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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:42 PM
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as I went down to the river to pray
Studying about that good old way
And who shall wear the starry crown
Good Lord show me the way

Oh sisters let's go down
Let's go down come on down
Oh sisters let's go down
Down to the river to pray


(We sang the baby to sleep last night, two part harmony. :) )
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LynzM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:48 PM
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1. Love that song....
We have a "mix" CD for our daughter (really, just two songs in rotation), and that's one of them...
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:52 PM
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3. it fascinates Chris
when we sing to him in harmony. Couple of tracks on the O Brother soundtrack are good for that.
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:50 PM
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2. I love the soundtrack from "O Brother..."
And that is definitely one of my favorites!!
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:55 PM
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5. it's good stuff.
Gotta love Alison Krauss anyway. :)
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:00 PM
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8. I had a young girl in one of my churches in NC....
whose name is Alison Crouse. I told her she's famous. :)
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:03 PM
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10. :)
Bet she was into anything but bluegrass.
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:06 PM
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12. Hon, I said it was North Carolina.
Bluegrass is still a definite possibility for her!
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:11 PM
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14. sure, but if I was young and my name was Bob Plant
I probably wouldn't be a Zeppelin fan, just as a reactionary measure. :D
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QuestionAll... Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:53 PM
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4. O Brother is one of my top ten.
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 10:58 PM by QuestionAll...
the soundtrack is fricken awesome (as an aside), the coen bros blew their wad on this one, the very best, ever.

It is so rich in so many ways.

my other faves:
I'll Fly Away - Gillian Welch & Alison Krauss Listen Listen
Didn't Leave Nobody But The Baby - Gillian Welch, Alison Krauss & Emmylou Harris

damn, the whole album is gold.
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:57 PM
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6. yes.
It is so rich in so many ways.
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QuestionAll... Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:13 PM
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15. how it enriched me...
- George Clooney was just a perty face before this movie to me (altho, I really twigged onto him when he was Roseanne's sister's boyfriend, back in the day, i knew there was something special about him-cute as hell)

- sometimes the old ways are the good ways. muscially, I was moved, astounded at the talent, heart, sound, etc.

- Penny was a bitch! oh, get my ring, thing. But the story was told by angry men.

- Baby Face Nelson was a hypersensitive

but above it all, I had a glimpse into another time frame, culture. And they come off good in the end, regardless of all the general jokes and pokes to that part of the US (rednecks, hillbillies, etc.),... these people, I like.
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:14 PM
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16. the music was the thing for me.
I'm not about American roots music *all* the time, but I find that I need it as often as not.
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QuestionAll... Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:34 PM
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19. the soundtrack was an afterthought, i heard. nt
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nuxvomica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:59 PM
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7. Bruce Springsteen closed his concerts with that song
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 10:59 PM by nuxvomica
On the Seeger Sessions Tour. They played it on the speakers as folks walked en masse up the lawn at SPAC and it looked like a revival.
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:01 PM
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9. cool. n/t
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QuestionAll... Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:31 PM
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18. that bruce, he's bona fide.
accidentally caught him on the roy orbison black and white thing on pbs.

sleepy, on the couch, didn't know what time frame it was, didn't know when itwas.

hey, that's bruce! hey, kd lang, hey tom waitts...

bruce was soooo 'present' - his joy at being there and movements were art on their own. this guy is so totally comfortable in his skin, you don't see that visually too many times.
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:04 PM
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11. When's the UlyFamily Soundtrack due?
:D Good call! Hope the youngster slept like a... well, ... a baby!
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:08 PM
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13. LOL - I have hopes, given his evident interest in harmony.
He did sleep well, until around 4, as has been his wont lately.
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:30 PM
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17. LOVED the movie, bought the soundtrack....
that soundtrack turned me on to all things Allison Kruauss...She's amazing.
:thumbsup:
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mad-mommy Donating Member (884 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:58 PM
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20. I love that song....
we had it on the O Brother, Where Art Thou, soundtrack. My baby would scream in the car unless that CD is on. My 6 yr old knows the words. I played that song alot when my mom was sick. thank you for posting about it.
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