New In Streaming: Amazon Prime Adds an Amazing 57 New Concerts and Music Documentaries

by VVN Music

The following is new music programming on Netflix and Amazon Prime that has premiered over the last week:

  • Born to Be Blue - This unconventional biopic tunes into the life of iconic trumpeter and jazz legend Chet Baker, capturing his passion and his struggles with addiction.
  • Stop Making Sense - Stop Making Sense is director Jonathan Demme's remarkable concert film that captures the enormous energy and joyous highs of the Talking Heads live performance.
  • B.B. King: Standing Room Only - This outstanding performance was recorded at the Trump Marina Hotel on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City. B.B. delivers the goods on classics. This performance once again confirms that B.B. King is an American institution who deserves his rightful place among other American music icons such as Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Billie Holiday, Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra.
  • Prince: Sign O' the Times - A concert film with theatrical staging, featuring live performances by Prince and his band.
  • Aretha Franklin: Divas Live - This all-star tribute to Aretha, recorded live at Radio City Music Hall pays tribute to one of this country's national treasures. Previously unreleased, the undisputed Queen of Soul is joined by some very special guest stars including Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, Stevie Wonder, the Backstreet Boys, Kid Rock, and more. Originally broadcast on VH1 in 2001.
  • Todd Rundgren: Todd - This live performance was recorded September 14, 2010. It is a first-time performance of his classic album in its entirety.
  • Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: Fifty by Four - The incredible story of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, featuring exclusive interviews, rare performance footage and more. This is CSNY's story, a journey of breakthroughs, breakdowns, break-ups and incredible music. Featuring exclusive interviews, seldom-seen footage, classic and rare performances, and contributions from those who worked closely with CSNY across the years.
  • Michael Schenker Group: Live in Tokyo 1997 - This program features two supreme performances of the Master of the Flying V, as well as interviews. The track lists include highlights of all stages of Schenker's career: from UFO and Scorpions hits, through MSG classic tracks, to his solo compositions. Twelve songs from The Michael Schenker Story Live were never before recorded live.
  • Iggy & the Stooges: Live in Detroit 2003 - Features Iggy Pop and the original lineup of the Stooges (except for bassist Mike Watt) performing at their first Detroit homecoming in 29 years. This Creem Magazine release features Iggy Pop and the original lineup of the Stooges (except for bassistt) performing at their first Detroit homecoming in 29 years. It is a full concert of the best songs of the first two Stooges albums from 1969 & 1970. 
  • Iggy & the Stooges: Raw Power Live: In the Hands of the Fans - A reinvigorated Iggy and the Stooges performing Raw Power and more at All Tomorrow's Party 2010.
  • Cactus: Live, Loud & Proud - Killer performance footage recorded in various cities throughout the band's 2006 / 07 tour. Features Carmine Appice, Tim Bogert and Jim McCarty reunited with Jimmy Kunes on vocals. The group had just released a new album, Cactus V.
  • Poison: 7 Days Live - This superb live performance captured at London's Hammersmith Apollo in 1993 was filmed during their Native Tongue global tour and features hits from that album as well as classic tracks from the band's history including Unskinny Bop, Stand, Until You Suffer Some (Fire And Ice) and the power ballad anthem, Every Rose Has Its Thorn.
  • Richard Thompson Band: Live at Rockpalast January 26, 1984 - The show, recorded by German TV and radio station WDR on January 26th, 1984, is an incredible demonstration of Thompson's musicianship and shows a band in total harmony within itself delivering to its fullest. They carry the music of their"boss" and give him the lightness and the leeway to fully unfold his potential. The concert is an absolute must have for every Thompson fan.
  • Cracker & Camper Van Beethoven: First Annual Camp Out Live - On September 9 & 10, 2005, the bands Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker hosted the first Camp Out in Pioneertown, California. The bands celebrated two decades of work by coordinating special concerts with lineups featuring the original members. Also rare sets from such side projects Monks of Doom, Johnny Hickman, Victor Krummenacher, Jonathan Segel, Porch Stock Footage, and Greg Lisher.
  • Public Enemy - Public Enemy's 20 year career has had a monumental impact on the music world. This film chronicles their legacy and history, while revealing what icons of the music world say about their influence. Artists such as the Beastie Boys, Tom Morello, Henry Rollins and more reflect on the group's stunning power and creativity. Includes live concert footage from near and far, P.E. still has the power.
  • Dead Kennedys: Early Years Live - Features the seminal punk band Dead Kennedys, live from their early years at various venues, including the Mabuhay Gardens, the Sproul Plaza at Berkeley and at Target Studios 1978 through 1981. Much of the material is from the classic debut LP "Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables." In addition to 9 live songs, there is also footage from Jello Biafra's Mayoral candidacy in San Francisco.
  • Murder City Devils: The End - Final Show Halloween 2001 - Murder City Devils' last show, at the Showbox in Seattle, Halloween 2001. Track list: Bear Away, I Drink The Wine, One Vision Of May, Midnight Service At The Mutter Museum, I Want A Lot Now, Rum To Whiskey, Dancin' Shoes, Waltz, Dear Hearts, That's What You Get, Idle Hands, Boom Swagger, Dance Hall Music, Cradle To The Grave, Murder City Riot, Press Gand, Broken Glass, 18 Wheels, Grace That Saves.
  • Guided by Voices: The Electrifying Conclusion - A chronicle of the last four hours of one of the greatest bands in rock, in Chicago, on New Year's Eve 2004.
  • Ween: At the Cat's Cradle - Full show from 1992. This was the early days of live Ween and the band was actually the duo of Dean & Gene with some samples and tapes and a drum machine. For anyone who caught them live around this time, the shows were unreal and unforgettable.
  • Joe Louis Walker: Live in Istanbul - Joe Louis Walker, live in Istanbul in 1995. It was my first time performing in Turkey. We were very surprised to find the audience very supportive and knowledgeable. Musicians are always asked 'What kind of audience was it'' My answer is usually'There's mostly two kinds: the kind of which the music hits them in the head, or in the heart.' That night's audience was hit in both places.
  • The Quireboys: Beautifully Cursed: Live in Islington - Filmed at the O2 Islington, London - this performance was filmed as part of the bands 2013 Beautiful Curse tour and features many new songs from that album along with classic hits such as 'Hey You','7 O'Clock' and'I Don't Love You Anymore'.
  • Blackalicious: 4/20 Live in Seattle - On 4/20/06, Blackalicious and 1200 fiends from the Pacific Northwest piled into Seattle's Showbox Theater to capture some boombastic moments . Gift of Gab and Chief Xcel, alongside their supporting cast, deliver a legendary performance sure to go down in hip hop history. Joining them as part of this 45-day tour was Lateef, Pigeon John, LifeSavas and Fat Lip of the Pharcyde.
  • Bruce Springsteen: Becoming the Boss - This documentary traces the years Bruce Springsteen spent perfecting his art, via the various bands that he played with in the bars and nightspots of New Jersey to his signing with Columbia records and his first successful album Born To Run. Features include exclusive interviews with colleagues such as Richard Blackwell and Joseph Balencko, Steel Mill.
  • 50 Years With Peter, Paul & Mary - 50 Years with Peter Paul and Mary features rare and unseen footage at the peak of their artistry, when PPM dominated popular music. From their emergence in the Greenwich Village Folk Music scene, to the Civil Rights and Anti-War era of the 1960s, and decades of advocacy and music, and finally to the present, where their legacy still inspires new generations, we witness their continuing impact.
  • Rebirth of Cool: U2 in the Third Millennium - This film tells the story of the massive regeneration of U2 during the new millennium. Across two stunning and classic albums, a world tour to accompany each, numerous side projects and a fresh attitude that not only drew the old fans back in droves, but equally attracted huge swathes of new devotees, the 'noughties' was just as much U2's decade as the eighties had been.
  • Jim Morrison: His Final Hours - July 2, 1971. Jim Morrison is one of the most famous rock singers in the world. He's also the ultimate sex symbol, but Morrison is at war with his own dark demons. In 24 hours his darkness will consume him and he'll be dead. Using archive footage, dramatic reenactment and interviews with close companions, we detail the end of Morrison's life and the events that led to his tragic death in Paris.
  • Sid Vicious: His Final Hours - February, 1979: Punk icon and heroin addict Sid Vicious has just been released from Rikers prison in New York City. After a night of celebrating his freedom with friends and family, he wakes suddenly. Sid ingests a massive amount of heroin into his recently drug free body. Sid is discovered dead the next morning. We delve into his past to uncover the series of events that led to Sid's death.
  • David Bowie: Under Review 1976-79 The Berlin Trilogy - The Berlin Trilogy features live and studio performances by Bowie, rare interviews and a host of other features all interspersed with the independent review and criticism from a panel of esteemed experts. These include; former members of both Neu! And Cluster, Dieter Moebius & Michael Rother, Mark Prendergast, David Stubbs, Daryl Easlea, Paolo Hewitt and many others.
  • Led Zeppelin: Physical Graffiti: A Classic Album Under Review - An expert analysis of Zep's most revered record with rare and classic performances, interviews, seldom seen photographs and contributions from those involved.
  • Keith Richards: Under Review - He's the baddest of them all, the man with at least nine lives and the most Rock N' Roll performer since the dawn of time - and we love him for all of it. This program features a 2 hour documentary film which details the life and career of the one man who made it all seem possible.
  • Nick Drake: Under Review - Discusses, dissects and appraises Drake's life, music and astonishing, albeit short, career. 90 minute documentary film which goes some way to unraveling the mystery of this enigmatic singer-songwriter, who passed away at the age of just 26. With the aid of those who were close to Nick, those around at the time and those who have studied and written about Nick Drake in depth.
  • Kate Bush: Under Review - This 90-minute film reviews the music and career of one of the world's most influential performers, singers& songwriters; arguably the most unique female artist ever. It includes rare musical performances never available before. The film features: rarely seen promo films; interviews with Kate& with colleagues, producers, musicians and friends; TV clips; location shots& a host of other features.
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd: Gone With the Wind - This film revisits the story of Lynyrd Skynyrd in a manner previously unattempted. Using a mixture of new and archive interviews, contributions from band members and those closest to the group, location shoots, news reports and a fascinating first-hand description of the fateful 1977 plane crash, this program is set to become the standard documentary work on this legendary band.
  • Mick Jagger: The Roaring 20's - This documentary film concentrates on Jagger's life and career both within and without the Stones, across the period during which he was in his twenties, the period that also, for most fans, was the band's golden years, during which they produced music of a quite staggering quality.
  • Blur: Music Killed the Video Star - In this episode we take a look inside some of Blur's best-known videos from 'Parklife' to 'Country House" with front man Damon Albarn (Gorillaz). We look back to a time when Brit Pop was its zenith. Blur played a significant role in popularizing the Britpop genre. Their 1993 album 'Parklife' is considered a landmark in British music and today remains one of the most acclaimed album of the 1990s
  • Lady Gaga: Pro-rata - This deluxe set contains two films about the incredible talent that is Lady Gaga. The first disc features a classic documentary film about Gaga and her rise to the top, whilst disc two contains a series of candid filmed interviews with Gaga from throughout her career. All finished in deluxe digi-packaging, this revealing set will prove a treat for every Gaga fan across the planet.
  • Madonna: Performance Review - It' s 25 years since Madonna first came to the attention of the world, and since then she' s barely been off the chart, out of the papers or even come close to dropping off the public radar. The Performance Review is a documentary film which concentrates on this extraordinary woman' s work as a dancer, a performer and an actress.
  • Tour Smart - Martin Atkins (member of PiL, Pigface, Killing Joke, etc) talks about his Tour:Smart philosophies and explains his ground breaking theories in this video. Subjects as diverse as Routing, Merchandise, How to be a Better Opening Band and even more are covered. Whether you are planning a national tour, or simply want to have more successful regional shows, this film is not to missed.
  • Pigface: Free For All - An in-depth documentary on the 2005 tour of drummer Martin Atkins and his band Pigface. Free For All captures the chaos and intense drama that goes with the daily operations of producing a National independent concert tour. Exclusive backstage footage, interviews with members of the band, live footage, and more.
  • 50 Cent: Who Dares Wins - 50 Cent has been declared the hottest thing in hip-hop since Notorious B.I.G. It was the late Run Dmc DJ Jam Master Jay who took 50 under his wing and taught him the trade. Packed with interviews and rare footage, this documentary film "50 Cent - Who Dares Wins" now tells the complete and unauthorised story behind the grimy, streetwise and absolutely fearless 50 Cent for the first time.
  • John Legend: Making of a Legend - Get to know Mr. Legend from his place of birth, his family, and his relationships to his controversy. He is an artist, a businessman; it would be safe to say he is a legend in the making. This is an in depth look into the life that is John Legend's.
  • Lil Wayne: Takin' Over Hip Hop - Wayne began his industry ascendance as one of the Hot Boys, a short-lived Cash Money Records all-star group. After establishing himself as a successful solo artist, he grew to become a critical favorite, known especially for his entertaining underground mixtapes. With his southern charm and soft spoken voice, Lil Wayne is takin' over hip hop.
  • Eric Carr Story: Inside the Tale of the Fox - Video documentary, directed by Jack Edward Sawyers, provides insight into the extraordinary life of Eric Carr, former drummer for Kiss, who died, prematurely, in 1991. Includes extra footage, outakes, pictures and interviews. Includes unreleased music written and performed by Eric from his pre-Kiss & Kiss days, plus interviews with Bill Aucoin, Bruce Kulick, Carrie Stevens; more.
  • Andrew W.K.: Who Knows? - At the beginning of 2000, a man calling himself Andrew W.K. seemed to appear out of nowhere in an explosion of soaking-white electricity. He presented a performance designed to inspire new levels of raw excitement, pure energy, and complete confusion.
  • Gil Scott-Heron: Black Wax - Black Wax is a musical-political entertainment film produced and directed by Robert Mugge. It centers on the late African American poet-singer-songwriter Gil Scott-Heron - the man Melody Maker called "the most dangerous musician alive" and many dubbed the forefather of rap music - and his Midnight Band. The entertainment is political. Restored from the original 16mm film.
  • Blowfly: Weird World - This film explores both sides of this hilarious and controversial artist, providing a rare, inside peek at the infamous linguist's daily life. Now 69-years-old, with a gold-spangled superhero costume and a catalog of the world's raunchiest tunes, Blowfly tours the world, still struggling for success and recognition after 50 years of making music.
  • The Making of The Crush - Travel with Grayson Bell and his band "The Crush" as they go across the United States to create their newest album.
  • Welcome to the Funeral: The Story of Rigor Mortis (Part 1) - The story of the meteoric rise of one of the most original and influential Speed Metal bands of all time, Rigor Mortis - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre of Metal! Narrated by Pantera vocalist Phil Anselmo, the film takes you from the beginnings of the infamous band to their highly controversial signing with Capitol Records. A stranger than fiction rollercoaster ride that has to be seen to be believed!
  • Kirk Franklin: The Lord's My Witness - Kirk Franklin's story is a testimony how one can go from good to bad, then back to being righteous. Explores the progressions of his life and the lives of those around him. In his early days in Texas, living under his religious aunt's roof, he was introduced to the world of music. Nevertheless, he was not always a saint and ran the streets for years.
  • CBGB: Punk From the Bowery - Decades after birthing punk in the 1970s, CBGB remains the archetypal club of the Rock and Roll underground. For the past twenty-eight years, CBGB has played host to up-and-coming bands from all sub-genres of Rock and continues to capture the hearts of those who appreciate the spirit of original music. This video features live performances by Agnostic Front, UK Subs, Cro-Mags, the Vibrators,more!
  • Moogfest 2006: Live - Filmed live at New York's famed B.B. King Blues Club in Times Square, this concert film features performances from some of Moog's greatest practitioners including Keith Emerson (The Nice, ELP), Jan Hammer (The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jeff Beck), Bernie Worrell (P-Funk), Roger O'Donnell (The Cure), The Mahavishnu Project and DJ Logic.
  • Bing Crosby: White Christmas Show - Produced by the USO for the US troops overseas, this must-see concert film features over 50 celebrities from stage, screen and TV in an evening of music and comedy. These stars include Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Dinah Shore, Bob Hope, Lena Horne, George Burns, Jimmy Stewart, Milton Berle, Danny Kaye, Jane Russell, Gregory Peck, Kim Novak, Shirley Maclaine and many, many more.
  • Sinatra In the Movies - New documentary on Frank Sinatra's film career. Highlights of his greatest movies; over 100 scenes from his debut to the end of his era. Big bands, Sinatra's signature lyrics, his first radio show, Sinatra at the Oscars, and rare footage of his early movies. Witness him with the Rat Pack, Gene Kelly, Dean Martin, Raquel Welch, Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby, Sammy Davis Jr.& biggest stars of his era.
  • Elvis Presley In the Movies: The King of Hollywood - This documentary focuses on Elvis's film career. It includes highlights from his best films, this entertaining documentary has rare footage of Elvis in the army, his marriage to Priscilla and other amazing true-life Elvis moments. The whole story of"The King" is here from beginning to end. You'll enjoy the best scenes from his most acclaimed movies, a dozen in all.
  • Beatles: Concise Beatles Liverpool - Join Spencer Leigh on a tour of Liverpool which visits a multitude of Beatle related sites including the childhood homes of John, Paul, George, and Ringo, Strawberry Fields, the Cavern Club, and Penny Lane. Over 60 locations are visited and interviews take place with over 20 personalities with close associations to the Beatles.
  • Bass Sessionz, Vol. 1 - When the modern phenoms of fusion come together with the Gideons of gospel bass, great music is destined to be created. Bass Sessionz Vol.1 is a historical musical event that combines great low-enders from 3 countries and 2 genres on 1 musical stage! Featured Players Include: Andrew Gouche, Peter Erskine, John Beasley, Damian Erskine, Janek Gwizdala, Mononeon and more!
  • Giddimani 2007- No Joke Entertainment's presentation of Giddimani is a presentation of the Chalice Palace stage showcase featuring some of Reggae music's biggest stars including Anthony B, Sizzla, Capelton, I-Wayne, Beenie Man, Gyptian & Perfect.
  • Through the Years of Hip-Hop, Volume 1: Graffiti - A four-part documentary series entitled "The Architects." The story is told chronologically and right from the mouths of the greats. Learn how these young gifted pioneers constructed an industry that so many people enjoy now. Featuring Full-Length Videos from: Run DMC, Rob Base& DJ E-Z Rock, Queen Latifah, De La Soul, Special Ed, Dana Dane, and Crash Crew.

1 comment

David C Thompson said...

The Todd Rundgren - Todd is not a performance. Just an interview. Very disappointed to find this out, as Todd is my favorite of his albums.

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