Category Archives: Film

Charles Bradley’s Doc – Soul Of America – Coming Out Soon

Charles Bradley is one of those late-blooming old-school soul singers – along with the likes of with Lee Fields, Bettye LaVette and Sharon Jones – who are happily achieving some career success now. Bradley has a particularly interesting life, full … Continue reading

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“The History of Future Folk” – not a freak folk documentary

Opening in L.A. this week is the quirky comedy, The History of Future Folk. All I really know about this low-budget movie is its amusing trailer which uses the tag line: “probably the only alien folk duo sci-fi action romance … Continue reading

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DVD Review: Bob Dylan And The Band: Down In The Flood – Associations and Collaborations

The story about Bob Dylan and the Band is a fascinating one with many compelling chapters. The folk king Dylan going electric. A longtime backing band coming into their own known simply as The Band. Dylan’s motorcycle accident and the … Continue reading

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The ‘Mats’ Movie And Other Cool Music Documentaries

The Replacements were, and probably always will be, one of those important bands in my musical pantheon. And I am not the only one. Earlier this week, I wrote about the just released Treatment Bound, a ukulele tribute to Replacements … Continue reading

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Black Moses, Willy Wonka and Mel Stuart

I will confess: I do like reading obituaries. Not out of morbid curiosity but I just find them as little biographies that often contain fascinating nuggets of information. This week, among the posthumous tributes to prominent composer Marvin Hamlisch and … Continue reading

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