|Something's Gotta Give CD (2003) Top Seller
Jack Nicholson CD discography The 2003 film SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE stars Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson and chronicles the humorous romantic travails of the past-50 pair (past 60 in the latter's case). Just as the film was praised for its disregard of the youth-culture imperative, so the soundtrack offers a remarkably sophisticated selection of songs. Sporting a mix of jazz vocals, doo-wop, Brazilian, and French music, the disc is unremittingly romantic.
Things kick off with the inimitable trumpet and voice of Louis Armstrong on "La Vie En Rose." Eventually, the listener moves through everything from the Flamingos' moody 1950s classic "I Only Have Eyes For You" to bossa nova queen Astrud Gilberto shifting into samba mode for "So Nice (Summer Samba)," and French crooner Charles Trenet cooing sensually on "Que Reste-T'il De Nos Amour." A second version of "La Vie En Rose" closes out the album, by a vocalist easily as distinctive as Armstrong, if not quite as accomplished--a promising young talent ...
||Deep Hearted CD (2007)
Jack Nicholson albums Xzibit is responsible for bringing together this formidable grouping of rugged-voiced West Coast MCs (Phil da Agony, Mitchy Slick, and Krondon) but he bowed out before the crew dropped their debut album, DEEP HEARTED. And though X-to-the-Z is largely absent (he appears on one joint), DEEP HEARTED benefits from an impressive barrage of guest appearances from such fearsome lyricists as Planet Asia, Ras Kass, Chamillionaire, Black Thought, Dilated Peoples, Tha Liks, Talib Kweli, and Juvenile. On the production side, DEEP HEARTED is a brooding, cinematic listen with a scattering of neo-soul/R&B-influenced tracks thrown in. Beats come courtesy of Evidence, DJ Khalil, Da Riffs, J Thrill, Thayod Ausar, Blaqtoven, DJ Babu, and Madlib.
Strong Arm Steady's debut album, Deep Hearted, (featuring Chamillionaire, Juvenile, Black Thought of The Roots, Xzibit, Talib Kweli, Dilated Peoples, Ras Kass, Phil The Agony and more) is the culmination of years of hard work. Their never ending grind an
Recording information: Sound Proof Studio, L.A., CA; The Steady House, L.A., CA.
Photographer: Barry Underhill.
Strong Arm Steady: Krondon, Phil Da Agony , Mitchy Slick.
Additional personnel: Ina Williams, Blaqtoven, PNB, Stylistic Jones, Dilated Peoples, Jack Nicholson, Juvenile, Planet Asia, Talib Kweli, Tha Liks.