O Brother, Where Art Thou?

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

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Overview

Set in Mississippi in the 1930s and inspired by Homer's The Odyssey, Joel and Ethan Coen's new film, O Brother, Where Art Thou? features a first-rate soundtrack of period music performed largely by contemporary artists. In this context, the Alan Lomax-recorded field holler by James Carter & the Prisoners, "Po Lazarus," and Harry McClintock's original 1928 recording of his poignant hobo classic "Big Rock Candy Mountain" are of a piece with Delta blues great Skip James's "Hard Time Killing Floor Blues," interpreted authoritatively by Chris Thomas King. The pristine beauty of revered standards such as "I'll Fly Away" (with Alison Krauss and Gillian Welch harmonizing over a spare acoustic arrangement) and "Didn't Leave Nobody but the Baby," featuring Krauss, Welch, and Emmylou Harris in close, heart-tugging harmony, will bring tears to all but the hard-core heathens among us. And check out the sub-teen Peasall Sisters, who are simply fabulous on a feisty interpretation of Maybelle Carter's "In the Highways."

Product Details

Release Date: 12/05/2000
Label: Lost Highway
UPC: 0008817006925
catalogNumber: 170069
Rank: 13216

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ralph Stanley   Vocals
Jerry Douglas   Dobro
Sam Bush   Mandolin
Alison Krauss   Vocals
John Hartford   Fiddle,Vocals
Buck White   Mandolin,Vocals
Mike Compton   Mandolin
Barry Bales   Bass
Ron Block   Banjo
Curtis Burch   Dobro
Evelyn Cox   Guitar
Sidney Cox   Banjo,Vocals
Suzanne Cox   Mandolin,Vocals
Willard Cox   Vocals
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle
Pat Enright   Vocals,yodeling
Isaac Freeman   Bass,Vocals
James Hill   Vocals
Maura O'Connell   Vocals
Dan Tyminski   Guitar,Vocals
Wilson Waters   Vocals
Cheryl White   Bass,Vocals
Sharon White   Guitar,Vocals
Gillian Welch   Vocals
Dub Cornett   Vocals
Chris Thomas   Guitar,Vocals
David Rawlings   Vocals
Chris Sharp   Guitar
Robert Hamlett   Vocals
Joseph Rice   Vocals
Sarah Peasall   Vocals
Hannah Peasall   Vocals
Leah Peasall   Vocals
Sam Phillips   Vocals
Norman Blake   Guitar,Vocals
First Baptist Church of Norfolk Choir   Vocals
Soggy Bottom Boys   Track Performer
Tim Blake Nelson   Track Performer
James Carter And The Prisoners   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Alan Lomax   Arranger
T Bone Burnett   Arranger,Producer
Carter Stanley   Arranger

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