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The Funk Brothers was the nickname given to a group of Detroit, Michigan, session musicians who performed on the backing tracks to most Motown Records recordings from 1959 until 1972, when the company moved to Los Angeles. The Funk Brothers played on many major Motown hits such as "My Girl", "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", "Baby Love", "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours", "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone", "The Tears…

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  • More #1 hits then the Beatles...Look up Funk Brothers on Wikipedia!
  • Seen a documentary last week about the Funk Bros. These are the real stars of Motown. James Jamerson - nuff said.
  • Hello - I just want to tell people about a Culture Show special on 50 years of Motown on 6th Jan. I work on the team, and thought it would be great to get a bit of interest in it/a buzz around it. The show features Martin Freeman (a huge fan) going to Detroit to meet the Funk Brothers among others. It's on Tues 6th Jan at 10pm on BBC Two - there's also a preview on the website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/cultureshow/videos/2009/01/s5_e19_motown_preview/ Hope you like it! F

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