“I can’t go anywhere without Motown, and I’d have to include this compilation album. What a collection of great songs and great artists. Martha And The Vandellas, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye - these are true giants.
“You can’t pick a favorite, so you have to go with them all. This is a complete musical education. Such brilliance and authority of performance…How could anybody top this?
“And I have to tip my hat to the magical and unique playing of the mighty Funk Brothers. What would life be without them? What a gift they gave us. They drove the engine to these songs. In fact, with all due respect, I call my band The Funk Brothers. Every night that we go on stage, we pump our fists and yell, ’The Funk Brothers live!’ And then we go out and try to grind it out like the real Funk Brothers.”
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