Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we’ve had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead – until now.
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Inspirational and depressing, this film gives long deserved props to the great backup singers like Merry Clayton, who sang the power into The Rolling Stones "Gimme Shelter", Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama", etc.
One of the best documentaries on music I've seen so far. Finally someone gives credit to all these amazing singers: the injustice is repaired. It goes straight to your heart, and is great for your hears too. Reminded me of the documentary"Standing in the Shadows of Motown", on musicians who never had any recognition whatsoever. Watch it asap.
Reasonably good documentary balancing history, personality, analysis, and performance. Could, perhaps, have been trimmed a little - but the movie was poorly framed in the theater I saw it at so that may have worn my patience thin. Still, the content didn't satisfactorily fill the running time. Could have been leaner. (Or had more content.)
oh the pain of trying to reach something that seems unattainable. Lisa Fischer released a pretty good record, very 90's diva-esque, but unfortunately the voice isn't enough in the industry. it isn't now and it wasn't back then.
Ehh...this Doc misses some huge elephants in the room and annoyingly so. Glad its done well for these vocalists who deserved better from the men who used them and didn't look after them after they were done with them