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Standing in the Shadows of Motown

IMDB rating
6.9
Quality
SD
Year:
2002
Audio:
English
Subtitles:
-
Runtime:
104 Min
Age Rating:
0
Year:
2002
Country:
USA
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.
Cast & Crew
Director
Paul Justman
Cast
Richard 'Pistol' Allen, Jack Ashford, Bob Babbitt, Benny 'Papa Zita' Benjamin, Eddie 'Bongo' Brown, Bootsy Collins, Johnny Griffith, Ben Harper, Joe Hunter, James Jamerson, Uriel Jones, Montell Jordan, Chaka Khan, Gerald Levert, Joe Messina, Meshell Ndegeocello, Joan Osborne, Rudy Robinson
Writer
Alan Slutsky, Walter Dallas, Ntozake Shange
Music
Alan Slutsky