princessandthefrog 2 290 Listen to Disney's 'Princess and the Frog' soundtrackDisney’s latest animated adventure — and its first with an African-American heroine — “Princess and the Frog” opens wide Dec. 11, but you can hear it here first.

The Mouse House has released the movie’s soundtrack online, and in keeping with its New Orleans setting, listeners will find plenty of jazz and swing.

It’s a toe-tapping album, one that has, on this cold wintry day, kept us warm with visions of jambalaya and nights in French Quarter.

Listen to the “Princess and the Frog” soundtrack.

Fair warning: The link will open Windows Media Player on your system, so don’t be startled.

The track list:

  • “Never Knew I Needed,” Ne-Yo
  • “Down in New Orleans (Prologue),” Anika Noni Rose as “Tiana”
  • “Down in New Orleans,” Dr. John
  • “Almost There,” Anika Noni Rose as “Tiana”
  • “Friends on the Other Side,” Keith David as “Dr. Facilier”
  • “When We’re Human,” Michael Leon-Wooley as “Louis,” Bruno Campos as “Prince Naveen” and Anika Noni Rose as
  • “Tiana” featuring Terence Blanchard on trumpet
  • “Gonna Take You There,” Jim Cummings as “Ray” featuring Terrance Simien on accordion
  • “Ma Belle Evangeline,” Jim Cummings as “Ray” featuring Terence Blanchard on Trumpet
  • “Dig a Little Deeper,” Jenifer Lewis as “Mama Odie” featuring the Pinnacle Gospel Choir
  • “Down in New Orleans (Finale),” Anika Noni Rose as “Tiana”
  • “Fairy Tale/Going Home,” score
  • “I Know This Story,” score
  • “The Frog Hunters/Gator Down,” score
  • “Tiana’s Bad Dream,” score
  • “Ray Laid Low,” score
  • “Ray/Mama Odie,” score
  • “This Is Gonna Be Good,” score

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Posted by:Andy Grieser