Woody Allen's Movie Music

Woody Allen's Movie Music

by Woody Allen
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Woody Allen's Movie Music

Woody Allen's love of classic jazz shows when the most popular songs from his movies are gathered onto one disc. From the opening track, "As Time Goes By," it becomes obvious how important Allen's music really is to his films. Although Play It Again, Sam is an obvious tribute to Casablanca, Allen's use of "As Time Goes By" is effective and quite memorable for different reasons than in the classic original. And what would the opening credits to Radio Days be without Harry James' brilliant take on "Flight of the Bumblebee"? That song sets the pace for the movie better than any other song could have and, though it is quite famous for other reasons, Allen made it his own when it was heard in the film's context. This set of music proves that Allen has the eerie ability to take a popular standard and set it so well to one of his films that the listener can pinpoint the exact scene in which the song was used. That is no easy task, especially with the caliber of the songs found here, so as a collection this is not only filled with wonderful jazz, but also serves as a good reminder of Allen's best work.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/29/2002
Label: Soundtrack Factory
UPC: 8436006495595
catalogNumber: 33559

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Woody Allen   Primary Artist,Clarinet
Frank Sinatra   Track Performer
Bunny Berigan   Track Performer
Bob Crosby   Track Performer
Erroll Garner   Track Performer
Benny Goodman   Conductor
Harry James   Track Performer
Jolson   Track Performer
Django Reinhardt   Track Performer
Artie Shaw   Track Performer
Frankie Trumbauer   Track Performer
Chick Webb   Track Performer
Carmen Cavallaro   Track Performer
Carmen Miranda   Track Performer
Louis Armstrong   Track Performer
Bix Beiderbecke   Track Performer
Tommy Dorsey   Track Performer
Duke Ellington   Track Performer
Glenn Miller   Track Performer
Axel Stordahl   Track Performer
Arthur Wilson   Track Performer
Arturo Toscanini   Conductor
Glenn Miller Orchestra   Track Performer
Harry James & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Bob Chester & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Benny Goodman & His Trio   Track Performer
Bob Cats   Track Performer
Bill Holiday   Track Performer
NBC Symphony Orchestra   Track Performer
Vitaphone Orchestra   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Woody Allen   Director
Duke Ellington   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
Antonio González Padilla   Liner Notes
Herman Hupfeld   Composer

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Woody Allen's Movie Music 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I must admit that I ordered this CD as a filler from Barnes & Noble on-line to get free shipping. It was reasonably priced and looked pretty good. It was more than "pretty good" this CD is fantastic! What a pleasant surprise! As a lover of jazz as well as a lover of Woody's movies I couldn't find a better combination. Great background music - you can almost envision scenes from each movie as well. Highly recommended.