Somehow Workman managed to gather together a virtual super-group of jazz and funk artists to perform his score, including bass legend Bootsy Collins, drummer Clyde Stubblefield and rhythm guitarist Catfish Collins. It’s nothing like a traditional score, instead playing more like a succession of rock-funk instrumentals, but in and of themselves, the pieces are great. – Jonathan Broxton, Movie Music UK
This week, we take a look at acclaimed coming-of-age film, Superbad starring Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Seth Rogen and Bill Hader, from the producers who brought you The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Talledega Nights! Directed by Greg Mottola (Daytrippers, Adventureland), the film earned 11 film awards and 24 nominations including the ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards’ “Top Box Office Films” win for Composer Lyle Workman (“Love” on Netflix, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Stand Up Guys, Yes Man), and two Critic’s Choice Award nominations for Best Comedy Movie and Best Young Actor for Michael Cera.
This classic comedy features a mix of Lyle Workman songs written for the film, performed by James Brown’s backing band with Bootsy Collins of Parliament, and killer tracks from The Roots, Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66, Rick James, The Bar-Keys and more. The soundtrack was released in 2007 on Lakeshore Records, available on digital, CD and vinyl.
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