Acclaimed New John Sayles Film Spotlights \'50s Rural Blues with Rhino\'s
Soundtrack Featuring New Tracks from Ruth Brown, Keb\' Mo\',
Mable John, Danny Glover and Guitar Phenom Gary Clark, Jr., Plus
Classics From Memphis Slim, Hank Williams and Lil Green
Available from Rhino Records February 5
LOS ANGELES\"Honeydripper,\" the acclaimed new film written, directed and
edited by John Sayles, revisits the genesis of rock \'n\' rollnamely \'50s
rural blues from the Deep South. 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.
Opening in New York and Los Angeles December 28 and nationally in January
and February, the soundtrack to this blues music-themed period film
includes new songs by Keb\' Mo\', Mable John and guitar phenom Gary Clark,
Jr., who appears in the film as well. The album also contains a new song by
the incomparable Ruth Brown, the last recorded before her death in 2006.
Rhino Records will release the soundtrack February 5, which will be
available in stores and online at www.rhino.com for a suggested list price
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.\"
Set in rural Alabama in 1950, Honeydripper spotlights a make-or-break
weekend for the Honeydripper Lounge and its beleaguered owner, piano player
Tyrone \"Pine Top\" Purvis (Glover). Deep in dept, Purvis hires famous
electric guitar player Guitar Sam to play a one-night gig and save the
On the day of the show, the train arrives and Guitar Sam is nowhere to be
found. Purvis is forced to take action. He makes a deal with Sheriff Pugh
to release Sonny (Clark), a kid who hopped off a freight car in Harmony,
and turned up in the club claiming he could play the guitar as well as any
Guitar Sam. Purvis cleans Sonny up and launches a scheme to pass off the
young guitar picker as Guitar Sam just long enough to cut the lights and
run off with cash box. When Sonny takes the stage and launches into his
first scalding electric licks, Purvis will learn if it\'s lights out for the
Honeydripper, or if his luck has changed: he might just be another man
saved by rock \'n\' roll.
1. \"Honeydripper Lounge\" The Aces Of Spade
2. \"Tall Cotton\" Mason Daring, Frank Gallagher, Tim Jackson & Mike Turk
3. \"No Matter How She Done It\" Mable John
4. \"Standing By The Highway\" New Beginnings Ministry
5. \"Move It On Over\" Hank Williams
6. \"Why Don\'t You Do Right? (Get Me Some Money, Too!)\" Lil Green
7. \"Stack O Lee\" Keb\' Mo\'
8. \"You Got To Choose\" New Beginnings Ministry
9. \"Goin\' Down Slow\" Danny Glover
10. \"Bertha May\" Memphis Slim
11. \"Good Rockin\' Tonight\" Gary Clark, Jr.
12. \"China Doll\" Gary Clark, Jr.
13. \"Blue Light Boogie\" Gary Clark, Jr.
14. \"Music Keeps Rollin\' On\" Barrence Whitfield
15. \"Things About Coming My Way\" Ruth Brown
For additional information regarding the HONEYDRIPPER SOUNDTRACK, please
contact Cary Baker at Conqueroo at (323) 656-1600 or email@example.com or
Christoph Buerger in the Media Relations Department at Rhino Records at
(818) 238-6248 or firstname.lastname@example.org.