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 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.


    UPC 012236137801
    Studio Lions Gate/Artisan
    Format DVD
    Genre Drama
    Rating Parental Guidance
    Dimensions 5.5" x 0.5" x 7.75" WxHxD
    Weight 0.38 lbs
    Directors Paul Justman

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    • Standing In The Shadows of Motown
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      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...

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    • JC
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      This is an excellent DVD. Very informative, and entertaining.

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    • Great film
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      This is a great film that documents important contributions to the music industry by the Funk Brothers.

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    • One of the best music documentaries ever.
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      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!!

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

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    • 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.

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