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On the Road Soundtrack

4 May

You’ve seen the posters, the trailers, the movie stills, and the interviews for the On the Road film. Now discover the soundtrack for On the Road.

According to Indiewire, the film will mostly have an original score by Gustavo Santaolalla. The Academy Award-winning composer was behind the music for Babel and Brokeback Mountain.

“On The Road” Soundtrack Tracklist

1. Sweet Sixteen – Greg Kramer
2. Roman Candles
3. Yep Roc Heresy – Coati Mundi
4. Reminiscence
5. Lovin’ It
6. The Open Road
7. Memories / Up to Speed
8. I’ve Got the World on a String – Ella Fitzgerald
9. That’s It
10. Keep it Rollin’
11. Hit That Jive Jack – Slim Gaillard
12. God Is Pooh Bear
13. Death Letter Blues – Son House
14. I Think of Dean
15. Jack Kerouac Reads ‘On the Road’ – Jack Kerouac

Considering how important bebop was to Kerouac’s writing style and even the content of On the Road, music will probably—or at least it should—play a large role in this film. I’m curious if the film will actually incorporate the music that Kerouac listened to in Harlem jazz clubs and the musicians he wrote about in On the Road. Music rights can be hard to obtain, but given that many kids aren’t listening to jazz today, I’d think the estates of many jazz musicians would jump at the chance to get some publicity.

I’m excited to hear Santaolalla’s take on what the music for On the Road should sound like.