Standing in the Shadows of Motown
In 1959, Berry Gordy Jr. gathered the best musicians from Detroit’s thriving jazz and blues scene to begin cutting songs for his new record company. Over a fourteen year period they were the heartbeat on every hit from Motown’s Detroit era. By the end of their phenomenal run, this unheralded group of musicians had played on more number ones hits than the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones, Elvis and the Beatles combined – which makes them the greatest hit machine in the history of popular music. They called themselves the Funk Brothers. Forty-one years after they played their first note on a Motown record and three decades since they were all together, the Funk Brothers reunited back in Detroit to play their music and tell their unforgettable story, with the help of archival footage, still photos, narration, interviews, re-creation scenes, 20 Motown master tracks, and twelve new live performances of Motown classics with the Brothers backing up contemporary performers.
Standing in the Shadows of Motown – was the biggest surprise of the year 2002 category did not create a better movie and you can now watch for free on this website. Standing in the Shadows of Motown is a long movie, with the space and leisure to expand and explore its themes.
The soundtrack of these movie is simple, decieving, full of mischief in its own right. The director is insanely talented guy. This movie online seriously is incredible. My favorite movie of this director, and that’s saying something!
After watching, I really liked the mix of feelings. I haven’t found this full movie anywhere else so I uploaded it here on YesMovies, so everyone can now see it for free online.