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O Brother, Where Art Thou? The accompanying disc to the new Coen brothers picture is a who's who of today's traditionalists, including Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Ralph...O Brother, Where Art Thou?Folk, Soundtracks, Country, Blues The accompanying disc to the new Coen brothers picture is a who's who of today's traditionalists, including Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Ralph...2001-01-05
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O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Genre: Folk, Soundtracks, Country, Blues; Lead Performer: Various Artists; Producer (person): T Bone Burnett; Producer (group): Mercury Nashville; Status: In Season

The accompanying disc to the new Coen brothers picture is a who’s who of today’s traditionalists, including Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Ralph Stanley, bluesman Chris Thomas King, and Norman Blake – whose austere take on ”You Are My Sunshine” steals the show. Brother beautifully re-creates the sounds of the Depression-era Deep South and, as an album, easily stands on its own. Ironically, only as a supporting project would something this resolutely noncommercial get major-label backing.

Originally posted January 5 2001 — 12:00 AM EST

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