The Soul Of A Man - A Film By Wim Wenders

September 9, 2003 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: September 9, 2003
  • Release Date: September 9, 2003
  • Label: Columbia/Legacy
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  • Total Length: 1:19:04
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  • ASIN: B001BJGEL8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #47,853 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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I did and its really growing on me.
J. Bilby
This album features tracks from Wim Wenders' wonderful film about Skip James, JB Lenoir and Blind Willie Johnson.
excalibur
At times meditative; at times mesmerizing...this will get you into the zone.
G. YEO

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Daniel J. Hamlow HALL OF FAME on February 16, 2004
Format: Audio CD
The soundtrack to the second film in Martin Scorcese's series on the Blues explores three blues artists: Nehemiah "Skip" James, Blind Willie Johnson, and J.B. Lenoir, the latter whose use of the blues extended to protesting injustice on a larger scale, such as the race riots of the 60's ("Alabama") and even the Vietnam War. The artists covering their songs range from jazz, goth, Mexican, alternative, and blues artists. Highlights follow.
Cassandra Wilson two Lenoir songs, of which the latter's "Vietnam Blues" is my favourite from the way her dark smoky voice wraps around the words. The concern addresses the fact that the soldiers "may be killing their brothers they don't know" but there's a well-deserved rap against LBJ, "Mr. President, you always talk about peace/.../you must always clean up your house before you leave/how can you tell the world they need peace, when you still killing and mistreating on me." Someone send this part of the song to W, please. She also does the slow and melodic "Slow Down."
Lou Reed performs James' "Look Down The Road." This is an upbeat arrangement here, but the underlying message is that down that road, "I can't see nothing that ever belonged to me." The other track he does is a cover of Blind Lemon Jefferson's "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean" performed over the end credits, and his voice mirrors Jefferson's gravelly one. He plays with the same musicians in both songs.
Nick Cave and the Dolls do a rousing version of J.B. Lenoir's "I Feel So Good" that's far from the proto-punk goth of "The Carny" or "From Her To Eternity.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J. Bilby on October 25, 2003
Format: Audio CD
I went out and bought this because some of my favorites
are represented on here BUT with something this exciting
I've found some excellent resources to seek out. I watched
this episode on PBS and I knew I had to own this collection and sure enough
it made it to the music stores. Quality music and theres really
nothing dull or repetitive about this one. So many examples of contemporary
blues weaved in with tradtional settings and even a a few
tunes from way back in the 30's. The musicanship & love and dedication to this unending musical style keeps moving along decade into decade, just close your eyes, it takes you back to another
time and place. These sets are priceless. You need to live with
these a couple weeks and give em all a chance to get under
your skin. I did and its really growing on me. From the raw acoustic blues solo training camp Bonnie Raitt puts you through("I lay down last night and I tried to get some rest")
with her right on the money, Open D take on the Skip James classic "DEVIL GOT MY WOMEN"(So timely. just listen to the aching pain and remorse and the fingerpicken,oouch!), to the gospel fever
solo gem "GOD'S WORD" from Shemekia Copeland(can this girl sing)
to Lucinda Williams excellent take on "HARD TIMES KILLING FLOOR"
another highlight, nice backing band, Lou Reed's perfect dylan
hoarse "LOOK DOWN THE ROAD", Cassandra Wilson, another voice
to reckon with on J.B. Lenoir's timely "VIETNAM BLUES" and "SLOW DOWN", LOS Lobos puts a spell on "VOODOO MUSIC" and
another favorite on this disc- T Bone Burnett's "DON'T DOG YOUR WOMEN",(New Orlean's funeral march like groove, with a Lennon'ish ghostly vocal, just excellent errie takes on this music.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Boulleeboo on August 25, 2004
Format: Audio CD
The film `The Soul of a Man,' directed by Wim Wenders, is terrific for many reasons, and requires a review of its own. The soul of the film, certainly, was the music, and it is well (but not completely) represented in this collection. Wenders decision to use contemporary interpretations of the songs of the three blues artists of the film was an inspired one. Immediately we recognize the depth of the work by these artists by noting how well the songs work today, in a vast array of styles (and originating from such a varied group of interpreters). There are so many wonderful moments on this album, that it would be impossible to detail them all. The best that I can do is encourage as many people as I can (particularly those not typically drawn to blues music) to give this album a listen, and perhaps it will provide that little spark of inspiration to seek out more historical and contemporary blues material. All great American music starts here.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By G. YEO on June 10, 2010
Format: Audio CD
Resurrecting the past but keeping the spirit of the original, this is an excellent anthology of covers and classics. Deep, penetrating and great sound quality. For someone used to hearing crackly old mono recordings, this is a highly refreshing experience. At times meditative; at times mesmerizing...this will get you into the zone. Recommended.
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