Festival Audio – Funk Brothers

This installment of Festival Audio features a live performance by the legendary Funk Brothers. The Funk Brothers are the Motown Records studio musicians who helped define the sound of some of the best-known rhythm and blues recordings between 1959 and 1972.

This recording was made on June 30, 2011, on the Motor City Stage of the Rhythm and Blues Program at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C. Running time is 30 minutes. Enjoy!

For more information about the group click here. The Funk Brothers are performing at the Festival for another two days. Tomorrow evening (July 3), they perform at 6 p.m. on the Motor City Stage.

Festival Audio - Funk Brothers
  • gwen

    The festival was outstanding! I particularly enjoyed the rhythm and blues acts. I look forward to next year.

  • Daisy

    So disappointed the Evening with the Funk Brothers had to be cancelled… will it be rescheduled?

    • http://folk1a.si.edu Sojin Kim

      The storm came in very fast and hard, so we had to cancel the evening concerts last night. Fortunately, both groups, The Funk Brothers and the Garifuna Collective, will be performing today. The Funk Brothers perform at 1:10 p.m. and 4:25 on the Motor City Stage. The Garifuna Collective performs at 11 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on the World Stage. Hope you can will be able to catch one of these shows.

  • Daisy

    Great! Thanks. Schedule says Funk Brothers at like noon, so it’s 1:10? Long trip for me, so if you’re still around Sojin please confirm.

    • http://folk1a.si.edu Sojin Kim

      Daisy–sorry for the confusion. Yes, they started at 12:05. Their next set is at 4:25. I apologize for the previous information. Hope you can make the later show.