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Standing In The Shadows Of Motown (DVD)

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    Paul Justman's inspiring documentary pays tribute to one of the most influential, yet unrecognized, collection of musicians that has ever been assembled. The Funk Brothers played the background music on the seemingly endless string of Motown classics i......more

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Paul Justman's inspiring documentary pays tribute to one of the most influential, yet unrecognized, collection of musicians that has ever been assembled. The Funk Brothers played the background music on the seemingly endless string of Motown classics in the 1960s and 1970s, resulting in a resume that boasts more number one hits than The Beatles, the Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, and Elvis Presley combined. Shot on location in Detroit, STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN reunites the surviving members as they reflect on the groups' storied past. Most celebrated is departed bassist James Jamerson, whose fiery presence and technical prowess was largely responsible for shaping the Funk Brothers' supremely distinct sound. In addition to interviews, as well as reenactments and archival footage, Justman gathers together the musicians for an unforgettable reunion concert. Featuring the vocal support of several contemporary artists, including Joan Osborne, Ben Harper, Chaka Kahn, Gerald Levert, and Bootsy Collins, the Funk Brothers prove that they haven't lost a beat. Based on the book by Allan "Dr. Licks" Slutsky, STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN gives overdue credit to a group of unassuming musicians who quietly created one of popular music's most enduring and spectacular musical legacies.

Director(s): Paul Justman
Studio: Lions Gate/Artisan
Format: DVD 
Genre: Drama
Rating: Parental Guidance
UPC: 012236137801
Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 7.75 in
Weight: 0.38 lbs
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  • Standing In The Shadows of Motown

    If you have any knowledge of or curiosity about the REAL MUSIC of the past decades, this video set is a must see. As a rabid Motown fan, I was also clueless about the identity of the musicians behind the Motown sound. You will laugh and maybe even cry while watching, but you will be thoroughly entertained and informed. This is truly an invaluable lesson in history. Show it to your kids, so they might get a taste of real music in their lifetimes. I've purchased several copies for friends and they are all captivated by it. Look, listen, learn and enjoy...

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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  • One of the best music documentaries ever.

    If you grew up listening to Motown and never knew who the Funk Brothers were, you need to own this DVD. The sound quality and the performances are awesome. Put on the suround sound and crank it up!!

    • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Excellant
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    exxit6 from Key Largo, FL, Nov 9, 2011

  • Standing in the Shadows of Motown

    This is a historical DVD for all Motown fans...way to long in coming to recognize the "music" behind the voices. We loved it.

    • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Great
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? Great
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    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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    dianeh1948 from California, Oct 27, 2011

  • What a True Story

    A very well done documentary about the unsung hero's of Motown. After watching the video I was lucky enough to see most of these gentlemen in live concert. WHAT A SHOW. This is a must have item for anybody who grew up in the 60's.

    • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Exact.
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? Perfect.
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent.
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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    3gary3 from Milwaukee, WI, Jul 23, 2011

  • Standing in the Shadows of Motown.

    This is an excellent dvd with fantastic music from Motown. Friends from Brazil. Romania and Thailand enjoyed it so much I purchased copies for them to take home.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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    douglaspaul from Estes Park, CO, Nov 4, 2008

  • Standing in the Shadows of Motown (DVD)

    I have been searching for Standing in the Shadows of Motown for months now and I was surprised to find it here and at a great price. Standing in the Shadows of Motown is an outstanding documentary about the hardest working group of musicians in record history. You never think about who was playing behind The Supreemes or The Four Tops, but Barry Gordy put together this group, known as The Funk Brothers, to create that famed "Motown Sound", they have played on more number 1 hits than the Beatles, The Beach Boys, Rolling Stones and Elvis combined. I highly recomend this to any fan of Motown or musical history buff.

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    Anonymous from San Diego, California, Feb 18, 2008

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