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  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (107min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen version.
  • Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Artisan Home Entertainment, [2003]

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General Note: Inspired by the book "Standing in the shadows of Motown" by Allan "Dr. Licks" Slutsky.
Special features: Audio commentary with director and producer; trivia track; the photo and video that started it all; series of short films; dinner with the Funk Brothers; multiangle jam sessions; deleted scenes; the ones that didn't make it; at long last glory; Funk video biographies; music video montage; selected discography; honorable mentions; interactive virtual recording studio.
Hi-resolution, DVD-ROM playable version.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Directors of photography, Doug Milsome, Lon Stratton ; editor, Anne Erikson ; narrator, Andre Braugher.
Participant or Performer Note: The Funk Brothers: Richard "Pistol" Allen, Jack "Black Jack" Ashford, Bob Babbitt, Johnny Griffith, Joe Hunter, Uriel Jones, Joe Messina, Eddie "Chank" Willis, and, in spirit: Benny "Papa Zita" Benjamin, Eddie "Bongo" Brown, James "Igor" Jamerson, Earl "Chunk of Funk" Van Dyke, Robert White; with, Joan Osborne, Gerald Levert, Meshell Ndegeocello, Bootsy Collins, Ben Harper, Chaka Khan.
Summary, etc.: The story of the Funk Brothers, the group of musicians that played on every single hit Motown record from the label's beginnings to 1972.
Language Note: Closed-captioned; subtitles available in Spanish.
Subject: Funk Brothers.
Motown Record Corporation.
African American musicians > Michigan > Detroit > Biography.
Genre: Popular music > 1961-1970.
Rhythm and blues music.
Soul music.
Documentary films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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