American Dreams: Original Soundtrack 1963-1964

American Dreams: Original Soundtrack 1963-1964

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Set in Philadelphia during the 1960s, NBC's drama American Dreams focuses on the friendship between teenage girlfriends Meg and Roxanne, who achieve their goal of becoming dancers on Dick Clark’s locally produced American Bandstand. The soundtrack to the series features era-appropriate artists such as Simon & Garfunkel, Martha & the Vandellas, the Everly…  See more details below

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Set in Philadelphia during the 1960s, NBC's drama American Dreams focuses on the friendship between teenage girlfriends Meg and Roxanne, who achieve their goal of becoming dancers on Dick Clark’s locally produced American Bandstand. The soundtrack to the series features era-appropriate artists such as Simon & Garfunkel, Martha & the Vandellas, the Everly Brothers, and the Beach Boys, as well as present-day artists such as India.Arie, Vivian Green, and Vanessa Carlton performing renditions of '60s classics.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
American Dreams: Original Soundtrack 1963-1964 includes some of the music featured in the nostalgic Dick Clark-executive produced program. Excepting the several faithful cover versions that were performed by popular impersonators during the show's American Bandstand-set scenes, this could be any garden-variety compilation of '60s chart pop -- including Martha Reeves & the Vandellas' "(Love Is Like A) Heatwave," the Everly Brothers' "Gone Gone Gone," the Kinks' "You Really Got Me," Simon & Garfunkel's "Sounds of Silence," and Otis Redding's "That's How Strong My Love Is." Folks old enough to remember when the songs were originally popular would likely see the cover versions as sacrilege, whether it's Vanessa Carlton's "Wishin' and Hopin'," Duncan Sheik's "Beyond the Sea," India.Arie's "Come Ye," or B2K's (featuring Marques Houston) "My Girl." But the appearances from the younger artists were obviously a way to connect with younger viewers, many of whom tuned in to see Michelle Branch play Lesley Gore and/or Third Eye Blind mimic the Kinks. (Note to those who didn't catch the show: The latter part of that sentence was not made up; it actually happened.) Since everything here has a legitimate connection to a specific episode, the disc makes for a decent accessory for fans of the show. Otherwise, it's perfectly skippable.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/06/2003
Label:
Hip-O Records
UPC:
0044003815926
catalogNumber:
000023102

Tracks

  1. Generation  - Emerson Hart
  2. (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave  - Martha Reeves
  3. My Girl  -  B2K
  4. She's Not There  -  Zombies
  5. Wishin' and Hopin'  - Vanessa Carlton
  6. Don't Worry Baby  -  Beach Boys
  7. People Get Ready @@Impresions
  8. Come Ye  -  India.Arie
  9. Gone, Gone, Gone  -  Everly Brothers
  10. My Boyfriends Back  - Stacie Orrico
  11. Beyond the Sea  - Duncan Sheik
  12. That's How Strong My Love Is  - Otis Redding
  13. You Really Got Me  -  Kinks
  14. Every Little Bit Hurts  - Vivian Green
  15. The Sound of Silence  -  Simon & Garfunkel
  16. Generation  - Emerson Hart

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Louis Price   Background Vocals
Gary Meek   Saxophone
Joel Derouin   Strings
Grant Geissman   Guitar
Peter Kent   Strings
Bob McChesney   Trombone
Rob Mitchell   Drums
Maria Newman   Strings
Danny Pelfrey   Piano
Tim Pierce   Guitar
Joseph Powell   Background Vocals
Sally Stevens   Background Vocals
Craig Stull   Guitar
Maxine Willard Waters   Background Vocals
Oren Waters   Background Vocals
Roy Wiegand   Trumpet
John Wittenberg   Strings
Terry Young   Background Vocals
Bill Armstrong   Flugelhorn
Matt Laug   Drums
Matt Slocum   Guitar,Soloist
Emerson Hart   Guitar,Vocals
Shannon Sanders   Organ
Sandra Jensen   Strings
Forest Robinson   Percussion,Drums
M.B. Gordy   Drums

Technical Credits

Nina Simone   Composer
Curtis Mayfield   Composer
Smokey Robinson   Composer
Paul Simon   Composer
Brian Wilson   Composer,Producer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Rod Argent   Composer
Don Everly   Composer
Phil Everly   Composer
Charles Trénet   Composer
Ray Davies   Composer
Ed Cobb   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Lamont Dozier   Composer,Producer
Bob Feldman   Composer
Jerry Goldstein   Composer
Richard Gottehrer   Composer
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer,Producer
Jack Lawrence   Composer
Danny Pelfrey   Programming,Producer
Shel Talmy   Producer
Greg Townley   Sound Design
Johnny Pate   Arranger,Producer
Kathy Nelson   Executive of Soundtracks
Ronald White   Composer
Gavin Lurssen   Mastering
Mark Nash   Producer,Engineer
Emerson Hart   Composer,Producer
Gregory Sill   Executive Producer
Roosevelt Jamison   Composer
Michele Horie   Artwork
Roger Christian   Composer
Pamela Neal   Programming,Sound Design

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