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T-Bone Burnett On 10 Years Of 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?'

August 24th, 2011

Episode 356 of 731 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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