Legendary singer Carol Sloane prepares for one final live recording in New York City while reflecting on her storied but largely unknown career involving some of the greatest names in music, from Ella Fitzgerald to The Rolling Stones. In the 1960s, Sloane became an overnight sensation, hailed by Johnny Carson and later the Washington Post as “the greatest living jazz singer.” But when the British Invasion of rock swept the country, her rising star faded as quickly as it rose, paving the way for devastating financial and emotional setbacks. Through rare archival footage, intimate moments with Sloane, and enlightening commentary from industry notables, we learn of this singular artist’s adherence to her passion against great odds, and are invited to examine the meaning of success in a world where “art don’t pay.”
“A proper couplet to the renowned 20 Feet From Stardom … This film needs to be seen by everyone who loves music – and those who understand the challenges of growing up and growing old.” – jazz critic Joe Vanderford
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