Jamie Meltzer

Documentary maker.

Really Like It Off the Charts: The Song-Poem Story (2003) -- A very good documentary about "song-poems," recordings that are made when regular folk send in lyrics for musicians to set to music, for a fee.  This documentary speaks to the dude from NRBQ who has a sweet understanding of why these songs are often great, the son of the late Rodd Keith (the most famous song-poem singer), three of the musicians who still make song-poems, and a handful of the lyricists themselves.  This will make you want to go out and find song-poems; fortunately, there are already some very good collections made of them that are readily available.  (I'd strongly recommend the Christmas collection.)

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