5 music documentaries that expose the life of an artist
Amy Winehouse, whose full name is Amy Jade Winehouse, was born in 1983 in a normal family in north London. She was the youngest daughter in the house. It can be said that her family was the cradle of great love for jazz in particular and Amy's music in general. Little did anyone know that, while still in school, Amy liked singing so much that even her teacher could not keep her quiet.
"Amy" is a touching and realistic music documentary reflecting the short but brilliant life of R&B star Amy Winehouse. With personal clips and videos made by her own family, the film's director reworked Amy's path from adolescence to the success of her music career.
2. GAGA: FIVE FOOT TWO
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, better known by her stage name Lady Gaga, is an American singer and songwriter born and raised in New York City. She began performing at the rock stage of Manhattan's Lower East Side, and signed with Streamline Records in late 2007. During her time working as a musician for her record label, her vocal ability attracted the attention of recording artist Akon, who helped her sign a contract with his record label, Kon Live Distribution.
With a close look at the personal life of Joana and Gaga's career as a music star, this movie promises to give you a completely different perspective in the world of an artist after the spotlights, which the public do not often see.
3. JIMI HENDRIX: VOODOO CHILD
Jonny Allen Hendrix was born on November 27, 1942 in Seattle, Washington, USA. His father changed his name to James Marshall Hendrix and in 1966, when he moved to England, changed his name to Jimi Hendrix. As a child, Jimi learnt to play guitar himself. He spent hours researching and learning how to play through the tapes of South R&B artists like B.B. King and the blues of Muddy Water and Elmore James.
An artist, a master guitarist – these praises are not even enough to show off the talent of this legend. He became a phenomenon without any record label or promotion. Dubbed the master of "playing" the sound and "bending" the air, Jimi Hendrix is one of the greatest monuments of rock and roll. The film revolves around Jimi's artistic life from the perspective of his colleagues as well as the precious footages of his life's shows.
Quincy Delight Jones, Jr. (born March 14, 1933) is an American record producer, composer, and trumpeter artist. He has been active for six decades in the entertainment industry. He set a world record for the Grammy Award nominations (79 times), among which he won 27 awards.
Quincy Jones is one of the most accomplished music composers and producers of all time. This musical documentary will take us from the early days of his ups and downs as a trumpet player to the producer for "Thriller" - a breakthrough album by Michael Jackson.
Have you ever wondered how it would be becoming a rapper in the music industry today? "Rapture" will give you the best view on the life of famous names in this music genre such as Logic or T.I. Typically, episode 6 of the film talks about Rapsody - one of the most promising female rappers - and her journey from first steps to collaborations with Kendrick Lamar or Anderson .Paak.
By: Archie Henderson