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Standing in the Shadows of Motown

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Synopsis: In 1959, Berry Gordy Jr. gathered the best musicians from Detroit's thriving jazz and blues scene to begin cutting songs for his new record company. Over a fourteen year period they were the heartbeat on every hit from Motown's Detroit era. By the end of their phenomenal run, this unheralded group of musicians had played on more number ones hits than the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones, Elvis and the Beatles combined - which makes them the greatest hit machine in the history of popular music. They called themselves the Funk Brothers. Forty-one years after they played their first note on a Motown record and three decades since they were all together, the Funk Brothers reunited back in Detroit to play their music and tell their unforgettable story, with the help of archival footage, still photos, narration, interviews, re-creation scenes, 20 Motown master tracks, and twelve new live performances of Motown classics with the Brothers backing up contemporary performers.

Tagline: The soul behind the sound.

Franchise: -
Released: 2002-11-15
Runtime: 116 minutes
Status: Released
Rating: 5.2

Movie Cast:

Movie Character
Richard 'Pistol' Allen
Jack Ashford
Bob Babbitt
Benny 'Papa Zita' Benjamin
Eddie 'Bongo' Brown
Johnny Griffith
Joe Hunter
James Jamerson
Uriel Jones

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