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Cadillac Records - Music From The Motion Picture Spends 37 Weeks In Top 10 Of Billboard's Blues Albums Chart & 27 Weeks At #1!

Sony Columbia Records - 09/10/2009

Cadillac Records - Music From The Motion Picture, the critically-acclaimed Music World/Columbia Records soundtrack album, has proven the year's biggest success on America's Blues Albums charts.

Propelled by Beyonce's emotional rendering of "At Last," the song she performed at the 2009 Inaugural Ball for President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama's first dance as First Couple, Cadillac Records - Music From The Motion Picture has ruled the Billboard Blues Albums chart since its release on December 2, 2008, spending more than six months (27 weeks) at #1 and 37 consecutive weeks in the chart's Top 10 (or better).

Created as the musical accompaniment to "Cadillac Records," the film chronicling the history of Chicago's Chess Records starring Adrien Brody and Beyonce Knowles, the film's soundtrack introduced a whole new generation of music fans to classic American blues through classic rhythm & blues covers and new soul sounds performed by Beyonce, Solange, Jeffrey Wright, Raphael Saadiq, Mos Def and others.

Cadillac Records - Music From The Motion Picture is produced by multi-instrumentalist/songwriter/drummer Steve Jordan (Eric Clapton, John Mayer Trio, Bob Dylan, Keith Richards) and Executive Produced by Mathew Knowles for Music World Entertainment, Inc. Marshall Chess, the son and nephew of the original Chess Records founders, served as Executive Music Producer for the soundtrack.

Cadillac Records - Music From The Motion Picture is available in both a standard and a deluxe two-disk edition.

  Cadillac Records - Music From The Motion Picture - tracklisting

  Standard Edition
  1.  I'm A Man (Jeffrey Wright)
  2.  At Last (Beyonce)
  3.  No Particular Place To Go (Mos Def)
  4.  I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man (Jeffrey Wright)
  5.  Once In A Lifetime (Beyonce)
  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 (Beyonce)
  12. My Babe (Columbus Short)
  13. Bridging The Gap (Nas featuring Olu Dara)

  Deluxe Edition
  Disc One
  1.  I'm A Man (Jeffrey Wright)
  2.  At Last (Beyonce)
  3.  No Particular Place To Go (Mos Def)
  4.  I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man (Jeffrey Wright)
  5.  Once In A Lifetime (Beyonce)
  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 (Beyonce)
  12. My Babe (Columbus Short)
  13. Bridging The Gap (Nas featuring Olu Dara)

  Disc Two
  1.  Maybelline  (Mos Def)
  2.  Forty Days and Forty Nights (Buddy guy)
  3.  Trust In Me (Beyonce)
  4.  Juke (Soul 7 featuring Kim Wilson)
  5.  Smokestack Lightnin' (Eamonn Walker)
  6.  Promised Land (Mos Def)
  7.  All I Could Do Was Cry (Beyonce)
  8.  My Babe (Elvis Presley)
  9.  Come On (Mos Def)
  10. Country Blues (Jeffrey Wright & Bill Sims JR.)
  11. Evolution Of A Man ( Q-Tip ft. Al Kapone)
  12. Radio Station ( Terence Blanchard)

Written and directed by Darnell Martin, "Cadillac Records" chronicles the history of Chess Records, the pre-eminent blues label of the 1950s and 1960s co-founded by Leonard Chess (played by Adrien Brody) and his brother Phil (Shiloh Fernandez). A powerful saga of sex, violence, race and rock & roll set in 1950s Chicago, "Cadillac Records" follows the turbulent lives of the American musical legends who recorded for Chess: Etta James (played by Beyonce Knowles), Muddy Waters (Jeffrey Wright), Little Walter (Columbus Short), Willie Dixon (Cedric the Entertainer), Chuck Berry (Mos Def), Howlin' Wolf (Eamonn Walker) and more. The film tracks the story of Chess Records, from the time the Chess brothers sold the label's first recordings from the trunk of their Cadillac through the company's emergence as the greatest repository of black American music -- blues, gospel, and the electric blues that became rock & roll -- in the mid-20th century.

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