Standing in the Shadows of Motown

December 29, 2016 - Comment

Detroit, Michigan, 1959. Berry Gordy gathers the best musicians in the city’s thriving jazz and blues scene for his new record company: Motown. For the next 14 years, these players are the heartbeat on all the hits from Motown’s Detroit era. By the end of their phenomenal run, this unheralded group of musicians plays on

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Detroit, Michigan, 1959. Berry Gordy gathers the best musicians in the city’s thriving jazz and blues scene for his new record company: Motown. For the next 14 years, these players are the heartbeat on all the hits from Motown’s Detroit era. By the end of their phenomenal run, this unheralded group of musicians plays on more Number One hits that the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley and The Beetles combined, making them the hit machine in the history of popular music. They call themselves the Funk Brothers. But no one knows their names… this is their story.

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  • Condition: New
  • Format: DVD
  • Closed-captioned; Color; Dolby; DTS Surround Sound; DVD; Widescreen; NTSC

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Miss-BookWorm says:

Taken to School by the Old School I must honestly join the ranks and say that I have never heard of the Funk Brothers until this evening. I’m embarrassed to admit that because I am Motown. I was born and raised on the East side of Detroit Michigan. Half of the artist (old school artists) talking today I grew up listening to or seeing around the Detroit area. It is amazing how this story is told in a documentary style setting that actually makes me pay attention. A lot of people can benefit from learning the history of Motown. I…

Anonymous says:

Excellent documentary on the Funk Brothers. This is a great film that showcases the history of the Funk Brothers and their contribution to Motown Records and the Motown sound. I grew up listening to music from Motown in the 70′s and 80′s and in my day you used to read the album credits to see who made the song. Also there were liner notes that contained lyrics and you would be able to sing along with the songs as they played. Most of the time you would pay attention to the Writer or Producer…

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