A mix of roots rock, R&B, blues and pop artists including Jim Dickinson, Jay Blackfoot and Tindersticks’ Dickon Hinchcliffe have contributed to the soundtrack for “Forty Shades of Blue,” due Sept. 20 via Memphis international.
The album will also feature performances from bluesmen Elvin Bishop, Jim Sid Selvidge. and the late Albert Collins, R&B vocalist Reba Russell, Cajun swing band the Red Stick Ramblers, pop singer Sabina Scileba and funk artist Earl Thomas as it attempts recreate the breadth of genres presented in the film. Samples of the film score, composed by Hinchcliffe, will be included among the southern fare.
The 2005 Sundance Film Festival award winner for best dramatic feature, “Forty Shades of Blue” stars Rip Torn as a legendary Memphis producer living with his wife Laura, a Russian woman half his age. The couple is visited by Torn’s estranged son, whose surprise return sets in motion a process of personal revelation and turmoil. The film will debut nationally in October after a Sept. 28 premiere at New York’s Film Forum.
Here is the track list for “Forty Shades of Blue”:
“A Little Bit of Soap,” Reba Russell
“Jelly Roll Boogie,” Jim Dickinson
“Annie May,” Elvin Bishop and Smokey Smothers
“Quicksand,” Tracy Nelson
“The Dark End of The Street,” Jay Blackfoot
“Laura,” Dickon Hinchcliffe
“40 Shades of Blue,” Sabina Sciubba
“No Room for a Tramp,” Jim Dickinson and Sid Selvidge
“What Do I Do,” The Red Stick Ramblers
“The Proposal,” Dickon Hinchcliffe
“Snowed In,” Albert Collins
“I’m Broken Hearted,” Earl Thomas