Best Music Documentaries and

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  1. Tucson Thump

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    Watching one now about Jeff Beck on Prime, I think it is. Called Jeff Beck: On The Run. I always enjoy stuff about 60s UK because that's out of which I came myself. Last week I watched a long one (2+ hours) about Eric Clapton which had footage I hadn't seen before, including unpleasant coverage of his drinking days. Quite honest, I have to say.

    And by the way, RIP Ginger. I supped a beer and watched a YT of Toad in respect.
     
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    Also, forgot to mention. I never saw Ginger Baker live but I did see EC quite often, but more importantly, I saw Jack Bruce back in 1970 at Newcastle City hall with Tony Williams Lifetime and which meant that was my first exposure to John MacLaughlin of whom I have been a lifetime (Ha! pun not intended!) fan.

    When I was a pimply youth growing up in the northeast of England I was going to be Jack Bruce II. Never happened but I have enjoyed many years of striving to get a handle on the bass and the guitar. No regrets, coyote.
     
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    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    I either read about them in a publication like Vintage Guitar, Guitar World, etc or come across them while wasting time on-line. Some I've heard about here. We Fix Flats starts threads about them, from time to time. I like to own them, so I usually order from the artist, or Amazon. Oh yeah, almost forgot, PBS is a great place to find them. I will order from PBS instead of Amazon, if I can.
     
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    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    +100. And it has a very young Joe Bonamassa, as well.

    "Hired Gun" is another wonderful one. Great look into the world of the sideman.

    There's a recent one call "Hitsville", I think - history of Motown. Very good, if somewhat uncritical look at the history of the label.

    I've seen a ton of these the past few years. Showtime and AXS-TV show a lot. I love seeing behind the curtain. "Sound City" is great. I enjoyed the one from the Foo Fighters. "20 Feet From Stardom", about background singers, is really good.
     
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    I had the opportunity to see Cream at Vets Memorial in Columbus, May 14, 1968, Was always a fan of all three, even though Bruce and Baker were often at each other.
     
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    Hitsville was outstanding!
     
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    I found a copy of that Baker doc on eBay. There may be more out there.
     
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    I really liked La Bamba:D
     
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    Beatles Anthology. 4 DVD's of awesomeness.
     
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    Sound City was definitely one of my fave docs. Hired Guns was great except that it forever altered the way I think about Billy Joel now.
     
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    Liked Hired Guns. The Hitmaker (Nile Rodgers doc) was also very good.
     
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    Lister Playing guitar badly since the 70's...

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    Several of my favorites have already been mentioned, so I'll just add these:
    The Wrecking Crew
    Anvil! The Story of Anvil
    The Terry Kath Experience
    Buena Vista Social Club
     
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    Standing in the Shadows of Motown is an oldie but great.

    Bad Brains: Band in D.C. is great.

    .... and that Quincy movie about Quincy Jones is another “must see” IMO.
     
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    And.... Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage!
     
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    I was familiar with some of the Billy Joel stuff, particularly some of the stuff around Doug Stegmeyer. I didn’t realize just how shabbily he treated the rest of his old band.
     

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