MUSIC SOOTHES THE SOUL: MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW
The lead song from Cohen Brothers´ film O Brother where art thou, sung not by George Clooney (who unlike on other occassions, he looks unusually good sporting a moustache and dirty dungarees) but by Dan Tyminski who was also filling in for one of the vocals behind Soggy Bottom Boys accompanying Clooney in the film.
Man of Constant Sorrow, recorded for the first time in 1928 by Emry Arthur, was included in the Dick Burnett´s – partly blind singer and song author from Kentucky – songbook of 1913.
Here´s one my favourite dialogues from the film:
Tommy Johnson (Chris Thomas King): I had to be up at that there crossroads last midnight, to sell my soul to the devil.
Ulysses Everett McGill (George Clooney): Well, ain’t it a small world, spiritually speaking. Pete and Delmar just been baptised and saved. I guess I’m the only one that remains unaffiliated.
Well worth watching:)