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DGT's List of Must-See Music Documentaries










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Imagine what it would feel like to be the only black television star in Hollywood at a time when the Ku Klux Klan acted out violently against black people, when America groaned under the weight of segregation and prejudice. Imagine being in possession of a natural talent so great, so unique and disarming that these issues were seemingly swept to one side to allow you to perform and be acknowledged for this gift, yet behind closed doors they were trying to think of a way to package you as something you were not: white. This candid account of the actual happenings in and around the "fairytale" life of fame and fortune of Nat King Cole, are taken from the private journals of Nat King Cole and exclusive interviews with the widow of Nat King Cole, Maria Cole, as well as contributions from other family members, Tony Bennett, Buddy Greco, Harry Bellafonte, Nancy Wilson, Sir Bruce Forsythe, George Benson, Aaron Neville, Johnny Mathis and many more. Some of these shocking stories have never been told before, speaking a wider truth of the national climate at the time, and beg the question "how far have we come?" Director Jon Brewer is given exclusive access to archive held by the estate, which will be revealed for the first time in this film; honoring the man and his journey and the passing of a true icon, but also revealing his feelings behind his ultimate calling as a "beacon of hope" to the legions of the oppressed. —Laura Royko

"Afraid of the Dark" is currently available to watch on Netflix






Check out this incredible documentary on the life of legendary Queen of Electric Gospel, Sister Rosetta Tharpe







The History of Funk Music



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During the 1970s this fun, futuristic and freaky music changed the streets of America with its outrageous fashion, space-age vision and streetwise slang. But more than that, funk was a celebration of being black, providing a platform for a new philosophy, belief system and lifestyle that was able to unite young black Americans into taking pride in who they were. Today, like blues and jazz, it is looked on as one of the great American musical cultures, its rhythms and hooks reverberating throughout popular music. Without it hip-hop wouldn't have happened. Dance music would have no groove. This documentary tells that story, exploring the music and artists who created a positive soundtrack at a negative time for African-Americans. Includes new interviews with George Clinton, Sly & the Family Stone, Earth, Wind & Fire, Kool & the Gang, War, Cameo, Ray Parker Jnr and trombonist Fred Wesley.





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"Muscle Shoals"

This is a beautiful documentary celebrating the studio "Fame", run by legendary producer, Rick Hall in
 Muscle Shoals, Alabama.  It goes into the amazing and sometimes heartbreaking stories of Hall's life, and the incredible accomplishments that were made within the boarders of Muscle Shoals, a magical place to many. 

The film is directed by Greg Camalier, and stars Hall along with major celebrities such as Aretha Franklin, Alecia Keys, Keith Richards, Mick Jager and Etta James. 
You can watch this documentary on Netflix with a monthly membership fee, or on Amazon for $2.99.
I highly recommend basking in the beauty of this documentary.
Plus, it's chock-full of great classics that I know you'll love!


   


Now on hulu:"Soundbreaking Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music"

I can't tell you how impressed I am with this series. There is something for everyone here. From Tina Turner, to The Beach Boys, or The Beatles to Amy WInehouse, these stories will take you away decade by decade. I'm at the point where I want to make a playlist of all of the songs that I've heard so far. You really feel like you are right there in the studio, whether they are recording Elenor Rigby, or Georgia by Ray Charles. The entire series is back- to- back one great memory after another. It helps you better able to perceive the lives of these musicians, and understand the Industry of the Music Business.


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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down A Dream



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