Jack Ashford's Funk Brothers

Jack Ashford's Funk Brothers

 Detroit, Michigan, USA
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America's band . . . the small group of musicians that gave the world "the Motown Sound."

Biography

Funk Brother Jack Ashford is a celebrated Motown musician who recorded on mostly all the hits released in the 1960's and early 1970's for such legendary performers as Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Diana Ross and The Supremes, Jr. Walker, Marvin Gaye and many, many, more. He played with a group of musicians known as "The Funk Brothers". They put the backbeat, and the soul into the hits of Motown Records. These musicians helped to define the era of the sixties, and their recorded music remains a vital influence to this day. Every two minutes, somewhere in the world a Motown recorded is being played.

Jack's tambourine was one of the dominant forces that gave Motown Records its distinguishable "Motown Sound". He has recorded for a long list of artist all over the world for more than four decades.

Currently, Funk Brother Jack Ashford is touring internationally and in the United States with a full 13 piece band. This sensational stellar band consists of top quality musicians and vocalists who capture the very same sound heard on past Motown recordings.This "All Star" cast of entertainers have impressive resumes of their own stretching from
Motown to Stax, to Warner Brothers, RCA, Universal,Las Vegas, and to all four corners
of the music world. They deliver the "Legendary Original Motown Sound"

The documentary entitled "Standing in the Shadows of Motown", features Jack and the Funk Brothers telling their story with exclusive interviews and archival footage, with new performances of previous hit recorded songs. The newest documentary featuring Jack entitled "Mr. Tambourine Man" is scheduled for a summer release. Look and listen for Jack on BET, PBS radio and TV capturing hearts as he recreates vividly, Motown history.

Jack is the recipient of two Grammy Awards, a Lifetime Achievement Award and several gold records. His book, Motown: A View From The Bottom, gives a detailed look at the Life and events of his life.

Audiences all over the world report total pleasure with Funk Brother Jack Ashford and his band's performance. They deliver the same sound, and same arrangements as the original records thereby providing "The Legendary Original Motown Sound."

They are incomparable. And are undeniably . . . America's band.

Discography

"What's Going On?" - Marvin Gaye
"Heatwave" - Martha & The Vandellas
"My Girl" - The Temptations
"I Want You Back" - The Jackson 5
"The Tracks of My Tears" - Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
"Uptight" - Stevie Wonder
"Reach Out I'll be There" - The 4 Tops
"Shotgun - Junior Walker & The All-Stars
"Love Child" - The Supremes
"Standing In The Shadows of Love" - The 4 Tops

Set List

Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Cloud Nine
I Hear A Symphony
I Wish It Would Rain
Shotgun
What Becomes of The Brokenhearted
Heartwave
Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart
My Girl
ABC
Bernadette
Since I Lost My Baby
Heard It Through The Grapevine
Get Ready
Ain't Too Proud To Beg
Function At The Junction
Going To A Go-Go
Reach Out And Touch
Stop The Love You Save
Dancing In The Streets
Ain't That Peculiar
The Tracks of My Tears
What's Going On
Love Child
The Hunter Gets Captured
My Girl
Inner City Blues