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  • He would play things like the bongos and congas for The Funk Brothers.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed 2011

  • I've also been working on a Broadway production with a talented friend and am trying to start a project where we get the remaining members of The Funk Brothers back together to record in the old Motown Studio called "

    Caught in the Crossfire - Articles 2009


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  • "The Funk Brothers was the nickname of Detroit, Michigan, session musicians who performed the backing to most Motown Records recordings from 1959 until the company moved to Los Angeles in 1972. The Funk Brothers played on Motown hits such as "My Girl", "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", "Baby Love", "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours", "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone", "The Tears of a Clown", "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", and "(Love is Like a) Heat Wave".

    The role of the Funk Brothers is described in Paul Justman's 2002 documentary film Standing in the Shadows of Motown, based on Allan Slutsky's book of the same name. The opening titles claim that the Funk Brothers have "played on more number-one hits than The Beatles, Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, and The Beach Boys combined.""

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    April 13, 2012