Sam Jackson’s Stack-O-Lee

By 2007.03.08 tags: , . Comment»

Once again I try to get music stuck in my head out, and into yours. This week it’s Samuel L Jackson’s smokin’ cover of the trad Stack-O-Lee (mp3):

It’s from the soundtrack to the movie Black Snake Moan, w/ R L Burnside’s band backing. For you fellow on-air radio types, here’s an edited (de-fuq-ified) FCC-friendly clean mp3, cuz the original sure ain’t.

Found the file at Salon‘s Daily Download, which also linked to the masterful Mississippi John Hurt 1928 vers (mp3 at

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