This past summer on Cyprus Avenue, Bill Shapiro put the spotlight on the documentary film 20 Feet from Stardom, a celebration of outstanding musicians who rarely receive recognition: the back-up singers. Included on the show were portions of the film's soundtrack, plus other recordings by the artists featured in the film. Since then, 20 Feet from Stardom has been nominated for an Oscar, so we bring you a special encore of that show.
This week, a celebration of some outstanding musicians who rarely receive recognition: the back-up singers. We explore portions of the soundtrack from the documentary 20 Feet from Stardom, plus dig into other recordings that feature some of these artists.