The Funk Brothers Lyrics Follow
The Funk Brothers were a group of Detroit-based session musicians who performed the backing to most Motown recordings from 1959 until the company moved to Los Angeles in 1972.
They are considered one of the most successful groups of studio musicians in music history. The Funk Brothers played on Motown hits such as "My Girl", "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", "Baby Love", "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours", "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone", "The Tears of a Clown", "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", and "Heat Wave".
There have been many articles written that identify members of the Funk Brothers, some of which claim that virtually every musician who ever played on a Motown track was a "Funk Brother". There are 13 Funk Brothers identified in the film Standing in the Shadows of Motown. The same 13 members were identified by both NARAS for the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and were recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The role of the Funk Brothers is described in Paul Justman's 2002 documentary film Standing in the Shadows of Motown, based on Allan Slutsky's book of the same name. The opening titles claim that the Funk Brothers have "played on more number-one hits than the Beatles, Elvis Presley, the Rolling Stones and the Beach Boys combined."
- Dialogue: Lamont Dozier
- You're My Everything
- Dialogue: Jack Ashford
- I Can't Get Next to You
- It's a Shame
- Dialogue: Eddie Willis
- For Once in My Life
- Mercy Mercy Me
- Love Is Like an Itching in My Heart
- I Was Made to Love Her
- Don't Mess With Bill
- Dialogue: Richard 'Pistol' Allen
- The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game
- Home Cookin'
- Dialogue: Eddie Willis, Uriel Jones & Jack Ashford
- I Second That Emotion
- The One Who Really Loves You
- Pride and Joy
- Dialogue: Robert White
- My Girl
- Dialogue: Joe Hunter
- (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher
- 'Funk Brothers in the House!'
- The Flick
- Standing in the Shadows of Love
- Boom Boom
- Cool Jerk
- Cloud Nine
- Ain't No Mountain High Enough