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29 Black Music Documentaries for Black History Month 2020: #14. Mariah Carey Is Christmas: The Story of "All I Want for Christmas Is You"

For Black History Month 2020, we are showcasing films and videos featuring Black American artists. Enjoy them and learn about the origin of each Black music legend featured. This list is ordered by layering unknown artists around bigger names while mixing up the genre. It has been curated for maximum surprise, so a hip-hop veteran you love may be followed by a rock band you've never heard, but you'll be glad you did.We're adding a Black music documentary to this list each day of Black History Mo...
Tags: Music, Beyonce, Nas, Mariah Carey, Music Documentary, Black History Month, Wu-tang Clan, Adrian Younge, Motown, Clarence Clemons, BETTY DAVIS, Teddy Pendergrass, Todrick Hall, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Cecil Taylor, Screamin' Jay Hawkins


29 Black Music Documentaries for Black History Month 2020: #15 'The Black Godfather'

For Black History Month 2020, we are showcasing films featuring Black American artists. Enjoy them and learn about the origin of each Black music legend featured. This list is ordered by layering unknown artists around bigger names while mixing up the genre. It has been curated for maximum surprise, so a hip-hop veteran you love may be followed by a rock band you've never heard, but you'll be glad you did.We're adding a Black music documentary to this list each day of Black History Month 2020 --...
Tags: Music, Beyonce, Nas, Music Documentary, Black History Month, Wu-tang Clan, Adrian Younge, Motown, Clarence Clemons, BETTY DAVIS, Teddy Pendergrass, Todrick Hall, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Cecil Taylor, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, List this


29 Black Music Documentaries for Black History Month 2020: #16 'Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes'

For Black History Month 2020, we are showcasing films featuring Black American artists. Enjoy them and learn about the origin of each Black music legend featured. This list is ordered by layering unknown artists around bigger names while mixing up the genre. It has been curated for maximum surprise, so a hip-hop veteran you love may be followed by a rock band you've never heard, but you'll be glad you did.We're adding a Black music documentary to this list each day of Black History Month 2020 --...
Tags: Music, Beyonce, Nas, Music Documentary, Black History Month, Wu-tang Clan, Adrian Younge, Motown, Clarence Clemons, BETTY DAVIS, Teddy Pendergrass, Todrick Hall, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Cecil Taylor, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, List this


29 Black Music Documentaries for Black History Month 2020: #17 'Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly'

For Black History Month 2020, we are showcasing films featuring Black American artists. Enjoy them and learn about the origin of each Black music legend featured. This list is ordered by layering unknown artists around bigger names while mixing up the genre. It has been curated for maximum surprise, so a hip-hop veteran you love may be followed by a rock band you've never heard, but you'll be glad you did.We're adding a Black music documentary to this list each day of Black History Month 2020 --...
Tags: Music, Beyonce, Nas, Music Documentary, Black History Month, Wu-tang Clan, Adrian Younge, Travis Scott, Motown, Clarence Clemons, BETTY DAVIS, Teddy Pendergrass, Todrick Hall, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Cecil Taylor, Screamin' Jay Hawkins


29 Black Music Documentaries for Black History Month 2020: #18 Otis Redding: Soul Ambassador

For Black History Month 2020, we are showcasing films featuring Black American artists. Enjoy them and learn about the origin of each Black music legend featured. This list is ordered by layering unknown artists around bigger names while mixing up the genre. It has been curated for maximum surprise, so a hip-hop veteran you love may be followed by a rock band you've never heard, but you'll be glad you did.We're adding a Black music documentary to this list each day of Black History Month 2020 --...
Tags: Music, Beyonce, Nas, Music Documentary, Black History Month, Wu-tang Clan, Adrian Younge, Otis Redding, Motown, Clarence Clemons, BETTY DAVIS, Teddy Pendergrass, Todrick Hall, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Cecil Taylor, Screamin' Jay Hawkins


29 Black Music Documentaries for Black History Month 2020: #19 Screamin' Jay Hawkins: I Put a Spell on Me

For Black History Month 2020, we are showcasing films featuring Black American artists. Enjoy them and learn about the origin of each Black music legend featured. This list is ordered by layering unknown artists around bigger names while mixing up the genre. It has been curated for maximum surprise, so a hip-hop veteran you love may be followed by a rock band you've never heard, but you'll be glad you did.We're adding a Black music documentary to this list each day of Black History Month 2020 --...
Tags: Music, Beyonce, Nas, Music Documentary, Black History Month, Wu-tang Clan, Adrian Younge, Motown, Clarence Clemons, BETTY DAVIS, Teddy Pendergrass, Todrick Hall, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Cecil Taylor, Jay Hawkins, Screamin' Jay Hawkins


Tyrese Gibson Secures a Spot in Marvel’s Morbius

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Tyrese Gibson secures a spot on Marvel’s Morbius Tyrese Gibson, star of the Fast and Furious and Transformers movies, has landed a role in Marvel’s Morbius opposite Jared Leto, according to Variety. The part in question remains a mystery for the time being. Gibson was recently announced to star in and produce a biopic for Warner Bros. based on the life of R&B singer/songwriter Teddy Pendergrass. And yes, the actor will also appear in the ninth installment of the Fast and ...
Tags: Comics, Movies, Horror, Marvel, Sony, Warner Bros, Jared Leto, Transformers, Hunter, Tyrese Gibson, Gibson, Patel, Roy Thomas, Vampire, Teddy Pendergrass, Movie News


Tyrese Gibson Takes the Lead in Teddy Pendergrass Biopic

Tyrese Gibson takes the lead in Teddy Pendergrass biopic According to The Wrap, Tyrese Gibson is set to portray Teddy Pendergrass in a biopic on the legendary R&B singer from Warner Bros. Pictures. RELATED: Black Mirror’s David Slade Signs On To Direct Come Closer PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAlon...
Tags: Movies, Warner Bros, Biopic, Lee Daniels, Tyrese Gibson, Gibson, Warner Bros Pictures, Emilio Estevez, Teddy Pendergrass, Pendergrass, ComingSoon, Movie News, David Slade, Lee Daniels Donald De Line Little Marvin, Little Marvin Amazon, De Line Pictures


Tyrese Gibson to Star in Teddy Pendergrass Biopic

Tyrese Gibson will star as singer-songwriter Teddy Pendergrass in a biopic set up with Warner Bros., which has acquired the life rights to the late singer. Pendergrass broke out in the early 1970s as the lead singer of Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, and became a massive success as an R&B solo artist with […]
Tags: News, Warner Bros, Tyrese Gibson, Teddy Pendergrass, Pendergrass, Harold Melvin


Soul Serenade: Linda Creed, Songwriter

“Linda Creed was such a sweet young lady. She started out wanting to be a singer and she wasn’t a bad singer but she was a great, great writer. All you have to do is listen to her lyrics like on “Betcha By Golly, Wow.” Listen to those lyrics and see how she was able to make those lyrics like that. Look at her lyrics on “I’m Stone In Love With You.” These are great concepts. Her and Tommy Bell were meant for each other.” – Kenny Gamble You may not know her name and yet she was responsible, in par...
Tags: Music, New York, New York City, Los Angeles, Soul, Smokey Robinson, Philadelphia, Michael Jackson, Creed, Whitney Houston, Muhammed Ali, Bell, Popdose, Ken Shane, Big Apple, 1970s


Soul Serenade: Teddy Pendergrass, “Love T.K.O.”

Have you seen the new Showtime documentary Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don’t Know Me? I recommend it with a bit of reservation related to some rather dubious accusations that are thrown around by people who may, or may not, be reliable. The documentary tells the tragic story of a star who rose from humble beginnings to the verge of superstardom only to be disabled in a terrible automobile accident. But the film’s most important message and the one that makes it worthwhile viewing is that Pendergra...
Tags: Music, New York City, Los Angeles, Showtime, Watson, Philadelphia, Marvin Gaye, South Carolina, Diana Ross, Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Don, North Philadelphia, Huff, Jesse, Gamble, Simpson


NATPE: Kew Media Sells Beatles, Pendergrass, and Hip-Hop Shows into Latin America

Kew Media Distribution has sold over 100 hours of programming to buyers in Latin America it announced at the ongoing NATPE programming market in Miami. Pay-TV platform operator DirecTV has bought a package from Kew that includes feature documentaries “Active Measures,” about Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, and “Divide and Conquer: The Story […]
Tags: News, Global, Miami, Latin America, Natpe, DirecTV, Kew, Teddy Pendergrass, GloboSat, Sundance TV, Kew Media, Kew Media Distribution, Kew Media Sells Beatles Pendergrass


Soul Serenade: Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, “If You Don’t Know Me by Now”

Alright, I admit it. There’s more Philly Soul covered in this column than music from any other soul capitol. There are a few reasons for that, the primary one being that when I was a kid in Atlantic City it was the music that the Philadelphia kids brought with them to the Jersey shore that made me love soul music in the first place. To this day, across all the years, it remains my favorite music. So this week I’m back with a Philly Soul record that was not only a huge hit but also represents all...
Tags: Music, New York, Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Riaa, Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Ken Shane, Soul Serenade, Don, Huff, Leon Huff, LaBelle, Lawrence Brown, Philadelphia International Records, Melvin, Kenny Gamble


Soul Serenade: Harold Melvin And The Bluenotes, “If You Don’t Know Me By Now”

Alright, I admit it. There’s more Philly Soul covered in this column than music from any other soul capitol. There are a few reasons for that, the primary one being that when I was a kid in Atlantic City it was the music that the Philadelphia kids brought with them to the Jersey shore that made me love soul music in the first place. To this day, across all the years, it remains my favorite music. So this week I’m back with a Philly Soul record that was not only a huge hit but also represents all...
Tags: Music, New York, Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Riaa, Popdose, Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Ken Shane, Soul Serenade, Don, Huff, Leon Huff, LaBelle, Lawrence Brown, Philadelphia International Records, Melvin


Kareem Tayyar's Playlist for His Novel "The Prince of Orange County"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Kareem Tayyar's The Prince of Orange County is an evocative coming-of-age novel steeped in the music and times of the 1980s. Ryane Nicole Granados wrote of the book: "Kareem Tayya...
Tags: Music, Usa, Bruce Springsteen, Minneapolis, Orson Welles, America, San Francisco, David, Pennsylvania, United States, Ronald Reagan, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Vietnam, Republic, Boston Red Sox


Chris, Milan and Frank

In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed Blondie's Chris Stein for my "House Call" column in the Mansion section (go here). We talked about growing up an only child in Brooklyn, his tough time in school and how he became interested in photography. Chris is a fantastic photographer who documented the 1970s and '80s in New York in all of its dangerous, broken-down and freakish glory. The guitarist's latest book of photographs from the period, Point of View: Me, New York City, and th...
Tags: England, New York, Milan, Nbc, France, New York City, Atlantic, Brooklyn, Paris, Jazz, Mansion, Wall Street Journal, Jackie, WSJ, Chris, Charles Mingus


What to Watch at the 9th Annual DOC NYC

DOC NYC, America’s largest documentary festival, returns for its ninth edition, from November 8-15 at the IFC Center in Greenwich Village and Chelsea’s SVA Theatre and Cinepolis Chelsea. The 2018 festival includes 135 feature-length documentaries among an expanded program that includes 300 films and events overall. Included are 42 world premieres and 17 U.S. or North American premieres, with more than 500 doc makers and special guests expected in person to present their films or participate on p...
Tags: Music, Hbo, England, London, Aretha Franklin, Virginia, Berlin, New York City, Neil Gaiman, US, Blog, Earth, Chicago, Chelsea, Pope Francis, Ifc


Chaka Khan and Prince Feature Documentaries Launching at AFM

Feature documentaries about Chaka Khan and Prince are on Kew Media Distribution’s slate for the AFM. Kew is building a profile in music documentaries, launching “Chuck Berry” at Mipcom and recently sealing deals with Showtime and Sky for “Teddy Pendergrass – If You Don’t Know Me.” In Michael J. Kirk’s “Mr Nelson: On the North Side,” […]
Tags: News, Global, Showtime, Prince, Nelson, Roger Ailes, Chaka Khan, Mipcom, Teddy Pendergrass, Kew Media, Kew Media Distribution, AFM Kew, Michael J Kirk


Philly soul great Teddy Pendergrass is the subject of an illuminating new film

In 'Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don't Know Me,' friends family and colleagues add insight into the life of career of the Philadelphia native and singing star.
Tags: Philadelphia, Incidents, Philly, Teddy Pendergrass


‘Teddy Pendergrass – If You Don’t Know Me’ Lands at BBC, Showtime, Sky (EXCLUSIVE)

“Teddy Pendergrass – If You Don’t Know Me,” the upcoming feature documentary that tells the tumultuous life story of the R&B and soul legend, will go out on Showtime in the U.S. and Sky Arts and the BBC in the U.K., where Moviehouse will also handle a theatrical release. The film will premiere at the Philadelphia Film […]
Tags: News, Global, Bbc, Showtime, Sky, Sky Arts, Teddy Pendergrass, Pendergrass, BBC Showtime Sky, Moviehouse, Philadelphia Film


Jay, Barry and Lonnie

In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed Jay Leno for my "House Call" column in the Mansion section (go here). We talked about his CNBC show, Jay Leno's Garage, and his extraordinary vintage-car collection. We also talked about the fine art of appearing to be retired and why it's essential for a comedian, how late-night television has changed since he left The Tonight Show, and Jay's favorite roadway in Los Angeles for taking cars for a spin. [Photo of Jay Leno in his garage behin...
Tags: London, Jay Leno, France, Los Angeles, Bbc, Britain, Jazz, Mansion, West Coast, St Louis, Jay, Wall Street Journal, White, Cnbc, WSJ, Hammond


5 Lessons From A Music Business Supermensch

Here talent manager and producer Shep Gordon shares five important lessons from his autobiography They Call Me Supermensch,  which details his series of misadventures as an artist manager beginning in the 1970s. ___________________________ Guest post by Stephanie Grimes of William  Patterson University from  Musicbiz 101 Shep Gordon’s story begins as a boy growing up in Oceanside, Long Island who spent most of his time sitting in his room to avoid the unhinged family dog. A...
Tags: Music, New York, California, Jimi Hendrix, Guest Post, Shep Gordon, Cannes film festival, Janis Joplin, Music Business, Live & Touring, Major Labels, Oklahoma State University, Alice Cooper, Gordon, William Paterson University, Philadelphia International Records


Popdose Exclusive Video Premiere: Sam Huber, “Little by Little”

I once asked director Dylan Mars Greenberg (Dark Prism, Amityville: Vanishing Point) what she would do if she could move beyond the shoestring budgets she is stuck with. “Shoot in a studio,” she replied. A studio is a very controlled environment place where she could work her movie magic of green screens and fairy dust without the intrusiveness of on location, where the real world intrudes upon the fantasy world in both directions. It hasn’t happened yet and Greenberg’s post-apocalyptic vision o...
Tags: Music, David Bowie, Ridley Scott, Sam, Samuel Beckett, Frank Sinatra, Video Premieres, Greenberg, Huber, Popdose Exclusives, Lower East Side of Manhattan, Teddy Pendergrass, Iman Lababedi, Dylan Mars Greenberg, Sam Huber, Nicholas Roeg


Sherry, Bud and Teddy

This week in The Wall Street Journal , I interviewed former Hollywood executive Sherry Lansing for my "House Call" column on growing up in Chicago and what she said to her dad as a child that she wishes she could take back (go here). Also in the WSJ , my chat with author Christopher Broomyre for my "Playlist" column on why Big Country's In a Big Country was so meaningful to him (go here). [Photo above courtesy of Sherry Lansing] JazzWax interviews. JazzWax is undergoing a bit of summer c...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Chicago, Bud, Jazz, West Coast, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Southern California, Miles, Benny, Brown, Jimmy, Betty, Billy Bean, Bruce Brown


New Music: T-Pain “You Don’t Know Sh*t”

The status of T-Pain’s oft-delayed Stoicville album is still unknown. The Grammy Award-winning singer hasn’t let that become a distraction, continually putting out new records over the past few years. Recently, T-Pain dropped songs like “Thanx,” “See Me Comin,” plus a remix of Sah Babii’s “Pull Up Wit Ah Stick.” Teddy Pendergrass heads into the weekend by offering fans another new record in “You Don’t Know Sh*t.” Stream it below. Continue after the jump…. Previously: T-Pain – “See Me...
Tags: Jazz, New Music, Teddy Pendergrass, T-Pain, Sah Babii, You Don't Know Sh*t


John, Buckets and Teddy

In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed director John Waters on growing up in Lutherville, Md. (go here). In the 1970s, I spent many hours in Boston movie theaters watching Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble, The Diane Linkletter Story and Multiple Maniacs. Interviewing John, the King of Aging Trash, was rewarding, especially since he really grasped the nifty quality of my "House Call" column on celebrity childhood. Also this week in the WSJ , I interviewed early-'60s American tee...
Tags: New York, Boston, Jazz, West Coast, Wall Street Journal, John Waters, Denny, Denny Zeitlin, Donovan, Bye Bye Birdie, David Angel, TERI, Steve Williams, Bobby Rydell, Matt Wilson, Teddy Pendergrass


New Music: T-Pain “Pull Up Wit Ah Stick (Remix)”

SahBabii’s catchy street anthem “Pull Up Wit Ah Stick” isn’t going away anytime soon. After Fetty Wap gave his own twist to the infectious song, T-Pain steps up to the plate with a special “T-Mix” version of the song. Keeping SahBabii’s original in tact with Loso Loaded, Teddy Pendergrass adds and opening guest verse with some of his signature crooning on top. Hear it below. Continue after the jump…. New Music: T-Pain – “Pull Up Wit Ah Stick (Remix)” Previously: T-Pain – “Thanx”
Tags: Jazz, Fetty Wap, New Music, Teddy Pendergrass, T-Pain, Pull Up Wit Ah Stick (Remix


Berlinale: BBC Films Boards Documentary on Singer Teddy Pendergrass

BBC Films will co-finance a feature documentary on the life of legendary R&B singer Teddy Pendergrass. The film, titled “Pendergrass,” is being introduced to buyers for pre-sales by international sales agent Content Media at the European Film Market alongside the Berlin Film Festival. It is set to go into production in April. “Pendergrass” will be... Read more »
Tags: News, Film, Global, Bbc, Markets & Festivals, Berlin Film Festival, BBC Films, Teddy Pendergrass, Pendergrass, Olivia Lichtenstein


10 More Black People Donald Trump Might Not Know Are Dead

Donald Trump had a little Black History Month Breakfast yesterday that included a bunch of Rent-A-Homies since nobody believes Trump knows that many Black people who would willingly be seen on camera with him. Omarosa, notwithstanding. Omarosa sitchoazzdown. The most puzzling part of the entire non-sensical pseudo speech/rant was that it seems entirely possible that Donald Trump (and subsequently Sean Spicer) doesn’t know that Frederick Douglass is, like, waaaaaay dead. He’s been dead for 122 ye...
Tags: Featured, White House, America, Blogging, Racism, Marvin, Pop Culture, National Mall, Black People, Lists, Dc, Coachella, Donald Trump, Detroit, Black Lives Matter, Bet


Weekend Wax Bits

In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed actor Kiefer Sutherland for my "House Call" column in the Mansion section (go here). Turns out Keith grew up in an ethnically diverse Toronto apartment complex and can still make a mean Sri Lankan curry. His new debut album is superb, by the way, and he stars in Designated Survivor, starting Sept. 21. [Photo above of Kiefer Sutherland by Jennifer Roberts for The Wall Street Journal ] Here's a track from the album... And here's a trai...
Tags: New York, Abc, Washington Post, Toronto, Glendale, Jazz, Miami, John Coltrane, Shep Gordon, Mansion, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Kiefer Sutherland, Jack Daniels, Keith, Moore