Parts 1-4 below are of higher quality. You will likely need Opera, Safari, or Chrome Brower to view these videos. If you don't see them then you can watch the flash version, which is the entire video in one piece.

Standing In the Shadows of Motown

This film is presented in context of a Music Appreciation course at Edison Community College. This web page is used for instructional purposes only.

Questions about the film:

After listening to the music examples in the film, describe the Motown sound.
What music do you enjoy listening to normally?
How is the sound of Motown similar and/or different from what you normally listen to?

Imagine you are a musician similar to one of the Funk Brothers:

How do you think you would feel if your career had taken a similar path?
More questions will follow these. Please come back for the remaining questions.

These videos are higher quality. If you don't see them you can try a different browser listed at the top of the page.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Check out bob Babbitt's website.

This is the song, with a bass solo by Bob Babbitt, that is referenced in the film by Ralphe Armstrong.