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Standing in the Shadows of Motown

This acclaimed documentary charts the not-so-secret history of the Funk Brothers, an ensemble culled from the best of Detroit's jazz and blues scene by producer Berry Gordy in 1959 to back up the singers of his then-fledgling Motown label. Though largely forgotten in later years, theirs was a 14-year run of legendary songs unrivaled in the annals of popular music, creating more number-one hits than the Beatles, the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones and Elvis Presley combined. A treasure trove of the era's best sounds.

Narration by: Walter Dallas

Narration by: Ntozake Shange

Book "Standing in the Shadows of Motown" by: Alan Slutsky

Directed by: Paul Justman

Duration: 108 mins

Genre: Documentary, Music & Musicals

Advisories: Adult Language

Rating: PG

Audio Format: Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1, English/Spanish

Video Format: Closed Captioning