Music Documentaries

I thought it would be nice to share with you some great music documentaries I have watched that made me an even deeper fan of the artists in the films.  First off, Muscle Shoals, which I just recently watched.  The film tells the story behind the recording studios in Muscle Shoals Alabama and their influence on the world and the many surprising artist who started their careers their.  It is filled with deep emotion and perseverance.

Next, Standing in the Shadow of Motown, which tells the story of the musicians behind most of the hits that came out of Detroit.   The history lesson is priceless and the renditions of many hit songs with different singers his handled very well.  Third, The Promise:  The Making of a Darkness on the Edge of Town, a documentary about Bruce Springsteen’s struggle to follow-up his hit album Born to Run.  The sheer about of music he created for this one album was amazing.

Finally, The True History of the Traveling Wilburys, a look at how George Harrison brought the likes of Tom Petty, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, and Jeff Lynn together to make an album.  Each of these artists had success on their own but enjoyed working with others in the industry to create new sounds.  All of these videos give a glimpse of the creative effort that goes behind the iconic music we listen to and remember year after year.  In addition, they share some insights into the people who speak to our innermost hearts and the personal histories that made them able to do so.  If you have a chance, I highly recommend each and everyone of these documentaries.

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