Lafayette’s Brother Dege Has Song Hand-Picked By Quentin Tarantino For The ‘Django Unchained’ Soundtrack
His song, 'Too Old To Die Young', was hand-picked personally by director Quentin Tarantino. The song is from the album 'Folk Songs of the American Longhair'.
Dege is also finishing up his second album, 'How To Kill A Horse', which is to be released in early 2013.
Tarantino had this to say about the soundtrack to 'Django Unchained' via this press release:
I want to thank all the artists who contributed original songs (a first for me) to the picture. Most of these contributions came out of the artists’ own inspiration and their illustration of the film’s soul is invaluable. In addition to the new original songs I am also using a lot of older recordings on the soundtrack – many of which came from my personal vinyl collection. Instead of having the record companies give me new digitally cleaned up versions of these recordings from the ’60s and ’70s, I wanted to use the vinyl I’ve been listening to for years – complete with all the pops and cracks. I even kept the sound of the needle being put down on the record. Basically because I wanted people’s experience to be the same as mine when they hear this soundtrack for the first time.
The soundtrack is now available for pre-order and will be released on Tuesday, December 18th. For more about the album, check out the official website here.
To listen to the track from Brother Dege, you can listen to it here.