Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
Original soundtrack to the 1976 musical gangster parody film starring a cast of kids and young teenagers portraying New York gangsters of the '20s . The cast includes Scott Baio as Bugsy and Jodie Foster as his love intere... more »
Original soundtrack to the 1976 musical gangster parody film starring a cast of kids and young teenagers portraying New York gangsters of the '20s . The cast includes Scott Baio as Bugsy and Jodie Foster as his love interest Tallulah. Although the actors 'sang' the songs on screen, they were actually lip-synching to voices pre-recorded by adult singers, whose voices were sped up. Words and music by acclaimed songwriter Paul Williams. Scott Baio rules! Polydor.
The Mob and Mr. Williams
Mr. Richard D. Coreno | Berea, Ohio USA | 12/11/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The CD has yet to be released domestically, but the Paul Williams score for this comedic musical of children portraying 1920s-era gangsters (starring Scott Baio and Jodie Foster) is worth tracking down.
The 10 numbers have the Williams wit throughout - see the politician/sitting by the kitchen/said he caught his fingers/in the well he was wishing in - and are performed by a number of adult singers; including Williams, Archie Hahn and Liberty Williams, with the actors lip-synching in the film.
Williams is a prolific songwriter who has produced a number of excellent scores for movies. This album is near the top of that list."
Not Much To Say: 4*
D. R. Williams | USA | 08/18/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Either you know of this rarity(& love it), or you have no idea what it is(& you're curious); either way, it's worth the low price, and isn't readily avaiable in the U.S., anyway.
It's Baio's first job, and the continuing of Foster's turn into a mature performer(regardless of the whole 'kid characters' concept).
And the music is almost too catchy sometimes(in a good way)! If you enjoy the movie, you might wanna grab the soundtrack! Do so..."