Theme Music from "The James Dean Story"

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Theme Music from "The James Dean Story"
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Soundtrack album by Chet Baker and Bud Shank
Released 1957
Recorded November 8, 1956
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California
Genre Jazz
Length 42:12
Label World Pacific
P 2005
Producer Richard Bock
Chet Baker chronology
Quartet: Russ Freeman/Chet Baker
Theme Music from "The James Dean Story"
Reunion with Chet Baker
Bud Shank chronology
Bud Shank Quartet Featuring Claude Williamson
Theme Music from "The James Dean Story"
Flute 'n Oboe

Theme Music from "The James Dean Story" is a 1956 soundtrack album to the James Dean biopic, The James Dean Story composed by Leith Stevens and featuring trumpeter Chet Baker and saxophonist Bud Shank.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]

Lindsay Planer of Allmusic states, "the vast majority of the material is little more than ersatz-cool filler, bearing little distinction. From an historical perspective this seems almost criminal, especially in light of the inordinate talent corralled for the project".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Leith Stevens except as indicated

  1. "Jimmy's Theme" - 2:52
  2. "The Search" - 4:43
  3. "Lost Love" - 3:39
  4. "People" - 3:35
  5. "The Movie Star" - 3:36
  6. "Fairmont, Indiana" - 4:34
  7. "Rebel at Work" - 3:44
  8. "Success and Then What" - 3:58
  9. "Let Me Be Loved" (Ray Evans, Jay Livingston) - 4:11
  10. "Hollywood" - 5:06
  11. "Let Me Be Loved" [Vocal Version] (Evans, Livingston) - 2:14



  1. ^ Chet Baker discography accessed August 8, 2013
  2. ^ a b Planer, L. Allmusic Review accessed August 8, 2013