Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The MJ Show #13 (Songs From Tarantino Films!)

I LOVE Quentin Tarantino. His movies are brilliant...iconic...absolutely phenomenal! :)

Here's a list of the movies that I want to go through tonight.
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Jackie Brown (1997)
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
Death Proof (2007)
Inglourious Basterds (2009)

And one of the most important elements that makes his movies so incredible is the soundtrack for the movie. I think he chooses the most brilliant songs for his movies and today and I love how he uses them to accentuate scenes and situations in his movies.

So here we go...tonight, I've got songs/music from Tarantino films for you. Hope you enjoy these :) And if you've not seen any of these movies...go see em now! :)

Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Everyone wanted to do this right?

1st Song - Stealers Wheel - Stuck in the Middle #TheMJshow

2nd Song - The George Baker Selection - Little Green Bag #TheMJshow

3rd Song - Harry Nilsson - Coconut #TheMJshow

4th Song - Sandy Rogers - Fool For Love #TheMJshow

5th Song - Bedlam - Harvest Moon #TheMJshow

6th Song - Blue Swede - Hooked On A Feeling #TheMJshow

Pulp Fiction (1994)
Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta and Uma Thurman! Just how awesome were they and the rest of the cast as well in this incredible movie!

Before we even begin with the music I've GOT TO give you this!

Bonus Track - Samuel L. Jackson - Ezekiel 25:17 #TheMJshow

7th Song - Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer / Dick Dale & His Del-Tones - Pumpkin and Honey Bunny (dialogue) / Misirlou #TheMJshow

8th Song - Kool & the Gang - Jungle Boogie #TheMJshow

9th Song - Al Green - Let's Stay Together #TheMJshow

10th Song - Dusty Springfield - Son Of A Preacher Man #TheMJshow

11th Song - The Lively Ones - Surf Rider #TheMJshow

12th Song - Duane Whitaker, Peter Green / The Revels - Bring Out the Gimp (dialogue) / Comanche #TheMJshow

13th Song - Urge Overkill - Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon #TheMJshow

14th Song - Jerome Patrick Hoban, Uma Thurman / Chuck Berry - Jackrabbit Slim's Twist Contest (dialogue) / You Never Can Tell #TheMJshow

15th Song - Maria de Medeiros, Bruce Willis / The Centurions - Zed's Dead, Baby (dialogue) / Bullwinkle Part II #TheMJshow

Bonus track from Pulp Fiction - Link Wray - Rumble #TheMJshow
(This one's for Neo who brought the song to my notice.)

The song was one of Jimmy Page's favourite too btw. Here's Jimmy Page telling you why.

Jackie Brown (1997)
Tarantino has said that in developing the script for Jackie Brown, he decided on the majority of the songs during the writing stage.
He added "More or less the way my method works is you have got to find the opening credit sequence first. That starts it off from me. I find the personality of the piece through the music that is going to be in it . . . It is the rhythm of the film. Once I know I want to do something, then it is a simple matter of me diving into my record collection and finding the songs that give me the rhythm of my movie."

16th Song - Bobby Womack - Across 110th Street #TheMJshow

17th Song - Randy Crawford - Street Life #TheMJshow

18th Song - Bloodstone - Natural High #TheMJshow

19th Song - Bill Withers - Who Is He (And What Is He To You?) #TheMJshow

20th Song - The Delfonics - Didn't I ( Blow Your Mind This Time ) #TheMJshow

21st Song - The Brothers Johnson- Strawberry Letter 23 #TheMJshow

22ndSong - The Vampire Sound Incorporation - The Lions and the Cucumber #TheMJshow

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) 
The Kill Bill movies were two of my favourite QT movies. I think the soundtrack that these two movies had was absolutely legendary. Here...have a look...

23rd Song - Nancy Sinatra - Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) #TheMJshow

24th Song - Bernard Herrmann - Twisted Nerve #TheMJshow

25th Song - Meiko Kaji - The Flower of Carnage #TheMJshow

26th Song - Al Hirt - Green Hornet Theme #TheMJshow

27th Song - Luis Bacalov - The Grand Duel (Parte Prima) #TheMJshow

28th Song - Santa Esmeralda - Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood #TheMJshow

29th Song - Gheorghe Zamfir and James Last - The Lonely Shepherd #TheMJshow

Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
30thSong - Shivaree - Goodnight Moon #TheMJshow

31st Song - Malcolm McLaren - About Her #TheMJshow

32nd Song - Chingon - Malagueña Salerosa #TheMJshow

33rd Song - Luis Bacalov - Summertime Killer #TheMJshow

34th Song - Ennio Morricone - L'Arena #TheMJshow

35th Song - Ennio Morricone - Il Tramonto #TheMJshow

36th Song - Lole y Manuel - Tu Mirá #TheMJshow

33rd Song - Johnny Cash - A Satisfied Mind #TheMJshow

34th Song - Meiko Kaji - Urami Bushi #TheMJshow

35th Song - Charlie Feathers - Can't Hardly Stand It #TheMJshow

Death Proof (2007)
Without a doubt the most awesome song in the movie is this next one. Thought I'd give you a bit of the movie before the song begins. Enjoy ;)

36th Song - The Coasters - Down In Mexico #TheMJshow

37th Song - Smith - Baby, It's You #TheMJshow

38th Song - Joe Tex - The Love You Save (May Be Your Own) #TheMJshow

39th Song - Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich - Hold Tight! #TheMJshow

40th Song - April March - Chick Habit #TheMJshow

Inglourious Basterds (2009)
This was possibly one of the greatest movies made ever! :) Only Tarantino would think of changing the history of the world! Killing off the high command of Third Reich in a theatre?! Who else but QT could come up with that!
Again...brilliant movie...brilliant soundtrack!

41st Song - Nick Perito - The Green Leaves of Summer #TheMJshow

42nd Song - David Bowie - Cat People (Putting Out Fire) #TheMJshow

43rd Song - Lalo Schifrin - Tiger Tank #TheMJshow

44th Song - Zarah Leander - Davon geht die Welt nicht unter #TheMJshow

45th Song - Billy Preston - Slaughter #TheMJshow

46th Song - Ennio Morricone - The Surrender (La resa) #TheMJshow

47th Song - Ennio Morricone - Rabbia e Tarantella

48th Song - Ennio Morricone - Un Amico #TheMJshow

49th Song - Ennio Morricone - The Verdict (Dopo La Condanna) #TheMJshow

50th Song - Gianni Ferrio - One Silver Dollar (Un Dollaro Bucato) #TheMJshow

Bonus Track - Quentin Tarantino talks film music on the Culture Show #TheMJshow
The man chooses his music before he makes his movies! Is it any surprise that the music is so good. Just look at this show. I've got 50 tracks used in his movies here and I know I've missed out so many!

Wow! 50 songs!!! From 7 movies!!!
Could you remember scenes from the movies as you heard these?
Did I miss out a song that you really liked and that was featured in one of his movies? Let me know!

Oh this show happened in a big way thanks to the very awesome Neha Karmarkar  who egged me on to doing this. So Ms.K, big Tarantino fan that you are, this one's for you! :)

This was fun!
That's all for tonight.

It's time for me to say...take care...and good night. :)
This is your Musicman Mihir...signing off!

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