选曲的工作邀请在加州的圣塔摩尼卡学院校园电台KCRW主持音乐节目，同时也曾与灵魂乐传奇歌手Leon Ware与摇滚乐团The White Stripes合作过的法国DJ/制作人Mathieu Schreyer负责，Schreyer为迈阿密的戏挑选骚莎名曲「Que Se Sepa」、「Homenaje Al Beny」，为纽奥良的戏挑选铜管乐乐团韵味的「Bustin Loose」、「Sexual Healing」，为洛杉磯的戏挑选了嘻哈歌曲「C.R.E.A.M.」、「West Coast Poplock」。
原声带在制作上也融入厨师的原始食材与混搭酱料概念，像是选用了经常被嘻哈歌手混搭取样的歌曲，80年代纽约庞克摇滚乐团Liquid Liquid的「Cavern」（*Grandmaster + Melle Mel饶舌经典「White Lines (Don’t Do It)」的取样原曲），放克乐团Ronnie Hudson And The Street People的「West Coast Poplock」（*2Pac & Dr. Dre畅销曲「California Love」的取样原曲），还有以纽奥良铜管乐风格翻唱节奏蓝调名曲「Bustin Loose」、「Sexual Healing」。此外，原声带中也有在拍片时以现场演唱方式录制的作品，包括：古巴老牌歌手Perico Hernandez在开拍第一场戏时演唱的骚莎名曲「Oye Como Va」，葛莱美奖蓝调歌手Gary Clark Jr.在电影於奥斯汀拍摄最后一场戏时演唱的蓝调名曲「When My Train Pulls In (Live In Austin)」。
电影原声带 / 五星主厨快餐车
O.S.T. / Chef
进口专辑 / CD / 1 片装
Release Date May 19, 2014
Genre Stage & Screen
Styles Soundtracks Salsa New Orleans Brass Bands Old-School Rap Contemporary Blues
AllMusic Review by Andy Kellman
Supervised by KCRW DJ Mathieu "Mr. French" Schreyer, the soundtrack to Jon Favreau's 2014 comedy Chef is an eclectic assortment of rhythmic music that spans several cultures and decades. Among the deeper, more vintage highlights are Liquid Liquid's "Cavern," Pete Rodriguez's "I Like It Like That," Roberto Roena's "Que Se Sepa," and Louis Ramirez's "Ali Baba." Several additional standouts are spirited modern covers, including El Michels Affair's "C.R.E.A.M." (Wu-Tang Clan), Rebirth Brass Band's "Bustin Loose" (Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers), the Hot 8 Brass Band's "Sexual Healing" (Marvin Gaye), and Grant Phabao, the Lone Ranger, and Carlton Livingston's version of "A Message to You Rudy" (the Specials).
By Paul Allaer TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 25, 2014
Format: Audio CD
"Chef: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" (17 tracks; 73 min.) brings the songs that are featured in Jon Favreau's excellent new movie called "Chef" (more on the movie later). As I very much enjoyed the music that is playing in the movie, and it even has a pivotal role in the movie, I made a mental note to myself to be sure to check out the soundtrack.
The songs featured in this collection plays pretty much in the same order as they appear in the movie. We start off with Pete Rodriguez's "I Like It Like That", and the positive vibes can immediately be felt. The movie has a strong Cuban (maybe I should say American-Cuban) element to it, so there are quite a few songs that either are influenced by that sound, or are outright performed in that style. Check out Roberto Roena's "Que Se Sepa", and later on Gente de Zona's "Homenaje Al Beny (Castellano Que Bueno Baila Usted)". But the very best of them come from Perico Hernandez, whose band we see perform several songs in the movie itself, including a delightful Cuban take on Santana's "Oye Como Va" and also "La Quimbumbia". The movie also goes to New Orleans, and so we get a couple of tracks influenced by that style of music, including a hilarious cover of Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing" by the Hot 8 Brass Band. When the movie goes to Austin for a few scenes, I was delighted to see that they had Gary Clark Jr. perform in the movie, and this is also included here ("When My Train Pulls In", the original studio version of which appears on his excellent album "Blak and Blu"). Bottom line, I couldn't be more pleased about this soundtrack. It's got everything that was in the movie, and in the right order. What more could you possibly ask for?
As to the movie itself, I had seen the trailer, but still am surprised how good it actually turned out. The first half of the movie is primarily focused on the "foodie" aspects, in particular the spats between the Jon Favreau character and his restaurant owner and a food critic, respectively, while the second half of the movie brings a tender look at the relationship with the Favreau character and his 10 year old son. One of the better movies I've seen this year.
Bottom line: "Chef", both the soundtrack and the movie, is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Chef’ Soundtrack Details
Posted: April 20, 2014 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music Albums
Tags: Chef, Jon Favreau, Lyle Workman, Soundtrack 25
chefMilan Records will release a soundtrack album for Jon Favreau’s comedy Chef. The album features the songs from the film by artists including Pete Rodriguez, Courtney John, The Martinis, Liquid Liquid, Louie Ramirez, El Michels Affair and more . Also included is a cue by composer Lyle Workman (Superbad, The 40-Year Old Virgin) who wrote additional music for the film. The soundtrack will be released digitally on May 6, 2014 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. A CD version will be released later in May and is available for pre-order here. Chef is written and directed by Favreau who also stars in the film alongside Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, Bobby Cannavale, Dustin Hoffman, Oliver Platt, Emjay Anthony, Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey, Jr. The movie follows a chef who quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner. The comedy premiered at this year’s SXSW Film Festival and will be released in select theaters on May 9 by Open Road Films.
01. I Like It Like That – Pete Rodriguez
02. Lucky Man – Courtney John
03. A Message To You Rudy – Grant Phabao, The Lone Ranger and Carlton Livingston
04. Cavern – Liquid Liquid
05. C.R.E.A.M – El Michels Affair
06. Hung Over – The Martinis
07. Que Se Sepa – Roberto Roena
08. Ali Baba – Louie Ramirez
09. Homenaje Al Beny (Castellano Que Bueno Baila Usted) – Gente de Zona
10. Mi Swing Es Tropical – Quantic & Nickodemus feat. Tempo & The Candela Allstars
11. Bustin’ Loose – Rebirth Brass Band
12. Sexual Healing – The Hot 8 Brass Band
13. When My Train Pulls In (Live in Austin) – Gary Clark Jr.
14. West Coast Poplock – Ronnie Hudson And The Street People
15. Oye Como Va (Live at el Jefe) – Perico Hernandez
16. La Quimbumbia (Live at el Jefe) – Perico Hernandez
17. One Second Every Day – Lyle Workman