Ghost World director Terry Zwigoff (Crumb) designed this oddly affecting collection of source cues for his dramatic feature debut with his record-collecting heart on his sleeve.

Ghost World director Terry Zwigoff (Crumb) designed this oddly affecting collection of source cues for his dramatic feature debut with his record-collecting heart on his sleeve. From the Bollywood film-music extravaganza "Jaan Pehechaan Ho" that leads off the disc, it's readily apparent that this eclectic disc couldn't be further from a typical Hollywood hit-driven soundtrack. The worn grooves of 78rpm discs are in evidence, with choice blues cuts from Skip James, Joe Calicott, and Robert Wilkins. Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks lovingly re-create the sound of vintage jazz with four selections (including a sensitive take on King Oliver's "You're Just My Type"), alongside a trio of rare tracks by bandleader/composer Lionel Belasco, Trinidad's answer to Duke Ellington. Worth the price of admission are Zwigoff's liner notes, decanting the director's jaundiced view of modern music. Much more than a souvenir of the film, this disc is manna for adventurous listeners.—RBH