Black Snake Moan OST
Maybe the producers of Black Snake Moan concocted some wild story about North Mississippi hill country just to deliver the area’s blues. Being chained to a radiator might chase the demons if one had some of these tunes to ease the pain. Samuel L. Jackson’s songs are unlikely to spark a career change but are far from embarrassing. There’s plenty of deep South heat, not the least being Burnside and his gut-bucket trance, “Old Black Mattie.” The traditional wail of Precious Bryant is joined by artists like the Black Keys and the North Mississippi All-Stars. As a taste of unvarnished blues, this soundtrack may prove more significant than its film.