O Brother, Where Art Thou?
On Christmas Day 2001, this CD played over and over at my house. My fingertips were drumming the table top, and my toes were tapping the floor. It contains some wonderful music.
There is lots of old–ancient!–country, gospel, and blues standards given new treatments in this CD. You'll even find a couple of musty old buried treasures: "Po Lazarus," a 1959 Alan Lomax field recording of a chain gang; and the original 1928 recording of "Big Rock Candy Mountain" by Harry McClintock, complete with a little pop and hiss.
I've heard "Big Rock Candy Mountain" many times by many artists, and nothing compares to the original.
I thank the Coen Brothers and T Bone Burnett for giving us this soundtrack, this work of art.
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