Standing in the Shadows of Motown

Standing in the Shadows of Motown

DVD - 2003
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The story of the Funk Brothers, the group of musicians that played on every single hit Motown record from the label's beginnings to 1972.


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Nov 05, 2019

VERY GOOD 2007 set of DVDs with story of the Funk Bros., the Motown house band who appeared on all their records back in the day. Lots of interesting interviews, recording bits, etc. with all the various instrumental players, drummers, etc.
In many ways, the Funk Brothers at Motown Records in Detroit, Michigan were very similar to Booker T and MGs and the role they played at Stax Records in Memphis, Tennessee.

Jul 16, 2016

Always good to see the real musicians behind the music. I thought the film could have used some archival footage or photos to place the musicians with the recording artists. They had the remaining band members perform some of their great hits withe contemporay artists such as Bootsy Collins, Joan Osborne, Ben Harper, Chaka Khan but no one can really recreate Marvin Gaye.

Jan 05, 2015

Full of heart and humor, this documentary gives the viewer deep insight into the real workings of the Motown Sound. A must-see for any Motown lover, and for anyone who enjoys music!

Mar 20, 2014

This is a Great movie for all the lovers of Motown sound. I've owned it for several years and still play it regularly. Wonderful stories...humourful...sad...SOUL!


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