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USA: Emerging Pictures
UK: Axiom Films
Cast: Danny Glover, Charles S Dutton, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Stacy Keach, Mary Steenburgen, Yaya DeCosta and Sean Patrick Thomas, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Gary Clark Jr, Mable John, Nagee Clay, Absalom Adams, Arthur Lee Williams, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Davenia McFadden, Daryl Edwards, Eric L Abrams, Kel Mitchell, Keb' Mo', Tom Wright, Donnie L Betts, John Sayles, Larry Coker, Brian D Williams, Santana Shelton, Danny Vinson, Brent Jennings, Steve Holmes, Albert Hall, Ronald McCall, Eddie Mallard III, Eddie Shaw, Eric Housh, Stephan Hundley, James Crittenden
Director: John Sayles
USA: 123 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for brief violence and some suggestive material
UK Certificate: PG contains one scene of moderate violence and mild language
USA Release Date: 28 December 2007 (Limited Release - New York and Loa Angeles)
UK Release Date: 9 May 2008
HONEYDRIPPER, the acclaimed new film written, directed and edited by John Sayles, revisits the genesis of rock 'n' roll - namely '50s rural blues from the Deep South. The story depicts a second chance for an aging bluesman, the kick off 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 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 5 February 2008.
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 and showcases his fiery fretwork on "Good Rockin' Tonight," "China Doll" and "Blue Light Boogie."
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