Musical Documentaries on Netflix

United States
July 5, 2016 9:05am CST
I watched a couple of documentaries this weekend. I watched The Winding Stream first. It's all about the Carter Family and the very roots of Country music. I've always been aware of them, my parents were fans of country, bluegrass and a touch of hillbilly. I was raised on Jim Reeves, Eddy Arnold and Hank Williams. It was very interesting and beautifully made. Now I feel like I must take a road trip to visit The Carter Fold in Virginia where it's all still happening. That brings me to the second documentary. I lived near San Francisco and there was a strange set of musicians gathering there back in the 60's. Last night I watched a show about Janis Joplin. We were aware of her much earlier than the rest of the country. She wasn't my style. I didn't understand the screaming and screeching. I didn't get her or that style of music that was so popular locally. I still don't. It was a fascinating bio of her however. What a sad life that even fame couldn't erase. Who are your favorite musicians?
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@Marcyaz (36022)
• United States
5 Jul 16
I am all for Country and Western musicians like Geoge Strait. I haven't watched that musical documentary but I will watch it now that you have written about it. I didn't know that Netflix has musicals.
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• United States
5 Jul 16
You will really like it. It's low key but I really liked it!
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@Marcyaz (36022)
• United States
6 Jul 16
@Jeanniemaries I looked for it yesteday but didn't come up with it so will have a look again today and see if I can find it.
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• United States
7 Jul 16
@Marcyaz Its called The Winding Stream
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@DianneN (62644)
• United States
5 Jul 16
I'm not into country music at all. We saw that documentary on Janis Joplin last week. I saw her perform once, and loved Mercedes Benz. She's why I drive them. To be honest, I love classical music and opera the most, but love Billy Joel and Bob Dylan, too.
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• United States
5 Jul 16
I saw Billy Joel and Elton John in concert a few years ago. I became a fan.
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@DianneN (62644)
• United States
5 Jul 16
@Jeanniemaries Elton John is also awesome. I'm in a New York State of Mind right now. Lol!
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• United States
5 Jul 16
@DianneN I was certainly a fish out of water at the concert. I was unfamiliar with every song. I knew I better get back in the loop.
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@Corbin5 (84899)
• United States
5 Jul 16
I love Steve Perry of Journey. He is my favorite. Next would be Freddy Mercury of Queen.
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• United States
5 Jul 16
I discovered and liked Bohemian Rhapsody several years ago, astounding my children that I missed it all these years, they actually couldn't quite believe I hadn't ever heard it. I may have but it didn't register. He was quite the musician.
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@amadeo (51040)
• United States
5 Jul 16
I saw the Janis Joplin one.Nina Simone and many I love these type of docoroma
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• United States
5 Jul 16
I do too. I really love Netflix for that.
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@LadyDuck (126136)
• Switzerland
5 Jul 16
I like the Country music, even if my favorite music is the Classic music (Mozart, Bach, Chopin...).
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• United States
5 Jul 16
Yes, I listen to a lot of different types of music and enjoy most of them.
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@ricki_911 (17842)
• Toronto, Ontario
5 Jul 16
I will have to look this up I am always looking for something new to watch.
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• United States
5 Jul 16
They were both excellent but very different.
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• Preston, England
5 Jul 16
my music tastes vary - I love Bluegrass from seeing the movie O Brother Where Art Thou?
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• United States
5 Jul 16
Oh you are evil!! This song will get into my head and I'll sing it for days and days!! I loved the music in this movie and bought the CD when it came out. It's marvelous!
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• United States
5 Jul 16
Oh you are evil!! This song will get into my head and I'll sing it for days and days!! I loved the music in this movie and bought the CD when it came out. It's marvelous!
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@GreatMartin (4328)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
8 Jul 16
To answer your question--any of the blues singers from the late 30s to the 50s--Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Nina Simone, Carmen McCrae, Nat King Cole, Sinatra, etc.
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• United States
9 Jul 16
Great choices!
8 Jul 16
i like such a wide array of musicians, most genres.
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• United States
8 Jul 16
I'm the same, i can appreciate all music.
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@BettyB (4269)
• Summerville, South Carolina
7 Jul 16
I've never watched a musical documentary but when I turn on the TV, its usually the history channel. I think I would enjoy the documentaries.
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• United States
7 Jul 16
If you don't have Netflix your PBS station usually has good documentaries.
@LoriAMoore (9797)
• United States
7 Jul 16
So many musicians that I've enjoyed over the years.
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• United States
7 Jul 16
Part of the American culture!
@GreatMartin (4328)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
6 Jul 16
I loved Janis--good or bad she was honest in her singing! I saw her in person 3 times and was mesmerized each time.
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@BelleStarr (33760)
• Portland, Connecticut
7 Jul 16
Abba, Il Divo, Sarah Brightman, Toby Keith, Adele I like a lot of different things.
@fishtiger58 (30617)
• Momence, Illinois
7 Jul 16
My dad loved country music and I have some of his old Jim Reeves albums, but it's not my kind of music. I love rock and roll the best.