Saturday, July 14, 2018

The Last Picture Show...original recordings featured in the various artists

Released in 1971 and hailed as the most impressive work by a young American director since Citizen Kane, Peter Bogdanovich's Last Picture Show is an elegiac study of life amid the dust and loneliness of a dying town. An account of adolescents coming of age filmed under a vast, empty Texas sky. The film has no conventional score. All of the music is from the period between November 1951 and October 1952 when the film is set and linked to each scene. It is played on home radios, car radios, truck radios, 45 rpm players, jukeboxes, and at a community Christmas dance. The Hank Williams song, heard on the radio in Sonny's old truck in the opening scene, 'Why Don't You Love Me (Like You Used to Do)?' sets the tone for the music as well as the movie. All of the songs featured in the film are collected together in this edition.

  1. Why Don't You Love Me (Like You Used to Do)-Hank Williams
  2. Cold, Cold Heart -Hank Williams
  3. Bouquet of Roses -Eddy Arnold
  4. Hey, Good Lookin' -Hank Williams
  5. Rose, Rose, I Love You -Frankie Laine
  6. Slow Poke -Pee Wee King
  7. Anything That's Part of You -Eddy Arnold
  8. A Fool Such As I -Hank Snow
  9. Shrimp Boats -Jo Stafford
  10. Cold, Cold Heart -Tony Bennett
  11. The Thing -Phil Harris
  12. Lovesick Blues - Hank Williams
  13. The Wild Side of Life -Hank Thompson
  14. Kaw-Liga - Hank Williams
  15. Please, Mr. Sun -Johnnie Ray
  16. Give Me More, More of Your Kisses -Lefty Frizzell
  17. Half As Much - Hank Williams
  18. Wish You Were Here -Eddie Fisher
  19. Solitaire -Tony Bennett
  20. Wheel of Fortune -Kay Starr
  21. Blue Velvet -Tony Bennett
  22. You Belong to Me - Jo Stafford
  23. My Son Calls Another Man Daddy -Hank Williams
  24. Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love with You) -Hank Williams
  25. Back Street Affair - Webb Pierce
  26. Faded Love - Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  27. Jambalaya (On the Bayou) -Hank Williams
  28. It's in the Book -Johnny Standley