Country, Bluegrass, Soundtrack


A1 James Carter & The Prisoners - Po Lazarus

A2 Harry McClintock - Big Rock Candy Mountain

A3 Norman Blake - You Are My Sunshine

A4 Alison Krauss - Down To The River To Pray

A5 Soggy Bottom Boys - I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow (Radio Station Version)

B1 Chris Thomas King - Hard Time Killing Floor Blues

B2 Norman Blake - I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow (Instrumental)

B3 The Whites - Keep On The Sunny Side

B4 Gillian Welch & Alison Krauss - I'll Fly Away

B5 Gillian Welch & Alison Krauss & Emmylou Harris - Didn't Leave Nobody But The Baby

C1 Sarah Peasall & Hannah Peasall & Leah Peasall - In The Highways

C2 The Cox Family - I Am Weary (Let Me Rest)

C3 John Hartford - I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow (Instrumental)

C4 Ralph Stanley - O Death

C5 Soggy Bottom Boys - In The Jailhouse Now

D1 Soggy Bottom Boys - I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow (With Band)

D2 John Hartford - Indian War Whoop

D3 Fairfield Four - Lonesome Valley

D4 Stanley Brothers - Angel Band


Producer – T-Bone Burnett (tracks: A3 to A5, B1 to B5, C1 to C5, D1 to D3)

The best soundtracks are like movies for the ears, and O Brother, Where Art Thou? joins the likes of Saturday Night Fever and The Harder They Come as cinematic pinnacles of song. The music from the Coen brothers' Depression-era film taps into the source from which the purest strains of country, blues, bluegrass, folk, and gospel music flow.

Outstanding tracks are both vocal versions of "Man of Constant Sorrow," "Down In The River To Pray," "O Death," "Hard Time Killing Floor Blues," and "I'll Fly Away," but you can listen to this from beginning to end

The 19 rustic tracks here are mountain music, primitive gospel, and the hobo vein of folk, the ancestors of bluegrass and country. You can feel the desperation, simplicity, and reverence of another era through performances by Ralph Stanley, Gillian Welch, Norman Blake, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, John Hartford, Chris Thomas King, the Fairfield Four, the Whites, the Cox Family, and others, along with a field recording of a chain gang ("Po Lazarus" by James Carter & the Prisoners), Harry McClintock`s 1928 hobo fantasy "Big Rock Candy Mountain," and the Stanley Brothers classic "Angel Band." Union Station takes on the musical identity of the three star characters onscreen, known as the Soggy Bottom Boys, and their stark, unvarnished renditions of "I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow" and "In the Jailhouse Now" are arresting. Ditto for Ralph Stanley, who raises the hairs on the back of the neck with his acapella mountain singing on "O Death," and the Fairfield Four on "Lonesome Valley." The emotional purity and grit of this soundtrack will take the buildup of the plaque of modern living and peel it right off.

The Whites - Keep On The Sunny Side

And I love this song, the masterpiece of Carter Family..

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Chris Thomas King - Hard Time Killing Floor Blues

This guy is truly talented. I just wish he had more recognition

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Soggy Bottom Boys - I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow

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Ralph Stanley - O Death

Bluegrass pioneer Dr. Ralph Stanley has been one of the guiding forces in traditional music since the early 20th century. Not only is he a fantastic force on the banjo but his high and lonesome sound of singing has been the definition of oldtime. Ralph is truly a link to the past I hope you enjoy this video of him performing the classic "O'Death" which he made famous in the film "O'Brother Where Art Thou".

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Condition New
Format 2LP
Label Mercury