Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Desperado....Los Lobos, Link Wray, Carlos Santana, Dire Straits...

Another one of my all time favourites and earliest purchases. This one just ROCKS! With the likes of Los Lobos, Santana, Link Wray and Dire Straits, this is one where every track is good. A few bits of dialogue from the movie are also well placed plus some action sequence music that stands alone too.

1. Canción del Mariachi (Morena de Mi Corazón) - Los Lobos
2. Six Blade Knife - Dire Straits
3. Jack the Ripper - Link Wray & His Ray Men
4. Manifold de Amour - Latin Playboys
5. Forever Night Shade Mary - Latin Playboys
6. Pass the Hatchet - Roger & The Gypsies
7. Bar Fight - dialogue
8. Strange Face of Love - Tito & Tarantula
9. Bucho's Garcias/Navajas Attacks
10. Bulletproof
11. Bella - Carlos Santana
12. Quedate Aqui - Selma Hayek
13. Rooftop Action Listen
14. Phone Call - dialogue
15. White Train (Showdown) - Tito & Tarantula
16. Back to the House That Love Built - Tito & Tarantula
17. Let Love Reign - Los Lobos
18. Mariachi Suite

Northern from the television series

One of my personal favourites that I never tire of. If you ever wished you could tap into Chris Steven's record collection at KBHR, here's your chance. This is a fantastic blend of eclectic music that just seems to work together seamlessly. I love every single track on this CD. It always brings back fond memories of the series. Even if you are not a die hard "Exposure" fan, you will absolutely love this great mix of classical, jazz, rock, and world music.

1. Theme From Northern Exposure - David Schwartz
2. Jolie Louise - Daniel Lanois
3. Hip Hug-Her - Booker T. & The MG's
4. At Last - Etta James
5. Everybody Be Yoself - Chic Street Man
6. Alaskan Nights - David Schwartz
7. Don Quichotte - Magazine 60
8. When I Grow Too Old To Dream - Nat "King" Cole & His Trio/Stuff Smith
9. Emabhaceni - Miriam Makeba
10. Gimme Three Steps - Lynyrd Skynyrd
11. Bailero (from "Chants D'Auvergne") - Frederica Von Stade
12. David Schwartz Medley: Funeral In My Brain, A / Woody The Indian / Tellakutans, The

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Lone Star Original Soundtrack Various Artists - 1996

Writer-director John Sayles's complex, adult mystery delves deeply into borders at myriad levels, a theme echoed beautifully in this collection of country, blues, norteño, R&B, and folk songs that appear as source cues in the film. Sayles's hand in picking them is evident in terms of both quality and thematic resonance: in a telling gesture, Ivory Joe Hunter's mournful "Since I Met You Baby" is answered with a Spanish cover version, created for the film, featuring Freddie Fender. Whether reinforcing the film's cultural milieu or underlining its emotions, strong performances from Lucinda Williams, legendary Mexican songstress Lydia Mendoza, Little Willie John, Little Walter, and Conjunto Bernal give Lone Star heft far beyond most cinematic song compilations. --Sam Sutherland (Amazon)

1. Mi Unico Camino - Conjunto Bernal
2. Juana La Cubana - Fito Olivares
3. Boogie - Little Walter
4. Sam And Pilar - Duke Levine, Mike Turk
5. You Hurt Me - Little Willie John
6. The Night's Too Long - Lucinda Williams
7. Since I Met You Baby - Ivory Joe Hunter
8. Sabor A Mi - Isidoro Lopez
9. Jurame - Lydia Mendoza
10. Papertrail - Duke Levine
11. My Love Is - Little Willie John
12. Desde Que Conosco - Freddie Fender
13. Lagrimas De Acero - Duke Levine, Evan Harlan, Marshall Wood And Tim Jackson
14. I'm Blue And Lonesome - Duke Levine, Mike Turk, Billy Novick, Marshall Wood And Tim Jackson
15. I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart - Patsy Montana And The Prairie Ramblers

Monday, March 7, 2011

Doing Time For Patsy Cline...Soundtrack..the Music from the Movie

"Featuring a soundtrack filled with country music, this Australian film is a soulful treasure, an intriguing mixture of road movie, love story and prison drama all flavoured by a dry humour and some very appealing Nashville dreaming".........
...The Sunday Age..Melbourne

Dazed And Confused (1993 Film)

Tellingly, director Richard Linklatter's Dazed and Confused was released 20 years after American Grafitti and offers a similar story of troubled young personalities lurking beneath an oversaturated pop culture veneer. Like Lucas before him, Linklatter clearly relishes that gloss and wields it like an ironic chainsaw. His soundtrack is a raucous, authentic collection of mid-70's radio fare, be it sharp-edged pop (Sweet, the vastly underrated Rick Derringer), nascent metal (Black Sabbath, Deep Purple) and out-and-out hard cheese (Foghat, Black Oak Arkansas). Dazed and Confused is the real sound of 70's teenage America. --Jerry McCulley (Amazon)

1. Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo - Rick Derringer
2. Slow Ride - Foghat
3. School's Out Alice Cooper
4. Jim Dandy - Black Oak Arkansas
5. Tush - ZZ Top
6. Love Hurts - Nazareth
7. Stranglehold - Ted Nugent
8. Cherry Bomb - The Runaways
9. Fox on the Run - Sweet
10. Low Rider - War
11. Tuesday's Gone - Lynyrd Skynyrd
12. Highway Star - Deep Purple
13. Rock and Roll All Nite - Kiss
14. Paranoid Listen - Black Sabbath