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Title:
Standing in the shadows of Motown
Author:
Passman, Sandy.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[United States] : Artisan Home Entertainment, [2003]

©2002
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
The story of the Funk Brothers, the group of musicians that played on every single hit Motown record from the label's beginnings to 1972.
General Note:
Inspired by the book "Standing in the shadows of Motown" by Allan "Dr. Licks" Slutsky.

Special features: Audio commentary with director and producer; trivia track; dinner with the Funk Brothers; multiangle jam sessions; deleted scenes; Funk video biographies; music video montage; selected discography, and more.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English

Spanish
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: PG.
Added Corporate Author:
UPC:
012236137801
Format :
DVD

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Based on the book of the same name by Allan Slutsky, Standing in the Shadows of Motown is a historical tribute to the unsung heroes responsible for some of the greatest hits of pop music. Part documentary and part concert performance, this film is an introduction to the intriguing personas of the Hitsville studio band originally assembled by Berry Gordy in 1959. Over 40 years later, the remaining members reunited in their home base of Detroit, MI, to tell their stories, remember their departed bandmates, and put on a concert. The creation of the Motown sound is told through in-depth interviews, archival footage, and reenactments. Personal stories are intercut with live tracks from the concert performance featuring the Funk Brothers live on-stage along with popular vocalists interpreting some of their biggest hits. Some of the guest singers stick around for conversation with the musicians and offer a contemporary perspective, including Joan Osborne, Me'Shell NdegéOcello, and Ben Harper. The film follows the group's contributions through the '60s up until Gordy moved the label to Los Angeles in 1972. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi