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Vito Prosciutto: Teaching community college math on the road to a PhD.

Monday, March 29, 2004

16:24
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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