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Motown Wednesday #3: The Funk Brothers – Standing In The Shadows Of Motown

The Funk Brothers, are the people who created the Motown sound as itself. Often they were forgot, as they’ve mostly became props for quality as studio musicians, but in most case just by singers and additionally the Funk Brothers never appeared on any record cover. They always were THE band, when it came to recording a new Motown hit of that time. The list of number one hits is damn long and many many musicians like Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, the Supremes, the Four Tops etc. reached their popularity just because of these guys. Yesterday, I watched Standing In The Shadows Of Motown (google video), a documentery about them. I really can recommend that movie to everybody who wants to know how that great movement in music history took place.

PS: If you liked that movie, buy it on DVD in order to have pure phenomenal sound quality!

Motown Wednesday #2: The Supremes

After I got so much great feedback to the start of the Motown Editions, I’m really glad to present you the second one. This time I have some more popular stuff. The radio stations my parents used to listen to during my childhood had The Supremes always in their repertoire. So here are my three favourites of a this great Ladies:

[audio:http://www.chromemusic.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/The-Supremes-Where-Did-Our-Love-Go.mp3|titles=The Supremes – Where Did Our Love Go]The Supremes – Where Did Our Love Go

[audio:http://www.chromemusic.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/The-Supremes-Come-See-About-Me.mp3|titles=The Supremes – Come See About Me]The Supremes – Come See About Me

[audio:http://www.chromemusic.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/The-Supremes-Baby-Love.mp3|titles=The Supremes – Baby Love]The Supremes – Baby Love

Motown Wednesday #1: Martha Reeves & the Vandellas

Some weeks ago I saw a documentary about Detroit, Michigan. The story which told me what the city had been, what it became and especially what it is today impressed me a lot. The whole subcultural power which is reinventing the city right now, still finds its roots in the Motown years. That’s why I wanted to share this new weekly Motown Edition with you. Martha Reeves was one of the big names at that time and with the Vandellas, she formed one of the very first girl groups in terms of our pop-culture imagination.

[audio:http://www.chromemusic.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Martha-Reeves-the-Vandellas-Love-is-Like-A-Heat-Wave.mp3|titles=Martha Reeves & the Vandellas – (Love is Like A) Heat Wave]Martha Reeves & the Vandellas – (Love is Like A) Heat Wave

[audio:http://www.chromemusic.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Martha-Reeves-the-Vandellas-Quicksand.mp3|titles=Martha Reeves & the Vandellas – Quicksand]Martha Reeves & the Vandellas – Quicksand

[audio:http://www.chromemusic.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Martha-Reeves-the-Vandellas-Nowhere-to-Run.mp3|titles=Martha Reeves & the Vandellas – Nowhere to Run]Martha Reeves & the Vandellas – Nowhere to Run