SONGS MADE MORE FAMOUS By The Movie O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU
1. I'm A Man Of Constant Sorrow - The Stanley Brothers
2. Down To The River To Pray - Sandy Posey
3. Keep On The Sunny Side - Phipps Family
4. Walk That Lonesome Valley - Stones River
5. Oh Death - The Stanley Brothers
6. Old Time Religion - *- Stones River
7. Didn't Leave Nobody But The Baby - Sandy Posey
8. Big Rock Candy Mountain - Stones River
9. Angel Band - Carl Story
10. Carry Me Back To Old Virginia -*- Sandy Posey
11. Keep On The Sunny Side - Nashville Dulcimers
12. Give Me The Roses While I Live -*- Stones River
-*- Denotes a song not in the movie.
The Stanley Brothers first recorded I'm A Man Of Constant Sorrow for King Records in 1959. They had no idea that the song was destined to become a Country/Bluegrass standard almost half a century later. The song, along with eight other songs on this collection, was recently made more famous after they were heard in the 2000 blockbuster movie, "Oh Brother; Where Art Thou." The songs on this CD are different versions, and in most cases different artists, from the movie versions. Some of these songs have long been recognized as old favorites, and are actually the original recordings that first made them so popular. For instance, Oh Death is sung by Ralph Stanley on the movie version. The song included here, however, is the original 1964 King Recording that features both Ralph and Carter of the Stanley Brothers. Ironically, Carter died young at the age of 41, only two years after the song was recorded. Two of the more memorable songs heard in the movie were Down To The River To Pray and Didnt Leave Nobody But the Baby. Singing star Sandy Posey does a stand-out performance as she sings her version of those songs for this collection. She also sings Carry Me Back To Old Virginia. Country Music traditionalists will especially enjoy the 1960 recording of the Phipps Familys Keep On The Sunny Side. They were well known for their traditional Carter Family singing style. The Phipps Family remained in the Country Music spotlight for over 50 years. A second instrumental rendition of Keep On The Sunny Side is also included on this collection. The song features the ace dulcimer playing of the Nashville Dulcimers. Another song in the movie, Angel Band, was an early Stanley Brothers recording. The 1958 version of the song included here was recorded for King Records by renowned Bluegrass Music Pioneer, Carl Story. During the 1950s, Carl recorded a number of songs for King that are now considered classics. The other songs on this compilation, Walk That Lonesome Valley, Old Time Religion, Big Rock Candy Mountain, and Give Me Rose While I Live was performed by Nashvilles own, Stones River. The groups down home musical style is well-suited for these songs. As noted in the song list, three of the songs on this CD are not heard in the movie. They are traditional favorites that were included simply because they compliment the other songs in this collection so well. If you enjoyed what you heard in "O Brother, Where Art Thou," you will love this collection of "Songs Made More Famous By The Movie." In fact, you may even like them better!