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Music Review: 'Man of Constant Sorrow'

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I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
Producers:
Rebel
genre:
Country

We gave it a B+

The 73-year-old bluegrass great’s high-profile appearance on the soundtrack to the Coen Brothers’ movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? is currently giving him some mainstream exposure — hence this best-of from tiny Rebel, Ralph’s home for the last 30 years. Some of these are classics in themselves; others (”Angel Band” and the title cut) are remakes of hits from an earlier, even greater phase of Stanley’s career: the mythical Stanley Brothers band, which roared through the South from ’47 to ’66. B+