September 12, 2004
My brother Ives and I went to see the Funk Brothers last night at the Chateau Ste. Michelle winery in Woodinville. The Funk Brothers were the studio band for Motown during the heyday of the label. They recorded more number one hits than the Beach Boys, Elvis, the Rolling Stones, and the Beatles combined, and were the subject of the documentary Standing in the Shadows of Motown. This year they were award the Grammy's Lifetime Achievement Award.
As expected, these guys were really amazing. It was an incredibly fun show with tons of energy and the audience singing and dancing along. Joan Osborne opened the show and also sang a few songs. I hadn't really heard much Joan Osborne before aside from her big hit One of Us. She's got a great voice and was very entertaining.
If I could only listen to one genre of music, it would be Motown, so I really loved every minute. What a great, great show.Posted by Tony at September 12, 2004 6:12 PM | TrackBack