You interview T Bone Burnett: An 'O Brother' anniversary contest
** Here is a link to T-Bone's answers to the 17 questions he chose to answer!
**NOTE: This contest is now closed. Please stay tuned for T Bone's answers and the announcement of the winners, which will be announced Sep. 6, 2011. Thanks to everyone who entered!
It's hard to believe a whole decade has passed since O Brother Where Art Thou? burst into theaters and the earbuds of unsuspecting music fans far and wide. The film not only further endeared George Clooney to movie-going audiences; it also turned millions of people on to traditional American roots music, through the impeccable performances of folks like Gillian Welch, Alison Krauss, the Cox Family, and more. What's more, it beefed up the already impressive resume of the soundtrack's producer - T Bone Burnett.
At any rate, to celebrate this landmark re-release (which is a 2-disc deluxe edition featuring more than a dozen tracks not included on the previously released original soundtrack), we're teaming up with the fine folks at Universal for a little interview contest with Mr. Burnett.
Here's how it works:
You add a comment to this post wherein you ask T Bone Burnett a question any time between now and 11:59 p.m. PST on Sunday, Aug. 28. At that point, the contest will close and we'll send T Bone all your questions. He'll select ten he wants to answer, will submit those to us, and we will post the ten winning questions (along with his answers) on Sept. 6.
Questions submitted via Twitter or Facebook will not be considered, nor will questions submitted via separate blog posts on this or any other site. To comment on this post with your question for T Bone, simply scroll down and place your comment in the comment box at the bottom of this page.
Now, for a little from the official re-issue press release:
O Brother, Where Art Thou? is one of the 10 top-selling soundtracks of all time (according to the RIAA), the No. 1-selling soundtrack and the17th biggest album of the 21st Century, with more than nine million albums sold. On August 23, UMe will celebrate this 10th Anniversary with an expanded two-CD set, O Brother, Where Art Thou? – Deluxe Edition, with legendary original producer T Bone Burnett personally involved in all aspects of this release.
The album that rocketed bluegrass, roots and even Americana music from the 20thCentury into the new millennium features a 14-track bonus disc. Twelve of these newly-released songs were recorded during original sessions for the film, most of which went unheard on-screen. This release marks the first time these tracks have been madeavailable in any format.
Produced by 12-time GRAMMY® Award- and Academy Award-winner T Bone Burnett, the original O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack from the 2000 film—written, directed and produced by the Coen Brothers and starring George Clooney—shot toNo.1 on the Billboard Top 200 and Country charts and became a bona fide music phenomenon, despite scant radio airplay. Along with ALBUM OF THE YEAR honors, the album won GRAMMYs® for “I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow” performed by DanTyminski, Harley Allen and Pat Enright, and “O Death” by the legendary Dr. Ralph Stanley.
The second disc of the O Brother, Where Art Thou? – Deluxe Edition features artists who appeared on the original album (John Hartford, Norman Blake, the Fairfield Four, the Cox Family and the Peasall Sisters) plus some who did not (Colin Linden, Alan O’Bryant, Ed Lewis and Van Dyke Parks).
The music from O Brother, Where Art Thou? spawned an award-winning hit albumand a groundbreaking Nashville concert. The resulting documentary film of that show, Down From The Mountain, led to another GRAMMY®-winning album and a sold-out U.S. tour. A decade later, this landmark album, alternate versions of many of itssongs, and other recordings from the film have been brought together for the first timeto introduce new fans to this great music and reward longtime fans with a new treasuretrove of musical gems from the original sessions.
The Original O’Brother Where Art Thou
1. “Po’ Lazarus” - James Carter and prisoners
2. “Big Rock Candy Mountain” - Harry McClintock
3. “You Are My Sunshine” - Norman Blake
4. “Down To The River To Pray” - Alison Krauss
5. “I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow” - The Soggy Bottom Boys
6. “Hard Time Killing Floor Blues” - Chris Thomas King
7. “I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow” - Norman Blake
8. “Keep On The Sunny Side” - The Whites
9. “I’ll Fly Away” - Alison Krauss & Gillian Welch
10. “Didn’t Leave Nobody But The Baby” - Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss & Gillian Welch
11. “In The Highways” – Sarah, Hannah, and Leah Peasall
12. “I Am Weary, Let Me Rest” - The Cox Family
13. “I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow” - John Hartford
14. “O Death” - Ralph Stanley
15. “In The Jailhouse Now” – The Soggy Bottom Boys
16. “I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow” – The Soggy Bottom Boys
17. “Indian War Whoop”- John Hartford
18. “Lonesome Valley” - Fairfield Four
19. “Angel Band” - The Stanley Brothers
Disc Two: Bonus Disc
* Unreleased Tracks*
1. “Hard Time Killing Floor Blues” - Colin Linden*
2. “You Are My Sunshine” - Alan O’Bryant*
3. “Tishamingo Blues” - John Hartford
4. “I’ll Fly Away” – The Kossoy Sisters with Erik Darling*
5. ‘Big Rock Candy Mountain” - Van Dyke Parks
6. “Tom Devil” - Ed Lewis and the Prisoners*
7. “Keep On The Sunny Side” - The Cox Family*
8. “Angel Band” – Sarah, Hannah and Leah Peasall and Robert Hamlett*
9. “Big Rock Candy Mountain” - Norman Blake*
10. “Little Sadie” - Norman Blake*
11. “In The Highways” - The Cox Family*
12. “Hogfoot” - John Hartford*
13. “The Lord Will Make A Way” - Fairfield Four*
14. “In The Jailhouse Now” - Harley Allen