Crossroads (1986 soundtrack)

Crossroads is the soundtrack to the 1986 film starring Ralph Macchio, Joe Seneca and Jami Gertz, inspired by the legend of blues musician Robert Johnson.

Crossroads OST
Crossroads 1986 OST.jpeg
Soundtrack album by
StudioOcean Way, Nashville
LabelWarner Bros. Records
ProducerTom Whalley
Professional ratings
Review scores

The film was written by John Fusco and directed by Walter Hill and featured an original score by Ry Cooder. Guitarists William Kanengiser, Arlen Roth and Steve Vai perform in the film but are not featured in the soundtrack.[2]

Track listingEdit

1."Crossroads"Ahmad Jamal, Robert Johnson, Traditional4:24
2."Down in Mississippi"J. B. Lenoir4:25
3."Cotton Needs Pickin'"Frank Frost, Richard "Shubby" Holmes, John Price, Otis Taylor2:58
4."Viola Lee Blues"Noah Lewis3:11
5."See You in Hell, Blind Boy"Ry Cooder2:10
6."Nitty Gritty Mississippi" (not in the movie)Fred Burch, Don Hill2:57
7."He Made a Woman Out of Me"Fred Burch, Don Hill4:12
8."Feelin' Bad Blues"Ry Cooder4:16
9."Somebody's Callin' My Name"Traditional1:45
10."Willie Brown Blues"Ry Cooder, Joe Seneca3:45
11."Walkin' Away Blues"Ry Cooder, Sonny Terry3:37
Total length:37:06



Chart (1986/87) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[3] 24


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Ry Cooder – Crossroads - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1986, CD)". Discogs.
  3. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 284. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.