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The 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concerts, the New York Dolls and More Come to Streaming

by VVN Music

The following are music documentaries and concerts added to Netflix and Amazon Prime over the last week:

  • Chasing Trane - Featuring interviews, insights and archival footage, this documentary aims to reveal how historical events shaped the music of John Coltrane.
  • The 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concerts - A Once-In-A-Lifetime, Historic Rock Concert & Five Time Emmy-Nominated HBO Exclusive Special. On October 29th and 30th, 2009, rock'n' roll royalty held court at Madison Square Garden for what have been called"the best concert ever," where"rock'n' roll history was made." In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, the concerts in NYC featured a who's who of rock.
  • DJ Screw: Soldiers United For Cash - DJ Screw was a remarkably influential hip-hop DJ from Houston, TX, who created a signature "Chopped & Screwed" sound by slowing down the pitch on his turntables, and creating unique mixtapes known as"Screw Tapes." Soldiers United for Cash was recorded with DJ Screw weeks before he passed away, and gives viewers the opportunity to hear his story and music, and to witness his talent first-hand.
  • Marc & Ann - An enchanting portrait of Marc and Ann Savoy, Cajun musicians who are dedicated to the preservation and continuance of Cajun culture. Marc is an irreverent storyteller, cook, and accordion maker. His wife Ann is also a musician, the mother of four, and author of the book Cajun Music: Reflection of a People. A film by Les Blank, Maureen Gosling & Chris Simon.
  • Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings - Follow ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro over the course of a musical season, capturing dynamic performances before sold-out crowds, intimate moments of life on the road, and visits to his native Hawaii, where he has risen from local hero to international star.
  • New York Dolls: All Dolled Up - In the early 70's, rock photographer Bob Gruen and his wife Nadya purchased a portable video recorder. In a period of three years they shot over 40 hours of New York Dolls footage. Now for the first time ever this footage is unveiled. This feature length documentary captures the band during early performances in New York at Kenny's Castaways and Max's Kansas City, then follows the Dolls on their tour of the west coast, including footage from the Whisky A Go Go, the Real Don Steele Show, Rodney Bingenheimer's E Club and much more. Intercut with revealing interviews, backstage banter and late night debauchery, this is THE definitive document of the New York Dolls.
  • Pundit Ravi Shankar - "In my opinion, Ravi Shankar's genius and humanity can only be compared to that of Mozart" - declares Sir Yehudi Menuhin, the famous English violinist, describing this musician, composer and popular hero who reveals Indian music to the entire world. Indian ragas uncontested ambassador, Ravi Shankar wove friendly connections with artists and performers all over the globe.
  • The Rap Life Featuring The Dove Shack - This episode of The Rap Life features Hip Hop pioneers The Dove Shack from the infamous city of Long Beach, California. We spend a day with them as they role around promoting there new single and showing us their ghetto lifestyle. We sit in on a late night studio session and get knowledge on how they crank out those classic hits from the LBC. The Rap Life takes you on a day in the life of a hip hop artist. See what it's like to hang out with some of the industry's biggest rap stars of past and present. Witness raw uncut footage that has never been seen anywhere else. This is the real Rap Life!