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Monday, February 15, 2010

Taj Mahal - Sounder OST (1972)

1. Needed Time 2:52
2. Sounder Chase A Coon 3:19
3. Needed Time (Hummin' And Pickin') 1:24
4. Morning Work / N' Meat's On The Stove 1:43
5. I'm Running And I'm Happy 0:55
6. Speedball 1:38
7. Goin' To The Country / Critters In the Woods 1:45
8. Motherless Children 1:18
9. Jailhouse Blues 3:53
10. Just Workin' 0:32
11. Harriet's Dance Song 0:31
12. Two Spirits Reunited 1:54
13. David Runs Again 0:27
14. Curiosity Blues 0:59
15. Someday Be A Change 1:02
16. Horseshoes 1:59
17. Cheraw 2:21
18. David's Dream 1:01
19. Needed Time (Guitar) 2:26
20. Needed Time (Banjo And Hand Clapping) 2:22

Total Album Time: 34:21
There is no real review of this anywhere on the net. But it was nominated for a grammy at the time and it features great rootsy blues music. The theme song Needed Time is sung by Lightnin' Hopkins.

Provided by Tony and Isbum over @ I Luv My Turntable.

Link to Movie Review
Martin Ritt - Sounder (1972)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sounder (1972)

The Morgans, a family of poor black sharecroppers in the Depression-plagued South, struggle to find enough to eat despite their hunting dog, Sounder. When father Nathan (Paul Winfield) resorts to stealing food, he is captured by police and sent to prison, and his wife, Rebecca (Cicely Tyson), is left to care for their son, David (Kevin Hooks). Though Sounder has run away, David never gives up hope that his dog will return, just as he believes that he will see his father again someday.