Stand Up Guys [Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
When a hip crime thriller stars Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, and Alan Arkin, you can safely assume the filmmakers are not aiming for the youth market, and the soundtrack album to the movie Stand Up Guys fittingly aims for a cool retro vibe, serving up a selection of blues and R&B classics, a handful of like-minded new numbers from contemporary artists, and a few cues from the film's background score. The biggest drawing card on the Stand Up Guys album is a pair of new songs from Jon Bon Jovi, which also stand out a bit from the rest of tracks; "Old Habits Die Hard" and "Not Running Anymore" are musically and thematically similar in their simple acoustic arrangements, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
When a hip crime thriller stars Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, and Alan Arkin, you can safely assume the filmmakers are not aiming for the youth market, and the soundtrack album to the movie Stand Up Guys fittingly aims for a cool retro vibe, serving up a selection of blues and R&B classics, a handful of like-minded new numbers from contemporary artists, and a few cues from the film's background score. The biggest drawing card on the Stand Up Guys album is a pair of new songs from Jon Bon Jovi, which also stand out a bit from the rest of tracks; "Old Habits Die Hard" and "Not Running Anymore" are musically and thematically similar in their simple acoustic arrangements, rueful tone, and undertow of macho sentimentality, and they find Bon Jovi in fine voice, though the clich├ęd tone of the lyrics undercuts their impact. Most of the other tunes are considerably grittier, especially recent material from soul revivalists Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings and Charles Bradley, and blues-rock guitar phenom Gary Clark, Jr. Beyond a few excerpts from Lyle Workman's original groove-jazz score, the rest of the disc is devoted to an eclectic selection of oldies, ranging from big hits (Elvin Bishop's "Fooled Around and Fell in Love") and acknowledged classics (Muddy Waters' "Hoochie Coochie Man") to noteworthy obscurities (Baby Huey and the Babysitters' version of Curtis Mayfield's "Hard Times" and the frantic "Sock It to 'Em JB" from Rex Garvin & the Mighty Cravers), and at least one obvious goof (can anyone demonstrate the Duck, the dance Wayne Cochran repeatedly urges listeners to perform on "Get Down with It"?). The Stand Up Guys soundtrack is not essential for anyone other than Jon Bon Jovi's die-hard fans, but there's enough top-shelf blues and soul on board to make for a fun listen, even if most of these tracks can be readily found elsewhere and in more satisfying company.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/8/2013
  • Label: Lakeshore Records
  • UPC: 780163430424
  • Catalog Number: 343042
  • Sales rank: 13,927

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hard Times - Baby Huey & the Baby Sitters (3:21)
  2. 2 Old Habits Die Hard - Jon Bon Jovi (3:33)
  3. 3 Bright Lights - Gary Clark Jr. (5:25)
  4. 4 Not Running Anymore - Jon Bon Jovi (4:43)
  5. 5 Get Down With it - Wayne Cochran (2:07)
  6. 6 How Long - Charles Bradley (3:53)
  7. 7 Fooled Around and Fell in Love - Elvin Bishop (4:36)
  8. 8 Stand Up Guys - Lyle Workman (1:29)
  9. 9 Give it Back - Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings (3:21)
  10. 10 (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man - Muddy Waters (2:51)
  11. 11 When Something is Wrong with My Baby - Sam & Dave (3:15)
  12. 12 I Was Painting You - Lyle Workman (1:52)
  13. 13 Love from Above - Leroy Reynolds (2:42)
  14. 14 Sock it to 'Em JB, Pt. 1 - Rex Garvin & the Mighty Cravers (2:38)
  15. 15 Chew Gun or Kick Ass - Lyle Workman (2:11)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jon Bon Jovi Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards
Dennis Crouch Bass
Austin Clark Dobro
Ian Fitchuk Keyboards
Marco Giovino Percussion, Drums
Mike Waldron Guitar
Technical Credits
Willie Dixon Composer
Elvin Bishop Composer
Jon Bon Jovi Composer, Producer
Bobby Marchan Composer
Curtis Mayfield Composer
Rex Garvin Composer
David Guy Composer
Isaac Hayes Composer
David Porter Composer
Lyle Workman Composer
John Bergin Art Direction
Jacquire King Producer
Clayton Dunn Composer
Skip Williamson Executive Producer
Jeeve Composer
Brian McNelis Executive Producer
Homer Steinweiss Composer
Leon Michels Composer
Gary Clark Jr. Composer
Thomas Brenneck Composer
Daniel Foder Composer
Raney Shockne Composer
Charles Bradley Composer
Sharon La Faye Jones Composer
Pete Holman Composer
Bradley Bivens Engineer
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