CAPSULE REVIEW: Yesterday we finally got around to seeing Standing in the Shadows of Motown. The filmmakers make some missteps (unnecessary reenactments, overwritten narration, a fog machine), but despite all that it's a fine documentary about the people who actually played the music on all those Motown hits of the '60s. I have the standard pop-snob preference for Stax over Motown, but I have to say I enjoyed almost all the movie's music -- especially Meshell Ndegeocello's Memphis-style performance of "You've Really Got A Hold On Me." And the interviews are terrific.
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