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finataxia24
08-17-2005, 03:32 PM
who had the most hits??

does anyone know :tongue: :evil: ;) :D :lol: :goof:


typo i meant to type funk brothers not funky brothers

sorry

mor911
08-17-2005, 03:44 PM
I dunno... But I guessed

byroan
08-17-2005, 03:48 PM
I guessed as well.

finataxia24
08-17-2005, 03:54 PM
tonight i will give correct answer


after i get off work( to let a few more guess). around 9 9 9 pm

dol_fan_81
08-17-2005, 03:55 PM
i guessed beatles

Buddwalk
08-17-2005, 03:58 PM
I said beatles but meant to click beach boys they had lots of hits as well :lol:

FLOUNDER
08-17-2005, 04:22 PM
I chose the beatles also... I'm thinking its the Beach Boys though for some reason...

spydertl79
08-17-2005, 04:24 PM
it depends on what a hit song is, if it's number ones then its probably the beatles.

Roman529
08-17-2005, 05:13 PM
If it is #1 hits it is the Beatles....the Stones have only had a handful....The Beach Boys have had more than the Stones I think but not as many as the Beatles. Not sure who the Funk brothers are?....Play that Funky Music White Boy. :lol:

kud
08-17-2005, 06:09 PM
I guessed the Stones, though I never listened to any of that stuff. Before my time.

finataxia24
08-17-2005, 11:40 PM
since 2 people only knew heres alittle history

http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/news/2002-11-28-funk-brothers_x.htmheir
FUNK BROTHERS
music fueled the careers of The Temptations, The Supremes, The Miracles, the Four Tops, Gladys Knight and The Pips, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Mary Wells and others from the time the company started in the late 1950s until it left Detroit for California in 1973. (Related item: Funk Brothers, where art though now? (http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/news/2002-11-28-funk-side_x.htm))
They played on more No. 1 hits than Elvis Presley, The Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Beach Boys put together. But to the general public, they remain largely unknown. Unlike the galaxy of beloved Motown stars, songwriters and producers, the Funk Brothers were rarely recognized for their contribution to what became "the sound of young America."


http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2005/08/funkbrother_bestoffun_101b-1.jpg

calphin
08-17-2005, 11:42 PM
If it is #1 hits it is the Beatles....the Stones have only had a handful....The Beach Boys have had more than the Stones I think but not as many as the Beatles. Not sure who the Funk brothers are?....Play that Funky Music White Boy. :lol:





That was wild cherry

dolfan4good
08-18-2005, 08:49 AM
since 2 people only knew heres alittle history

http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/news/2002-11-28-funk-brothers_x.htmheir
FUNK BROTHERS
music fueled the careers of The Temptations, The Supremes, The Miracles, the Four Tops, Gladys Knight and The Pips, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Mary Wells and others from the time the company started in the late 1950s until it left Detroit for California in 1973. (Related item: Funk Brothers, where art though now? (http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/news/2002-11-28-funk-side_x.htm))
They played on more No. 1 hits than Elvis Presley, The Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Beach Boys put together. But to the general public, they remain largely unknown. Unlike the galaxy of beloved Motown stars, songwriters and producers, the Funk Brothers were rarely recognized for their contribution to what became "the sound of young America."


http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2005/08/funkbrother_bestoffun_101b-1.jpg

They were a group of musicians that played the music for all those artists named above. They aren't even listed on the albums. For example, if you wanted to know who played bass on the Supreme's album you wewre out of luck cause the album DID NOT displaytheir names. The band members changed frequently becuase Motown simply used the best Jazz musicians available at the time. So your question is misleading. This group was NEVER credited with having all those hits.

finataxia24
08-18-2005, 08:53 PM
They were a group of musicians that played the music for all those artists named above. They aren't even listed on the albums. For example, if you wanted to know who played bass on the Supreme's album you wewre out of luck cause the album DID NOT displaytheir names. The band members changed frequently becuase Motown simply used the best Jazz musicians available at the time. So your question is misleading. This group was NEVER credited with having all those hits.


no u are wrong,

The Funk (http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery;jsessionid=1ag0ft3543wf4?method=4&dsid=2222&dekey=Funk&gwp=8&curtab=2222_1&sbid=lc02b) Brothers were the house band (http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery;jsessionid=1ag0ft3543wf4?method=4&dsid=2222&dekey=House+band&gwp=8&curtab=2222_1&sbid=lc02b) at Detroit (http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery;jsessionid=1ag0ft3543wf4?method=4&dsid=2222&dekey=Detroit%2C+Michigan&gwp=8&curtab=2222_1&sbid=lc02b)'s Motown (http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery;jsessionid=1ag0ft3543wf4?method=4&dsid=2222&dekey=Motown&gwp=8&curtab=2222_1&sbid=lc02b) Records from 1959 (http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery;jsessionid=1ag0ft3543wf4?method=4&dsid=2222&dekey=1959&gwp=8&curtab=2222_1&sbid=lc02b) to 1972 (http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery;jsessionid=1ag0ft3543wf4?method=4&dsid=2222&dekey=1972&gwp=8&curtab=2222_1&sbid=lc02b), when the company moved to Los Angeles (http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery;jsessionid=1ag0ft3543wf4?method=4&dsid=2222&dekey=Los+Angeles%2C+California&gwp=8&curtab=2222_1&sbid=lc02b). Their story was told in Paul Justman's 2002 (http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery;jsessionid=1ag0ft3543wf4?method=4&dsid=2222&dekey=2002&gwp=8&curtab=2222_1&sbid=lc02b)documentary (http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery;jsessionid=1ag0ft3543wf4?method=4&dsid=2222&dekey=Documentary&gwp=8&curtab=2222_1&sbid=lc02b)film (http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery;jsessionid=1ag0ft3543wf4?method=4&dsid=2222&dekey=Film&gwp=8&curtab=2222_1&sbid=lc02b) Standing in the Shadows of Motown (http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery;jsessionid=1ag0ft3543wf4?method=4&dsid=2222&dekey=Standing+in+the+Shadows+of+Motown+%28film%29&gwp=8&curtab=2222_1&sbid=lc02b).

Early members included bandleader Joe Hunter and Earl Van Dyke (piano (http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery;jsessionid=1ag0ft3543wf4?method=4&dsid=2222&dekey=Piano&gwp=8&curtab=2222_1&sbid=lc02b)); James Jamerson (http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery;jsessionid=1ag0ft3543wf4?method=4&dsid=2222&dekey=James+Jamerson&gwp=8&curtab=2222_1&sbid=lc02b) (bass guitar (http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery;jsessionid=1ag0ft3543wf4?method=4&dsid=2222&dekey=Bass+guitar&gwp=8&curtab=2222_1&sbid=lc02b)); William 'Benny' Benjamin and Richard 'Pistol' Allen (drums (http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery;jsessionid=1ag0ft3543wf4?method=4&dsid=2222&dekey=Drum&gwp=8&curtab=2222_1&sbid=lc02b)); Robert White, Eddie Willis, and Joe Messina (guitar (http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery;jsessionid=1ag0ft3543wf4?method=4&dsid=2222&dekey=Guitar&gwp=8&curtab=2222_1&sbid=lc02b)); Jack Ashford (tambourine (http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery;jsessionid=1ag0ft3543wf4?method=4&dsid=2222&dekey=Tambourine&gwp=8&curtab=2222_1&sbid=lc02b)); and Eddie 'Bongo' Brown (percussion (http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery;jsessionid=1ag0ft3543wf4?method=4&dsid=2222&dekey=Percussion&gwp=8&curtab=2222_1&sbid=lc02b)). Hunter left in 1964 (http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery;jsessionid=1ag0ft3543wf4?method=4&dsid=2222&dekey=1964&gwp=8&curtab=2222_1&sbid=lc02b), replaced on keyboards by Johnny Griffith and as bandleader by Van Dyke. Around the same time Uriel Jones joined the band as a third drummer.

In 1967 (http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery;jsessionid=1ag0ft3543wf4?method=4&dsid=2222&dekey=1967&gwp=8&curtab=2222_1&sbid=lc02b), guitarists Dennis Coffey and Wah Wah Watson (http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery;jsessionid=1ag0ft3543wf4?method=4&dsid=2222&dekey=Melvin+Wah-Wah+Watson+Ragin&gwp=8&curtab=2222_1&sbid=lc02b) joined the band. Benny Benjamin died the next year, and Bob Babbitt (http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery;jsessionid=1ag0ft3543wf4?method=4&dsid=2222&dekey=Bob+Babbitt&gwp=8&curtab=2222_1&sbid=lc02b) began to replace James Jamerson on many recording dates.

The group was dismissed from Motown's service in 1972, when Berry Gordy (http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery;jsessionid=1ag0ft3543wf4?method=4&dsid=2222&dekey=Berry+Gordy&gwp=8&curtab=2222_1&sbid=lc02b) moved Motown to Los Angeles.


The Funk Brothers are (as established in the film they were recently portrayed in) generally unknown for their crucial contributions to the Motown genre, despite having played the background music in nearly every Motown hit. Their involvement in these famous songs makes them the biggest hitmakers in music history, having played in more #1 songs than The Beatles (http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery;jsessionid=1ag0ft3543wf4?method=4&dsid=2222&dekey=The+Beatles&gwp=8&curtab=2222_1&sbid=lc02b), Elvis Presley (http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery;jsessionid=1ag0ft3543wf4?method=4&dsid=2222&dekey=Elvis+Presley&gwp=8&curtab=2222_1&sbid=lc02b), and The Rolling Stones (http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery;jsessionid=1ag0ft3543wf4?method=4&dsid=2222&dekey=The+Rolling+Stones&gwp=8&curtab=2222_1&sbid=lc02b) combined.

http://www.answers.com/topic/the-funk-brothers

spydertl79
08-18-2005, 08:57 PM
interesting stuff