Standing in the Shadows of Motown 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.… Standing in the Shadows of Motown 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.… 2002-11-15 PG PT108M Documentary Artisan Entertainment
Movie Review

STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN (2002)

MPAA Rating: PG
EW's GRADE
A

Details Limited Release: Nov 15, 2002; Rated: PG; Length: 108 Minutes; Genre: Documentary; Distributor: Artisan Entertainment

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.

Originally posted Nov 29, 2002 Published in issue #684 Nov 29, 2002 Order article reprints
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