Various Artists: My Blueberry Nights: Music from the Motion Picture
My Blueberry Nights has been described as a young girl’s soul-searching cross-country journey, with which she hopes to rectify her confusion over love. However, this soundtrack CD is not at all confused about quality music. It’s particularly stacked with fine female singers, both old (Ruth Brown, Mavis Staples) and new (Norah Jones, Cat Power). There is also plenty of fine Ry Cooder instrumental music, which is collated with oldies like Otis Redding’s “Try a Little Tenderness” and a great new cover of Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon” from Cassandra Wilson. If a fine soul music collection is something you happen to be in search of, this soundtrack is sure to satisfy.
Dan MacIntosh is a freelance writer from Bellflower, California, “The friendly city”. He’s married with two children, two cats, one dog, one bunny, and one bird. He earned his B.A. degree in Communications (emphasis Public Relations) from California State University, Fullerton in 1986. By day, he works for a software company (Ah, but doesn’t everybody these days?), and in the evenings he works at Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts where he is hardly recognizable in a suit and tie. He also dearly loves his church, Calvary Baptist Church, Bellflower, where he is a deacon, a praise choir member, and a small group leader. He also plays guitar, but mainly in the privacy of his home.
My Blueberry Nights trailer