Written July 06, 2013
This film is so rich in content — from pop culture music history to archived and contemporary performances of music we grew up with — that it was hard to absorb it all in a single viewing. Add to the mix insightful commentary from stars like Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Mick Jagger, Stevie Wonder and others about the impact that gospel-rooted black female voices made and continue to make on popular music and you’d have a lot. But artfully woven into all this are a handful of compelling stories of luck, hard work, musicianship, spectacular rises and heart-wrenching falls — and roads inexplicably not taken. And finally — the takeaway that not all talent is best expressed center stage.
Written December 27, 2014
Give yourself a break from CGI and sci-fi sound effects and take in one of this years best treats. 20 feet entertains with some of the best sounds of all times interspersed with authentic interviews with all the characters that make up the best of pop music since the 60's. You will walk away inspired and entertained.
Written October 29, 2014
Fascinating doc on the REAL stars that sing behind the stars. The Rolling Stones. Bruce Springsteen. Chris Botti. Michael Jackson. Phil Spector. The list goes on....
Written December 19, 2014
Fascinating film as it explored the particular musicianship - and life's challenges - of backup singers. Some were familiar but others were revelations. In particular, Lisa Fischer's current singing brought tears from it's shear emotion. Will definitely be watching for her - and Judith Hill.
Written July 05, 2013
This movie is so good on so many levels that I went back to see it again the next day, so I could share it with my wife. Every music fan should see it. It is this year's Searching For Sugarman.