Standing in the Shadows of Motown

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Release Date: November 15, 2002Running Time: 108 mins.
MPAA Rating: PGBox Office: $1,600,547.00
Genre: Documentary, Music

Jack Ashford
Bob Babbitt
Johnny Griffith
Joe Hunter

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In 1959, Berry Gordy 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 hits such as, "My Girl," "Bernadette," "I Was Made to Love Her," and every other hit from Motown's Detroit era. By the end of their phenomenal run, this unheralded group of musicians had played on more number one 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 s... Full Summary >>