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Thank you Funk Brothers
on June 9, 2016
Excellent documentary on the Funk Brothers. This is a great film that showcases the history of the Funk Brothers and their contribution to Motown Records and the Motown sound. I grew up listening to music from Motown in the 70's and 80's and in my day you used to read the album credits to see who made the song. Also there were liner notes that contained lyrics and you would be able to sing along with the songs as they played. Most of the time you would pay attention to the Writer or Producer and if you were lucky you would see the names of the musicians. I know it's a thing of the past to know what musician played on the songs because everything in this day and age is computers and samples, but this was important information for future musicians. If you grew up playing instruments then you would want to study a certain musician's style because you admired it. Motown music was admired by a bunch of us and we wanted to know the secrets.
This movie gives you the secrets. It is a well put together and thought out story of the Funk Brothers, which is what the studio musicians for Motown were called. You can easily follow their rise to fame and their struggle to gain recognition for their work.You will not be disappointed if you are a fan of the Motown hits. I recommend this video for all musicians and fans of music.