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PiscesTiger
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re: What are some good music docs on cable and/or Netflix?
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re: What are some good music docs on cable and/or Netflix?
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Also the one on Levon Helm is worth watching. It's a little like the Keith Richards one in that it focuses on him when he's older, in the year just prior to his death, as opposed to a comprehensive look at his career with the Band- but it's still entertaining.


It also does a good job of showing his background in the band and what brought him to where he was when the doc was made. I thought it was pretty fantastic. It's called Ain't In It For My Health, FWIW


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No mention of Bayou Maharajah in this thread? For those not familiar, it's a documentary on New Orleans' own James Booker, one of the greatest pianists of our lifetime, and arguably one of the most underrated/under appreciated musicians of all time.


Awesome music doc. Booker's life was a fascinating story, and you are right he is easily one of the greatest piano players in modern music.


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re: What are some good music docs on cable and/or Netflix?
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Ain't In It For My Health

I saw this when I was cruising the AXS guide the other night. I set my DVR to record it. Really looking forward to it.


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For guitar geeks only:
Fender Factory Tour, 1959
Hand-made guitars by Francisco Bros, Spain

No language content - soundtrack only. 48 mins.






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re: What are some good music docs on cable and/or Netflix?
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Kafka
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re: What are some good music docs on cable and/or Netflix?
Desperate Man Blues



Desperate Man Blues is a documentary about the legendary record collector Joe Bussard, who has been collecting old blues and hillbilly 78s since he was a teenager in the early 1950s. Bussard is quite an irascible character -- he openly despises rock and roll, and time essentially stopped for him in 1937.





Bussard was also the discoverer of the great guitarist John Fahey

In the film Bussard show off his rarest record, only one copy of which is known to exist:



Long Cleeve Reed & Little Harvey Hull-Down Home Boys -- "Original Stack O'Lee Blues" (1927)

As it happens it's a great record.



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re: What are some good music docs on cable and/or Netflix?
On Netflix - Country: Portraits of an American Sound

How photographers have defined country music from it's start till today. From early radio to now. I thought it well worth the look back although not ground breaking... ETA: instantwatcher page
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Kafka
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re: What are some good music docs on cable and/or Netflix?
(Available on Netflix) The best ever doc on Elvis, and one of my fave music docs, period:



Narrated by Levon Helm, it shows intelligence regarding the music and is refreshingly respectful toward EP's Southern background and culture. Recommended for any music fan, but especially for those unfamiliar w/Elvis and want to understand what all the fuss was about.

Elvis ’56 - documentary trailer - actually the first two minutes of the film. It gives you an idea of the approach the filmmakers will take.


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re: What are some good music docs on cable and/or Netflix?
Standing in the Shadows of Motown
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re: What are some good music docs on cable and/or Netflix?
Perhaps already mentioned, but about to hit theaters is:

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SIDEMEN - Long Road To Glory is an intimate look at the incredible lives and legacies of piano player Pinetop Perkins, drummer Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith and guitarist Hubert Sumlin, all Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf sidemen.


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Reviews look good. I got to see Sumlin and Perkins play here in Shreveport several years ago.


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re: What are some good music docs on cable and/or Netflix?
I bet that will be an awesome show.


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re: What are some good music docs on cable and/or Netflix?
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Kafka


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Walking To New Orleans (1985)






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Kafka
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re: What are some good music docs on cable and/or Netflix?
A new doc that looks very interesting:

Bang!: The Bert Berns Story (trailer)

Rolling Stone article
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Bert Berns, who was on his way to becoming one of pop and rock's lost early heroes and creators. As a producer, songwriter and label head, Berns played a role in some of the most enduring records of the Sixties. He produced Van Morrison's "Brown Eyed Girl," co-wrote "Piece of My Heart" (best known for Janis Joplin and Big Brother and the Holding Company's version), and wrote and co-produced the Isley Brothers' "Twist and Shout" (before the Beatles took it on). That's just for starters. Berns wrote and co-produced Solomon Burke's "Cry to Me" and "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" and the McCoys' "Hang on Sloopy," co-produced the Drifters' "Under the Boardwalk," and wrote and produced Them's "Here Comes the Night." As a member of the ad-hoc band the Strangeloves, he co-wrote and co-produced "I Want Candy," later New Waved–up by a Bow Wow Wow cover. Berns' Bang label also unleashed Neil Diamond on the world via "Cherry, Cherry," "Solitary Man" and Diamond's other early hits.

Berns had also worked in various guises with Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles, Ben E. King, Dion and Lulu. Yet for whatever combination of reasons, he had become even less than a footnote in pop history. "My first revelation was how obscure he was," says his son Brett Berns, who was only three when his father died in 1967 (at age 38) and was later put in charge of Berns' publishing with Brett's sister Cassandra. "He was written out of the history books and blackballed by the industry he helped create. We thought, 'How are we going to get him recognized for his part in music history?'"
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Next in the Berns revival movement is the documentary Bang!: The Bert Berns Story, which streams on Apple Music starting Tuesday. Narrated by Van Zandt, the film includes testimonials from Morrison, Burke, Paul McCartney, Keith Richards, Cissy Houston and Wilson Pickett along with Berns' widow Ilene, and family members and business associates. Thanks to a childhood case of rheumatic fever that scarred his heart (and led to his premature death), Berns wanted to experience as much of life as he could, and the film recounts the way he charged and hustled his way into the music business, shaping the sound and business of pop along the way. Richards (who cut "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" and "Cry to Me" with the Stones) calls Berns "one of the greatest bloody songwriters of all time."
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Bang! also serves as an unintentional eulogy for an era of pop that recedes into the history books more with each year. Some of the legends Brett interviewed on camera – his mother Ilene, songwriter Ellie Greenwich and producer-songwriter Jerry Ragovoy – have since passed away. Ragovoy, in fact, died of a stroke soon after sitting for an interview with Berns. "We filmed him at the Bitter End in New York, and I walked him out and he went straight to the hospital," Berns says. "The stroke started before the interview, but he died a few days later."
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What would Bert Berns himself think of all the belated attention? "None of these people had any idea they were creating the next chapter of the American songbook, but my dad must have wondered if he would be remembered," Brett says. "I think he would have loved to see his colleagues joining together to tell his story in this film. He would have been thrilled and honored by it all."
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Kafka
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re: What are some good music docs on cable and/or Netflix?
Haven't seen it myself, but for those interested:

Hired Gun – The Untold Stories Behind Your Favorite Musicians
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A documentary film about session and touring musicians that are hired by well established and famous bands and artists like Metallica, KISS, and Billy Joel. These hired guns may not be household names, but are still masters of their craft.
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Sayre
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re: What are some good music docs on cable and/or Netflix?
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Ain't In It For My Health


I concur with the other recomendations. I'm not the biggest Band fan, but it was really good.


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wareaglepete
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re: What are some good music docs on cable and/or Netflix?
Lots of good recommendations in the thread. A few I have not seen and want to check out.

I don't know if it is streaming anywhere, but Ghengis Blues is a must see.


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Shockthamonkey
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re: What are some good music docs on cable and/or Netflix?
Watched the Theory of Obscurity, a film about the Residents.

Found it for free on Pluto TV, an app in Amazon Prime on the fire stick.

Great flick with interviews of all the residents sans disguises. Pretty cool, with a good cross section of their music represented from different eras.


SouthernHog
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re: What are some good music docs on cable and/or Netflix?
Just watched one on Netflix called 'Hired Gun'. It's about musicians that get hired to play on albums and on tours. I really recommend it.



Billy Joel comes off as a dickhead arsehole
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re: What are some good music docs on cable and/or Netflix?
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film about the Residents.


Nice.... Will watch..... They are playing here soon but not sure I will see them again.


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