The Princess and the Frog [Original Songs and Score]

The Princess and the Frog [Original Songs and Score]

by Randy NewmanRandy Newman


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Disney set The Princess & The Frog, its first-ever film with an African-American lead, in New Orleans, and wisely chose Randy Newman as its scorer/songwriter. Newman not only has a long lineage as a film composer, but his music has deep roots in the Big Easy, making him an ideal choice for the project. Both sides surface here, with the score leaning toward lush Hollywood romanticism, leaving the songs as the place for jazz, zydeco, and R&B to play. Naturally, cast members Anika Noni Rose, Jim Cummings, Keith David, and Michael Leon-Wooley take the majority of the leads - N'awlins favorite son Dr. John does get to sing the fanfare "Down in New Orleans" -- but there's a strong dose of local flavor courtesy of Terence Blanchard and Terrance Simien, helping this soundtrack to feel a little less Broadway, a little more authentically New Orleans, and a whole lot more fun.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/23/2009
Label: Walt Disney Records
UPC: 0050087149215
catalogNumber: 000458502
Rank: 26742

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Randy Newman   Primary Artist,Conductor
Terrance Simien   Accordion,Frottoir
Dr. John   Vocals
Bruce Dukov   Concert Master
Terence Blanchard   Trumpet
Jim Cummings   Vocals
Gabe Witcher   Violin
Michael-Leon Wooley   Vocals
Keith David   Vocals
Ne-Yo   Vocals
Anika Noni Rose   Vocals
Jenifer Lewis   Vocals
Pinnacle Gospel Choir   Choir, Chorus
Bruno Campos   Vocals

Technical Credits

Randy Newman   Composer,Lyricist,Producer,Orchestration
Mark Eshelman   Engineering
Mitchell Froom   Producer
Dan Higgins   Additional Music
Jeremy Miller   Engineering
Greg Loskorn   Engineering
Steve Genewick   Engineering
Jay Selvester   Engineering
Jonathan Sacks   Orchestration
Scott Gutierrez   Engineering
Greg Hayes   Engineering
David Boucher   Engineering
Glen Lajeski   Marketing
Adam Michalak   Engineering
Chris Finney   Engineering
Bruce Monical   Engineering
Aaron Walk   Engineering
Patrick Spain   Engineering
Seth Waldmann   Engineering
Shaffer Smith   Composer
Ne-Yo   Producer
Bei Maejor   Engineering
Tom Syrowski   Engineering
Phillip Ramos   Engineering
Omar Reyna   Engineering
Chris Hoffman   Engineering
Donna Cole-Brulé   Music Business Affairs
Brendan Dekora   Engineering
Travis Ference   Engineering
Chuck Harmony   Producer
Morgan Stratton   Engineering
Eric Eylands   Engineering
Simon Heeger   Engineering
Chris Utley   Recording Assistant

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