Rob Price
Gutbrain Records
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2015 February 16 • Monday

The 358th Soundtrack of the Week is Jack Nitzsche's music for The Hot Spot.

I never saw this movie but I was very impressed with the Charles Williams novel that it's based on.

The music is great, all sultry, late-night bluesy stuff: electric guitar, bass, drums, trumpet, vocals.

There's not much to say about the individual cues. They're very spacious and atmopsheric. They tend to stay within a certain musical zone, not straying too far from certain chords and certain lines.

All you really need to know about it is the names of the musicians: John Lee Hooker, Miles Davis, Earl Palmer, Taj Mahal and a few other less famous people.