What's left to be said about the "Motown Sound," that treasure trove of pop 'n' soul music that once poured forth from Berry Gordy's tiny Detroit studio? A lot, it turns out. Vocal artists like the Supremes, the Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and the Four Tops, whose records first charted in the early 1960s, became household names. But few people could tell you who actually played
the music. The answer lies in Paul Justman's wonderfully warm tribute to Motown's Funk Brothers, a group of incredibly talented studio musicians who were at the heart of the Motown Sound, from the label's origins until its move from Detroit to Los Angeles in the early '70s...