Rounder Records has advised that they will release the soundtrack to the Sony Pictures release Get Low on 27th July this year.
The CD features new tracks by Alison Krauss and the Steeldrivers. The movie, to be released in July, also features Robert Duvall, Bill Murray, Sissy Spacek and Lucas Black.
The soundtrack features new material recorded especially for the film by Rounder artists Alison Krauss, her first new track since 2007’s A Hundred Miles or More, and The SteelDrivers who also appear in the movie.
Academy Award winning composer Jan A.P. Kaczmarek and 12 time Grammy winning Dobro player Jerry Douglas wrote the scores, while the rest of the soundtrack includes vintage tracks from The Ink Spots, Gene Austin, Paul Whiteman and Bix Beiderbecke.
Get Low the film is based on the true story of Felix Bush Breazeale a Tennessee recluse who planned his own funeral while he was still alive and could enjoy it. To draw a crowd, Felix sold lottery tickets offering his valuable plot of land as the prize, and the ploy worked. The living funeral commanded national attention and in the end it was said that as many as 12,000 mourners from at least 14 different states showed up on 26th June, 1938, including a Life Magazine photographer and major newspaper reporters to pay their respects to Felix as he watched it all transpire.
The SteelDrivers, a band who uniquely meld back-country high lonesome and Delta soul, will also be releasing their much anticipated sophomore release, Reckless, 14th September on Rounder Records. Reckless is comprised of a dozen great songs sung and played with scorched earth passion by the now road-tested band.
Get Low Track Listing:
|1. Lay My Burden Down – Alison Krauss||9. Whiskey Before Breakfast – The SteelDrivers|
|2. If I Didn’t Care – The Ink Spots||10. East Virginia Fast – The SteelDrivers|
|3. Jesus Come For Me – The SteelDrivers||11. North – Score – Jerry Douglas|
|4. Sitting Mule/Drive to Town – Score – Jerry Douglas||12. Bush Shows Maddie Around Score|
|5. Drive to Town for Clothes Score – Jerry Douglas and Stuart Duncan||13. Angelina Baker – The SteelDrivers|
|6. No Haircut – Score – Jerry Douglas||14. The Mystery of Felix Score|
|7. Farewell Blues – Paul Whiteman||15. I’m Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover – Bix Beiderbecke (aka Billy Murray & Jean Goldkette Orchestra)|
|8. Monkey Bay – Jerry Douglas, Edgar Meyer & Russ Barenberg||16. My Blue Heaven – Gene Austin|