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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.

(2) The Funk Brothers were the brilliant but anonymous studio band responsible for the instrumental backing on countless Motown records from 1959 up to the company's… read more

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  • Avatar for FeedMeDaBlues
    I loved the Motown sound. I bought the DVD, "Standing in the Shadows". I also bought a few more after watching it and gave them to my Friends who loved Soul / R&B. They were amazed at the classic sound put out by these musical heroes...One friend was from Detroit and knew of every club they played at.
  • Avatar for TishaFisha
    the movie makes me cry too. James Jamerson Is, period point blank.
  • Avatar for NoobBassist
    James Jamerson... RIP... I love him, I try to imitate his style, good luck with that!!! ROFL...
  • Avatar for sc-moebel
    The Funk Brothers - the essential soul of every popular soul-track - The Film drives me to tears every time...
  • Avatar for holtmi
    They played on more #1 records than the Beatles, Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones and Elvis Presley combined Wow!!!!
  • Avatar for 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

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