I am sitting here watching a DVD I bought ages ago but never really watched all the way through, its Standing in the Shadows of Motown and its the story of the Funk Brothers, the criminally unrecognized house band that Motown used while it was in Detroit. It’s a sad story in some ways, considering all the hits they played, in their history they had played on more number ones hits than the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones, Elvis and the Beatles combined!

A great story and some phenomenal music, there is a concert where they have got some recent artists singing Motown hits with the Funk Brothers backing them. The performance of Chaka Khan on Marvin’s ‘Whats Going On?’ is just phenomenal, one of them things where you just can’t clap afterwards because you are just so blown away!