The Summer of Sam

The Summer of Sam


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The Summer of Sam

Who would have guessed that the summer's best party soundtrack would come from a movie about a savage serial murderer? Well, okay, Spike Lee's latest joint is really more about a time (1977) and a place (New York City) than it is about deranged killer David Berkowitz, but terror has never had such a danceable backbeat. Lee has always displayed fairly good taste in the music he picks to underscore his films, and SUMMER OF SAM proves no exception; he really sets the mood of steamy seasons past. Marvin Gaye's sublime falsetto kicks off the CD superbly with the party groove "Got to Give It Up," but a soundtrack about the summer when Studio 54 first opened its doors wouldn't be worth a damn without a sampling of disco's finest -- including nightclub touchstones like ABBA's "Dancing Queen" and Grace Jones's aggressively romantic "La Vie en Rose," as well as crowd pleasers like the Emotions' "Best of My Love," Thelma Houston's "Don't Leave Me This Way," and Elvin Bishop's plaintive "Fooled Around and Fell in Love." What more need be said? Everybody dance.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/29/1999
Label: Hollywood Records
UPC: 0720616219022
catalogNumber: 162190

Album Credits

Performance Credits

ABBA   Track Performer
Elvin Bishop   Track Performer
Emotions   Track Performer
Marvin Gaye   Track Performer
Thelma Houston   Track Performer
Grace Jones   Track Performer
Roy Ayers   Track Performer
First Choice   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Who   Producer
Roy Ayers   Arranger,Producer
Edwin Birdsong   Producer
Edith Piaf   Composer
Bernard Edwards   Arranger,Producer
Nile Rodgers   Arranger,Producer
William Allen   Producer
Benny Andersson   Composer,Producer
August Darnell   Producer
Kenny Lehman   Arranger,Producer
McKay   Producer
Tom Moulton   Producer
Art Stewart   Producer
Bill Thompson   Producer
Björn Ulvaeus   Composer,Producer
Cory Wade   Producer
Christopher Young   Producer
Kathy Nelson   Soundtrack Supervisor
Spike Lee   Executive Producer
Marcel Louiguy   Composer
Stig Anderson   Composer
Mack David   Composer
Harris   Producer
R. S. Lourgay   Composer

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