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Standing in the Shadows of Motown

Documentary telling the story of the Funk Brothers, the Motown session musicians who were behind more number one hits that the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones, Elvis and the Beatles combined. Drawn together from Detroit's jazz and blues scene, the film recounts their evolution of the Motown sound from its origins to its demise in LA during the 1970s, and reunites the surviving Funk Brothers for the first time in thirty years.

1 hour, 45 minutes

Last on

Sat 30 May 2009 21:00

Credits

Role Contributor
DirectorPaul Justman
PerformerChaka Khan
PerformerMontell Jordan
PerformerJack Ashford
PerformerBootsy Collins
PerformerBen Harper
PerformerJoe Hunter
PerformerJoe Messina
NarratorWalter Dallas
NarratorNtozake Shange

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