Thursday, July 23, 2009

That's 'Funked' Up



I'll never forget watching the documentary "Standing In the Shadows of Motown" Which told the story of the "Funk Brothers", the nick name for the in-house studio band for Motown Records from the 1950s-1970s. According to the documentary The Funk Brothers "played on more number-one records than The Beatles, Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, and The Beach Boys combined". Furthermore (and this has been disputed) The Funk Brothers even co-wrote some of the music and were never accredited or properly compensated. They got paid $5 a song, and we all know most of those songs have made millions.

Either way, I found this cool recording:


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