1986 Soundtrack – Wildcats

Wildcats is a 1986 American sports comedy film directed by Michael Ritchie and is also the film debut of Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson.

Molly McGrath is the daughter of a famed football coach who is dying to head her own team. When her wish is finally granted, Molly leaves her job coaching girls’ track at an affluent high school (Prescott High School) to take over a football team at an inner-city high school (Central High School)–the kind of place where guard dogs are needed to patrol the campus. At first the new coach’s idealism and optimism are suffocated with racial and gender prejudice, but eventually her overriding spirit begins to whip her unruly team into shape. At the same time, she must also struggle to win a battle for the custody of her two young daughters. The real test for Molly comes when her Central High team faces Prescott in the city championship.

Tracks

1  The Isley Brothers – Good Hands (David Wolinski, James Newton Howard) 4:13
2  Mavis Staples – Show Me How It Works (David Wolinski, James Newton Howard, David Pack) 3:27
3  Michael Jeffries – Razzle Dazzle (David Wolinski, James Newton Howard) 3:42
4  Randy Crawford – I Don’t Wanna Be Normal (David Wolinksi, David Pack, James Newton Howard, Michael McDonald, Patrick Leonard) 5:13
5  Sidney Justin – Rock It (David Wolinski, James Newton Howard) 3:25
Brenda Russell – Penetration (David Wolinski, James Newton Howard) 4:33
James Ingram – Hard To Say (David Wolinski, James Newton Howard, David Pack) 4:10
8  Tata Vega – Love Lives Alone (David Wolinski, James Newton Howard, David Pack) 3:51
9  James Newton Howard – Molly’s Theme (David Wolinski, James Newton Howard) 4:23
10  Joe Cocker – We Stand Alone (David Wolinski, James Newton Howard, Joe Cocker) 4:01

Media

Musicians

1 The Isley Brothers – Good Hands

DrumsJR Robinson
Guitar (solo)Steve Lukather
GuitarMike Landau
GuitarDavid Pack
Background VocalsO’Kelly Isley
Background VocalsRonald Isley
Background VocalsRudolph Isley


2 Mavis Staples – Show Me How It Works

Background VocalsDavid Pack
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters


3 Michael Jeffries – Razzle Dazzle

GuitarPaul Jackson Jr


4 Randy Crawford – I Don’t Wanna Be Normal

GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
SynthesizerPatrick Leonard


5 Sidney Justin – Rock It

GuitarDavid Wolinski
SynthesizerPatrick Leonard


6 Brenda Russell – Penetration

BassNathan East
DrumsJR Robinson
Guitar (solo)Steve Lukather
GuitarMike Landau
GuitarDavid Pack


7 James Ingram – Hard To Say

GuitarDavid Wolinski


8 Tata Vega – Love Lives Alone

GuitarDavid Wolinski
GuitarDavid Pack
Background VocalsAmy Holland


9 James Newton Howard – Molly’s Theme

GuitarElvis Pakfish
SynthesizerLarry Williams
SaxLarry Williams


10 Joe Cocker – We Stand Alone

BassNathan East
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarMike Landau
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsLuther Waters

Liner Notes

Producer – David Wolinski, James Newton Howard
Producer (Executive) – Joel Sill, Michael Ostin
Coordinator (Album) – Debbie Reinberg
Engineer – Ray Blair
Engineer (Assistant Mix) – Charlie Paakkari, Glen Holguin, Julie Last
Engineer (Assistant) – Frank Dookun
Mastered By – Doug Sax

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Inc.
Copyright (c) – Warner Bros. Inc.
Pressed By – Allied Record Company
Recorded At – Fool On The Hill Studio
Recorded At – Studio 55, Los Angeles
Recorded At – Sunset Sound
Mixed At – Studio 55, Los Angeles
Mixed At – Lion Share Recording Studios
Mastered At – The Mastering Lab