High time a documentary paid tribute to the undervalued golden-era Motown house band—The Funk Brothers—who played on more (and better) hits than anyone else. The (surviving) old dudes remain innately fluid. The choice of guest vocalists here, however, as they trot through some of the greats, could've been better. Bootsy Collins babbling "Cool Jerk", fine. Chaka Khan hollering "What's Going On", unsubtle but fine. But Ben Harper (twice?), and Joan Osborne (twice)?

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Standing In The Shadows Of Motown – Universal

High time a documentary paid tribute to the undervalued golden-era Motown house band?The Funk Brothers?who played on more (and better) hits than anyone else. The (surviving) old dudes remain innately fluid. The choice of guest vocalists here, however, as they trot through some of the greats, could’ve been better. Bootsy Collins babbling “Cool Jerk”, fine. Chaka Khan hollering “What’s Going On”, unsubtle but fine. But Ben Harper (twice?), and Joan Osborne (twice)? Once again, I’m afraid, The Funk Brothers are neglected by those who’ve built careers on their work.