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Standing in the Shadows of Motown

Ever wonder what made that Motown sound so distinctive? This documentary looks at the The Funk Brothers, a group of session musicians who gave birth to many hit songs and artists' careers, but who somehow never managed to receive any of the fame or recognition they deserved. If you like to listen to Motown, or think you know anything about popular music, you owe it to these guys to hear their story. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A
Violence: A-
Sexual Content: B
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 110
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MPAA Rating: PG
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Standing in the Shadows of Motown is rated PG:

Cast: Funk Brothers

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Is there anyone within range of a radio tower who hasn't tapped their feet to a classic Motown tune? Heard It Through the Grapevine, Heatwave, My Girl-the list seems… 
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Why Is Standing in the Shadows of Motown Rated PG?

Overall: A

Ever wonder what made that Motown sound so distinctive? This documentary looks at… 
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Although The Funk Brothers had an opportunity to see their music become successful, they… 
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