Truth be told, Scorcese won for selecting the “Piano Exit” version of “Layla” in this. It’s perfectly placed in Goodfellas, which is a film full of perfect needle drops. There’s simply nothing better for the film, which is without a doubt the greatest film on the world of organized crime, ever. Gems from Aretha Franklin, Muddy Waters, Cream, Tony Bennett, and others are used “in an oblique way,” because that’s how Scorcese wanted it. Bravo to the true master. —khal