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Standing in the Shadows of Motown

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Documentary Independent Rated: 7+ (PG)20021h 56mOn: Epix Tags: Music Country: America

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 featuring Richard 'Pistol' Allen and Jack Ashford is streaming via tv everywhere with EPIX, streaming with subscription on Tribeca Shortlist (Via Prime Video), available for rent or purchase on iTunes, and 7 others. It's a documentary and independent movie with a very high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 91% and a high IMDb audience rating of 7.8 (3,203 votes).

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Paul Justman

Paul Justman

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Available to stream on a subscription service (Tribeca Short List & Realeyz).

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Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix).

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Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 4 others).

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#4,552 Ranked Movie

#33 Ranked in Movies on Realeyz

#149 Ranked in Independent Movies

#343 Ranked in Music Movies

Standing in the Shadows of Motown has a very high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 91% and a high IMDb audience rating of 7.8 (3,203 votes). The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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