Hairspray [1988 Original Soudtrack]

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
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: 1/1/1995
  • Label: Mca Special Products
  • UPC: 076732622827
  • Catalog Number: 6228
  • Sales rank: 37,184

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hairspray - Rachel Sweet (3:13)
  2. 2 The Madison Time - Ray Bryant Combo (3:07)
  3. 3 I'm Blue (The Gong-Gong Song) - The Ikettes (2:28)
  4. 4 Mama Didn't Lie - Jan Bradley (2:00)
  5. 5 Town Without Pity - Gene Pitney (2:52)
  6. 6 Roach (Dance) - Wendell (2:30)
  7. 7 Foot Stomping - The Flares (2:16)
  8. 8 Shake a Tail Feather - The Five Du-Tones (2:21)
  9. 9 Bug - Knightcaps (2:15)
  10. 10 You'll Lose a Good Thing - Barbara Lynn (2:18)
  11. 11 I Wish I Were a Princess - Little Peggy March (2:13)
  12. 12 Nothing Takes the Place of You - Toussaint McCall (3:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gene Pitney Vocals, Track Performer
Rachel Sweet Vocals, Track Performer
Ray Bryant Track Performer
The 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
The 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
The Ikettes Contributor
Jan Bradley Contributor
Jerry Dallman Contributor
The Five Du-Tones Contributor
Knightcaps Contributor
Ray Bryant Combo Contributor
Jeff Adamoff Art Direction
Alan Robinson Composer
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