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BBC Documentaries: Season 2011

2011x121 Troubadours - The Rise of the Singer-Songwriter
TV-PG

  • 2011-07-08T13:00:00-07:00 on BBC
  • 60 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Morgan Neville's full-length documentary is James Taylor and Carole King's first-hand account of the genesis and blossoming of the 1970s singer-songwriter culture in LA, focusing on the backgrounds and emerging collaboration between Taylor, King and the Troubadour, the famed West Hollywood club that nurtured a community of gifted young artists and singer-songwriters.

Taylor and King first performed together at the Troubadour in November 1970, and the film explores their coming together and the growth of a new, personal voice in songwriting pioneered by a small group of fledgling artists around the club. Contributors include Taylor, King, David Crosby, Roger McGuinn, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Kris Krist

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