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Errol's Pick

Twelve years back, the film "Standing In The Shadows of Motown" introduced us to the Funk Brothers, the musicians behind many of that label's biggest hits. A new documentary opening Friday at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema tells the story of a group of musicians responsible for classics by groups like The Beach Boys, The Mamas and The Papas, and The Byrds. "The Wrecking Crew!" puts names and faces to a collective of musicians who called themselves The Wrecking Crew, a group of about 20-40 studio musicians in LA who played on a ton of instantly recognizable hits by The Ronettes, Sam Cooke, and Frank Sinatra. Not only did the songs they played on dominate the charts in the 60s and 70s, the Crew single-handedly made the American West Coast sound a dominant force around the world.
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