20 Feet from Stardom

A couple of nights ago Paula and I watched the documentary “20 Feet from Stardom” on Netflix streaming video. The film tells the story of several back up singers and their attempts to become solo artists. The film won the Oscar for feature length documentary in 2014. Often you don’t get to see the films that win awards for documentaries. Streaming video services like Netflix has changed that and that’s a good thing.

The film tells the story of Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer and other background singers trying to make it in the pop music world.

There are interviews with Mick Jagger, Phil Specter, Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, and many more. A very interesting look at the backstage world of pop music.

Side note: we finally dropped our Netflix DVD service. We just weren’t watching the DVD’s in a timely manner. We would get a DVD and it would sit on the shelf for 6-8 weeks before we got around to watching. I feel that the sun is setting on the DVD as a media format. Between Netflix and Amazon Instant Video we are able to watch most of the content we are interested in watching.

Here’s the trailer:

20 Feet From Stardom Trailer

There’s an excellent sound track available on iTunes and Amazon.

And finally, here is a Youtube video of Darlene Love and Bruce Springsteen performing “Fine, Fine Boy”

 

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