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    Featuring interviews with Bowie and those close to him, including his producer Tony Visconti, the programme chronicles the two years Bowie lived in a Berlin apartment with Iggy Pop in the late '70s and examines the trilogy of albums he made during his time there.
    Follows Basquiat’s life pre-fame and how New Your City, the times, the people and the movements surrounding him formed the artist he became.
    Some of the best music ever written and it was never made available to the public Library Music was composed and recorded specifically as an 'off the shelf' option for use in Film, Broadcasts and Advertising. It was cheaper than commissioning a composer to score a soundtrack and music was written to cover every genre, every instrument and every atmosphere. The...
    Robert Mugge directs this film about jazz-funk musician and poet Gil Scott-Heron. Featuring footage of Scott-Heron performing live at the Wax Museum nightclub in Washington D.C., the film looks at how the spoken word performer influenced the modern generation of hip hop, rap and R&B artists.
    Documentary which focuses on Pink Floyd founder Syd Barrett and tells the story of his life, work and time with the band.
    Stanley Nelson directs this documentary that chronicles the history of the Black Panther Party. From their formation in 1966 in Oakland, California, the film follows the revolutionary African-American group's rise throughout the '60s and '70s and features interviews with former members, FBI members and street police officers that clashed with the party,...
    Documentary on the life of the South African singer, Miriam Makeba. Makeba, known affectionately as Mama Africa, helped popularise African music worldwide and achieved particular success in America, winning a Grammy Award and reaching number 12 in the Billboard Chart with her song, 'Pata Pata'. However, the singer did not forget about her roots. Though...
    Documentary about the recording studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Director Greg Camalier travels to the landmark and explains how material recorded here has been an integral part of pop music from the 1950s until now. Founded by Rick Hall, FAME Studios was known as a place where black and white musicians would come together despite the racial tension...
    Jim Jarmusch directs this rock documentary featuring Neil Young and his band Crazy Horse on tour in 1996. As well as concert performances, Jarmusch includes behind-the-scenes footage and interviews filmed between 1976 and 1986. Tracks include 'Like a Hurricane', 'Tonight's the Night' and 'Chief Crazy Horse'.Longtime Neil Young producer, the late David...
    Soul Jazz Records/Films presents Iron in the Soul, a stunning new DVD collection of documentary films about the world of Haiti – Vodou, art & culture by filmmaker and photographer Leah Gordon. Gordon’s photography book ‘Kanaval: Vodou, Politics and Revolution on the Streets of Haiti’ was published by Soul Jazz Records/Books in 2010....
    Documentary about the life and death of Brazilian racing driver and three-time Formula One World Champion Ayrton Senna. The film charts Senna's career from his Formula One debut in the mid-1980s to his tragic death in a crash on the San Marino Grand Prix racing track in 1994, which was being watched live on television by 300 million people. Interviewees...
    Documentary about Los Angeles punk band X, including live footage of the band, interviews with the four members and those close to them, music videos and newsreel footage. Region 0 (All Regions)
    Swedish documentary director Göran Olsson compiles this feature-length collection of archive footage chronicling the US Black Power movement, originally shot by a group of Swedish television journalists during the 1960s and 70s. Despite its geographical and cultural distance, the Swedish media observed the unfolding events of the Black Power...
    Soul Jazz Records presents this amazing 3 disc/5LP + dvd Box set Afro-Colombian music and film project made in Colombia. Film-makers/music producers Santiago Posada and Simon Meija came to Palenque, near the Caribbean coast of Colombia,  to record the music of the area and to make a documentary film about the music and people of Palenque. Palenque,...
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    Soul Jazz Records’ feature-length documentary/CD/Book ‘Studio One Story’ is being re-released on 1 August 2011, and is also available for the first time as a stand alone DVD.The DVD is being issued as a prelude to the forthcoming deluxe-hardback book  ‘Original Cover Art of Studio One Records’ released this autumn by Soul Jazz Records...
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    Scott Hicks directs this biographical film about the life and work of composer Philip Glass. Breaking his life down into 12 distinct stages, the film explores the effects of his life experiences on his work and portrays through cinematic imagery the complex processes of an artist at work. Region 0 (All Regions)
    Kraftwerk's vision of a keyboard-driven world of clicking metronomic rhythms and digitised sound bites may have been the stuff of avant fantasy in the 1970s (the decade that saw the band's first groundbreaking albums), but it is a reality in the new millennium. Their visionary style is explored in KRAFTWERK AND THE ELECTRONIC REVOLUTION, a study of...
    Available now on DVD (and separate bargain-priced CD soundtrack with bonus tracks). “135 Grand Street, New York, 1979 is invaluable. No Wave music and cinema didn’t just share a name. They were perhaps more intimately related than any other concurrent movements in the history of those two media.” “Ericka Beckman’s film finds...
    'Dub Echoes' DVD out now on Soul Jazz Records!!!!!! 'Dub Echoes' is a newly produced film about Dub, featuring an incredible array of artists, both original Jamaican artists - U Roy, King Jammy, Lee Perry, Sly Dunbar, Bunny Lee (to name a few), alongside a similarly awe-inspiring array of artists who have been taken Dub into new directions in electronic...