Music Monday Tips! Must-see musicdocumentaries
Great Music, interesting stories or just part of music history. Get inspired or surprised by our music tips on Music Mondays. This week we want to share some of our favorite music documentaries: Searching for SugarMan, Miles Davis; Birth of the Cool and Amy.
Searching for Sugar Man (2012)
American musician Sixto Rodriguez disappeared into obscurity in his home country after leaving the music scene in the 1970s. But unknown to him, his albums had become a massive hit in South Africa where it was widely rumoured that he had committed suicide.
In Searching for Sugar Man, two South African mega-fans embark on a quest to find out what really happened to Rodriguez and are shocked by what they discover. Rodriguez is indeed alive and completely oblivious to his fame abroad. As a result of this documentary, his music career has been unexpectedly revived.
Watch it here!
Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (2019)
Miles Davis: Horn player, bandleader, innovator. Miles was a singular force of nature, the very embodiment of cool. The central theme of Miles Davis' life, and of this film is Davis' restless determination to break boundaries and live life on his own terms. This documentary feature explores archival photos and home movies shot by Miles and his colleagues, his manuscripts and Miles' original paintings, to explore the man behind the music. Featuring interviews with some of the most well-known musicians on the planet, including Jimmy Cobb, Lee Konitz, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, Carlos Santana, The Roots, and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers; the film explores why Miles continues to be a relevant voice in today's world.
Watch it on Netflix!
As riveting as it is sad, Amy is a powerfully honest look at the twisted relationship between art and celebrity and the lethal spiral of addiction. Archival footage and personal testimonials present an intimate portrait of the life and career of British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse.
Watch it on YouTube for a small amount!