BUCKSPORT — Bucksport’s Wednesday on Main, generously sponsored by Darling’s of Augusta, Bangor and Ellsworth, and Town of Bucksport, continues its Music Documentary Film Series with “Standing in the Shadows of Motown” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Alamo Theatre, 85 Main St.
In 1959, Berry Gordy Jr. gathered the best musicians from Detroit’s thriving jazz and blues scene to begin cutting songs for his new record company. Over a 14-year period they were the heartbeat on every hit from Motown’s Detroit era. By the end of their phenomenal run, this unheralded group of musicians had played on more number one hits than the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones, Elvis and the Beatles combined, which makes them the greatest hit machine in the history of popular music. They called themselves the Funk Brothers.
Forty-one years after they played their first note on a Motown record and three decades since they were all together, the Funk Brothers reunited back in Detroit to play their music and tell their unforgettable story, with the help of archival footage, still photos, interviews, re-creation scenes, 20 Motown master tracks, and twelve new live performances of Motown classics with the Brothers backing up contemporary performers. Narrated by Andre Braugher.
For information, visit www.bucksportwom.com or call Paula Kee at 266-7999
Thank you Ellsworth-Bucksport Dental Associates for your second year of sponsorship.