Sonja Dunson: You Can't Buy Love (2009)
However, in order to completely detail the Romeo and Juliet storyline of her movie, where opposites attract and lovers come from different cultures, Dunson's had to veer away from one hundred percent living room mood music. Her score has to help tell the story of two lovers who bring different backgrounds to their relationship, and there are significant nuances. A little bit of country and a whole lot of soul music help tell the story, shedding plenty of light on the feelings that exist between the two lovers.
As Linda McCrary sings "Don't You Understand" with piano accompaniment, the core feeling emerges from the soundtrack. Leading up to this grand soliloquy, there is a country and western romp on "Mrs. Right Loves Mr. Wrong," with male and female lead vocalists interpreting the rest. They're right on target and well-balanced with a band that includes electric bass, electric guitar, tenor saxophone, keyboards and drums.
Track Listing: So Much Feelin' (In Your Love); You Can't Buy Love; Mrs. Right Loves Mr. Wrong; Your Lovin' Is So Real; Flicker of Hope; Please Make It Good Again; Don't You Understand.
Personnel: Sonja Dunson: vocals; Butch Dubarri: vocals; Linda McCrary: vocals; other performers.
Record Label: Self Produced
Style: Modern Jazz