New In Streaming: Devo, Scorpions, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Andy Williams, More

by VVN Music

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

Netflix
  • Numero Uno: The Roots of Italian Rap - In the '90s, the explosive popularity of hip-hop music in Italy impacts the nation's character while creating a new kind of renegade artist.
Amazon
  • Devo: Hardcore Devo Live! - Devo, captured live in Oakland, performing early experimental tracks written between 1974 and 1977, prior to any label deal or public success. For Devo, the beginning happened in the basements and garages of Akron, Ohio. Performing 21 oddities, this is a tribute to departed, original Devo bandmate, Robert "Bob 2" Casale. Filmed live on June 28, 2014 at the Fox Theater in Oakland, California.
  • Scorpions: Forever and a Day - After 50 years on stages all around the world, Germany's Scorpions decided it was time to embark on one last tour. This fully authorized documentary follows the hard rockers from their beginnings as young music fans to the present day. The band reflects on their fans, their long-time crew and each other.
  • Elvis Presley: The Beginning - Elvis Aaron Presley was the undisputed King of Rock and Roll, but long before he earned his title, he was just a nervous 19 year old kid looking to make it in the music business. Together with his more worldly and experienced band mates, Scotty Moore and Bill Black, the trio headed out on an one year tour, driving in a 4,500 mile loop starting in Memphis and stopping for more than 200 dates.
  • Michael Jackson: A Remarkable Life Unauthorized - Michael Jackson: A Remarkable Lif'e goes behind his music to discover what it took for a boy with a passion for music to dominate pop charts the world over for more than 30 years .
  • Andy Williams: The Best of Christmas - Christmas just isn't Christmas without Andy Williams. Enjoy the best of Andy Williams Christmas Shows during the most wonderful time of the year.
  • Adele: Someone Like Me - Adele has received iconic status from fans and industry professionals alike. With sold out concerts around the world and multiple awards to her name Adele came from humble beginnings and has gone on to be one of the biggest Artists in the world.
  • Whitney Houston: The Greatest Love of All - In this film we pay tribute to one of the most gripping rags to riches stories ever told. Whitney Elizabeth Houston first showed the vocal range and star quality that would soon make her a legend in music.
  • Beyonce: Queen B - BeyoncĂ© rose to fame as the central member of pop-R&B group Destiny's Child before embarking on a solo career. Booming record sales, Grammy awards, movie roles, and marriage to rapper Jay-Z. We take you through the incredible Journey of BeyoncĂ©.
  • Miley Cyrus: Xplicit - Singer, actress, controversial pop star. Miley Cyrus has become one of the most talked about celebrities in the world. From Disney's Hanna Montana to her latest single"Wrecking Ball", Miley has transformed her image radically, rendering her the focus of the media, all over the world. We invite you to discover the life and controversial career of Miley Cyrus. This is Miley Cyrus: Xplicit.
  • J. Lo: Let's Get Real - Her talents go from acting, to fashion, dancing and singing. With a net worth over 250 million dollars, J.Lo has conquered the Latin American and pop music scene. From the streets of the Bronx to the red carpets of Hollywood, she has achieved more than most would dream for. Follow the story of one of the most talented and successful women in showbiz. The real Latina diva, Jennifer Lopez.
  • Chris Brown: Triple Threat - American recording artist, actor and model Chris Brown continues to take the world by storm. Including interviews from industry experts and video footage of Chris Brown, this film tells us the incredible story of his rise to superstardom.
  • Duke Robillard: Guitar Method Volume 1 - In this volume Duke teaches his favorite rhythm guitar ideas and chord progressions. Demonstrated are his favorite Chicago Blues turnarounds, the best chord voicings to use in Blues, mixing double stops with chords for interesting backgrounds behind solos, sliding 6th chords, guitar boogie rhythms, expressive picking techniques and more!
  • Charles Bradley & the Menahan Street Band: Live From the House of Steel - The first installment of Daptone Records' new video series, Live From The House Of Soul. Directed by Poull Brien and shot in the backyard of Daptone's House of Soul in Bushwick, Brooklyn, features Charles Bradley at his best with the Menahan Street Band.
  • Freur: Live From London - This performance was recorded as part of the 'Live From London' series and highlights the unique new wave-synth pop style and sound of the band.
  • Tennessee Whiskey: The Dean Dillon Story - A legend in Nashville, Dean finally comes out of the shadows and shares his music, his life, and the stories behind the hits in this honest film about a man responsible for songs that shaped an era.
  • Bill Evans: Time Remembered - Bill Evans Time Remembered is a 90-minute documentary film, produced by Bruce Spiegel which tells the story of Bill Evans' turbulent life and his contribution to jazz music.
  • Randy Brecker Quintet: Live 1988 - Recorded in 1988 at Sweet Basil in New York, Randy Brecker is joined by an all star lineup including Bob Berg on tenor sax, David Kikoski on piano & synth, Dieter Ilg on acoustic bass, and Joey Baron on drums.
  • Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise - Robert Mugge filmed jazz great Sun Ra on location in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. between 1978 and 1980. The resulting 60-minute film includes multiple public and private performances, poetry readings, a band rehearsal, interviews, and extensive improvisations.
  • 2Pac - Assassination: Battle For Compton - The story of "The Machine"; a group of high powered individuals with a dark secret they killed to keep. Filled with new government documents, interviews with formerly involved Federal and Local Prosecutors and LAPD Detectives, and new witness interviews, this film explains how the untimely deaths of Shakur and Wallace were part of the destruction left in the wake of The Machine.
  • Chuck D Presents: DJ Lord - The Turntablist Chronicles - DJ Lord provides a first hand look into the world of turntablism. See him scratching at DJ competitions. Listen as he shares personal DJ tips. Hang out with him as he parties in Australia and Hong Kong and follow him on the road with PE. See why DJ Lord was chosen to replace Terminator X as Public Enemy's DJ!
  • Itzhak Pearlman - Virtuoso Violinist: I Know I Played Every Note - This film is a closely observed account of the formative years of Itzhak Perlman's life and career, an intimate look at a many-faceted artist who wears his success and his astonishing virtuosity so lightly. His music, his television appearances, his spokesmanship for the disabled and his light-hearted ebullience have won him a particularly affectionate following.

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