2003 – James Carter, an ex-convict whose 1959 fiel… Read more

2003 – James Carter, an ex-convict whose 1959 fiel…

2003 – James Carter, an ex-convict whose 1959 field recording was a key track on the award-winning “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” soundtrack, dies in Chicago of complications related to a stroke. He is 77. Carter was a member of a Mississippi chain gang when folklorist Alan Lomax recorded him leading other convicts on the […]