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The Music Documentaries to See

By Myfilmproject09

The music documentaries to see
Well, all the awards have been given out for another year, oscars, Golden Globes, etc. etc. Looking back at 2014, I started doing taxes and realized that I paid to go see 2 movies. That's it. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Interstellar. Neither were great, maybe okay but not great. The rest of the movies I saw on dvd screeners, which are handed out to members of writers guild, directors guild and actors guild members (although not all actors get screeners considering there's over a hundred thousand of them.)
I'm looking forward to seeing The Wrecking Crew, a documentary on a bunch of studio musicians  who played on almost all the rock and roll sessions for bands like The Byrds, Mamas & Papas, Beach Boys, The Monkees, Simon & Garfunkle, John Denver and on and on. Virtually some of the best music for the boomer generation. Like me.
There were also some band members who went out on their own, musicians like Leon Russell, Dr. John and Glen Campbell, probably the most famous of any of the crew.  I read the book a few years ago and was waiting for the doc to come out. 
And as long as I'm on this line, check out a few other docs that are exceptional.
The music documentaries to seeBeware of Mr. Baker is 90 minutes of watching a truly insane man, Ginger Baker who played with Led Zeppelin, Cream and a few other bands.
There's also Mussel Shoals, the east coast version of The Wrecking Crew who played backup on hundreds of songs that became hits.
The music documentaries to seeThese guys played for Bob Seger, Rolling Stones, Simeon & Garfunkel, Bob Dylan and tons of others who came to this odd little town on the east coast.
There's also two mega-docs on music, being Tom Petty's band which is about 7 hours long and The Eagles, which is around 4 hours long. Bring popcorn. The Eagles, in particular is quite candid in their arguments and after a while you just want them to play the music. These are all available on dvd, don't know about streaming.
Go to Materials on the left side of the blog to see the Wrecking Crew trailer video.
Anyways... a little departure from films with actors.

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