Monday, 6 June 2011

Standing in The shadows of Mowtown

My mate Mick Jeynes who plays Bass in The Robert Lane Band has lent me one of the best music films I've ever seen.

It's the story of The Funk Brothers, the session musicians who played on the Mowtown records of the 50s, 60s and 70s. As the opening sequence of the film points out these musicians "played on more number-one hits than The Beatles, Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, and The Beach Boys combined."

The film not only tells the story of Hitsville USA, the small recording Studio where so much of the defining music of the twentieth century was recorded, but also reunites many of the original Funk Brothers for an amazing concert.

Watch this slightly cheesy advert to get a feel for the film.

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