Contemplating Songbirds – Nina and Amy

Next up on my doc list are these two, which also happen to be about two of my favourite singers:

High Priestess of Soul – Nina Simone song1

The documentary, What Happened, Miss Simone? is the story of legendary singer and activist Nina Simone.  It chronicles her extraordinary life using never-before-heard recordings, rare archival footage and her best-known songs.

The film examines the woman behind the legend, from her childhood as a musical prodigy to her role as a prominent civil rights activist, touching on the beautiful and also troubling moments of her life. It paints a more complex portrait of the famous musician than you might imagine, even spotlighting her complicated relationship with her daughter. It’s just been released on NetflixTake a moment to WATCH THE CLIP:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moOQXZxriKY

FADE to BLACK:

Singer Amy Winehouse performs during the MTV Europe Awards ceremony in Munich in this November 1, 2007 file photo.  Winehouse has been found dead at her home in north London, Sky News reported on July 23, 2011. REUTERS/Michael Dalder/Files  (GERMANY - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT OBITUARY) BRITAIN-WINEHOUSE/ BRITAIN-WINEHOUSE/ BRITAIN-WINEHOUSE/

Singer Amy Winehouse performs during the MTV Europe Awards ceremony in Munich in this November 1, 2007 file photo.

An original! Brilliant, troubled Amy Winehouse sadly passed on way too early.  The more people see me the more they’ll realize all I’m good for is making music.”

The world would have embraced a lot more where that came from.

Have a PEEK:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Za3lZcrzzcM

I never get tired of listening to these two artists.  Their music is timeless.

How about you – Is there a documentary high up on your list that you can’t wait to watch?

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