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listen to the music pt III...

more music documentaries,concerts,biographies,industry documentaries,the occasional movie,television programs and specials…plus, some other stuff…

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Movie: Stray Cats Rock Tokyo ( 1990 )
Movie: The Brian Setzer Orchestra: Live in Japan ( 2002 )
Rock and Roll's ultimate revivalist, Brian Setzer takes his swinging big band to Japan for this hot, hot, hot concert in the Land of the Rising Sun. Having led the resurgence of rockabilly in the '80s with his band the Stray Cats, Setzer has turned his muse to swing music and helped to restore this great music to the mainstream of popular music during the '90s and continues into the new millennium. Recorded live at Akasaka Blitz, Tokyo, Japan.
Movie: It's a Rockabilly World! ( 2016 )
Rockabilly is a subculture whose members operate as if they are living in the 1950's. From the music to the tattoos, pin up girls, hot rod cars and vintage fashion, this lifestyle gives creative people a place where they feel empowered. Rockabillies don't fit the mold of what American culture says is 'normal.' This scene makes invisible people visible. Simple as that. A Rockabilly's greatest fear is not being noticed.
Movie: The Cramps: Live at Napa State Mental Hospital ( 2004 )
The psychobilly rock group The Cramps perform a free concert for the patients at a state mental hospital in Napa, California.
Movie: St. Louis Blues ( 1958 )
Will Handy grows up in Memphis with his preacher father and his Aunt Hagar. His father intends for him to use his musical gifts only in church, but he can't stay away from the music of the streets and workers. After he writes a theme song for a local politician, Gogo, a speakeasy singer, convinces Will to be her accompanist. Will is estranged from his father for many years while he writes and publishes many blues songs. At last the family is reunited when Gogo brings them to New York to see Will's music played by a symphony orchestra.
Movie: The Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins ( 1970 )
A portrait of the great Texas bluesman, 'Lightnin' Hopkins. The film includes interviews and a performance by Hopkins.
Movie: Blues Under the Skin ( 1973 )
Movie: M for Mississippi: A Road Trip through the Birthplace of the Blues ( 2008 )
Follows two self-proclaimed blues fanatics -- Jeff Konkel and Roger Stolle -- on a week-long road trip the Mississippi Delta in search of the thriving underbelly of "real deal" blues music, characters and culture.
TV Show: The Blues ( 2003 )
The Blues anchors a multi-media celebration that raises awareness of the blues and its contribution to American culture and music worldwide.Under the guiding vision of Executive Producer Martin Scorsese, seven directors will explore the blues through their own personal styles and perspectives. The episodes in the series are motivated by a central theme: how the blues evolved from parochial folk tunes to a universal language.
Movie: America's Blues ( 2015 )
America's Blues takes a new angle on the Blues, focusing on, not only the musical impact it has had on all forms of Popular American Music, but also the influence it has had on art, fashion, language, film and racial equality.
Movie: Sidemen: Long Road to Glory ( 2017 )
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. The film captures some of the last interviews and their final live performances together, before their deaths in 2011. The historic live shows are accompanied by performances and personal insights from many of the blues and rock stars these legendary sidemen inspired including; Bonnie Raitt, Gregg Allman, Derek Trucks, Shemekia Copeland, Robby Krieger, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Joe Perry, Joe Bonamassa and Johnny Winter.
Movie: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom ( 2020 )
Chicago, 1927. A recording session. Tensions rise between Ma Rainey, her ambitious horn player and the white management determined to control the uncontrollable "Mother of the Blues". Based on Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson's play.
Movie: B.B. King: The Life of Riley ( 2013 )
The untold true American story of an orphan boy from the heart of the Mississippi Delta who rose to music stardom around the world and inspired a generation of fans against all odds.
Movie: Muddy Waters and the Rolling Stones: Live at the Checkerboard Lounge 1981 ( 2012 )
The Rolling Stones join Muddy Waters' band on stage in 1981, at the Checkerboard Lounge in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood. Muddy, whose health was declining, dying 1 ½ years later, is sitting down, playing a rather desultory set when the Rolling Stones finally lurch into the club. This seems to fire up Muddy who plays standing up the rest of the show, but needs to urge the Stones, who idolized Muddy, to join him. One by one they do. Muddy beseeches Mick Jagger, who seems the drunkest of the Stones, coming up last to sing with Muddy on several tunes. Guitarist Buddy Guy, who was an owner of the club, joins the group, along with harpist Junior Wells and a fiery Lefty Dizz. The Stones were playing in Rosemont, Illinois on the Tattoo You tour, and this was their night off. The film of the set appeared immediately on bootlegs, but was not issued on DVD until 2012.
Movie: I Am the Blues ( 2017 )
A tour of the juke joints and other venues of the legendary Chitlin Circuit in the Mississippi Delta, including performances by aging blues musicians in their eighties who used to play the circuit.
Movie: Legend of Lead Belly ( 2013 )
Huddie Ledbetter was born into poverty, battled racism, and did time, but in spite of his early hardships, or perhaps because of them, he became one of the great musicians of the 20th century. We trace the life and career of Lead Belly, a man praised by critics and revered by artists, whose unique music crossed a host of genres and influenced countless industry legends, from The Beatles to Led Zeppelin to Nirvana and beyond. See how his talent, humanity, and determination defeated all that stood in his way to make his voice heard, then and now.
Movie: The Blues Brothers ( 1980 )
Jake Blues, just released from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and his brother Elwood were raised.
Movie: Blues Brothers 2000 ( 1998 )
Elwood must reunite the old band, with a few new members, and go on another "Mission from God."
Movie: The Last Pirates: Britain's Rebel DJs ( 2017 )
Rapper Rodney P. presents the story of Britain's second wave of pirate radio DJs. In the 1980s a new generation of pirate radio stations appeared broadcasting from London tower blocks.
Movie: Pirate Radio ( 2009 )
A band of rogue DJs that captivated Britain, playing the music that defined a generation and standing up to a government that wanted classical music, and nothing else, on the airwaves.
Movie: Almost Famous ( 2000 )
A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies them on their concert tour.
TV Show: Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge ( 2017 )
Rolling Stone: Stories From the Edge chronicles the last 50 years of American music, politics and popular culture through the perspective of a magazine that understood rock 'n' roll was more than music - it was a cultural force that helped shape America and defined generations.
Movie: Country: Portraits of an American Sound ( 2015 )
'Country: Portraits of an American Sound' is a documentary film that explores the history and culture of country music through the lens of photography, which has portrayed the ideals, lifestyle and personalities of country music artists for over 80 years. The film features imagery and commentary from Grand Ole Opry photographer Les Leverett, the late celebrity photographer Leigh Wiener, documentary photographer Henry Horenstein, iconic music photographers Henry Diltz and Raeanne Rubenstein, and contemporary photographers David McClister and Michael Wilson. Over a dozen country music artists also appear, including Rosanne Cash, Roy Clark, Merle Haggard, Lyle Lovett, Charley Pride, LeAnn Rimes, Kenny Rogers, Tanya Tucker, The Band Perry and Keith Urban. The film weaves iconic images, historical footage and over 25 country music hits into a dynamic look at this uniquely American sound.
Movie: Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison ( 2008 )
Cash performs a concert for the inmates of California's Folsom Prison, and the show was recorded for a live album.
Movie: We're Still Here: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited ( 2015 )
A meditative mystery revealing an unknown moment in history that changed America, 'We're Still Here: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited' chronicles the fiftieth anniversary recording of Cash's controversial concept record Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian.
Movie: Johnny Cash: American Rebel ( 2015 )
Documentary that explains about the life of one of Country Music's most famous musicians, Johnny Cash.
Movie: ReMastered: Tricky Dick and the Man in Black ( 2018 )
Concerned by a rising rock-n-roll influence on a growing liberal fanbase, President Nixon invited Johnny Cash to the White House to solidify his base in the traditionally more conservative genre of country music. What Cash did instead was subversive and surprised everyone.
Movie: The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash ( 2019 )
Johnny Cash stands among the giants of 20th century American life, but his story remains tangled in mystery and myth. This documentary brings Cash the man out from behind the legend.
Movie: Dolly Parton: Platinum Blonde ( 2003 )
Profile of Dolly Parton, country music high priestess and formidable businesswoman, who clawed her way up from a dirt-poor childhood in rural Tennessee to international super-stardom.
Movie: Dolly Parton: Here I Am ( 2019 )
In this documentary, the life, career and music of Dolly Parton are reflected in interviews with friends and companions and the artist herself, interlaced with clips of Parton's performances.
Movie: Dolly Parton: 50 Years at the Opry ( 2019 )
Filmed in front of a live audience at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry, this special is a celebration of Dolly's 50 years as a member of the Opry.
Movie: Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute ( 2021 )
In a star-studded evening of music and memories, a community of iconic performers honor Dolly Parton as the MusiCares Person of the Year.
Movie: For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville ( 2013 )
For over 130 years, Nashville has evolved into the world's Music City. From the 1800's when the Fisk Jubilee Singers travelled the continents, to Hank Williams, to Johnny Cash, to The Black Keys. This is a special place with a story to tell. A story that started years ago, but gets better every day. A story you may not know, but you'll want to hear.
TV Show: Country Music ( 2019 )
Country Music chronicles the history of a uniquely American art form, rising from the experiences of remarkable people in distinctive regions of our nation. From southern Appalachia's songs of struggle, heartbreak and faith to the rollicking western swing of Texas, from California honky tonks to Nashville's Grand Ole Opry, the series follows the evolution of country music over the course of the twentieth century, as it eventually emerged to become America's music.
Movie: Glen Campbell: The Rhinestone Cowboy ( 2013 )
Profile of singer-guitarist Glen Campbell, a story of success, disgrace and redemption.
Movie: Great Balls of Fire! ( 1989 )
The life and career of wildly controversial rock 'n' roll star Jerry Lee Lewis.
Movie: Elvis: The Comeback Special ( 1968 )
After making movies for many years, Elvis Presley makes a comeback tour in 1968.
Movie: Elvis: That's the Way It Is ( 1970 )
Concert footage and backstage documentary of singer Elvis Presley.
Movie: This Is Elvis ( 1981 )
The life and career of Elvis Presley are chronicled in home movies, concert footage, and dramatizations. Subjects include early performances, army service, Ed Sullivan Show appearance, marriage, 1968 comeback, health decline and death.
Movie: Elvis Presley: The Searcher ( 2018 )
Elvis Presley's evolution as a musician and a man.
Movie: Pick It Up! - Ska in the '90s ( 2019 )
Chronicles the rise and fall of Third Wave Ska music in the US of the 1990s.
Movie: Worried About the Boy ( 2010 )
The story of Boy George, the famous androgynous lead singer of the band, Culture Club.
Movie: Boy George and Culture Club: Karma to Calamity ( 2015 )
Culture Club record a new album, and tour the UK and US, as part of their 2014 reunion.
Movie: Queen: The Legendary 1975 Concert ( 2009 )
Concert by the rock band Queen from Christmas Eve 1975 at London's Hammersmith Odeon.
Movie: Queen's Greatest Flix ( 1981 )
Song clips include: Killer Queen, We Will Rock You, We Are the Champions, Don't Stop Me Now, Another One Bites the Dust.
Movie: Queen: Greatest Flix II ( 1991 )
This is an in depth journey into the world of the famous pop/rock band.
Movie: Queen Live in Rio ( 1986 )
British rock's greatest entertainers play to more than 300,000 people in Rio, Brazil.
Movie: Queen Rock Montreal & Live Aid ( 2009 )
The movie contains two concerts of the British rock band Queen. The first concert is their show at Montreal in November 1981. The second concert is their live performance at Live Aid in 1985.
Movie: Queen: Hungarian Rhapsody - Live in Budapest '86 ( 1987 )
On 27th July 1986, British stadium rock band Queen broke new ground by playing for the first time in Hungary, a country which was still under a communist dictatorship behind the Iron Curtain.
Movie: Queen Live at Wembley '86 ( 2006 )
One of the world's biggest bands return to the scene of their Live Aid (1985) triumph a year earlier to play all their greatest hits in front of a packed Wembley Stadium.
Movie: Queen: Days of Our Lives ( 2011 )
The life and times of the rock band Queen - told in two parts covering in part one the 1970's and in part two the 1980's and beyond.
Movie: Queen: Rock the World ( 2017 )
Behind-the-scenes archive documentary where BBC music presenter Bob Harris follows Queen as they record their 6th album, NEWS OF THE WORLD, shoot videos, promote it, rehearse and ultimately embark on a groundbreaking tour of North America.
Movie: Freddie Mercury, the Untold Story ( 2000 )
Biography of the lead singer of Queen.
Movie: The Great Pretender ( 2012 )
Documentary looking at the relationships and solo career of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.
TV Show: A Life in Ten Pictures ( 2021 )
A series of extraordinary lives each unlocked by a just a handful of images, from iconic shots to private snaps, their secrets revealed by those who know their stories best.
Movie: Electric Daisy Carnival Experience ( 2011 )
A live concert documentary on the popular electronic music festival.
Movie: The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart ( 2020 )
An exploration of the history of the Bee Gees, featuring revealing interviews with oldest brother Barry Gibb, and archival interviews with the late twin brothers Robin and Maurice.
Movie: Bee Gees: In Our Own Time ( 2010 )
"In Our Own Time" is a new film on the long and illustrious career of the legendary Bee Gees, from their modest beginnings to unrivaled worldwide success in the "70's to the tragedy of losing their brothers Maurice and Andy. The story is told "in their own words" by Barry and Robin from extensive new interviews, and the film also includes archive interview footage of Maurice, videos, TV appearances and live performances.
Movie: Pop, Pride and Prejudice ( 2017 )
The story of the vital role played by pop music in the social, sexual, cultural and political revolution 50 years ago as homosexuality was decriminalised.
Movie: Rollermania ( 2015 )
A look at the career of the Bay City Rollers.
Movie: Elton John: The Nation's Favourite Song ( 2017 )
Elton John on his extraordinary career and his songwriting partnership with lyricist Bernie Taupin.
Movie: Depeche Mode: Devotional ( 1993 )
Depeche Mode live in Europe 1993.
Movie: Spirits in the Forest ( 2019 )
A look at Depeche Mode's final moments of their 2017 Global Spirit Tour, featuring intimate stories from select fans.
Movie: I Am Woman ( 2020 )
The story of 1970s musician and activist Helen Reddy.
Movie: Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami ( 2017 )
Larger than life, wild, scary and androgynous - Grace Jones plays all these parts. Yet here we also discover her as a lover, daughter, mother, sister and even grandmother, as she submits herself to our gaze and allows us to understand what constitutes her mask. The stage is where her most extreme embodiments are realised and her theatrical imagination lets loose: this is where the musical of her life is played out. The film includes Grace's unique performances singing iconic hits such as Slave To The Rhythm, Pull Up To The Bumper, as well as the more recent autobiographical tracks Williams' Bloods and Hurricane. These personal songs also link to Grace's family life, as the film takes us on a holiday road trip across Jamaica, where her family roots and the story of her traumatic childhood are uncovered. In Jamaican patois, 'Bloodlight' is the red light that illuminates when an artist is recording and 'Bami' means bread, the substance of daily life. Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami weaves together the layers of Grace Jones' public and private life, as she moves effortlessly between different facets: she is gypsy, artist and partying hedonist, warm and funny but also a fierce and tenacious businesswoman. The performance continues to move thematically though the film, with Love Is The Drug acting like an aria, bringing the film to its final and most touching scenes. This is a Grace we have not seen before, someone who reminds us of what it is to dare to be truly alive.
Movie: Kate Bush at the BBC ( 2014 )
Kate Bush performs songs such as Wuthering Heights, Babooshka and Running up That Hill on BBC TV shows, alongside other intriguing and lesser-known material in the BBC studios.
Movie: The Kate Bush Story: Running Up That Hill ( 2014 )
Famous fans and fellow musicians discuss the career of one of the most influential figures that British music has ever produced.
Movie: Electric Apricot ( 2006 )
A graduate filmmaker chronicles a jam band's journey to a famous music festival.
Movie: The Runaways ( 2010 )
A coming-of-age biographical film about the 1970s teenage all-girl rock band The Runaways. The relationship between band members Cherie Currie and Joan Jett is also explored.
Movie: loudQUIETloud: A Film About the Pixies ( 2007 )
loudQUIETloud is the story of this unforseen plot twist. A deeply compelling portrait of four band members and their difficult, tense, and ultimately triumphant return.
Movie: The Pixies Sell Out: 2004 Reunion Tour ( 2005 )
The Pixies are back in this 2004 set of concert shows.
Movie: The Cure: Trilogy ( 2003 )
The Cure play their albums "Pornography," "Disintegration," and "Bloodflowers" live during two shows at the Tempodrome in Berlin.
Movie: The Cure in Orange ( 1988 )
The Cure performs at a rock concert in France.
Movie: I Am Trying to Break Your Heart ( 2002 )
First-time filmmaker and award-winning photographer Sam Jones documents the recording of Wilco's album, "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot."
Movie: Green Day: Bullet in a Bible ( 2005 )
Green Day profile their "American Idiot" concert at Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire, England in 2005.
Movie: Broadway Idiot ( 2013 )
A behind-the-scenes look at Green Day's "American Idiot" album becoming a punk rock Broadway musical.
Movie: Heart Like a Hand Grenade ( 2015 )
An intimate look of the band recording their album American house style.
Movie: Duran Duran: There's Something You Should Know ( 2018 )
Charting their trajectory over four decades, the band's story is told through seven of their albums. Each record uncovers a compelling chapter in the band's journey.
Movie: Oasis: Supersonic ( 2016 )
An in-depth look at the life and music of Manchester-based rock band, Oasis.
Movie: England Is Mine ( 2017 )
A portrait of Morrissey and his early life in 1970s Manchester before he went on to become the lead singer of seminal alternative rock band The Smiths.
Movie: New Order: Decades ( 2018 )
Part concert, part documentary, this film follows a band that rarely looks backward, yet for this project, they had to reflect on - and deconstruct - the band's history, in order to create something very new.
Movie: The Complete Truth About De-Evolution ( 1993 )
Devo, the seminal concept band, made a career out of setting to music video their dada-gone-camp theory of De-Evolution and its rebuke of corporate culture. This is a collection of Devo's output, an essential tour of the pre-to-post-punk scene.
Movie: Foo Fighters: Hyde Park ( 2006 )
Recorded at Hyde Park in London, June 17th 2006, this 76 minute performance sees the Foo Fighters rock through some of their most popular material in front of a massive crowd, quoted in some media as nearly 100,000 people. At the time of this show, the band were touring in support of their excellent double album, In Your Honor. There have been a number of different members come and go in this band, however their current line-up has been the most stable. The musicians performing here include: Dave Grohl (vocals, guitar) Nate Mendel (bass) Taylor Hawkins (drums, vocals on Tie Your Mother Down) Chris Shiflett (guitar) There are a number of highlights that make this show worth seeing. After a blistering performance of Breakout, Dave welcomes Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead) on stage for a rendition of Shake Your Blood, a song on which they collaborated for Dave's Probot project. It is fantastic to see the song performed live, almost as much as it is to see the glee on Dave's face as he shares the stage with his hero. Later, Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen join the lads for a run through Tie Your Mother Down, featuring Taylor Hawkins on vocals.
Movie: Foo Fighters: Live at Wembley Stadium ( 2008 )
Foo Fighters captured over their two sold-out nights at Wembley on June 6th and 7th 2008.
Movie: Foo Fighters: Back and Forth ( 2011 )
Rising from the ashes of Nirvana, the Foo Fighters became a Grammy-winning sensation on their own. Sixteen years of the band's history comes to life in this documentary, from their demo tapes through the creation of their 2011 album, "Wasting Light."
Movie: Definitely Dusty ( 1999 )
Friends and colleagues talk about the life and career of the enigmatic and iconic British singer Dusty Springfield.
Movie: Paul Williams Still Alive ( 2011 )
A documentary about legendary songwriter and 70's icon Paul Williams.
Movie: Pete Seeger: The Power of Song ( 2007 )
Interviews, archival footage and home movies are used to illustrate a social history of folk artist and activist Pete Seeger.
TV Show: The Great Songwriters ( 2016 )
Authoritative and entertaining series featuring original portraits of songwriters discussing the creative process and their inspiration, including exclusive performances and interviews.
Movie: The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned from a Mythical Man ( 2018 )
This documentary explores various urban legends around Hollywood's most elusive star.
Movie: Danny Says ( 2016 )
Danny Says is a documentary on the life and times of Danny Fields. Since 1966, Danny Fields has played a pivotal role in music and "culture" of the late 20th century: working for the Doors, Cream, Lou Reed, Nico, Judy Collins and managing groundbreaking artists like the Stooges, the MC5 and the Ramones. Danny Says follows Fields from Phi Beta Kappa whiz-kid, to Harvard Law dropout, to the Warhol Silver Factory, to Director of Publicity at Elektra Records, to "punk pioneer" and beyond. Danny's taste and opinion, once deemed defiant and radical, has turned out to have been prescient. Danny Says is a story of marginal turning mainstream, avant garde turning prophetic, as Fields looks to the next generation.
Movie: Harry Chapin: When in Doubt, Do Something ( 2020 )
Documentary about the life of Harry Chapin.
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