Standing in the Shadows of Motown Reviews
This documentary examines the history of the Funk Brothers, and also has some made-for-the-movie performances by them, complete with vocals by luminaries such as Ben Harper, Bootsy Collins, Joan Collins, Chaka Khan.
The documentary part is well done, covering all the important aspects of their history, as well as interviewing the surviving members. Musical performances are great.
A must-see for a Motown fan, or anyone interested in the history of music.
Seriously - you forget how good the music is. The Funk Brothers (the studio band for Motown in the 60's) themselves talk about the sound and the individual tracks, and it takes you right into the groove. Never mind the famous artists who talk about where things came from.