Listen Best music/band documentary

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  1. Rhino

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    I'm sitting here before I head off to an event this evening, working on a music project, and I've got Netflix running in the background, just going through music documentaries. Foo Fighters Back and Forth, & Keith Richards Under the Influence have played so it got me wondering, what are some of the best music/band docs that you have seen?
     
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    grizzly man
     
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    Bill Withers one is very interesting...Still Bill
     
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    I know this may not fall under the typical music documentary, but "Soaked in bleach" was a good one.


    It's a conspiracy about Kurt Cobain's death being set up by Courtney Love.
     
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    I only really like a few corpse albums but I’ve watched this documentary 3 or for times in its 3 hour entirety. It’s a great film.

     
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    Pearl Jam Twenty
     
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    The Last Waltz is my favorite, I'm a big fan of The Band. Lots of good guest musicians as well.

    Badass documentary.
     
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    Here's my favorite:


    View: https://youtu.be/Htwe0NBjq4c


    Jazz on a Summer's Day is a concert film set at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island, directed by commercial and fashion photographer Bert Stern. The Columbia Records jazz producer, George Avakian, was the musical director of the film. The film mixes images of water and the city with the performers and audience at the festival. It also features scenes of the 1958 America's Cup yacht races. The film is largely without dialog or narration (except for periodic announcements by emcee Willis Conover). The film features performances by Jimmy Giuffre, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Stitt, Anita O'Day, Dinah Washington, Gerry Mulligan, Chuck Berry, Louis Armstrong, and Jack Teagarden. Also appearing are Buck Clayton, Jo Jones, Armando Peraza, and Eli's Chosen Six, the Yale College student ensemble that included trombonist Roswell Rudd, shown driving around Newport in a convertible jalopy, playing Dixieland. Many performances ran so long that the last act, Mahalia Jackson, did not appear on stage until after midnight, performing the Lord's Prayer. In 1999, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

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    Jimmy Giuffre 3: Jimmy Giuffre, Bob Brookmeyer, Jim Hall
    Thelonious Monk Trio: Thelonious Monk, Henry Grimes, Roy Haynes
    Sonny Stitt and Sal Salvador
    Anita O'Day
    George Shearing
    Dinah Washington
    Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Art Farmer
    Big Maybelle
    Chuck Berry
    Chico Hamilton Quintet
    Louis Armstrong and his All-Stars:
    Trummy Young, Danny Barcelona, and Jack Teagarden
    Mahalia Jackson
    Ray Charles
     
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    Hell yeah. Haven't seen this one but I just watched the first 15 min and I'm hooked already. I'm watching this tonight. Thanks!
     
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    Sound decision. It won't last a week up on youtube ;)
     
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    Depeche Mode 101 probably, The Foo Fighters's HBO series was amazing though. U2's Rattle & Hum was brilliant too.
     
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    Made it through....I'll be watching that again before it's pulled down. Thanks for posting, that just jumped up high on my list of favorites.

    This thread reminds me that there is a great documentary called "The Genius of Lenny Breau" that is periodically hard to find on YouTube. At least it's hard to find it complete on YouTube, there may be segments or clips out there. Lenny Breau is one of my favorite guitarists, you should check that one out. And some of his music too if you haven't. I think I actually started a thread about him, I'll have to go back and look.
     
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    Wow, I haven't seen Rattle & Hum since it was first released, or it least when it was still considered "new". I remember liking it, and i had that album way back when. I haven't listened or been a fan of U2 in years, but I'd definitely be interested to watch that again.
     
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    The most recent I've watched is Hired Guns.

    It's a look at a few session artists and what it's like to be a faceless member of an album or band.


    Billy Joel is a dick
     
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    The birth of “No”......lmao when vedder was hammered and sang state of love and trust at that singles party
     
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    Came to say this

    Will also add

    Sigur Ros - Heima
    Pearl Jam - imagine in Corince
    Woodstock directors cut
    Radiohead - Meeting people is easy

    The rest id add are mostly concerts blurays
     
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    Great picks everybody, a lot of phenomenal choices in here.
     
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    Holy shit, I haven't even thought about 101 in over a decade... Rattle and Hum is one of my all time favorites, and their documentary about the 20th anniversary and making of the Achtung Baby album is phenomenal (From the Sky Down).
     
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