Tuesday, December 09, 2014

How They Did It (An Occasional Series): Special The Funk Brothers Rule! Edition

From 1969, please enjoy in breathless wonder the instrumental backing track to the Jackson 5's debut single "I Want You Back."

Jeebus, listen to that piano player -- baby, that is rock-and-roll.


Ken J Xenozar said...

Nice. I assume that when they were laying this down, they had a sense of Michael's singing. Was it concurrent and this is just the isolated track?

Brooklyn Girl in Queens said...


"Standing in the Shadows of Motown" is one great flick --- not only does it do justice to the Funk Brothers' story and their incredibly iconic riffs (James Jamerson's opening bass on "My Girl" and countless others), the live cover performances are terrific.

I think I'll watch it again tonight ---

buzzbabyjesus said...

They are the only thing I ever liked about the Jackson 5. I thought Michael was creepy when he was eight.