Award Winning Film Documentarian Kevin Booth also makes his solo music career debut as a participant on the Sunset Records film’s soundtrack featuring an all-star various artist title compilation CD, very naturally, and the filmmaker opens and closes the soundtrack CD with his songs. His electronic ballad “Baby Kush” stars as the album’s opening track with the album telling a story through to the closer “Drug War 2,” a Kevin Booth collaboration with Nick Knoc, with twelve (12) songs made up of rock, hip-hop, reggae, quirky, rap and electronic tunes on the compilation Soundtrack CD. (Kevin) Booth isn’t the only eclectic artist that makes a contribution to the soundtrack, 3 All Mighty, Panjoma offer up quintessential mood driven songs also from the film with “Dangerous Dragon Fly,” and “Reel” accordingly, while Travis Warren adds a blast of Southern down home rock n roll rock to the album with “I-40 Blues.”
More highlights on the CD are rap and hip-hop driven with topical songs, and quintessential partying tunes, from Los Marijuanos (recently signed to Sunset Urban Records) with their hit song, “Summertime”, along with Sunset Urban Recording act, Mista Latex with his “Let It Burn” song and Philadelphia native, Neele Scar with the song that also dawns the name of the film, “Weed Won The West,” are the perfect blend of raucous, melodic hip-hop / rap tunes that do tell this story and send its’ messages, on this full length Soundtrack CD. The Ronnell Sessions neo-soul rendition of “N-Day” effortlessly seeps in its Spanish influences, while at the same time, the quirky, pop artist, Norman A. Norman brings his “The Vapo Song (Vapo Vapo Vapo) song to the CD, and is “must hear” while the roots reggae legend, I Kong (Tropical Records) adds his reggae style to the Soundtrack, with the inclusion of his popular world music song, “A Soldier Went To War.”
“The soundtrack is not only a favorite of mine,” says Don Lichterman, the head of Sunset Records, “it also tells a story just like the film would tell its story.” (Don) Lichterman goes on to say “The songs on the soundtrack are all dramatic in their own way,” and “the CD is not only fun, I also want people to be able to leave the CD on at parties without having to change it. Plus, every song sends a message related to the documentary film made by Kevin (Booth).”
All in all, the How Weed Won The West soundtrack CD is compiled very well while having songs on it, be able to send a message related to the subject matter in the documentary film (in theatres this month). Sunset put this soundtrack together and compiled the artists on the CD in a very eclectic way. All music fans in all genres and all styles make the CD a sure “buy it now” after it hits stores on October 19th this year.
About Sunset Urban Records
Sunset is a privately owned Don Lichterman Company. Sunset is one of the leading independent record labels and entertainment companies in the world. Sunset’s Entertainment Companies, and its global operation, acquire, develop, and distribute major music recording artists, home visual entertainment products, online-digital entertainment technologies and music and filmed entertainment worldwide. Sunset’s four major divisions are the Sunset Distributed Label Group, the Sunset Strategic Marketing and Licensing Division, the Radio Sunset Network and the Sunset Filmed Entertainment Division.