After a release date delay and some reshoots, “Gangster Squad” is back on the case next month and in addition to the old-timey hats, clothes, cars and guns, there’s going to be some old-timey music too.
The soundtrack details for the film have been revealed, and no surprise, it’s a lot of pop, swing and standards from the era. And so we get tunes from big names and legends like Johnny Mercer, Hoagy Carmichael and Peggy Lee, and contributions from lesser-known names like Pee Wee King. But perhaps most intriguing of all is that the very modern St. Vincent has delivered her take on the standard “Early Autumn,” that has previously been performed by folks like Woody Herman (who co-wrote it), Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme and more.
The soundtrack will land on January 8th with the movie in theaters on January 11th. Full tracklist below. [Film Music Reporter]
“Gangster Squad” Soundtrack Tracklisting
1. The Hills Of California – Johnny Mercer & The Pied Pipers
2. Mr. Five By Five – Imelda May
3. Early Autumn – The Gangster Squad Movie Band
4. Chicken Shack Boogie – Delandis and The Gangster Squad Movie Band
5. Bull Fiddle Boogie – Pee Wee King
6. A Little Bird Told Me – Kitty Daisy & Lewis
7. Big Jay’s Hop / Blow Blow Blow – Big Jay McNeely
8. Chica Chica Boom Chic – Sharmila Guha & The Gangster Squad Movie Band
9. Ole Buttermilk Sky – Hoagy Carmichael
10. Bless You (For The Good That’s In You) – Peggy Lee
11. Early Autumn – St. Vincent
12. Bless You (For The Good That’s In You) – Delta Rae