Hairspray [1988 Original Soudtrack]

Hairspray [1988 Original Soudtrack]

     
 

John Waters' films may not be to everyone's taste, but give him credit: when it comes to assembling a soundtrack, he uses a lot more imagination than most directors. Set in the early '60s, Hairspray has a few hits from the era (Gene Pitney's "Town Without Pity," and BarbaraSee more details below

Overview

John Waters' films may not be to everyone's taste, but give him credit: when it comes to assembling a soundtrack, he uses a lot more imagination than most directors. Set in the early '60s, Hairspray has a few hits from the era (Gene Pitney's "Town Without Pity," and Barbara Lynn's "You'll Lose a Good Thing," Jan Bradley's "Mama Didn't Lie"). But it's mostly given over to dance/R&B tunes that don't get played on the radio anymore, like the Flares' "Foot Stompin'," the Five Du-Tones' "Shake a Tail Feather," and a couple of the most ridiculous dance tunes ever waxed (Gene and Wendell's "The Roach," Jerry Dallman's "The Bug"). Also included is Toussaint McCall's soulful ballad "Nothing Takes the Place of You," and Little Peggy March's pricelessly silly "I Wish I Were a Princess." Ray Bryant Combo's "The Madison Time" and Rachel Sweet's performance of the movie's theme are a bit incongruous in this company, but as these are the first two tracks on the album, those who are treating this as an oldies collection can easily avoid them.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/01/1995
Label:
Mca Special Products
UPC:
0076732622827
catalogNumber:
6228
Rank:
33072

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gene Pitney   Vocals,Track Performer
Rachel Sweet   Vocals,Track Performer
Ray Bryant   Track Performer
Flares   Vocals
Little Peggy March   Vocals,Track Performer
Toussaint McCall   Vocals,Track Performer
Dan Wilensky   Saxophone
Gene   Track Performer
Jan Bradley   Vocals
Jerry Dallman   Vocals
Gene and Wendell   Vocals
Ray Bryant Combo   Track Performer
Wendell   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Dimitri Tiomkin   Composer
Barbara Lynn   Contributor
Curtis Mayfield   Composer
Gene Pitney   Contributor
Rachel Sweet   Contributor
Ray Bryant   Contributor
Flares   Contributor
Kenny Vance   Arranger,Producer
Little Peggy March   Contributor
Toussaint McCall   Composer,Contributor
John Waters   Composer,Liner Notes
Anthony Battaglia   Arranger
Luigi Creatore   Composer
Peter Hefter   Engineer
Ike Turner   Composer
Hugo Peretti   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
George David Weiss   Composer
Brian Young   Arranger
Ikettes   Contributor
Jan Bradley   Contributor
Jerry Dallman   Contributor
Five Du-Tones   Contributor
Knightcaps   Contributor
Ray Bryant Combo   Contributor
Jeff Adamoff   Art Direction
Alan Robinson   Composer

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