Hosts/nerds Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are your friendly music buddies with the week's best new music discoveries, including conversations with emerging artists, icons and more. Hear songs that can completely change your day, with humor, heart and (sometimes) a whole lot of noise. Directions for use: Morning commute, the gym, or alone time. (If rash persists, discontinue use.)
August 24th, 2011
Episode 356 of 811 episodes
When the soundtrack to the Coen Brothers film O Brother, Where Art Thou? hit American ears 10 years ago, the impact was as massive as it was unexpected. Led by producer T-Bone Burnett, the album paired contemporary artists with the folk, blues, country and gospel of the movie's Depression-era setting. It became a runaway hit, selling roughly nine million copies and scoring a Grammy for Album of the Year. More importantly, it kick-started an Americana music revival that is still going strong. On this episode of All Songs Considered, Burnett speaks with Bob Boilen about the significance of the album a decade later, and plays selections from the new deluxe edition. 'In The Jailhouse Now' performed by Harley Allen Album: O Brother, Where Art Thou? [10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition 'Little Sadie' performed by Norman Blake Album: O Brother, Where Art Thou? [10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] 'Hogfoot' performed by John Hartford Album: O Brother, Where Art Thou? [10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] 'Big Rock Candy Mountain' performed by Van Dyke Parks Album: O Brother, Where Art Thou? [10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] 'I'll Fly Away' performed by The Kossoy Sisters Album: O Brother, Where Art Thou? [10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] Mood Indigo Artist: Duke Ellington
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