Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we've had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now.
On And On
Written by Curtis Mayfield
Performed by Sister Sledge
Under license from Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
on behalf of Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. and Todd Mayfield Publishing (BMI) See more »
"When We Were Kings" was a great film with soul and spirit explaining how this music festival and a world boxing match with Ali wound up in Zaire in 1974. I was hungry for more.
This short film just has 20 minutes of music and a lot of boring pointless dialog. Leon Gast had been hired to do the rockumentary of the festival so presumably the whole thing is on film. Most of the performances must still be on filmstock in Gast's apartment. This film is a disgrace and feels like the leftovers from "When We Were Kings"
Pros: Anytime James Brown or Muhammad Ali is on screen the world lights up. Miriam Makeba is awesome!
Cons: Only one song by Bill Withers. Only one song by BB King. Only one song by Miriam Makeba.
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