“Man of Constant Sorrow” (also known as “I Am A Man of Constant Sorrow“) is a traditional American folk song first recorded by Dick Burnett, a partially blind fiddler from Kentucky. The song was originally recorded by Burnett as “Farewell Song” printed in a Richard Burnett songbook, circa 1913. An early version was recorded by Emry Arthur in 1928 (Vocalion Vo 5208). Public interest in the song was renewed after the release of the 2000 film O Brother, Where Art Thou?, as it plays a central role in the film’s plot.
by Emry Arthur
and a very good cover by the Gormans
Junior Wells (December 9, 1934 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, † 15 January 1998 in Chicago, Illinois), actually Amos Blackmore, was an American blues musician. His instrument was the harmonica. He played with Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Magic Sam, Lonnie Brooks and the Rolling Stones.
Here is his song Hoodoman Blues
Jalacy Hawkins, better known as Screamin ‘Jay Hawkins (born 18 July 1929 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, † 12 February 2000 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France) was an American blues singer, who is known for his unusual performances and songs like I Put a Spell on You and Constipation Blues .
First he wanted to be a opera singer, but when he failed he started his career as a blues singer and piano player. Hawkins was an excellent Boxer , in 1949 he was the middleweight chapion from Alaska.
On 12th of February Hawkins died in 2000 and left a large number of children who came from many different women. About 55 children are known, some sources report up to 75 children.
Here is his song “I put a spell on you “
Arthur Crudup was an american blues singer, born in Forest, Mississippi, United States. Listen to the amazing ”That’s All Right”.
Hope you like it :)
Junior Kimbrough (actually, David Kimbrough, born 28 July 1930 in Hudsonville, Mississippi, † January 17, 1998 in Holly Springs, Mississippi) was an American blues musician.
The band, The Black Keys, whose members Kimbrough name as one of their main influences, published in his honor in 2006, the EP Chulahoma, exclusively the covers of Kimbrough’s songs are included.
Blakroc is a rap rock collaboration album by Ohio-based blues rock band The Black Keys and several hip hop and R&B artists. The project has been overseen by Damon Dash, co-founder and formerly owner of a share in Roc-A-Fella Records. The album was recorded at Studio G by co-producer Joel Hamilton. Album guests include Raekwon, RZA and the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard of the Wu-Tang Clan, Jim Jones and NOE of ByrdGang, Mos Def, singerNicole Wray, Pharoahe Monch, Ludacris, Billy Danze of M.O.P., and Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest. (source wikipedia)
What you do to me ( Billy Danze of M.O.P., Jim Jones, & Nicole Wray)
Ain´t nothing like you (Mos Def & Jim Jones)
Charon Shemekia Copeland (born April 10, 1979 in Harlem, New York City) is an American blues singer in the tradition of Koko Taylor and Etta James. She is the daughter of blues guitarist Johnny “Clyde” Copeland.
Muddy Waters (born April 4, 1913 in Rolling Fork, Mississippi, † April 30, 1983 in Westmont, Illinois; actually McKinley Morganfield) was an influential American blues musician. Rolling Stone Magazine put him at number 17 of the 100 greatest singers of all time.
He would have been 100 years old today
Gotta say this is my favorite TV show! Original soundtrack to the hit AMC TV series’ third season. Two incendiary tracks debuted in the first half of Season 3: Emily Kinney and Lauren Cohan’s powerful Folk elegy “The Parting Glass,” and Baby Bee’s guitar-heavy zombie blues jam “Love Bug.” Jamie N Commons’ “Lead Me Home” will figure prominently in Episode 12, followed by Fink’s “Warm Shadow” (Dactyl Remix) in Episode 13, and Voxhaul Broadcast’s “You Are the Wilderness” in Episode 14, all leading up to the album’s release date. In addition, the compilation includes previously unreleased material including “Sinking Man” from multi-platinum selling Icelandic alternative Folk sensation Of Monsters And Men, an UNKLE remix of composer Bear McCreary’s “Main Title Theme Song,” Delta Spirit’s “Running” and more. Just like the show, the soundtrack remains a dynamic powerhouse replete with unforgettable moments.
Graham Parker is a British singer song-writer that began his career in the 70′s. In 1975 he formed Graham Parker and the Rumour, they released seven albums. Graham Parker solo has released fourteen albums. This man is an amazing song-writer and one of my favorite albums is The Up Escalator from 1980. This is the single “Stupefaction.”