The soundtrack album of the movie My Blueberry Nights was released on April 1, 2008, under Blue Note Records. The songs on this album include the following:
1. “The Story”. This song was performed and written by Geethali Norah Jones Shankar, professionally known as Norah Jones. This American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress is one of the lead characters of the movie My Blueberry Nights. This song was courtesy of Blue Note Records, and was published by Mutha Jones LLC / EMI Music Publishing.
2. “Living Proof”. This song was performed and written by Charlyn Marie Marshall, or better known as Cat Power. She is an American singer/songwriter, whose minimalist style and sparse playing of the piano and guitar is considered as Alternative Country. This song was courtesy of Matador Records, and was published by Multitude Music LLC (BMI).
3. “Try a Little Tenderness”. This song was performed by Otis Ray Redding, Jr. or better known as Otis Redding. He was an American singer and songwriter, arranger, record producer, and talent scout. He is considered one of the best singers in the history of popular music, and a major presence in soul music and rhythm and blues. He died in a plane crash in 1967. The writers of this song were Jimmy Campbell, Reginald Connelly, and Harry Woods. This song was courtesy of Atlantic Record Corp. by arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing, and was published by Music Sales Corporation/R.Schirmer, Inc (ASCAP). Even though the quotes and lyrics in this song can be depressing, it is a beautiful song.
4. “Looking Back”. This song was performed by Ruth Brown, an American singer/songwriter and actress who is also known as “Queen of R&B”. She is noted for bringing the style of pop music to R&B music in a sequence of hit songs for Atlantic Records in the 1950s. She died in the year 2006. The song was written by Brook Benton, Clyde Otis, and Belford Hendricks. This song was courtesy of Passport International Entertainment LLC.
5. “Eyes on the Prize”. This song was performed by Mavis Staples, an American rhythm and blues, and gospel singer, civil activist, and actress. Her career began with her family group, The Staple Singers, in 1950. This song was arranged by her and Ry Cooder, and was courtesy of Anti Records.
6. “Yumeji’s Theme”. This song was performed by Chikara Tsuzuki, and was written and arranged by Shigeru Umebeyashi. This song was courtesy of Polystar Co. Ltd., and was published by Emotion Co. LTD / Fun House Music Publishing Inc. It was administered internationally by BMG Music Publishing.
7. “Skipping Stone”. This song was performed and written by Amos Lee. Born as Ryan Anthony Massaro, he is an American singer/songwriter whose musical style includes folk, rock, and soul. He was working as a schoolteacher and bartender before he became a musician. His manager then submitted a recording demo to Blue Note Records which resulted in a record contract and an association with Norah Jones. This song was courtesy of Blue Note Records (BMI).
8. “Harvest Moon”. This song was performed by Cassandra Wilson, an American jazz musician, vocalist, songwriter, and producer. Neil Young, one of the most respected and productive rock/folk guitarists of the late 20th century, was the one who composed it. This song was courtesy of Blur Note Records (BMI).
9. “The Devil’s Highway”. This song was performed by the rock band, Hello Stranger. Members of the band Juliette Commagere with beautiful twist braids, Joachim Herbert Cooder, and Jared Smith, together with Ben Messelbeck, wrote this song. This song was courtesy of Four Square Death Match Records.
10. “The Greatest”. This song was also performed and written by Charlyn Marie Marshall, known professionally as Cat Power. This song was courtesy of Matador Records, and was published by Multitude Music LLC (BMI).
11. “We Got Love”. This song was performed by Ryan Shaw, an American R&B and soul musician. Shaw, together with Jimmy Bralower and Johnny Gale, wrote this song. This song was courtesy of Columbia Records by arrangement with Sony BMG Entertainment, and published by R Shaw Publishing (ASCAP) / Fancy Footwork Music (ASCAP) and Stonegranate Music (BMI).
12. “Drume Negrita”. This song was performed by Manuel Galban (a Grammy-winning Cuban guitarist, pianist, and arranger) and Ry Cooder (an American guitarist, singer, and composer). Ernesto Grenet was the one who wrote this song. This song was courtesy of Perro Verde Records and Nonesuch Records by arrangement with Warner Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing. EMI Publishing (ASCAP) published it.
13. “De Ushuaia a la quiaca”. This song was performed and written by Gustavo Santaolalla, an Argentine musician, film composer, and producer. Two Academy Awards for Best Original Score in two consecutive years for the movies Brokeback Mountain (2006) and Banel (2007) has been awarded to him. This song was courtesy of Nonesuch by arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing and was published by Universal Music Publishing (BMI).
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