American Gangster [Original Soundtrack]

American Gangster [Original Soundtrack]



Almost all the material on the American Gangster soundtrack that does not originate from the early '70s or prior is engineered to at least sound like the early '70s: two excellent Anthony Hamilton songs produced by Bomb Squad innovator Hank Shocklee (both of which feature string arrangements from Willie Mitchell), as well as a handful of instrumentals produced and directed by Shocklee (including a version of Sonny Boy Williamson's "Checkin' Up on My Baby") that cook. The music that was originally released during the early '70s or earlier makes for a mini-compilation of soul and blues classics: the Staple Singers' "I'll Take You There," Bobby Womack's "Across 110th Street," Sam & Dave's "Hold on I'm Comin'," John Lee Hooker's "No Shoes." The lone surprise is Lowell Fulsom's cover of the Beatles' "Why Don't We Do It in the Road." An entirely fitting companion piece to the movie, but certainly not on the endlessly playable level of the Dead Presidents soundtrack discs.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/06/2007
Label: Def Jam
UPC: 0602517496828
catalogNumber: 001020002

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Charley Drayton   Drums
Karen Dreyfus   Viola
James Genus   Bass
Andy Hess   Bass
Tony Kadleck   Trumpet
George Laks   Piano
Sandra Park   Violin
Andy Snitzer   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Tom Timko   Baritone Saxophone
Anthony Hamilton   Vocals
Victor Axelrod   Organ,Piano
Andrew Carillo   Guitar
Bill Sims   Guitar
Ron Sunshine   Harmonica
Eileen Moon   Cello
Sharon Yamada   Violin
Neal Sugarman   Tenor Saxophone
Eric Kalb   Drums
Jeff Pierce   Trumpet
Nick Movshon   Bass
Homer Steinweiss   Drums
Thomas Brenneck   Guitar
Jared Tankel   Baritone Saxophone
Robert Vineburg   Saxophone

Technical Credits

John Lee Hooker   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Willie Mitchell   String Arrangements
Peter Cobbin   Engineer
Cerwin Depper   Composer
Isaac Hayes   Composer
Rod Hui   Engineer
David Porter   Composer
Stuart Robertz   Composer
Hank Shocklee   Composer,Producer
Frank Stribbling   String Arrangements
Diane Warren   Composer
Sonny Boy Williamson [II]   Composer
Carlton Ridenhour   Composer
Ridley Scott   Producer
Kathy Nelson   Producer
Anthony Hamilton   Composer
Jim Caruana   Engineer
Brian Grazer   Executive Producer
Doug Joswick   Package Production
Marc Streitenfeld   Composer,Producer
Steve Mac   Engineer
Phil Cohen   Music Business Affairs
Alvertis Isbell   Composer
Gabriel Roth   Engineer
David Buntz   Direction
Shari Bryant   Marketing
Erica Holley   Marketing
Pietro Scalia   Producer
Gary Rinaldo   Composer

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