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The Funk Brothers, Motown's unbelievable house band. They recorded over 200 Motown songs, 80 were #1 hits.

The Funk Brothers, Motown's unbelievable house band. They recorded over 200 Motown songs, 80 were hits.

The Funk Brothers was the nickname of Detroit based session musicians who performed the backing to most Motown recordings from 1959 until the company moved to Los Angeles in 1972.

The Funk Brothers Motown studio band on most of the Motown hits of the .

The Artistics were an American R & B vocal group in the 1960s and early 1970s. Their biggest hit was "I'm Gonna Miss You", recorded in 1966.  The group was formed in 1958 at Marshall High School in Chicago, Illinois with a line-up of Curt Thomas (lead), Larry Johnson (first tenor), Jesse Bolian (second tenor; and Aaron Floyd (baritone bass).In 1960 Thomas left and was replaced by lead singer Robert Dobyne. The group sang background for Major Lance for a time.

The Artistics were an American R & B vocal group in the and early Their biggest hit was "I'm Gonna Miss You", recorded in

The Funk Brothers - I Was made To Love Her (Studio Instrumental) at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDGsIRR-hfA&list=RD02iKvmaZ53vu4

The Funk Brothers - I Was made To Love Her (Studio Instrumental) at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDGsIRR-hfA&list=RD02iKvmaZ53vu4

James Jamerson (seated) with Martha Reeves.

James Jamerson (seated) with Martha Reeves.

The Elgins were a vocal group on the Motown label, active from the late 1950s to 1967. Their most successful record was "Heaven Must Have Sent You", written and produced by the Holland–Dozier–Holland team, which was a hit in the US in 1966, and in the UK when reissued in 1971.

The Elgins were a vocal group on the Motown label, active from the late to Their most successful record was "Heaven Must Have Sent You", written and produced by the Holland–Dozier–Holland team, which was a hit in the US in and in the UK when reissued in

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Remembering the brilliant William “Benny” Benjamin, drummer for the Motown Records’ studio band The Funk Brothers - July 1925 – April 1969

The story of Motown (An Evergreen book) by Peter Benjaminson, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0394175549/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_7R2uqb0XCT42Y

The story of Motown (An Evergreen book) by Peter Benjaminson, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0394175549/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_7R2uqb0XCT42Y

Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye

stevie + marvin I joined the Marvin Gaye fan club as well as The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Martha and The Vandellas, The Miracles and several other Motown group fan clubs. I truly enjoyed the Motown sound.

Motown's Funk Brothers Honored with Hollywood Walk of Fame Star For Motown fans, it was another step toward justice for a band whose musical contributions were long overlooked. Largely uncredited on Motown records during the 1960s, the Funk Brothers came to wider acclaim only after the award-winning 2002 documentary "Standing in the Shadows of Motown."

Motown's Funk Brothers Honored with Hollywood Walk of Fame Star For Motown fans, it was another step toward justice for a band whose musical contributions were long overlooked. Largely uncredited on Motown records during the 1960s, the Funk Brothers came to wider acclaim only after the award-winning 2002 documentary "Standing in the Shadows of Motown."

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