Jackie Brown: Music from the Miramax Motion Picture

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Jackie Brown
Jackie Brown album.jpg
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
Released December 9, 1997
Genre R&B, Soul
Length 51:06
Label Maverick Records
A Band Apart Records
Producer Quentin Tarantino
Lawrence Bender
James Newton Howard
Quentin Tarantino film soundtrack chronology
From Dusk Till Dawn
Jackie Brown
Kill Bill: Volume 1
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Jackie Brown: Music from the Miramax Motion Picture is the soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino's motion picture Jackie Brown. It was originally released on December 9, 1997. The film's score was composed by James Newton Howard. The soundtrack uses a variety of music genres, including soul. The soundtrack also includes dialogue from the motion picture and a lack of typical film score, similar to the other soundtracks of Tarantino films.

Track listing

  1. "Across 110th Street" by Bobby Womack and Peace – 3:48
  2. "Beaumont's Lament" (Dialogue excerpt featuring Samuel L. Jackson & Robert De Niro) – 0:50
  3. "Strawberry Letter 23" by The Brothers Johnson – 4:58
  4. "Melanie, Simone and Sheronda" (Dialogue excerpt featuring Samuel L. Jackson & Robert De Niro) – 0:32
  5. "Who Is He (And What Is He to You)?" by Bill Withers – 3:12
  6. "Tennessee Stud" by Johnny Cash – 2:54
  7. "Natural High" by Bloodstone – 4:54
  8. "Long Time Woman" by Pam Grier – 2:52
  9. "Detroit 9000" (Dialogue excerpt featuring Council Cargle) – 0:07
  10. "(Holy Matrimony) Letter to the Firm" by Foxy Brown – 3:26
  11. "Street Life" performed by Randy Crawford – 4:18
  12. "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)" by The Delfonics – 3:21
  13. "Midnight Confessions" by The Grass Roots – 2:43
  14. "Inside My Love" by Minnie Riperton – 3:56
  15. "Just Ask Melanie" (Dialogue excerpt featuring Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro & Bridget Fonda) – 0:43
  16. "The Lions and the Cucumber" by The Vampire Sound Incorporation – 5:07
  17. "Monte Carlo Nights" by Elliot Easton's Tiki Gods – 3:25

Tarantino's selection process for the songs

Tarantino has said that in developing the script for Jackie Brown, he decided on the majority of the songs during the writing stage.[2] He added:

Other tracks heard in the film

Some of the songs used in the film were not included in the commercially released soundtrack. These songs are listed during the film's credits.


  • Quentin Tarantino and Lawrence Bender – Executive album producers
  • Mary Ramos and Michele Huznetsky – Music consultants
  • Tom Baker – Mastering
  • Ann Karlin and John Katovsich – Music coordinators


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
France (SNEP)[3] Gold 100,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[4] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[5] 321,000[6]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

See also


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ The Guardian Quentin Tarantino interview (II) with Pam Grier, Robert Forster and Lawrence Bender. Retrieved 2008-03-04.
  3. ^ "French album certifications – B.O.F. – Jackie Brown" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  4. ^ "British album certifications – Original Soundtrack – Jackie Brown". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved June 2, 2018. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Jackie Brown in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  5. ^ "American album certifications – Soundtrack – Jackie Brown". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved June 2, 2018. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  6. ^ Donahue, Ann (5 September 2009). "The Billboard Q&A: Quentin". Billboard. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
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