The Ladykillers: V/A - The Lady Killers: Music From the Motion Picture

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The Ladykillers: V/A - The Lady Killers: Music From the Motion Picture

Who says lightning doesn’t strike in the same place twice? Once again producer T Bone Burnett has collaborated with filmmakers Joel & Ethan Coen in an effort to invest contemporary cinema with the soulful roots music of a previous age. Whereas the O Brother, Where Art Thou? phenomenon introduced pop culture to traditional, white, country gospel through the performances of Alison Krauss, Norman Blake and The Stanley Brothers, Ladykillers works the other side of the tracks. The soundtrack’s highlight is the rousing black-gospel shout-out, “Let the Light From the Lighthouse Shine On Me.” Nappy Roots collaborate on smart hip-hop that samples traditional gospel melodies in “Trouble of This World (Coming Home)” and “Another Day, Another Dollar.” Gospel soul singing by The Soul Stirrers on “Come, Let Us Go Back to God” sets the tone for this triumphant set of lush harmonizing—an album proving just soulful enough to stir up yet another musical revival.

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