Posted June 29, 2021

JBFC Mixtapes, Vol. 22: Sounds of Summer

by JBFC Senior Film Programmer Andrew Jupin

JBFC Mixtapes is an initiative from the Burns to highlight the music—from soundtracks to scores—that makes the cinematic experience so special. Vol. 22 comes to us from JBFC Senior Film Programmer Andrew Jupin, who put together a spectacular playlist to celebrate the return of beloved annual JBFC series Sounds of Summer! Kicking off July 6, 2021, Sounds of Summer: Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 takes a look back at some of the stellar documentaries we’ve screened in past iterations of the series.

Andrew writes:It’s kind of funny, when I think about making a playlist for our Sounds of Summer: Greatest Hits Vol. 1 series, with the lineup of films we’ve curated, I could sit around for months coming up with different permutations of what this thing could look like. Heck, you could get a solid playlist using the soundtrack to The Wrecking Crew! alone. So here’s what I settled on, I hope you like it. Just one quick note: sometimes I may double up on an artist here and there because it was just too dang hard to pick a single tune. I mean, how do you select one Leon Russell song? Oh, and be sure to catch our lineup of films playing all throughout this summer at the film center. Air conditioning, popcorn, a cold drink, and some solid tunes on-screen—it doesn’t get any better than that.”

Stream or save the full playlist on Spotify, then snag your tickets for this upcoming series!

JBFC Mixtapes, Vol. 22: Sounds of Summer: Greatest Hits, Vol. 1

  1. “A Song for You” by Leon Russell from Leon Russell, inspired by A Poem is a Naked Person
  2. “Shake” by Otis Redding from Live at the Monterey International Pop Festival, inspired by Jimi Plays Monterey & Shake!: Otis at Monterey
  3. “Mr. Tambourine Man” by Bob Dylan, from The Bootleg Series, Vol. 5: Live 1975 – The Rolling Thunder Revue
  4. “De Camino a La Vereda” by Buena Vista Social Club, from Buena Vista Social Club 
  5. “Theme from Shaft” by Isaac Hayes, from Wattstax: Highlights from the Soundtrack
  6. “The Light” by Common (feat. Erykah Badu & Bilal), from Dave Chappelle’s Block Party [Live]
  7. “Street Fighting Man” by The Rolling Stones from Beggars Banquet, inspired by Gimme Shelter
  8. “Sabotage” by the Beastie Boys from Ill Communication, as featured in Awesome; I F*ckin’ Shot That!
  9. “Climbing Higher Mountains” by Aretha Franklin, from Amazing Grace
  10. “All My Friends” by LCD Soundsystem, from The Long Goodbye [Live at Madison Square Garden], as featured in Shut Up and Play the Hits: The Very Loud Ending of LCD Soundsystem
  11. “Heart of Gold” by Neil Young, from Heart of Gold
  12. “Such a Night” by The Band (feat. Dr. John), from The Last Waltz
  13. “Subterranean Homesick Blues” by Bob Dylan from Bringing It All Back Home, as featured in Dont Look Back
  14. “Roll Away the Stone” by Leon Russell from Leon Russell, inspired by A Poem is a Naked Person
  15. “If Lovin’ You Is Wrong (I Don’t Want To Be Right)” by Luther Ingram, from Wattstax: Highlights from the Soundtrack
  16. “Be My Baby” by The Ronettes from Be My Baby: The Very Best of the Ronettes, inspired by 20 Feet From Stardom
  17. “Good Vibrations” by The Beach Boys from Smiley Smile, inspired by The Wrecking Crew!
  18. “This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)” by the Talking Heads, from Stop Making Sense [Live]
  19. “I Shall Be Released” by The Band (feat. the guest musicians ensemble), from The Last Waltz


JBFC series Sounds of Summer: Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 runs July 6-August 31, 2021 at the JBFC Theater, and is sponsored by Janet Maslin & Ben Cheever and The Lucille & Paul Maslin Foundation. Advance tickets are on sale now!

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