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#2626989 - 09/13/14 10:14 AM OT: Can we just get a Music Movie/Documentary Megathread?
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I see a lot of discussion lately about music documentaries. In the interest of limiting the amount of OT threads on here (because it's SO important), why don't we confine such discussion to one thread?

My recommendations:

Muscle Shoals
Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest
A Great Day in Harlem
The Eagles
Who Is Harry Nilsson?

Eager to hear everyone else's favorites!


Edited by Dreamchilde (09/13/14 12:32 PM)
Edit Reason: Changed title of thread
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#2626994 - 09/13/14 10:24 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Dreamchilde]
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The doc that all of the current docs seem to be copying...

Standing in the Shadows

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#2626998 - 09/13/14 10:47 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: FJR]
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This Is Spinal Tap.

2nd Greatest movie ever.
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#2627002 - 09/13/14 10:53 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: CEB]
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#2627003 - 09/13/14 11:01 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: mate stubb]
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"The Blues Brothers" Original of course. cool
Slight derail. Back to the OP. "The Last Waltz" wink
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#2627004 - 09/13/14 11:03 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: bluzeyone]
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Should we open the thread to musical comedies and dramas too?
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#2627014 - 09/13/14 12:04 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: CEB]
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Originally Posted By: CEB
This Is Spinal Tap.

2nd Greatest movie ever.

Fixed.

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#2627018 - 09/13/14 12:12 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Dana.]
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Hell, The Blues Brothers almost is a documentary, considering the players/actors/guest stars. Not to mention that they used classic tunes.
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#2627019 - 09/13/14 12:18 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Dana.]
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I think the only way to see this is still at one of the screenings.



One of the few docs made about a band at its beginning.



And this. cool


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#2627021 - 09/13/14 12:33 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Dana.]
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Bring on the Night is fantastic. If only for "Driven to Tears" alone.
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#2627023 - 09/13/14 12:37 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Dreamchilde]
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This is still my go-to music movie:



with Backbeat a close second.

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#2627025 - 09/13/14 01:13 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Movie/Documentary Megathread? [Re: Dreamchilde]
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Originally Posted By: Dreamchilde
In the interest of limiting the amount of OT threads on here (because it's SO important),


1 Why is it "SO important"?
2 The Eagles? Really?
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#2627028 - 09/13/14 01:46 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Movie/Documentary Megathread? [Re: davedoerfler]
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What's up with no DVD of *Bayou Maharajah* (docu about James Booker released last year)?

Weird. I bet there's some footage in there I'd like to see.

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#2627031 - 09/13/14 02:11 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Movie/Documentary Megathread? [Re: J_tour]
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Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Movie/Documentary Megathreadcu about James Booker released last year)?

Weird. I bet there's some footage in there I'd like to see. [/quote]

+1 didn't see it yet but very much want to. Read Dr.John's bio, awesome btw, and he touched on quite a bit of Mr. Booker's life. Very sad. But explains how he could belt the blues like he could.
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#2627034 - 09/13/14 02:45 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Dreamchilde]
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The Commitments was a Fantastic movie IMO.
I just recently very much enjoyed the new INXS movie that came out on tv.

Brett

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#2627039 - 09/13/14 03:15 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: CEB]
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Originally Posted By: CEB
This Is Spinal Tap.

2nd Greatest movie ever.


Mockumentaries? Can't leave this one out.

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#2627040 - 09/13/14 03:27 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Brettymike]
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Love some of the older music/comedy films like "A Song Is Born". Goodman, Dorsey, Armstrong, Hampton... and Danny Kaye. smile

Among modern movies with a jazz theme, I loved "'Round Midnight", non so much "Bird", too dark and negative.
I think "Ray" is a great movie too.

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#2627041 - 09/13/14 03:30 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: bluzeyone]
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Originally Posted By: bluzeyone
+1 didn't see it yet but very much want to. Read Dr.John's bio, awesome btw, and he touched on quite a bit of Mr. Booker's life. Very sad. But explains how he could belt the blues like he could.


Word. That was an amazing autobio Dr. John did. Booker seemed to have been quite a character.

It wasn't so long ago that one of my main things on the internet was tracking down those hundred hours or so of live Booker tapes, and then YouTube came along with a bunch of video footage I'd never seen and it was like "damn."

Hey, you know what's a good documentary, is the one about Monk....called....I think it's called *Straight No Chaser." Tons of great footage.

I knew the big records and a little bit about his life and the same handful of his tunes everyone plays, but lately really digging deeper inside his music, it's amazing to see great footage, even if he did have kind of a sad life.

Also, another old chestnut, *The Universal Mind of Bill Evans* -- just him chatting with his brother and demonstrating things on the piano.

Oh yeah, speaking of piano footage, here's one I saw about a year ago, *Glenn Gould The Alchemist*. Fucking amazing footage of Gould performing, up close and personal, the Bach E minor Partita and a bunch of stuff.

I know there were the two big movies relatively recently about him, but this one's from the 1970s, I think, and isn't so much about his (kind of weird) life, but his playing.

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#2627044 - 09/13/14 03:46 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: J_tour]
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Just watched the trailer for "Take Me To The River"...the upcoming doc about Memphis. Looks really good to me.

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#2627046 - 09/13/14 04:10 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Dreamchilde]
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Originally Posted By: Dreamchilde
Should we open the thread to musical comedies and dramas too?
Then I would include That Thing You Do by Tom Hanks in his directorial debut.

As I mentioned in the other thread, Take Me to the River was beyond excellent. Sorry, it blew the doors off Muscle Shoals (not that this is a competition). As discussed in that thread, the Muscle Shoals movie had pacing and filler problems that took away from what could and should have been a great movie. OTOH, Take Me to the River was perfect.

I am really glad these music documentaries are getting done before we lose all the people involved. A few of the Memphis guys died before Take Me to the River was finished, but at least they got in the movie.

Also, I created both threads linked in this post, and intentionally didn't label them as OT because besides being music movies, they have plenty of keyboard content.

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#2627048 - 09/13/14 04:18 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Movie/Documentary Megathread? [Re: davedoerfler]
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Originally Posted By: davedoerfler
Originally Posted By: Dreamchilde
In the interest of limiting the amount of OT threads on here (because it's SO important),


1 Why is it "SO important"?
2 The Eagles? Really?


I lost interest in the Eagles when those 2 henchmen unfairly dismissed Don Felder.

Brett

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#2627071 - 09/13/14 07:46 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Dreamchilde]
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Originally Posted By: Dreamchilde
This is still my go-to music movie:









One of the best - saw Andrew Strong and the current Commitments live 4 weeks ago. Warning - laptop visible on stage grin

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#2627106 - 09/14/14 06:41 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Markay]
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There are two documentaries I've been waiting forever to see but they were either never released or still in production:

1) Love Story - About Arthur Lee and Love
2) Play That, Teo - About the one and only Teo Macero

Anybody have anything to offer about them? I've seen bits and pieces of both but nowhere about any of them being released or not.
Bruce


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#2627120 - 09/14/14 08:42 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Phnymiboy]
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Go watch 20 Feet Form Stardom.

Right f-ing now.
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#2627197 - 09/14/14 04:47 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: hurricane hugo]
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Sound City
It Might Get Loud (bonus material almost better than movie)

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#2627215 - 09/14/14 06:15 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: zxcvbnm098]
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For something a bit different, last year I saw an interesting documentary about the alternative/electronic scene in Istanbul, and as it interacts with traditional Turkish music. It's called "Crossing the Bridge - the Sound of Istanbul".

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#2627243 - 09/14/14 08:24 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: marino]
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"Sound City" was great, and it cemented Dave Grohl's current status as my "Favorite Person In Music."

"History of the Eagles" parts 1 and 2 was also entertaining, although you definitely come away with the feeling that Don Henley and Glenn Frey are world-class pricks.

I just watched "Searching for Sugar Man." Another great film with an incredible story. A must see for any fan of music!!

"Twenty Feet From Stardom" is next on my list....

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#2627257 - 09/14/14 09:38 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: NoahZark]
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#2627258 - 09/14/14 09:46 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Bobadohshe]
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Heavy Metal in Baghdad is fantastic. Very moving.
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#2627345 - 09/15/14 09:48 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: davedoerfler]
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Originally Posted By: davedoerfler

2 The Eagles? Really?


Sorry, "History of the Eagles." It really is fascinating.
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#2627348 - 09/15/14 09:52 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Dreamchilde]
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Oh yeah.. "The Pink Floyd Story: Which One's Pink".

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#2627349 - 09/15/14 09:57 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: DulceLabs.com]
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Surprised Michael Jackson's "This Is It" hasn't been mentioned yet...love that film!
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#2627439 - 09/15/14 03:20 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Dreamchilde]
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Originally Posted By: Dreamchilde
Originally Posted By: davedoerfler

2 The Eagles? Really?


Sorry, "History of the Eagles." It really is fascinating.


It's the most fascinating cat fight I've ever seen grin , great film - SAD about the friction and what it destroyed.
Used to be really fond and proud of the Eagles once , Don H. and Glen F, you're not getting my money anymore.

Brett


Edited by Brettymike (09/15/14 03:28 PM)

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#2627463 - 09/15/14 05:06 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Brettymike]
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Edited by Dreamchilde (09/15/14 05:07 PM)
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#2627506 - 09/15/14 10:22 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: hurricane hugo]
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Originally Posted By: hurricane hugo
Go watch 20 Feet From Stardom.

Right f-ing now.


fixed that spelling error...also, The Last Waltz and Wattstax are both must-sees.
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#2627510 - 09/15/14 11:55 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: hurricane hugo]
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I have 3 for you (in no particular order)

Tom Petty - Runnin' Down a Dream - extremely long but very good especially the making of the Damn the Torpedoes section

Foo Fighters - Back and Forth - I especially love the part with the band recording album in Dave's garage

Fabulous Baker Boys - Michelle Pfeiffer, red dress on top of the grand piano!! - plus Dave Grusin's soundtrack is pretty fabulous too


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#2627530 - 09/16/14 04:34 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: mdh25]
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How to Grow a Band - about the formation of The Punch Brothers

I Am Trying to Break Your Heart - about the production and delayed release of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot by Wilco. Most notable for the friction between Tweedy and Bennett (basically the story of what happens when one guy thinks he is a co-leader of the band and the real leader of the band does not share that opinion.)

The Sun Came Out - Neil Finn and a bunch of pals from bands like Radiohead and Wilco have a blast making a charity benefit record. Great fun.
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#2627539 - 09/16/14 06:00 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Sam Mullins]
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#2627543 - 09/16/14 06:22 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Movie/Documentary Megathread? [Re: Dreamchilde]
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These should keep you fellas busy. cool



































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#2627556 - 09/16/14 06:58 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: hurricane hugo]
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Originally Posted By: hurricane hugo
Go watch 20 Feet Form Stardom.

Right f-ing now.


I really enjoyed the first 2/3 of this movie. I got chills in my spine when Merry Clayton was talked about her vocal on Gimme Shelter in the same studio she originally sang it.

The last third, where they were focusing on current backup singers trying to make it as solo acts, fell a little flat for me. (felt a little like the personal vignettes on American Idol.)
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#2628298 - 09/18/14 10:45 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Sam Mullins]
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2 more that I love:

The Kids Are Alright - The Who

Beyond the Lighted Stage - Rush
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#2628304 - 09/18/14 11:04 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: hurricane hugo]
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Oh my god. Some Kind of Monster.

The single most hilarious thing of all time. Real life Spinal Tap. It's unbelievable.
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#2628474 - 09/19/14 02:28 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: MAJUSCULE]
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Throw down your heart: Bela Fleck goes to Africa to explore the roots of the banjo - amazing music in this one.

Dancing outlaw: the story of a hard-living, Appalachian tap dancer - you won't belive these are real people. Our drummer kept a copy of this on the bus when we were touring back in the day. We watched it over and over....it's hilarious.
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#2634404 - 10/20/14 11:03 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Dreamchilde]
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#2637050 - 10/31/14 09:59 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Dreamchilde]
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Began watching this last night. On HBO.

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#2637053 - 10/31/14 10:11 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Dreamchilde]
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"Beware of Mr. Baker" - about Ginger Baker - is very good.

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#2637063 - 10/31/14 10:52 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: cedar]
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#2637298 - 11/01/14 08:08 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Steve LeBlanc]
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A documentary of her 2011 tour.

Katy Perry: Part of Me.

I'm nowhere near a fan of hers, though I really enjoyed this very well done doc.

Kid's got spunk, that's for damn sure.

Stephen




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#2637299 - 11/01/14 08:21 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: SVG]
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An Audience of One is hilarious!
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#2637310 - 11/02/14 01:33 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: CEB]
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Standing in the Shadows of Motown

Also, the new BBC Kate Bush documentary is terrific!
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#2637319 - 11/02/14 03:51 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: HammondDave]
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Didn't see these mentioned yet.

The Song Remains the Same - Zepplin

Bird - movie about Charlie Parker

Round Midnight - score by Herbie Hancock

Woodstock

Tommy - the Who

Scrooged - only for best street band with Miles
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Just watched Bring On the Night this Friday. Pretty good. Hated Sting's manager. Very cool to see those cats as young lions crossing over. Sting's got a good voice, too. I was unsure as to how much of it was staged and how much of it was real. It kind of made me uncomfortable, not gonna lie. Still, I enjoyed it. Great music.
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#2637361 - 11/02/14 08:55 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: MAJUSCULE]
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Originally Posted By: MAJUSCULE
Just watched Bring On the Night this Friday. Pretty good. Hated Sting's manager. Very cool to see those cats as young lions crossing over. Sting's got a good voice, too. I was unsure as to how much of it was staged and how much of it was real. It kind of made me uncomfortable, not gonna lie. Still, I enjoyed it. Great music.
You mean Miles Copeland, Stewart's brother? He's a trip.

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#2637379 - 11/02/14 10:37 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Movie/Documentary Megathread? [Re: Dreamchilde]
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The guy was playing better LH bass lines at 4 years old than I can currently play. A$% hole grin

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Lot of great music...never ending really..
Love what Thomas Newman did w/Revolutionary road, end title.
Didnt Herbie do Deathwish? Think he did..
Sound City was good, they get such a great tone.
Like the piano in Pay It Forward.
Really, theres too many, but there r a lot of great suggestions here. So thx.

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#2646290 - 12/09/14 10:20 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Movie/Documentary Megathread? [Re: ADino]
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Think you've got stage fright? Try this. (On Netflix)

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#2646360 - 12/09/14 03:04 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Movie/Documentary Megathread? [Re: Dreamchilde]
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Unless it's already buried somewhere in this thread; Bayou Maharaja , a documentary about James Booker:

http://vimeo.com/10803260


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#2646373 - 12/09/14 03:45 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Movie/Documentary Megathread? [Re: HSS]
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Even though I haven't seen it yet, for those who are interested in the roots of American country music, the recently released documentary movie about the Carter Family, "The Winding Stream", could be interesting:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/9...entary-20140806

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#2659201 - 01/27/15 09:39 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Dreamchilde]
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#2659212 - 01/27/15 09:59 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: CEB]
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Thanks for posting!
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#2664104 - 02/10/15 12:39 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Dreamchilde]
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#2664125 - 02/10/15 04:28 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: MAJUSCULE]
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And for the jazz fans amongst us, Ken Roseking's documentary "Jazz on the West Coast: The Lighthouse"

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#2664211 - 02/10/15 08:59 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Sospiri]
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Did anybody mention the 1980's "One Trick Pony'? A great movie written by & staring Paul Simon and a who's who of monsters at the time: Booker T, Steve Gadd, Tony Levin, Eric Gale, Hiram Bullock & Hugh McCracken. It's about an aging, irrelevant rockstar trying to recapture lightning in a bottle with a new label. This movie spawned such deep pocket grooves like "Late in the Evening".
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#2664228 - 02/10/15 09:32 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: rickzjamm]
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My favorite documentary has already been mentioned, Standing in the Shadows of Motown. I got Last Waltz for Christmas and have thoroughly enjoyed it, as long as I play it loud!

As far as concert videos go, I've really enjoyed "All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman" Chuck Leavell is awesome, and Rami Jaffee does the organ right - including a fine solo in Melissa.
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#2664255 - 02/10/15 10:35 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Reverend Rhythm]
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"Building The Wrecking Ball", a documentary about the making of Emmy Lou Harris' Wrecking Ball album. A look at Daniel Lanois production genius. Can't find a video clip though, I think it may be copywrite protected.
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#2664256 - 02/10/15 10:40 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: dama]
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#2664267 - 02/10/15 11:18 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Dave Weiser]
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Concert for George
The Last Waltz
Jim Capaldi Dear Mr. Fantasy
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Clapton and Winwood Live from MSG
Standing in the Shadows of Motown
Respect Yourself Stax Records
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#2664320 - 02/10/15 02:47 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: sagetunes]
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Originally Posted By: sagetunes
Concert for George
The Last Waltz
Jim Capaldi Dear Mr. Fantasy
Tom Dowd and the Language of Music
Concert for Bangladesh
Joe Cocker Mad Dogs and Englishmen
Clapton and Winwood Live from MSG
Standing in the Shadows of Motown
Respect Yourself Stax Records
Grateful Dead View from the Vault lV
Elvis Costello and Allan Toussaint Hot as a Pistol
Woodstock
Monterey Pop

"Tom Dowd and the Language of Music" was fascinating. I'd seen his name on albums but didn't know the depth and breadth of the man. I highly recommend it to all.
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#2664552 - 02/11/15 11:57 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Rustar]
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Originally Posted By: sagetunes
Concert for George
The Last Waltz
Jim Capaldi Dear Mr. Fantasy
Tom Dowd and the Language of Music
Concert for Bangladesh
Joe Cocker Mad Dogs and Englishmen
Clapton and Winwood Live from MSG
Standing in the Shadows of Motown
Respect Yourself Stax Records
Grateful Dead View from the Vault lV
Elvis Costello and Allan Toussaint Hot as a Pistol
Woodstock
Monterey Pop

"Tom Dowd and the Language of Music" was fascinating. I'd seen his name on albums but didn't know the depth and breadth of the man. I highly recommend it to all.

Incredibly fascinating---What do Dickey Betts and the Atomic Bomb have in common?
A) They're are very explosive and have potential to cause damage.
B) Tom Dowd worked on both.
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#2666202 - 02/17/15 07:43 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: sagetunes]
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#2666665 - 02/19/15 09:18 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: CEB]
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#2666689 - 02/19/15 10:23 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: CEB]
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#2666690 - 02/19/15 10:26 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Dreamchilde]
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I'm in a Jazz mood this week. I have to get this out of my system before tomorrow night. smile The Parker story kind of blew me away. I didn't realize he was only 34 when he died.

Now I am listening to this. Kind of Blue is still one of my favorite albums ever.



Edited by CEB (02/19/15 10:28 AM)
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#2673652 - 03/18/15 03:11 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: CEB]
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#2673732 - 03/18/15 08:02 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: CEB]
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#2673757 - 03/18/15 11:16 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Dreamchilde]
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Man, I'm gonna have to go through this thread in its entirety one day. Maybe after my degree.
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#2675150 - 03/25/15 09:47 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: MAJUSCULE]
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Just caught the documentary on Kansas, "Kansas: Miracles Out of Nowhere" on Palladia. I don't know if it's still running, but I saw it was also on VH1 (standard def) as well.

Cool movie. Focuses on the beginnings of the band through the successful years up to (and including) Point of Know Return. No dirt, but a great feel good doc.

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#2675151 - 03/25/15 09:53 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: zxcvbnm098]
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#2675157 - 03/25/15 10:48 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: zxcvbnm098]
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Kansas doc is awesome!

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#2675206 - 03/25/15 02:31 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: JohnH]
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#2675358 - 03/26/15 09:58 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Sven Golly]
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You guys are all out of the He-Man Real Synth Players Club. cop

I can't believe on the Keyboard Corner, nobody has mentioned I Dream Of Wires.


Epic fail. All of ya. wink roll


I know, I was even a crowdfunding supporter of the film. Hangs head in shame...

Seriously great, deeply nerdy film.
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#2676701 - 04/01/15 03:53 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: New&Improv]
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#2676746 - 04/01/15 08:53 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: New&Improv]
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Originally Posted By: Sven Golly
You guys are all out of the He-Man Real Synth Players Club. cop

I can't believe on the Keyboard Corner, nobody has mentioned I Dream Of Wires.


Epic fail. All of ya. wink roll


I know, I was even a crowdfunding supporter of the film. Hangs head in shame...

Seriously great, deeply nerdy film.


Just got to see this tonight at the Mission Creek festival (spring music/film/literary festival held here in Iowa City.) They had a local guy a with a Moog Modular and Euro rack system give a talk and a short performance prior to the film. One of those nights when you are glad you live in a (slightly) quirky college town. Film was pretty good with a lot of interesting historical footage. I thought they should have spent a little time just explaining basic synthesis concepts for the audience. For non-musicians, the discussion of oscillators, filters and envelopes has got to be a little confusing. But overall, very interesting for the insiders...and oh, all that gear porn!
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#2677116 - 04/03/15 08:44 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: zxcvbnm098]
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Originally Posted By: zxcvbnm098
Just caught the documentary on Kansas, "Kansas: Miracles Out of Nowhere" on Palladia. I don't know if it's still running, but I saw it was also on VH1 (standard def) as well.

Cool movie. Focuses on the beginnings of the band through the successful years up to (and including) Point of Know Return. No dirt, but a great feel good doc.

Good doc, just saw it. The only dirt---the whole band exposes steven tyler for being the dooshbag that he is (he tried unsuccessfully to pull the plug on Kansas when they were opening for a-smith).
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#2677680 - 04/06/15 08:33 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: sagetunes]
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Just watched We Like It Like That - a documentary on boogaloo. Well done, a little choppy and a little too reflective of the us-versus-them grudges the boogaloo guys have against the salsa musicians still, but overall a great watch.

Rewatched the documentary about Vann "Piano Man" Walls, the session pianist for Ruth Brown, Joe Turner and many of the Atlantic blues & R&B sides. Turns out he lived in Montreal, under the radar, for 40 years until his death. He passed away before I moved here so I never got to see him. A little slow and a little amateurish - the cameraman is holding the mic in the shot, stuff like that - but some amazing footage of Montreal back in the day.
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#2678563 - 04/09/15 04:27 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: David R]
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One of the best things about crowdfunding is I'll often forget that I supported a project, so cool things just magically appear in my mailbox. This arrived yesterday:



Finished watching it this morning, it's pretty deep, though I think you'd have to be a fan of the music to make it through, fortunately I am. There's a lot of great keyboard footage, Mike Ratledge, Dave Stewart, Alan Gowan, etc.


Edited by New&Improv (04/09/15 04:27 PM)
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#2678573 - 04/09/15 05:50 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: New&Improv]
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Anything by Howard Goodall's always worth a watch



He did this series on the history of the pipe organ and visited monsters around the world

http://www.howardgoodall.co.uk/works/tv-presenting/howard-goodalls-organ-works


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#2678577 - 04/09/15 06:04 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: icarusi]
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#2678650 - 04/10/15 06:30 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: hurricane hugo]
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I watched this yesterday.

.
Then I looked up the director and found out about his terribly sad demise. According to his YouTube page, the documentary was going through a digital restoration, but I don't know if that was ever completed. Strangely, the YouTube post seems to be dated in 2009, after he died.


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Man, I loved Professor Longhair back in the day. Gotta reacquaint myself with his music soon.
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#2684527 - 05/01/15 11:44 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Dreamchilde]
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I've officially started drinking the Jimmy Smith Kool-Aid and stumbled upon this on YouTube.

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#2693528 - 06/03/15 10:28 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Dreamchilde]
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#2693547 - 06/03/15 11:46 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: zxcvbnm098]
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Here is a good The Making of Apostrophe and Overnight Sensation . . .


And this was just wonderful to:

Richter Documentary . . .

And the hommes . . .

Lennie Tristano: (Steve Vai and Satriani, Leonard Bernstein to name a few who studied or were influenced by his ideas and teaching)

Warne Marsh and Lennie Tristano talk Improvisation . . .

Lennie again:
Tristano Documentary . . .

Sal Mosca - (this one is very close to home as he was the guy I work with's teacher, Sal studied with Lennie for 8 years or so and worked often with Warne Marsh (tenor), the guy I work with worked with Sal for 23):

Sal Part 1.

Sal Mosca Part 2 . .


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#2695204 - 06/09/15 12:11 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Legatoboy]
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I enjoyed this a lot, tragedy not withstanding.





Soundtrack is a blast too.

https://dusttodigital.bandcamp.com/album/don-t-think-i-ve-forgotten-cambodia-s-lost-rock-and-roll


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#2695235 - 06/09/15 12:53 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Dana.]
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Watched three this weekend. All excellent. Love and Mercy (Beach Boys), The Other One (Bob Weir) and Amy (Amy Winehouse).

We saw Amy at a pre screening in LA on Sunday. It is being released next month. Sad story of an amazing artist who just wanted to sing jazz. Some people are just not meant for celebrity.
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#2695352 - 06/09/15 06:42 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: HammondDave]
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The Wrecking Crew
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Clip: The Making of Good Vibrations



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#2698612 - 06/21/15 10:06 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Movie/Documentary Megathread? [Re: Dreamchilde]
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Love and Mercy. A movie about Brian Wilson and the Beach boys playing in theaters. Highly recommended!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lioWzrpCtGQ
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#2704993 - 07/13/15 08:49 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Movie/Documentary Megathread? [Re: U.Honey]
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Finally got around to seeing Love & Mercy. Atticus Ross did exceptional work to re-contextualize the Beach Boys' music for the movie.

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#2708966 - 07/28/15 06:18 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Movie/Documentary Megathread? [Re: Mjazz]
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The Wrecking Crew
http://www.wreckingcrewfilm.com/



Clip: The Making of Good Vibrations

I just watched this last night (if you have AXS TV, they ran it Sunday evening and it will probably run again at some point).

I thought this was a good movie and he was lucky enough to get a number of the Crew before they passed. It was a little disjointed because it was more focused on the people than the chronology. Once I realized and got over that, I was okay. smile

It's amazing how many records these guys played on. My wife couldn't believe that they weren't credited on most of those records, but that's the way it was back then, and they worked for hire.

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#2712022 - 08/09/15 04:09 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Dreamchilde]
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Just caught a showing of a documentary about 50's LA organist Korla Pandit entitled "Korla". Not sure when it will hit the usual distribution channels, but keep an eye out for it. The guy was a monster player.....cool movie.

https://vimeo.com/124007617

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#2712079 - 08/09/15 08:35 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: zxcvbnm098]
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Festival Express - Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band, Buddy Guy travel on board a train for a Canadian concert tour.
Jimi Hendrix - Hear My Train A Comin'
Before The Music Dies - Musicians opine on America's art form.
Marley - Bob Marley bio
The Beatles - Let It Be and Anthology
The Rolling Stones - 25 x 5
The Sound and the Fury - A Century of Modern Music (Classical)
Bossa Nova - The Sound That Seduced The World
PBS - Jazz - Ken Burns 10 part history
PBS - Rock & Roll - 10 part history
PBS - The Blues - Martin Scorsese & Clint Eastwood
PBS - American Masters - Glenn Gould - Genius Within
PBS - American Masters - Woody Guthrie - Ain't Got No Home
PBS - American Masters - John Lennon - LENNONYC
PBS - American Masters - The Doors - When You're Strange
PBS - American Masters - Marvin Gaye - What's Going On.
PBS - American Masters - Sam Cooke - Crossing Over
PBS - Bob Dylan- Live at Newport 1963-65 (Along with the Beatles, 1965 Dylan changed rock music forever)
PBS - America Electrified - The Guitar Revolution.
BBC - David Bowie and the Story of Ziggy Stardust
BBC - George Clinton - Tales of Dr. Funkenstein
BBC - Prog Rock Britannia - An Observation in Three Movements
BBC - Synth Britannia - (History of synths in Britain 1970's - 80's)
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#2714961 - 08/21/15 06:39 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: moj]
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Straight Outta Compton was highly entertaining. Lots of synths on display too: Minimoog, DX7, Juno-106, Prophet T8, Juno-60, etc.

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#2714997 - 08/21/15 08:40 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Dana.]
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+1 on Prof Longhair & the Blues Piano documentary with Clint Eastwood. some great moments in this, Brubeck & McShann playing that little duet towards the end just makes me smile every time I watch it.

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Shadows And Light


Joni Mitchell, Lyle Mays, Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius, Michael Brecker, Don Alias, The Persuasions, ...

Speaking of Lyle Mays ...
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#2715085 - 08/21/15 02:54 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Dana.]
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Originally Posted By: D-BAN
Straight Outta Compton was highly entertaining. Lots of synths on display too: Minimoog, DX7, Juno-106, Prophet T8, Juno-60, etc.


Planning on catching it this weekend, looking forward to it.
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#2715089 - 08/21/15 03:43 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: New&Improv]
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Oops. Maybe I should've included a spoiler alert. wink

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#2716265 - 08/27/15 09:21 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Dana.]
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Just digging into this.

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#2726390 - 10/07/15 07:11 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: MAJUSCULE]
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#2732736 - 11/05/15 03:24 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: CEB]
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let's go a bit further out, shall we?



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#2732740 - 11/05/15 03:42 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: hurricane hugo]
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"Digging in the Carts":
For those who like chip tunes and video game music. Amazing how much they were able to do with such a limited soundset:

Part 1:



(there are 5 other parts, links are in the YT side bar. Make sure you have CC on for the Japanese parts)

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#2732791 - 11/05/15 07:24 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Dreamchilde]
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I like several of the "Classic Albums" documentaries, which interview the musicians and producers on how certain albums were made, but the best "Classic Albums" show I have seen is the one for the Tom Petty "Damn the Torpedoes" albums. I could not find the entire episode on Youtube, although I did see some snippets there. The full episode does a fantastic job at explaining how the songs were made.

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#2732830 - 11/06/15 01:14 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: harmonizer]
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Originally Posted By: harmonizer
I like several of the "Classic Albums" documentaries, which interview the musicians and producers on how certain albums were made, but the best "Classic Albums" show I have seen is the one for the Tom Petty "Damn the Torpedoes" albums. I could not find the entire episode on Youtube, although I did see some snippets there. The full episode does a fantastic job at explaining how the songs were made.


The Stevie Wonder SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE and Band "Brown Album" episodes are also generally amazing. Plus you get to see little snatches of Garth Hudson playing some of the later Roland digital/VA synths, and Stevie doing the multitracked intro to "I Wish" on a Kurzweil after his ARP 2600 refuses to behave . . . not to mention seeing him play the "Village Ghettoland" string arrangement in real time on the old Yamaha "Dream Machine."

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#2733169 - 11/08/15 02:23 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: newkeys]
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I saw "Frank" yesterday. Great, quirky movie. Lots of Nord Stage, Korg MS-20 and Theremin action.
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#2733862 - 11/10/15 11:45 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: DulceLabs.com]
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Originally Posted By: DulceLabs.com
"Digging in the Carts":
For those who like chip tunes and video game music. Amazing how much they were able to do with such a limited soundset:

Part 1:



(there are 5 other parts, links are in the YT side bar. Make sure you have CC on for the Japanese parts)



Thanks for this! They seemed to focus more on the consoles - there were amazing composers for computer games as well, Commodore 64 (and later, Amiga) had some classic tunes...

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#2741121 - 12/14/15 09:27 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: BRW]
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Watched Everyday Sunshine: the Story of Fishbone a few nights ago. Very funny and really depressing at the same time.
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#2741181 - 12/15/15 10:22 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: hurricane hugo]
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I just received "Jaco" from Amazon which was just released. It's a new documentary about the brilliant bassist Jaco Pastorius and is directed by Metallica's Robert Trujillo. Haven't watched it yet but it's gotten many favorable reviews so far.
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#2767584 - 03/27/16 08:07 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Polkahero]
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Journey on the road in 1983, shot by NFL Films:

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#2767601 - 03/27/16 10:02 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: hurricane hugo]
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Did anyone mention Urgh! A Music War and Secret Policeman's Other Ball?
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#2767886 - 03/28/16 10:32 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Doc Tonewheel]
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#2795949 - 08/13/16 04:49 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Dreamchilde]
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I just heard about this one this week. I've never heard of any of these cats, but I'm looking forward to finding out.

Deep City: The Birth of the Miami Sound preview, clips, and full episode

(Sorry, it's probably U.S. only)

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#2815645 - 11/15/16 12:05 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Joe Muscara]
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Anyone watch "Soundbreaking" on PBS last night?

Good stuff.

http://soundbreaking.com/
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#2815662 - 11/15/16 01:17 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Dreamchilde]
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Originally Posted By: Dreamchilde
Anyone watch "Soundbreaking" on PBS last night?

Good stuff.

http://soundbreaking.com/
I did. It's very cool. I have the DVR set for all new episodes. thu

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#2815818 - 11/16/16 02:26 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Joe Muscara]
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Originally Posted By: Dreamchilde
Anyone watch "Soundbreaking" on PBS last night?

Good stuff.

http://soundbreaking.com/
I did. It's very cool. I have the DVR set for all new episodes. thu


Good stuff. Watched the first two episodes last night. Any series that has both George Martin discussing the tape loops on "Tomorrow Never Knows" and Questlove admitting he didn't get Dr.Dre's "The Chronic" for 10 years....is ok-dokey with me.
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My favs (in no particular order)

U2 Rattle and Hum, or U2 Popmart Live from Mexico City - all the U2 concert dvds I have seen are great IMO

The Grateful Dead Movie - also the Grateful Dead Downhill from Here has great performances and cool visuals

The Last Waltz

Festival Express - a movie that includes live concert footage by the Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin, and you get to see Jerry Garcia jamming with a very drunk Rick Danko

Stop Making Sense

I have a dvd of the Eric Clapton/Steve Winwood tour - great performances throughout.

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic Live at Montreaux 2004 - super funky
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#2821714 - 12/16/16 11:12 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: BbAltered]
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#2821718 - 12/16/16 11:23 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: hurricane hugo]
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One of the best movies I've seen this year.

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#2821722 - 12/16/16 11:28 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Dreamchilde]
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^ that was the best I saw this year...but not a doc, unfortunately. Everyone here should still see it, tho.
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#2823657 - 12/26/16 05:53 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: hurricane hugo]
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Just finished watching Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man documentary on late night TV.
Includes concert with an eclectic selection of artists covering Cohen's songs including Anohni, Nick Cave, Rufus Wainwright.

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#2828292 - 01/15/17 12:15 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Markay]
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AXS TV has a series called Reel to Real that seems to be music documentaries. I've recently seen two. The first was very good and interesting, though didn't really have the closure that I expected.

Ain't in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm

One, the description says "Leon Helm" so if you search for it, it might be under that. Second, it was done before Levon passed away, but he was battling health issues at the time, yet still smoking.

The second one was really interesting. Despite being mentioned here and elsewhere, I knew nothing about him until watching this. Note that this is different than "22 Short Films About Glenn Gould." This is more of a "normal" documentary. At least, as normal as you can get about Gould...

Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould

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#2828671 - 01/16/17 05:45 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Joe Muscara]
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Finally watched 20 Feet From Stardom, albeit on a plane. Great movie. Teared up when Judith Hill talked about Michael passing.
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#2828946 - 01/17/17 04:24 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: MAJUSCULE]
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Reich, Glass, Eno - they're all here, along with others:

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#2844213 - 03/24/17 07:32 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Dreamchilde]
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Free documentary, the art of listening. Haven't seen it completely, but the first part was ok.

http://www.theartoflisteningfilm.com
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#2853863 - 05/06/17 07:13 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: RudyS]
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#2853948 - 05/06/17 05:59 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Movie/Documentary Megathread? [Re: Nadroj]
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YouTube is a boon for music documentaries of all types
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#2854069 - 05/07/17 12:29 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Movie/Documentary Megathread? [Re: Bottom End]
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Genesis: Together and Apart (2014)

This was on TV over here last night, watched it with my wife. We both loved it, and we're not even huge Genesis fans.

As a result we've been listening to Genesis all day. Worth a watch if you haven't seen it. For our friends overseas the BBC link probably won't work, so just google the name and you should find something.
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#2854077 - 05/07/17 12:53 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Movie/Documentary Megathread? [Re: Nadroj]
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Originally Posted By: moj
Marley - Bob Marley bio

Originally Posted By: hurricane hugo
Wattstax


Co-sign on these. There are many more, but these jumped out at me. When music is integral to human struggles and cultural movement, it transcends the music itself and takes on added significance.

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#2854239 - 05/08/17 11:02 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Dreamchilde]
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Just saw "Chasing Trane" over the weekend. Wonderful film. Which brings me to mind does anyone know if "Play That Teo" was ever released or distributed?
One of my fave rock docs is "Dig!" About the Dandy Warhols and Brian Jonestown Massacre. How one band did things right and the other did everything wrong. Great stuff. Also like "It Could Get Loud" only because I love Jimmy Page's story telling. Plus the scene where he starts to play "Whole Lotta Love" and the ear to ear grins on Jack White's and The Edges" faces is classic.

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#2854245 - 05/08/17 11:21 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Phnymiboy]
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I don't know "play that Teo," but there is a tune called "Teo" on Miles Davis' "Someday my prince will come."

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#2854348 - 05/08/17 10:16 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Phnymiboy]
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Originally Posted By: Phnymiboy
... Which brings me to mind does anyone know if "Play That Teo" was ever released or distributed?


Web page says its still in production: http://www.playthatteo.com/trailer.html
A trailer and a 9 minute excerpt are available.

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#2854394 - 05/09/17 08:31 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: tfort]
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Yeah I saw that site about Play That, Teo. In production since 2009? Probably a money thing. Wish it would come out. Same thing with the Arthur Lee and Love doc. Seen excerpts from it but an entire film.

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#2854396 - 05/09/17 09:00 AM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Dreamchilde]
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Originally Posted By: Dreamchilde
Anyone watch "Soundbreaking" on PBS last night?

Good stuff.

http://soundbreaking.com/


Mom got me the DVD set with all the episodes for my birthday a few months ago. Very interesting series.

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#2862769 - 06/25/17 05:54 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: The Real MC]
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I just got home from Chasing Trane. It was excellent.

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#2872437 - 08/11/17 05:05 PM Re: OT: Can we just get a Music Documentary Megathread? [Re: Joe Muscara]
hurricane hugo Offline
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...and then there's this:

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http://blip.fm/invite/WorkRelease

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