Shorty Rogers / Leith Stevens

The Wild One/Private Hell [Original Soundtracks]

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This CD collects together a pair of jazz-influenced movie scores by Leith Stevens. In the famous Marlon Brando movie The Wild One, Stevens utilized trumpeter Shorty Rogers and an all-star group of West Coast jazz musicians for atmospheric music that added a great deal to the drama of the film. Rogers also recorded four numbers with a big band for his own project (those lead off this disc), which are reissued along with Stevens' score for similar groups. In addition, this CD has Stevens' writing for the Ida Lupino film Private Hell 36, which also uses Rogers and the West Coast all-stars. Lupino herself takes the vocal on "Don't You Know." While soundtracks are generally not complete when heard apart from the film, this pair of historic projects works pretty well and will be enjoyed by fans of 1950s West Coast jazz.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:18
2 2:53
3 3:12
4 2:38
5 3:11
6 2:46
7 2:34
8 2:37
9 2:39
10 2:26
11 2:58
12 2:28
13 2:49
14 2:10
15 2:47
16 2:35
17 3:10
18 4:08
19 4:04
20 3:46
21 3:25
22
feat: Ida Lupino
0:45
23 2:42
24 3:07
25 1:27
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