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The Funk Brothers were a group of Detroit musicians who were the house band at Detroit’s Motown Records from 1959 to 1972, when the company moved to Los Angeles. Their story was told in Paul Justman’s 2002 documentary film Standing in the Shadows of Motown, based on Allan Slutsky’s book of the same name.


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  • TishaFisha

    the movie makes me cry too. James Jamerson Is, period point blank.

    27 Aug 2009 Reply
  • NoobBassist

    James Jamerson... RIP... I love him, I try to imitate his style, good luck with that!!! ROFL...

    11 Feb 2009 Reply
  • sc-moebel

    The Funk Brothers - the essential soul of every popular soul-track - The Film drives me to tears every time...

    9 Dec 2008 Reply
  • holtmi

    They played on more #1 records than the Beatles, Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones and Elvis Presley combined Wow!!!!

    20 Sep 2007 Reply
  • Tr1xx

    Wow... these guys were THE BIZ. Can you just imagine seeing them play live down yer local dance hall. They may not be around any more, but their distinctive sound and perfect musicianship is amazing

    14 Jan 2007 Reply

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