Mississippi Odyssey

I liked very much the movie “O Brother, Where Art Thou” by Joel Coen (with George Clooney etc.) with the final political message that country music (with mixed black and white musicians in the bands) are a wonderful project to calm down the conflicts between colored and white people in the south of USA.
photo: me, playing blues guitar; because the movie “O Brother, Where Art Thou” introduced great music of the south = a mixture of black blues and white country music = I’ve been really excited by the soundtrack. You can buy it via amazon etc.:

Soundtrack – 10 – Didn’t Leave Nobody But The Baby
performed by
Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Gillian Welch
“go to sleep little babe
go to sleep little babe
your momma’s gone away and your daddy’s gonna stay
didn’t leave nobody but the baby”
The script of the movie amused with his subtle quotations as a remembrance of the famous Odyssey written 3.000 years ago by the Greek poet Homer. He appears in the movie as a blind black man – as well as other characters: the Zyklop, with one eye, will be punished again, a dog finds his Odysseus after searching long, the three beautiful Sirenes doing some harm to Odysseus and his companions, the wife of Odysseus loves another man in the meantime – because his journey (= the Odyssey) lasted much too long – and so on: why new scripts if there are interesting stories already have been written 🙂

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25 responses to “Mississippi Odyssey

  1. vastlycurious.com

    Great movie and great music!


  2. One of my favourite films, the soundtrack is wonderful!


  3. Just posted the “Constant Sorrow” clip on my FB… great minds think alike!


  4. This is such a great film, Frizz. Just thinking of it, makes me laugh. Thanks for the reminder post: time to watch it again.


    • dear Tish, you’ve lived in Africa, and you wrote children’s books trying to calm down racist ideas; for sure you remember the Ku Klux Klan scene in the movie; I’ve just found a youtube video mixing the KK-scene of the movie with actual documents of the US-tea-party; I’m sure that in Great Britain, where you live now, such a bad thing like the Tea Party has no chance …; you are right: the Coen brothers tried to take it with humor; even the KKK-scene, where the racist cyclop is hit by the southern flag…


  5. Love that movie and the music…


  6. I love this movie and the soundtrack has been a family favorite for years. Thanks for reminding me to pull it out again!


  7. Ah yes I liked that film as well, thanks for the reminder!


  8. That was a great film! 🙂


  9. hey! what great timing for me to see this — i’ve been out of town all day and am at y friends’ hostal for a fast email session before heading to the property. i wish i had time to enjoy all of the tunes, but alas, i need to head out…

    i’m glad you enjoyed the movie and music.. i really liked that photo of you, btw! it fits this post!



  10. watched many times…the music of course was awesome…
    my favorite…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSif77IVQdY&feature=share&list=PL576299B32A5A7EE8
    Down By The River


  11. That’s a very amusing movie, Frizz. I enjoyed it too.


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