Song of the Day #5,003: ‘Backlash Blues’ – Nina Simone

Continuing the countdown of my favorite 2021 movies…

Best Films of 2021
#8 – Summer of Soul

During last year’s Oscar ceremony, Questlove (who was DJ’ing the event) introduced a trailer for his directorial debut, a documentary about a summer concert series in 1969 Harlem. I remember thinking it was nice that he got the opportunity to plug a passion project but that I’d probably never hear about it again.

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Song of the Day #4,919: ‘I Heard It Through the Grapevine (Live, partial)’ – Gladys Knight & The Pips

Get Back was the year’s most captivating music documentary, but plenty of other candidates hit big and small screens in 2021.

Among those I haven’t seen (yet) are Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry, Listening to Kenny G, Woodstock ’99: Peace, Love and Rage, and any of the four(!) different Britney Spears documentaries released this year.

But I did catch three others that I’ll highlight this week.

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