Cadillac Records: Music from the Motion Picture

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Cadillac Records: Music From the Motion Picture
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Soundtrack album by various artists
Released December 2, 2008
Genre R&B
Label Columbia

Cadillac Records: Music From the Motion Picture is a soundtrack album for the film Cadillac Records. It features covers of classic songs from Chess Records' singers as performed by the film's actors including Beyoncé (as Etta James), Eamonn Walker (as Howlin' Wolf) and Jeffrey Wright (as Muddy Waters). It also features original songs from contemporary artists such as Beyoncé's sister, R&B singer Solange Knowles and rapper Nas. The soundtrack has been released in single and double-disc editions.

The soundtrack was nominated for a 2010 Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media. It lost out to the soundtrack from Slumdog Millionaire. Additionally, Beyoncé's "At Last" won a Grammy for the Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance. Another one of the songs from the soundtrack, "Once In a Lifetime", also by Beyoncé, was nominated for a Grammy for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media but lost to "Jai Ho" from Slumdog Millionaire.It was also nominated for Best Original Song at the 2008 Golden Globe Awards. Knowles' co-writers for the song were Amanda Ghost, Scott McFarnon, Ian Dench, James Dring and Jody Street.[1] At the Golden Globes, "Once In a Lifetime" lost out to Bruce Springsteen's title track for the movie The Wrestler. The soundtrack spent 48 weeks at number one of the Top Blues Albums and it has sold over 165,000 copies in the US.

Track listing[edit]

Single (Standard) Edition [2][edit]

  1. "I'm a Man" - Jeffrey Wright
  2. "At Last" - Beyoncé
  3. "No Particular Place to Go" - Mos Def
  4. "I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man" - Jeffrey Wright
  5. "Once In a Lifetime" - Beyoncé
  6. "Let's Take a Walk" - Raphael Saadiq
  7. "6 o'Clock Blues" - Solange
  8. "Nadine" - Mos Def
  9. "The Sound" - Mary Mary
  10. "Last Night" - Little Walter
  11. "I'd Rather Go Blind" - Beyoncé
  12. "My Babe" - Columbus Short
  13. "Bridging the Gap" - Nas (feat. Olu Dara)

Double Disc (Deluxe) Edition[edit]

  1. "I'm a Man" - Jeffrey Wright
  2. "At Last" - Beyoncé
  3. "No Particular Place to Go" - Mos Def
  4. "I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man" - Jeffrey Wright
  5. "Once In a Lifetime" - Beyoncé
  6. "Let's Take a Walk" - Raphael Saadiq
  7. "6 o'Clock Blues" - Solange
  8. "Nadine" - Mos Def
  9. "The Sound" - Mary Mary
  10. "Last Night" - Little Walter
  11. "I'd Rather Go Blind" - Beyoncé
  12. "My Babe" - Columbus Short
  13. "Bridging the Gap" - Nas (feat. Olu Dara)
  14. "Maybellene" - Mos Def
  15. "Forty Days and Forty Nights" - Buddy Guy
  16. "Trust in Me" - Beyoncé
  17. "Juke" - Soul Seven and Kim Wilson
  18. "Smokestack Lightnin'" - Eamonn Walker
  19. "Promised Land" - Mos Def
  20. "All I Could Do Was Cry" - Beyoncé
  21. "My Babe" - Elvis Presley
  22. "I Can't Be Satisfied" - Jeffrey Wright
  23. "Come On" - Mos Def
  24. "Country Blues" - Jeffrey Wright and Bill Sims
  25. "Evolution of a Man" - Q-Tip and Al Kapone
  26. "Radio Station" - Terence Blanchard

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2008–2009) Peak
position
US Billboard 200 66
US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 11
US Billboard Top Blues Albums 1
US Billboard Top Soundtracks 6

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