Honeydripper is the new film by John Sayles and concerns rural blues from the Deep South in the 1950s.
Here’s what they tell us about it:
The story depicts a second chance for an aging bluesman, the kickoff to a young guitar turk’s career and the rise of rock ‘n’ roll itself. The movie features an all-star cast including Danny Glover, Charles S. Dutton, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Stacy Keach, Mary Steenburgen, Yaya DeCosta and Sean Patrick Thomas.
The film is rolling out around the country now. Here’s what the tell us about the soundtrack–that thing you’re going to try and win:
The 15-song soundtrack features Stax Records veteran Mable John (“No Matter How She Done It”) along with legendary artists Memphis Slim (“Bertha May”) and Lil Green (“Why Don’t You Do Right?),” as well as actor Danny Glover performing “Goin’ Down Slow.” The film introduces actor/musician Gary Clark Jr., about whom Texas Music Magazine wrote, “Probably the most talented Texas guitarist since a certain SRV.” The soundtrack showcases his fiery fretwork on “Good Rockin’ Tonight,” “China Doll” and “Blue Light Boogie.”
I’ve got a full track listing of the disc below the entry form.