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STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN

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Standing in the Shadows of Motown

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
108 minutes
Limited Release Date:
11/15/02
director:
Paul Justman
distributor:
Artisan Entertainment
author:
Walter Dallas, Ntozake Shange
genre:
Documentary

We gave it an A

A joyful documentary celebration of the Funk Brothers, the dozen or so anonymous session musicians who played the instruments on nearly every single Motown song. The movie, a revelatory aural journey, gets you to hear something you’ve always known without realizing it: that the magic of the Motown sound was, quite literally, its sound.