Pretty good song. Good voice.
Good voice, good song.
Pretty good song
Alison Krauss sang this on the soundtrack of the movie “O Brother Where Art Thou?” Maybe this is really considered gospel or “ole timey music” or even blue grass but I’m not an expert. But i like it.
Back in 2000 I went to see the Coen Brothers movie of the same name and even though George Clooney was just as much of a progressive jerk back then as now I enjoyed the movie immensely. So, I bought the movie soundtrack sometime in early 2001 and listened to it from time to time. Then 9/11 happened and I found myself listening to that album over and over. One song especially, “Angel Band,” seemed soothing and fit my mood. About the same time, I was driving home from work, listening to the local classic rock station and it struck me that I had heard the same six songs on the way home for the last six months and just couldn’t stand to hear them again. So, I tried a few of the other rock stations and realized they were playing exactly the same songs. In desperation I clicked around to see what else was playing. Eventually I stumbled on a country music station and by some weird coincidence they were playing Angel Band! I took it as a divine intervention and from then on, I switched to country music.
So that may explain why I have an exaggerated regard for “O Brother Where Art Though.” But undoubtedly it is a very good album. Even the songs that are not strictly country fit the mood of the collection. My favorite songs in the collection are:
- Down to the River to Pray (Alison Krauss)
- I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow (Dick Burnett)
- Didn’t Leave Nobody but the Baby (Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Gillian Welch)
- Indian War Whoop (John Hartford)
- Angel Band (The Stanley Brothers)
I’ll review the movie separately but I don’t think it’s necessary to watch the movie to enjoy the music but it does add an extra dimension to the experience which I recommend.