Tuesday 23 March 2010

Ry Cooder Scored...

Crossroads (1986) Walter Hill (USA)


Walter Hill's classic depiction of a city boy who yearns to be a true bluesman, has aged little since its release in 86. Karate Kid Raplph Macchio features (his guitar parts are all played by Ry Cooder) alongside Joe Senecea and Jami Gertz. The only odd thing about this movie is Joe Seneca plays Willie Brown, a bluesman who has been dead since 1952. No biggie, I guess.

Crossroads [Various Artists] (1986)

I have included the tracks of the 'cuttin'-heads' battle at the end as a bonus, as they don't feature on the soundtrack itself.

1.Crossroads (Ry Cooder)
2.Down In Mississippi (Terry Evans, Bobby King & Willie Green, Jr.)
3.Cotton Needs Pickin' (Frank Frost)
4.Viola Lee Blues (Ry Cooder)
5.See You In Hell, Blind Boy (Van Dyke Parks & Alan Pasqua)
6.Nitty Gritty Mississippi (Jim Dickinson)
7.He Made A Woman Out of Me (Amy Madigan)
8.Feelin' Bad Blues (Ry Cooder & Jim Dickinson)
9.Somebody's Callin' My Name (Bobby King, Sam King, Arnold McCuller & Willie Green, Jr.)
10.Willie Brown Blues (Joe Seneca)
11.Walkin' Away Blues (Ry Cooder & Sonny Terry)
Bonus Tracks (from Steve Vai's The Elusive Light And Sound Vol. I)
12.Fried Chicken (Steve Vai)
13.Butler's Bag (Steve Vai)
14.Head-Cuttin' Duel (Ry Cooder & Steve Vai)
15.Eugene's Trick Bag (Steve Vai)


Paris, Texas (1984) Wim Wenders (Germany)

Superb performances from Harry Dean-Stanton (as always), Dean Stockwell and Natassja Kinski. I don't know what else to say, other than watch it.

Ry Cooder (USA) Paris, Texas (1985)

1.Paris, Texas
3.Nothing Out There
4.CanciĆ³n Mixteca feat. Jim Dickinson, Nastassja Kinski, David Lindley & Harry Dean Stanton
5.No Safety Zone
6.Houston In Two Seconds
7.She's Leaving the Bank
8.On the Couch
9.I Knew These People feat. Jim Dickinson, Nastassja Kinski, David Lindley & Harry Dean Stanton
10.Dark Was the Night

1 comment:

JIRO said...

Performance is a pretty good soundtrack, Ry Cooder's guitar on Memo From Turner is fucking awesome.