I went and saw O Brother, Where Art Thou? last night and I really loved it. Very funny, very cool, amazing soundtrack, great performances. So very cool in so many ways. It's a musical . . . I hadn't realized how much a musical it was before I saw it.
You might want to check out the official website and the soundtrack website. And the movie's IMDB entry.
And of course you can buy the soundtrack at amazon.com.
It features great folk performances, both old and new. From the original "Big Rock Candy Mountain" to four different versions of "I Am A Man of Constant Sorrow."
There's a great rendition of the original (hobo-drenched) "Big Rock Candy Mountain" on the Beat Farmers album "Glad and Greasy". Country Dick Montana was a mighty singer. Mighty, I tell ya!
Posted by: Monty at January 18, 2001 07:05 PM
It's one of my favorite songs, I have a couple of versions of it and various friends of mine sing still more versions of it, but I didn't know about the Beat Farmers one.
Posted by: Laurel at January 19, 2001 12:17 AM