CBC is opening the vaults, accessing a treasure trove of historic music footage. From The Vaults is a new music archive series produced by Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker, Banger Films.
They sorted through 600 hours of content from the CBC archives over a five-month period to gather the 200 minutes of footage that appear in the six-part series, hosted by Tom Power and Amanda Parris, and premiering tomorrow (Nov. 15) at 9 p.m. on CBC, the CBC TV streaming app and cbc.ca/watch
Included are seldom-seen performances by such stars as Celine Dion, The Guess Who, k.d. lang, Leonard Cohen, Paul Anka, Johnny Cash, Muddy Waters, Sammy Davis Jr., Shania Twain, Bryan Adams, The Who, Gordon Lightfoot, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and Anne Murray. Over 60 interviews with musicians and industry insiders include Carole Pope, Maestro Fresh Wes, Anka, Randy Bachman, and Sarah McLachlan are also featured throughout to provide further insight into the groundbreaking music moments from the mid-1950s onwards.
The first episode features Sammy Davis Jr., Joan Baez, Muddy Waters, and reggae star Jackie Mittoo.
Sarah McLachlan, k.d. lang, Oscar Peterson, and drag performer Craig Russell headline the second episode on Nov. 22.
See the full series lineup here