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Release Date: November 15th, 2002

DVD Release Date: April 22nd, 2003

PG|1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary
This documentary mixes performances, interviews and reenactments to celebrate the Funk Brothers, the 1960s soul hitmakers. As the musicians behind the Temptations, the Four Tops and others, the "brothers" were hugely successful, yet relatively anonymous compared to the famous singers they backed. They get their due here, as Richard "Pistol" Allen, Benny "Papa Zita" Benjamin and bandmates discuss their Detroit youth, studio sessions alongside Marvin Gaye and nonstop touring.

Cast: Richard "Pistol" Allen, Jack Ashford, Bob Babbitt, Benny "Papa Zita" Benjamin, Eddie "Bongo" Brown, Bootsy Collins, Johnny Griffith, Ben Harper

Director: Paul Justman

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Rimshot LLC

Distributors: Artisan Entertainment

Keywords: Rise, 2000s, 1960s, Fascinating, Inspiring, 1950s, 1970s, Endearing

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