My Favorite Music Documentaries/Concertsby Mellie511 | created - 22 Dec 2013 | updated - 20 Dec 2016 | Public
Great Performances series on PBS is one of my favorites but not listed...would like to add "Herbie Hancock, Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil celebrate Gershvin!!!
add also the New York Phil New Year's Eve concert Live: from Lincoln Center, esp 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013!!!!!!
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1. We Are The World: The Story Behind The Song (1985 TV Movie)
50 min | Documentary, Music
5. Paul Simon, Graceland: The African Concert (1988 TV Special)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Music
A concert given in Zimbabwe, Africa, by singer Paul Simon, featuring such South African musicians as Miriam Makeba and Hugh Masakela.
6. Under African Skies (2012)
Not Rated | 108 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Paul Simon returns to South Africa to explore the journey of his Graceland album, including the political backlash he received for allegedly breaking the UN cultural boycott of South Africa designed to end the Apartheid regime.
7. The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert (2009 TV Special)
Not Rated | 255 min | Music
A four-hour music event featuring performances from two concerts held at Madison Square Garden.
8. Live From Lincoln Center (1976– )
Filmed performances from the famous performing arts center in New York City.
New Year's Eve concerts and jazz performances
Not Rated | 208 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
11. The 3 Tenors in Concert 1994 (1994 TV Special)
Followup Los Angeles concert to Carreras Domingo Pavarotti in Concert (1990). Several songs are sung in English, and celebrity attendees include the (then former) 41st US President and the (then future) 38th governor of the state of California.
14. Searching for Sugar Man (2012)
PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez.
Votes: 58,902 | Gross: $3.97M
Great Performances (1971– )
Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration
Located in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts, Tanglewood is one of the world's most beloved music festivals and serves as the summer home for the famed Boston Symphony ... See full synopsis »
19. Great Performances (1971– )
"You Can't Take It With You" is hailed one of the greatest revivals and filmed plays for PBS television. David Woods brought stunning charm, humor, and time to this Moss Hart masterpiece. ... See full summary »
21. Carmen (1984)
PG | 152 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A film version of the famous Bizet opera, where a soldier (Don Jose) falls in love with a beautiful factory worker (Carmen), but she does not reciprocate his feelings.
23. Austin City Limits (1975– )
60 min | Documentary, Music
Established singer-songwriters and acclaimed newcomers perform country, blues, rock, folk, bluegrass, and related styles of music from Studio 6A of public television station KLRU (formerly KLRN) at the University of Texas at Austin.
25. Thunder Soul (2010)
PG | 83 min | Documentary, Music
Alumni from Houston's storied Kashmere High School Stage Band return home after 35 years to play a tribute concert for their beloved band leader who turned the struggling jazz band into a world-class funk powerhouse in the early 1970s.
Votes: 452 | Gross: $0.14M
Great Performances (1971– )
Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story
155 min | Music
Spectacular rise & disgraced collapse of Memphis' socially-conscious, neighborhood-based Stax Records, which spawned many of the best soul sounds of the 60's and 70's is told mostly by its ... See full summary »
29. Standing in the Shadows of Motown (2002)
PG | 108 min | Documentary, Music
Documentary about the Funk Brothers, a group of Detroit musicians who backed up dozens of Motown artists.
Votes: 3,190 | Gross: $1.60M
30. Killing Me Softly: The Roberta Flack Story (2014 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 57 min | Documentary, Music
Documentary about soul vocalist Roberta Flack and her ascent to notoriety, set against the turbulent scenery of America's Civil Rights development. Highlights interviews with Dionne Warwick, Johnny Mathis and Cissy Houston.
31. Finding the Funk (2013)
78 min | Documentary, History, Music
Finding the Funk is a road trip in search of the past, present and future of Funk music. Starting with Funk's roots in Jazz and the James Brown bands of the '60s we travel to the Bay Area ... See full summary »
33. Tina Turner: One Last Time Live in Concert (2000 Video)
Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Music, Musical
Compilation of Tina Turner's two final concerts at Wembley Stadium, recorded during her 'Twenty Four Seven' tour, and featuring classic hits, cover versions and new songs.
34. Tina Turner: Live in Amsterdam (1996 Video)
Not Rated | 113 min | Documentary, Music
Footage of Tina Turner's amazing three-night stint at the Amsterdam Arena in September, 1996, where she performed all her biggest hits in a spectacular visual production.
35. The Latin Explosion: A New America (2015 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 65 min | Documentary, Music
Explores the impact of Latino music on United States culture. The documentary traces the roots of Hispanic contributions to American music starting from Pérez Prado, Xavier Cugat, the ... See full summary »
36. Latin Music USA (2009– )
TV-PG | Documentary, Music
Latin Music USA highlights the great American music created by Latinos and celebrates the Latin Rhythms at the heart of Jazz, rock, country and rhythm and blues. It's a fresh take on ... See full summary »
37. Rockshow (1980)
G | 102 min | Documentary, Music
In 1975 and 1976 Paul McCartney and Wings undertook the epic Wings over the World tour, the largest scale tour they would ever undertake as a band. From this tour came both the legendary "... See full summary »
38. Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark (2014)
TV-14 | 94 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Imagine what it would feel like to be the only black television star in Hollywood at a time when the Ku Klux Klan acted out violently against black people, when America groaned under the ... See full summary »
39. The Ghosts of Christmas Eve (1999 TV Movie)
Unrated | 46 min | Fantasy
TSO's THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS EVE is a unique fantasy trip through the magic of Christmas. Narrated by award-winning actor Ossie Davis, the production takes us on a journey of a runaway ... See full summary »