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: