The Soundtracks of the Casino

The Soundtracks of the Casino

Nothing compares to the power of an impressive movie soundtrack in creating an unforgettable cinematic experience. Masterful directors understand how to combine music with visuals in such a way as to produce stunning results.

Martin Scorsese accomplished just that with Casino, an epic mobster film featuring iconic music by Roxy Music and Muddy Waters. For any casino fanatic out there, this soundtrack should not be missed!

The Rolling Stones’ “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking”

Casino’s soundtrack showcases iconic artists of its era such as Muddy Waters, Roxy Music and Dobie Gray – setting the mood for a night full of seduction with “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking” by The Rolling Stones.

Exile on Main Street album’s fifth track, this raucous and drunken Stones rocker serves as its mission statement. Get some drinks in you, relax and soak up their drunken blues-rock groove with Mick Jagger’s eye-rolling double entendres and Keith Richards’ dynamic guitar work.

Notable for being the Stones’ inaugural recording featuring guitarist Mick Taylor after firing Brian Jones; as well as featuring a session musician lineup featuring saxophonist Bobby Keys, conga player Rocky Dijon and organist Billy Preston – an intoxicating blend of sleaze and soul makes this an essential Stones classic; Jagger and Wood’s unique guitar lick trading is captivating; thus solidifying them as the bad boy British Invasion alternative to The Beatles.

The Animals’ “The House of the Rising Sun”

Few songs rival The Animals’ “House of the Rising Sun.” This upbeat track with haunting melodies and lyrics about gambling addiction captures casino life perfectly – making it an integral part of any movie soundtrack.

This song began as a traditional folk tune about New Orleans brothels; The Animals later covered it, turning it into an international hit. Alan Price on his Vox Continental organ provided an eye-catching organ solo which resonated beneath vocalist Lou Reed like black bile surging through your body.

This song is ideal for creating the feeling of excitement and danger in a casino scene, while also serving as an accompaniment while playing blackjack – just be careful with your bankroll and bet small amounts so as not to incur too many losses!

“Viva Las Vegas” by The Beatles

George Martin and Giles created an unforgettable soundtrack for The Beatles “Love”, orchestrated by Cirque du Soleil as part of its mind-boggling “Love” production. Music and psychedelic visuals come together seamlessly, transporting audiences into an alternate reality instantly.

The Casino film starring Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci was one of the classic casino films ever produced, and its soundtrack featured classic casino songs that captured its essence – such as Louis Prima’s Zooma Zooma or Dean Martin’s You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You. Both these tracks added greatly to its charm.

This movie also featured a memorable blackjack table scene with an upbeat soundtrack that engaged audiences. Studies have proven that upbeat music can actually help improve productivity and focus, with its rhythm and beat even synching up with brainwave patterns to enhance concentration and focus.

“Gimme Shelter” by The Rolling Stones

Martin Scorsese’s Casino tells a tale of corruption and violence within Las Vegas casinos, making its soundtrack an integral component. From classic rock and roll music to jazz and blues tunes, Casino’s soundtrack covers it all!

The Rolling Stones’ song “Gimme Shelter” is one of their most iconic and well-known tracks, released in 1969. This track conveys a message of desperation and need for shelter amid an unpredictable and volatile world.

“Gimme Shelter” begins with Keith Richards playing an intricate guitar riff that stacks two guitars on top of each other, weaving hypnotic licks against soft chords. Meanwhile, Charlie Whacking the Drum Kit With a Broomstick adds tension while Merry Clayton adds her powerful vocals, heightening this already dramatic piece. Though never released as a single, “Gimme Shelter” became symbolic of when 1960s dreams suddenly turned into 1970s nightmares.

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