Standing In The  Shadows Of Motown (Widescreen)

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Standing In The Shadows Of Motown (Widescreen)

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Starring: Richard "Pistol" Allen, Jack "Black Jack" Ashford, Bob Babbitt, Johnny Griffith, Ivory Joe Hunter, Uriel Jones, Joe Messina, Eddie Willis, The Funk Brothers

Director: Paul Justman

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Detroit, Michigan, 1959. Berry Gordy gathered the best musicians from the city's thriving jazz and blues scene for his new record company: Motown. The called themselves the "Funk Brothers", and they were the greatest hit machine in the history of popular music. This is their story.

Bonus Disc/Video, Deleted Scenes, Director Commentary, Music Videos.

Subtitles: English & Spanish.

Richard "Pistol" Allen,
Jack "Black Jack" Ashford,
Bob Babbitt,
Johnny Griffith,
Ivory Joe Hunter,
Uriel Jones,
Joe Messina,
Eddie Willis,
The Funk Brothers
Director: Paul Justman
Studio Name: Lionsgate
Rating: PG
Format: DVD
Screen Format: Widescreen
Run Time (in minutes): 110 minutes
Language: English
Audio Tracks: AC, Dolby Digital 2.0, Dolby Digital 5.1
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.25
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 0.7 x 5.5 x 7.8

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Rated 4.8 out of 5★ by 18reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Educational The truth about the group The Funk Brothers, Motowns biggest sercert. 08/10/2009
Rated 5 out of 5★ by great 20th century music history Pick it up while studying drums. Without Motown (& Stax), there will be no R &B, Funk, and Hip hop. It all started from Soul. 01/01/2014
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Simply Awesome All music lovers should see this DVD. The Funk Brothers are the musicians behind some of the greatest vocalist in the history of the USA. Simply Awesome. 05/22/2009
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Great Music & Facinating History These guys produced more #1 hits than the Beatles, Beach Boys, Rolling Stones & Elvis all combined. Behind the vocals, they invented arrangements that created a whole new kind of music. By understanding this history you'll see how a whole new sound was born. This was the genius of Motown. If you lived through the 1959-1972 period, you will understand the stunning evolution of music. Even if you didn't, it's a bit of history worth understanding. They reassembled the group and produce some great music. 04/03/2013
Rated 4 out of 5★ by The name The Funk Brothers was unknown to me before watching this DVD; however, I have enjoyed their music for decades. Mostly black musicians who came from the south to Detroit for work in the auto industry while hoping to get into the music industry. A great story of the men who played on many of Motown's #1 hits throughout the '60s and early '70s. 06/06/2013
Rated 5 out of 5★ by If you ever wondered who made all that music for motown well think no more. The answer is in theis documentary. A must see for those who love MOTOWN. 09/11/2013
Rated 5 out of 5★ by I recently saw this video and wanted a copy. Very glad to get it here and have it sent to area store. As one who grew up in the Motown era and also one in music, great to have a look at the group who backed up so many groups. A great time for popular music...both black and a few whites. These men and women were pure professionals. 04/23/2012
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