Thursday, June 13, 2013

20 Feet From Stardom

Put this one on your watch list or Netflix queue or however you keep track: 20 Feet From Stardom. This documentary about the essential but usually unheralded role of the backup singer has to be a must, if Terry Gross' Fresh Air interview show of June 12 is any indication. Gross interviews Merry Clayton who sang "rape, murder" on the Rolling Stones' Gimme Shelter, and also interviews producer Morgan Neville. Hear the whole thing here: