20 Feet From Stardom

  • Type: Music
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Soundtracks/Compilations
  • Recommended by: Jessica T.
  • ISBN/UPC: 888837376822
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They sing the lines we remember…

This album features a small but significant assortment from the soundtrack of the documentary 20 Feet From Stardom featuring the stories of notable back-up singers and their roles in music history. The album mixes classic cuts featuring the back-up singers with new recordings featuring the various singers as leads with their contemporaries backing them. It opens with Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side” which features the provocative line, “and the colored girls sing do da do…” and closes with the back-up singers covering “Lean on Me,” featuring Darlene Love. My favorite track is a choral piece, “Sure On This Shining Night,” featuring Lisa Fischer (on all the vocals). The album also features Darlene Love, Talking Heads, Joe Cocker, Táta Vega, Judith Hill, and the Waters Family. This is a great album from a fabulous documentary.