Standing in the Shadows of Motown,
November 8, 2002 3:03 PM   Subscribe

Standing in the Shadows of Motown, a documentary about Motown Records' legendary house band, the Funk Brothers.
posted by Ty Webb (5 comments total)
Thanks for the links. James Jamerson was a sadly unheralded genius.
posted by timeistight at 5:07 PM on November 8, 2002

This is [so much more than] good. That Berry Gordy was one hella bizness man, eh? "Pile it high, sell it cheap", indeed - and don't credit the artisan.
But - what magic they made. An old boyfriend said to me that my swooning to the Motown love songs proved that, despite my protestations contrariwise, I really was a true romantic. I think I'm just a materialist sap....

Thanks Ty.
posted by dash_slot- at 6:41 PM on November 8, 2002

It seems only fitting, once this country made big stars out of the aging Cuban super-musicians, that we honor our own elderly, native-born hit makers. But too bad that the cream of the crop, Benny Benjamin and James Jamerson, are long gone, and unable to join the remaining others for their just deserts.
posted by LeLiLo at 1:22 AM on November 9, 2002

Amen to all of the above and thanks for hipping me to
Ritchie's Cellar of Soul--I purely love that kind of stuff.
posted by y2karl at 11:13 AM on November 9, 2002

James Jamerson rules.
posted by Fabulon7 at 6:04 AM on November 11, 2002

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