27 - Motown's Secret Weapon: The Funk Brothers

Chia sẻ

Manage episode 306252043 series 3002419
Thông tin tác giả prisonersofrockandroll được phát hiện bởi Player FM và cộng đồng của chúng tôi - bản quyền thuộc sở hữu của nhà sản xuất (publisher), không thuộc về Player FM, và audio được phát trực tiếp từ máy chủ của họ. Bạn chỉ cần nhấn nút Theo dõi (Subscribe) để nhận thông tin cập nhật từ Player FM, hoặc dán URL feed vào các ứng dụng podcast khác.

Motown Records is one of the most successful and influential record labels in music history. Between 1961 to 1971, they produced a staggering 110 top 10 hits from artists like Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, the Four Tops, Gladys Knight and the Pips, and Martha Reeves and the Vandellas.

You know these songs, but do you know who played the music on them? Behind all of this amazing music and the Motown Sound was a relatively unknown group of studio musicians called The Funk Brothers who played on every single one of those hits. They’re the most successful group of studio musicians ever assembled...and almost no one knows their story.

On this episode of Prisoners of Rock and Roll, we’re taking a trip to Hitsville USA to tell the story of this forgotten group of artists. We’re going to honor the Funk Brothers, play some tunes, and dive into what they did to make that unforgettable Motown Sound.

Check out our episode playlist.

Part of Pantheon Podcasts.

Check us out on Facebook and Twitter, or shoot get in touch at prisonersofrockandroll@gmail.com

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

42 tập