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Standing In The Shadows Of Motown (Bonus Tracks) CD 1 of 1

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Format: CD
Sku: 61004809
UPC: 044006636528
UPC 14: 00044006636528
Release Date: 5/11/2004
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Heat Wave, (Love Is Like A) ~ Original Soundtrack
2. You've Really Got a Hold on Me ~ Original Soundtrack
3. Do You Love Me ~ Original Soundtrack
4. Bernadette - (TRUE instrumental) ~ Original Soundtrack
5. Reach Out I'll Be There ~ Original Soundtrack
6. Ain't Too Proud to Beg ~ Original Soundtrack
7. Shotgun ~ Original Soundtrack
8. What Becomes of the Brokenhearted ~ Original Soundtrack
9. I Heard It Through the Grapevine ~ Original Soundtrack
10. You Keep Me Hanging On - (TRUE instrumental) ~ Original Soundtrack
11. Cool Jerk ~ Original Soundtrack
12. Cloud Nine ~ Original Soundtrack
13. What's Going On ~ Original Soundtrack
14. Band Introduction / Ain't No Mountain High Enough ~ Original Soundtrack
15. Flick, The ~ Original Soundtrack
16. Boom Boom - (Bonus Track) ~ Original Soundtrack
17. Higher and Higher, (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) - (Bonus Track) ~ Original Soundtrack
18. Scorpio - (Bonus Track) ~ Original Soundtrack
Disc 2
Song Title
1. Funk Brothers In The House! ~ Original Soundtrack
2. Standing in the Shadows of Love ~ Original Soundtrack
3. Dialogue: Joe Hunter ~ Original Soundtrack
4. One Who Really Loves You, The ~ Original Soundtrack
5. Pride and Joy ~ Original Soundtrack
6. Dialogue: Robert White ~ Original Soundtrack
7. My Girl ~ Original Soundtrack
8. Love Is Like an Itching in My Heart ~ Original Soundtrack
9. Don't Mess With Bill ~ Original Soundtrack
10. Hunter Gets Captured by the Game, The ~ Original Soundtrack
11. Dialogue: Eddie Willis, Uriel Jones & Jack Ashford ~ Original Soundtrack
12. I Second That Emotion ~ Original Soundtrack
13. I Was Made to Love Her ~ Original Soundtrack
14. Dialogue: Richard "Pistol" Allen ~ Original Soundtrack
15. I Heard It Through the Grapevine - (Gladys version) ~ Original Soundtrack
16. Home Cookin' ~ Original Soundtrack
17. For Once in My Life ~ Original Soundtrack
18. Dialogue: Jack Ashford ~ Original Soundtrack
19. I Can't Get Next to You ~ Original Soundtrack
20. It's a Shame ~ Original Soundtrack
21. Ain't No Mountain High Enough - (Ross version) ~ Original Soundtrack
22. Dialogue: Eddie Willis ~ Original Soundtrack
23. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) ~ Original Soundtrack
24. Dialogue: Lamont Dozier ~ Original Soundtrack
25. You're My Everything - (Bonus Track) ~ Original Soundtrack

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote This deluxe edition of STANDING IN THE SHADOWS contains new live versions of classic hits sung by today's stars and backed by Motown's house band, the Funk Brothers. Included are four original, previously unreleased tracks from Motown's vaults and a bonus disc containing instrumental versions of the original hits.
Muze PNote STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN won the 2003 Grammy Award for Best Compilation Album For A Motion Picture Or Television.
Muze PNote "What's Going On" (Chaka Khan) won the 2003 Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance.
Muze PNote Personnel: Eddie Willis, Robert White , Joe Messina (guitar); Earl Van Dyke, Joe Hunter , Johnny Griffith (keyboards); Uriel Jones (vibraphone, percussion); Bob Babbitt, James Jamerson (bass guitar); Benny Benjamin, Richard "Pistol" Allen (drums); Eddie Brown (congas); The Funk Brothers.
Muze PNote While there was certainly little to complain about on the original issue of the soundtrack for Standing in the Shadows of Motown, for those who truly sought the magic of the Funk Brothers, this deluxe edition is what they longed for all along. This two-disc collection contains the soundtrack of the Allan Slutsky/Harry Weinger film -- plus three bonus tracks -- from that historic night at the Royal Oak Music Theater just outside of Detroit. It pairs what was left of the original Motown session gang and their heirs with a host of vocalists, including Joan Osborne, Chaka Khan, Bootsy Collins, Montell Jordan, Me'Shell Ndeg?Ocello, Ben Harper, and Gerald LeVert interpreting the classics. The extra soundtrack cuts feature John Lee Hooker, Jackie Wilson, and Dennis Coffey with the Detroit Guitar Band. But on disc two, the entire grail becomes attainable. Here are 15 musical tracks, the original instrumental sides from "the Snakepit" of the Motown studios, with little or no vocal accompaniment, remixed from the ground up. The producers broke down and mapped out each verse, bridge, chorus, and vamp on paper first. Phone calls were made to the living members and then each tune was knotted together from the recorded evidence, using the input of the Funks and the added guitars of Dennis Coffey and Wah Wah Watson.
Muze PNote What comes across is the Brothers zeroing in on and stretching the groove with grit, grease, and soul from the floor of Studio A. Here are the popping rhythms of "Standing in the Shadows of Love," "The One Who Really Loves You," Norman Whitfield's "Pride and Joy," and Smokey's "My Girl," along with the dubs of "The Hunter Gets Captured By the Game," "I Was Made to Love Her," "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," and more. Interspersed are dialogue tracks where the dwellers of the Snakepit speak, like Joe Hunter, Pistol Allen, Jack Ashford, et al. There is one cut that breaks the rules: the final selection on the disc, the version of "You're My Everything" with James Jamerson. Here are David Ruffin and Eddie Kendricks singing, handing off the lead vocal on tape with Jamerson punched in as a way of balancing the rhythm. It's just the Temps and Jamerson's bass running over the vocal arrangement. In other words, it's a whole different aspect of the "rhythm" track and perhaps the most startling evidence of how truly unique the Funk Brothers were. Certainly, a lot of this will piss off purists, but it can't be helped. For everyone else, this is a beautiful and moving document that offers what the soundtrack tried to, and is the real reason to make this purchase. It could have been made available on its own, but corporate marketing strategies being what they are, this is as good as it's going to get and the only way to get this bit of groove history. ~ Thom Jurek

Associated Artists and Works

California Dreams
Original Soundtrack

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 05/11/2004
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2004
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 440066365
Music Label Name Label : Hip-O
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Mixed
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00044006636528

Professional Reviews

Q (p.127)
- 4 stars out of 5 - "The hero is the late James Jamerson - his stunningly free basslines still affect brain and body like little else."

Uncut (9/03, p.106)
- 3 stars out of 5 - "...The old dudes remain innately fluid..."

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