16 years ago
Right at the outset of O Brother, Where Art Thou?, the soundtrack shatters our composure with a sharp beat of disconcertingly unmusical percussionthe blow of an ax burying itself in a pine log. The axes, several of them, belong to a Parchman...
17 years ago
In 1952, when it was first released, Folkways Records' Anthology of American Folk Music was newer than newso naked and unlocated as to have almost no identity apart from the one that inhered in Harry Smith's ordering of it. Only by fits and ...