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  • Funk Brothers at the 2011 Festival

    This installment of Festival Audio features a live performance by the legendary Funk Brothers. The Funk Brothers are the Motown Records studio musicians who helped define the sound of some of the best-known rhythm and blues recordings between 1959 and 1972.

    This recording was made on June 30, 2011, on the Motor City Stage of the Rhythm and Blues Program at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C. Running time is 30 minutes. Enjoy!

    The Funk Brothers are performing at the Festival for another two days. Tomorrow evening (July 3), they perform at 6 p.m. on the Motor City Stage.

    Festival Audio - Funk Brothers

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