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Sayre
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re: What are some good music docs on cable and/or Netflix?
Amy.

Even if you're not a fan of Amy Winehouse, that doc is an eye opener.

Searching For Sugarman was particularly awesome also.


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Kafka
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re: What are some good music docs on cable and/or Netflix?
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With out Sid... the bad did well after his disappearance.
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cgrand
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re: What are some good music docs on cable and/or Netflix?
it's called the other one
It's on Netflix and it's very good

festival express is also outstanding, about the 1970 train trip/tour with Joplin, the dead, the band, buddy guy, the new riders, mountain, and many more


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Spaulding Smails
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re: What are some good music docs on cable and/or Netflix?
Glenn Campbell : I'll Be Me

Kafka, you might like that.


TheOracle
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re: What are some good music docs on cable and/or Netflix?
The Punk Singer is pretty good, I think it's still on Netflix. It's the Biography of Kathleen Hanna, the singer for Bikini Kill. She basically sparked the whole Riot Grrrl (bands like L7) thing while Seattle Grunge was gaining traction.


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Kafka
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re: What are some good music docs on cable and/or Netflix?
Dedans Le Sud De La Louisiane (1972)





Amazing documentary made for French TV, featuring performances from legends like Dewey Balfa and Clifton Chenier. Is this the oldest film documentation of Cajun music?

And can someone tell me if the horseback Mardi Gras still takes place?

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Film crews traipsing the Louisiana countryside are a common sight these days but back in 1972, seeing such a troupe must have been mind-boggling. That was years before the late ’80s flick The Big Easy hit the silver screen and the world discovered Cajun, making its music, food and dance fashionable to the point of spawning a regional tourism industry. But that’s when French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Bruneau first documented Louisiana French culture as seen through the eyes of music spokesmen Dewey Balfa, Nathan Abshire, Clifton Chenier, Canray Fontenot, “Bois Sec” Ardoin, Dennis McGee, Sady Courville and others.

The landmark film that introduced a forgotten American culture to European audiences is now available on DVD, and it’s chilling to see those who left us long ago like a young, slender, curly-headed Balfa playing fiddle with his brothers Will and Rodney as well as Abshire performing his signature move of swinging the accordion from side to side during “Pinegrove Blues.”

More than anything, this film uses the music to explain a culture. Troubadour twin brothers Bee and Ed Deshotels sing ancient ballads like “Mes souliers rouges” that’s still known in Quebec and France today. “It’s a rough song to sing,” Bee says, since the lyrics accumulate each time through and requires an excellent memory to sing every verse at a brisk tempo.

Also interesting are interviews conducted with Abshire and Ardoin that reveal their outlooks on life. Ardoin and his mother talk about how life was better when it was harder. Amid all his junkyard treasures, Abshire recounts how it used to take months to manually harvest a field. Now with modern technology, it can be accomplished in a few afternoons, posing the question in his mind, where will all those people find work? These days, Abshire’s apprehensions on the technological advances of farming may be considered obsolete but in some ways, the loss of jobs issue is still relevant

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Again, Jean Pierre Bruneau surprised me a lot with a new masterpiece on DVD.
“Dedans le Sud de la Louisiane” is a wonderful documentary movie that originally came out in 1973 (filmed in 1972), now restored and presented in a beautiful DVD sleeve with a small book (24 pages with nice pictures and text in English & French) bended inside.
The film is in Cajun & Creole French with English subtitles.
It starts with Dewey Balfa driving a school bus (from the Acadia Parish School), while we hear Alex Broussard’s wonderful “Sud de la Louisiane”. Dewey tells: after he brings the kids to school he goes around selling insurance, in the evening he takes care of the animals on his farm and at night and on weekends he plays music. And I thought I was a busy guy… Nathan Abshire really steals the show (dancing around) on his Pine Grove Blues in a great live performance with the Balfa’s. Nathan is back a little later when he plays the accordion on “Danse de la Limonade”, sung by Rodney Balfa. While he’s doing some jobs to earn a few dollars, Nathan is complaining about the poor quality of the new stuff (for example toys) people are selling us, to make sure we will have to buy the same stuff again a little later.
Dewey Balfa is also back on the video again, while he’s backing Bee Fontenot on ‘tit fer. Wonderful clip from Bee Fontenot who’s demonstrating some Creole-accordion playing & singing on “Pain de Maïs”!
Bee & Ed Deshotels were doing a wonderful vocal job on “Mes Soliers Rouges” (a song a bit in the style of “La Cravate” with many words in a little time) and the beautiful sensitive waltz “La Veuve du Lac Bleu”.
Next to some very interesting (and enthusiastic told) story-telling about the Cajuns, you’ll also see some great video material on Dennis McGee with Sady Courville & band, Zydeco’s most famous Clifton Chenier, Canray Fontenot with Alphonse “Bois Sec” Ardoin and Balfa’s, Mardi Gras festivities, the Mamou Cajun band (with Revon Reed and Adam & Cyp Landreneau).
The Balfa Brothers close out this wonderful film with “Tit Galop Pour Mamou”.
I enjoyed every second of this 45 minutes during masterpiece from Jean-Pierre Bruneau!

Yvieboy



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Vdrine
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re: What are some good music docs on cable and/or Netflix?
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Standing in the Shadows of Motown is on Amazon Prime.

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In 1959, Berry Gordy Jr. gathered the best musicians from Detroit's thriving jazz and blues scene to begin cutting songs for his new record company. Over a fourteen year period they were the heartbeat on every hit from Motown's Detroit era. By the end of their phenomenal run, this unheralded group of musicians had played on more number ones hits than the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones, Elvis and the Beatles combined - which makes them the greatest hit machine in the history of popular music. They called themselves the Funk Brothers. Forty-one years after they played their first note on a Motown record and three decades since they were all together, the Funk Brothers reunited back in Detroit to play their music and tell their unforgettable story, with the help of archival footage, still photos, narration, interviews, re-creation scenes, 20 Motown master tracks, and twelve new live performances of Motown classics with the Brothers backing up contemporary performers.


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Gary Busey
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re: What are some good music docs on cable and/or Netflix?
I'm going to check all these out guys. Thank you


Tigertown in ATL
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re: What are some good music docs on cable and/or Netflix?
From Rags to Rhapsody about Queen is great


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TouchedTheAxeIn82
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re: What are some good music docs on cable and/or Netflix?
A Band Called Death is on Amazon Prime

A Band Called Death (trailer)

Politicians In My Eyes


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Hat Tricks
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re: What are some good music docs on cable and/or Netflix?
Life of Riley about B.B. King is pretty legit.


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re: What are some good music docs on cable and/or Netflix?
What is the documentary where a bass player (I believe) of an old hair metal band is being interviewed? He is shitfaced floating in a pool chair. His mom is sitting on the deck by him, and he chugs an entire 5th of vodka like water. Let's it run all,over his face. Before or after the chugging he says something to the effect that he knows he's going to die or is an alcoholic or doesn't care if he dies.

He died not long after the filming.

Played for a second tier hair band like Kroakus or WASP? I can't remember.


kwalt1989
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re: What are some good music docs on cable and/or Netflix?
Daft Punk Unchained is really good. Trailer

Also really liked J. Cole Forest Hills Drive


RedHawk
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re: What are some good music docs on cable and/or Netflix?
Love and Mercy movie is on Amazon Prime. About Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys. Really good movie.


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timbo
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re: What are some good music docs on cable and/or Netflix?
Decline of Western Civilization II: The Metal Years
It was Chris Holmes of W.A.S.P.
Ozzy and Lemmy are in that one too. Dunno if it's on any streaming services.

The Lemmy documentary is on Netflix, I believe. It's pretty strong.
Supermensch: The Shep Gordon Story is entertaining. It was on Netflix about a year or so ago, don't know if it drifted off. Not entirely a music documentary, more of a show biz thing. He's Alice Cooper's manager and just a real character who knows everyone and has great stories. He's a Jewish guy who became a Buddhist and had the Dali Lama as a guest at his estate in Hawaii. He also was sleeping with Sharon Stone in the early 90s.


Brosef Stalin
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re: What are some good music docs on cable and/or Netflix?
Anyone seen Jaco on netflix yet? Its about Jaco Pastorius and was produced by Robert Trujillo of Metallica. I know he was really passionate about this so I kinda wanted to check it out.


timbo
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re: What are some good music docs on cable and/or Netflix?
Oh, and there are a ton of great BBC music documentaries on YouTube.

Here's one about prog rock with a lot of old footage of Yes and Genesis -- LINK

Here's one about Krautrock with Neu! and Can -- LINK

Here's one about 80s synth bands like Human League and OMD - LINK

Here's one on Marc Bolan from T. Rex. I haven't watched all of this one -- LINK


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Green Chili Tiger
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re: What are some good music docs on cable and/or Netflix?
Soaked in Bleach, Amy, Standing in the Shadows of Motown, were all great.

I haven't gotten around to watching it yet, but there's one on Netflix called "We Are Twisted fricking Sister!" that is has like 4-1/2 stars that looks interesting as well.


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re: What are some good music docs on cable and/or Netflix?
I almost watched it the other night


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Kafka
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