Standing in the Shadows of Motown (2002) Movie Details

Standing in the Shadows of Motown (PG)
Richard 'Pistol' Allen , Jack Ashford & more
Paul Justman
Alan Slutsky
1 hr 56 mins
Rating: 7.0/10 from 92 users

Standing in the Shadows of Motown Movie Cast

Richard 'Pistol' Allen
Richard 'Pistol' Allen as Himself
Jack Ashford
Jack Ashford as Himself
Bob Babbitt
Bob Babbitt as Himself
Benny 'Papa Zita' Benjamin
Benny 'Papa Zita' Benjamin as Himself (archive footage)
Eddie 'Bongo' Brown
Eddie 'Bongo' Brown as Himself (archive footage)
Bootsy Collins
as Himself
Johnny Griffith
Johnny Griffith as Himself
Ben Harper
as Himself
Joe Hunter
Joe Hunter as Himself
James Jamerson
James Jamerson as Himself (archive footage)
Uriel Jones
Uriel Jones as Himself
Montell Jordan
Montell Jordan as Himself
Chaka Khan
as Herself
Gerald Levert
Gerald Levert as Himself
Joe Messina
Joe Messina as Himself
Meshell Ndegeocello
Meshell Ndegeocello as Herself
Joan Osborne
Joan Osborne as Herself
Rudy Robinson
Rudy Robinson as Himself

Standing in the Shadows of Motown Crew List

Director :
Original Music Composer : Alan Slutsky
Writer : Walter Dallas , Ntozake Shange
Novel : Alan Slutsky
Writer : Ntozake Shange
Executive Producer : David Scott

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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

Standing in the Shadows of Motown is a 2002 English Film stars Richard 'Pistol' Allen , Paul Justman , Alan Slutsky , Walter Dallas , Ntozake Shange , Alan Slutsky , Jack Ashford , Bob Babbitt , Benny 'Papa Zita' Benjamin , Eddie 'Bongo' Brown , Bootsy Collins , Johnny Griffith , Ben Harper , Joe Hunter , James Jamerson , Uriel Jones , Montell Jordan , Chaka Khan , Gerald Levert , Joe Messina , Meshell Ndegeocello , Joan Osborne , Rudy Robinson , Ntozake Shange , David Scott , directed by Paul Justman & music by Alan Slutsky.