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.
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