"The Unsung Musicians of the Motown Empire" is a documentary created and produced by Saxophonist Duane Parham. It pays tribute to the many horn players who helped establish the "Motown Sound." Without those guys, the music would lack the "distinctive melodies, unique chord structures and call and response singing style" that describes its identity. The "sound" leans toward pop music but "grabs" its singing style from gospel music. The horn players not only made that sound. . . they were that sound!
Three of the Horn Players
Ernie Rodgers Teddy Harris Marcus Belgrave
Most of the horn players are no longer with us but have left music that is stamped on our hearts and minds. The "sound" still moves us and is being passed down to future generations. "The Unsung Musicians of the Motown" documentary continues that legacy.
The Unsung Musicians of the Motown Empire Documentary Excerpt
Motown is our town. . . and Motown music is our sound!