Thursday: Casino Soundtrack

Well, I like to take a chance to listen to the soundtrack for the films we’re going to watch.  Many of them have eclectic, non-original soundtracks, though.  Casino is definitely one of those!  Full of songs you’ve probably already heard before, the Casino soundtrack is really more an exercise in building a time period explicitly through popular music of the day.  So we get a lot of classic rock and soul.  Interestingly, there’s also a fair amount of the Blues like BB King and Muddy Waters.  I’ll be interested to see how those play into the film, since the Blues to me, especially those guys in particular, evoke more of the South to me than Las Vegas.

I can’t comment much on the songs, per se.  I’m too young to have them do much for me.  I do very much like hearing familiar stuff in movies, and you can bet I’ll be paying attention.

Disc One

1. Contempt – Theme De Camille – Georges Delerue

2. Angelina/Zooma, Zooma Medley – Louis Prima
3. Hoochie Coochie Man – Muddy Waters
4. Nights In White Satin – The Moody Blues
5. How High The Moon – Les Paul & Mary Ford
6. Hurt – Timi Yuro
7. Ain’t Got No Home – Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry
8. Without You – Nilsson
9. Love Is The Drug – Roxy Music
10. I’m Sorry – Brenda Lee
11. Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
12. The Thrill Is Gone – B.B. King
13. Love Is Strange – Mickey And Sylvia
14. The ‘In’ Crowd – Ramsey Lewis

Disc Two

1. Walk On The Wild Side – Jimmy Smith

2. Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song) – Otis Redding
3. I Ain’t Superstitious – Jeff Beck With Rod Stewart
4. The Glory Of Love – The Velvetones
5. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – Devo
6. What A Difference A Day Makes – Dinah Washington
7. Working In A Colemine – Lee Dorsey
8. House Of The Rising Sun – Eric Burdon
9. Those Were The Days – Cream
10. Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) – Tony Bennet
11. Slippin’ And Slidin’ – Little Richard
12. You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You – Dean Martin
13. Compared To What – Les McCann & Eddie Harris
14. Basin Street Blues/ When It’s Sleepy Time Down Sou – Louis Prima
15. Matthaus Passion – Chicago Symphony Orchestra

About Zach

Zach works as a medical writer in Atlanta, GA. In his spare time, he likes to play video games and Dice Masters.
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