Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Jennifer Lawrence Has A Knockout Sinatra Duet on “Joy” Soundtrack that Also Features Brittany Howard, Stones, Cream, Latin Jazz


You do know that Jennifer Lawrence sings. She’s done it twice in “The Hunger Games,” and even got a small hit out of it with “The Hanging Tree.” But now, now she performs Nancy and Frank Sinatra’s famous duet with Edgar Ramirez in “Joy.” It’s on the ABKCO soundtrack coming out December 18th (digital) and January 8 (you know, real).

David O. Russell worked with Susan Jacobs again to come up with a hit CD that outdoes their “American Hustle.” The movie is filled with cool music including Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard (my new favorite person for 2015) on Cream’s “I Feel Free.”

There’s also an excellent use of the Stones’ “Stray Cat Blues.” Plus Edgar Ramirez sings a Latin jazz version of “Mama told Me (Not to Come)” with Ray de la Paz and The Pedrito Martinez Group.


1) “I Feel Free” – Cream
2) “Joy Romantic Theme” (score)
3) “Aguas de Marzo” – Edgar Ramirez
4) “The Sidewinder” – Lee Morgan
5) “I Want to Be Happy” – Ella Fitzgerald, Chick Webb and His Orchestra
6) “In the Bleak Mid-Winter – Thomas Bullard, Choir of King’s College, Benjamin Bayl, and Stephen Cleobury
7) “Notre Pere, Op. 14” – Salzburg Bach Choir/Alois Glasser
8) “Mama Told Me Not to Come” – Edgar Ramirez, Ray de la Paz & The Peditro Martinez Band
9) “Something Stupid” – Jennifer Lawrence & Edgar Ramirez
10) “To Love Somebody” – Bee Gees
11) “I Am in Love” (score)
12) “Mop Drawing” (score)
13) “Racing in the Street” (score
14) “Sleigh Ride” – The Ronettes
15) “Stray Cat Blues” – The Rolling Stones
16) “Texas” (score)
17) “Markham” (score)
18) “A House With Love In It” – Nat King Cole
19) “Joy Theme” (score)
20) “I Feel Free” – Brittany Howard
21) “I Feel Free” (Bonus Track) – Brittany Howard

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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