Monday, March 10, 2014

Monday Music: Man of Constant Sorrow

This is Bob Dylan's first television appearance in 1963. "Man of Constant Sorrow" came to public prominence in recent years with the Coen brothers' film, "O Brother, Where Art Thou," which featured period folk music from the 1930s. The version used by Coen brothers' was recorded by Dr. Ralph Stanley.

Dylan gives an authentic rendition here, showing his early interest in traditional folk music. The song was published in 1913 and first recorded in 1928 by Emry Arthur. The Stanley Brothers popularized the song with their 1951 recording on Columbia Records.




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1 comment:

  1. I love that song. I really like the way they used it in the movie. We actually watched that movie again this past week.

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