November 28, 2013
Genre(s): Documentary, Music
Back-up singers have an absolutely vital place in popular music, but many of them never advance beyond that role, meaning that these incredibly gifted musicians perform in front of the public day in and day out but seldom receive much individual recognition. Quite a few people in the music business discuss the phenomenon of the back-up singer and what it entails. Musicians that speak their piece include such mega-stars as David Bowie, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Sheryl Crow, Bette Midler and Mick Jagger, as well as dozens of singers who currently do back-up. Some of them discuss their own experiences, while others talk about it from a perspective of what these singers do to enhance their own acts. Many fascinating insights and personalities are revealed.