The Express Deserves a Soundtrack as Much as Ernie Davis Deserved the Heisman

The Express is a movie that deserves a real soundtrack. The original score from Mark Isham is fine and dandy, but how can you tell the tale of Ernie Davis without the tunes that set the stage for the movie? We’re talking Muddy Waters, Nat King Cole, Big Joe Turner, Ray Charles and Elvis, just to name a few.

There are 18 songs in the movie The Express: The Ernie Davis Story. Not a single one is on the soundtrack album. No Shirley & Lee, no Frankie Miller, no Muddy Waters. It’s a shame.

Occasionally there are movie soundtracks that reaffirm why I spend time tracking down the songs in movies so that people can download the songs directly, and not have to rely on the studio to release an album of the songs from the movie. This is one of those times. Check out the music and videos from The Express .You will not be disappointed.

Here’s Ray Charles singing What’d I Say:


~ by montelutz on October 15, 2008.

4 Responses to “The Express Deserves a Soundtrack as Much as Ernie Davis Deserved the Heisman”

  1. If you track them all down, let me know, I want these songs as well!

  2. The complete list of songs from The Express ((plus videos and downloads for most of them) is here:

  3. You took the words out of my mouth! Where are the songs?! Why not a soundtrack with the music I heard while watching the movie? It’s a wonderful compilation of music from that time. Please give me a soundtrack from The Express!!!!

  4. Hello!, Very interesting angle, we have been talking about the identical thing at work and found your website very stimulating. So just needed to com-ment an enormous thank you for all of your effort. Please keep up the nice work your doing!

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