What's your favourite documentary on music?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by 440mhz, Nov 8, 2019 at 11:29 AM.

  1. 440mhz

    440mhz TDPRI Member

    Age:
    63
    Posts:
    53
    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2019
    Location:
    Elk Lake, On, Canada
    I've watched a lot of music documentaries on my favourite groups and guitar players, but the one that brought a clarity of the evolution of the electric guitar has to be "Chasing Sound" about Les Paul, I just knew about the guitar named after him and I didn't realize his contribution to recording , mastering and just the plain fooling around with electronics and sound and thank you les, watching you play with your hands knurled with arthritis in your eighties is my inspiration.
     
  2. Thin white duke

    Thin white duke Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    45
    Posts:
    1,140
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2017
    Location:
    italy
  3. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    26,976
    Joined:
    May 2, 2003
    Location:
    Wisco
    KISS meets the Phantom of the Park
     
    basher, drf64, matmosphere and 9 others like this.
  4. DekeDog

    DekeDog Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    286
    Joined:
    May 12, 2019
    Location:
    Carolina
    The Jazz Baroness, a movie about Baroness Kathleen Annie Panonnica Rothschild de Koenigswarter and her relationship with Thelonius Monk, produced by Clint Eastwood, who also produced Bird.
     
  5. Mike Eskimo

    Mike Eskimo Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    19,608
    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2008
    Location:
    Detroit
    WE JAM ECONO

    third place goes to the Jarmusch Iggy/Stooges doc.

    havent made up my mind on 2nd place...
     
  6. 57fenderstrat

    57fenderstrat Tele-Meister

    Age:
    28
    Posts:
    434
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2019
    Location:
    Binghamton NY
    Tom Petty - Running down a dream

    I called him Morgan

    Chasing Trane

    The long Eagles one I can’t think of The name

    Classic albums Recording of Aja

    And I watched a cool one about Bob Moog

    Probably my favorite was the George Harrison one
     
    Greggorios, Gaz_ and Teddyjack like this.
  7. clayville

    clayville TDPRI Member

    Posts:
    55
    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2006
    Location:
    Boston
    "Tom Dowd and the Language of Music" is incredibly great
     
  8. kodiakblair

    kodiakblair TDPRI Member

    Age:
    50
    Posts:
    81
    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2019
    Location:
    Scotland
    For this long in the tooth Punk rocker it has to be.

    Respect Yourself : The Stax Records Story.
     
    richiek65 and staxman like this.
  9. Paulie_Boy

    Paulie_Boy Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    114
    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2019
    Location:
    ?
    "The Wrecking Crew"

    "Blue Note" Blue Note Records

    "Bluegrass Roots" (Here's a clip)
     
  10. schmee

    schmee Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    7,459
    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2003
    Location:
    northwest
    #1 was one I watched analyzing the DR Pepper album. Can't remember what is was called. Like it was written for the musician really. Took apart each song, talked about the history of the song writing and what was going on in the group. Some interviews with those non Beatles involved. How some of the ground breaking studio stuff was done etc. Amazing.
    #1a was the Motown one I saw this year.
    #1b Was Country Music by Ken Burns this year. Not even a big country fan!
     
    Greggorios likes this.
  11. cc50fralin

    cc50fralin Tele-Meister

    Age:
    62
    Posts:
    465
    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2018
    Location:
    Queens, NY
    Standing in the Shadows of Motown.
    Motown.jpg

    I learned so much from this one movie.

    Every one should see it.

    Mike
     
  12. dickey

    dickey Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,208
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2010
    Location:
    Florida
    This one. Made me switch from being an SG/rock & blues player, to being a Tele/everything player. Still remember the first time I saw it.

     
  13. john kleeman

    john kleeman Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    697
    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2010
    Location:
    Portland, Or.
    Revenge of the Mekons
    Beatles Anthology
    The Life and Music of Ronnie Lane: the Passing Show
    Tons of others. They just don't make enough of these for me!
     
    DonM and Greggorios like this.
  14. Cheap Trills

    Cheap Trills Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    445
    Joined:
    May 11, 2016
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    Ken Burns "Jazz"
     
    El Tele Lobo and Greggorios like this.
  15. bgmacaw

    bgmacaw Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    2,760
    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2006
    Location:
    Near Athens GA USA
    You See Me Laughin'

     
  16. fendrguitplayr

    fendrguitplayr Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    68
    Posts:
    8,885
    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2006
    Location:
    Greater Boston
    Standing in the Shadows of Motown.
     
  17. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    50,234
    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2009
    Location:
    Kelowna, BC, Canuckistan
     
  18. Togman

    Togman Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    59
    Posts:
    1,229
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2004
    Location:
    Cambridgeshire, UK
    20 Feet From Stardom
     
  19. Bones

    Bones Telefied Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    21,698
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2005
    Location:
    Luddite Island, NY
    Yeah, this is the one.
     
  20. esseff

    esseff Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    708
    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2014
    Location:
    East Midlands, UK
    Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues: A Musical Journey.
    Ten minute trailer here:
     
    drf64 and WingedWords like this.
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.


  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.