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New in Streaming: Shawn Colvin, Bill Frisell, Amy Winehouse, Yo-Yo Ma and More

by VVN Music

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

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  • Amazon Originals Presents:; Shawn Colvin, The Starlighter - The Starlighter is a 30-minute video based on Victorian paper theatres and the illustration style of children’s books from the same era. Each scene contains over one hundred layered illustrations, and every element in the video was drawn using a digital tablet before being animated by hand, each digitally painted before motion design was applied to create the complete figure.
  • Bill Frisell, A Portrait - Selected in Competition at South by South West Film Festival 2017! A character portrait of anti-archetype guitar hero, Bill Frisell, this nuanced film traces the ideas and processes that shaped Frisell's music, and provides rare insight into the mind and personality of one of the significant musicians of recent decades. Also featuring Bonnie Raitt, Paul Simon, Paul Motian, Jim Hall, Mike Gibbs...
  • Amy Winehouse: A Final Goodbye - A Final Goodbye is an intimate look into the life and times of Amy Winehouse. This in-depth program chronicles her rise to pop superstardom and also offers a sensitive portrayal of a transformative star and the inner demons that inspired her work and eventually caused her untimely death. Her battle with addiction and her courtship with self destruction were well documented through the press. Even her troubled relationship with Blake Fielder-Civil was played out in front of British Media. But despite this backdrop, Amy Winehouse will be remembered for her unique song writing style fusing R & B, soul and jazz influences sang through a deep contralto vocal. The Back to Black album symbolized her huge success at this time which led to an astonishing 5 Grammy awards-'the most wins by a female artist in a single night'. This insightful programme is a definitive testimonial to an incredible music icon covering the start of her career up until her death.
  • The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble - From the director of the Oscar-winning documentary "20 Feet from Stardom" comes the extraordinary story of the renowned international musical collective,The Silk Road Ensemble, created by legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
  • Who Killed Nancy? - October 12th, 1978 - New York Police discover the lifeless body of 20 year-old Nancy Spungen. Ex-prostitute, sometime stripper, heroin addict and infamous girlfriend of Sex Pistols' 21-year-old bass guitarist Sid Vicious. Dressed in her underwear, Spungen bled to death from a stab wound. Incredibly, Vicious was pronounced guilty of her murder in a trial-by-media by noon the following day.
  • Jermaine Jackson: Dynamite Videos - Video compilation of Jermaine's Arista Records years, plus"the Black Godfather" by Bob Giraldi.
  • Chuck D Presents: Hip Hop Gods, When Gods Tour - Join Chuck D, Public Enemy & a who's who of classic Hiphop artists as they embark on an historic cross country tour thru America. Featuring interviews, behind the scenes footage and performances by Monie Love, Wise Intelligent, Schoolly D, Awesome Dre, Son of Bazerk featuring No Self Control, X-Clan and more!
In addition, Amazon is premiering a couple of music based fictional movies:
  • The Music Never Stopped - From the author of Awakenings comes this heartwarming tale of a father and son who find a connection through the music that embodied the generation gap of the 1960s. An unforgettable soundtrack features The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Crosby Stills & Nash and more.
  • My Boyfriend's Back - A female singing group from the '60s reunites for a TV special.