Thursday, November 13, 2014

Great Soundtrack: A Bronx Tale

In 1993 when Robert DeNiro was making his directorial debut with A Bronx Tale. he must have taken a queue from his longtime friend Martin Scorsese on how to make music another character in his film. The fantastic film was heightened by the songs DeNiro picked to bring his audience to the era of the late 1950's and into the 1960's. 

The soundtrack, which features timeless doo-wop songs from The Cleftones, Dion and the Belmonts, The Four Tops, The Impressions, The Flamingos, and others. While the film features classic rock and roll cuts from Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, James Brown, the soundtrack only features Brown, probably due to the cost of the Hendrix and Beatles catalog at the time. Overall, brings the listener back to a time when things were easier and kids growing up on the streets of the Bronx had two options - go to school or go to the University of Belmont Ave.