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Monday, March 29, 2004

Standing in the Shadows of Motown 

This past weekend was educator's appreciation days at Border's (not sure if this was every Border's or just the ones near my house), so I bought a couple books, some CDs and a DVD (eclectic enough to confuse the cashier).

Among these is the soundtrack to the film Standing in the Shadows of Motown. What fantastic music. It is a little marred, I think, by the use of contemporary pop singers in the lead vocal roles (it seems like Joan Osborne is on every other track). It ends up feeling a bit like the assorted Blues Brothers albums of the late 70s/early 80s, but then, if, like the Blues Brothers, it opens up this music to a new generation of fans, perhaps it's not such a bad thing. This is definitely worth picking up at your local music store. If it doesn't make you want to dance, well, then you just ain't got no soul.

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