I have been recently watching a few great documentaries on music, musicians, and music production. I thought I should share them with my fellow music people, anyone who is into music production, and my students. Do not miss these. In no particular order.
- Sound City: A great watch on the history of one of the great studios ever. Directed by Dave Grohl. Great details about the Neve 8028 console.
- The Greatest Ears in Town- The Arif Mardin Story: The life of grammy-winning legendary arranger Arif Mardin. Proud to be sharing the same roots-Turkey. Also, references to Berklee. Must watch.
- Muscle Shoals: Another must-watch about a studio that shaped the history of popular music as we know it. From Etta James to Rolling Stones. If you want to be a music producer, you can not ‘not watch’ this.
- Sonic Highways (8 episodes): Once again, Dave Grohl. His ‘love letter to the history of American music.’. Foo Fighters travel to a new city in every episode exploring the city’s musical history while recording a new song with Butch Vig. Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.