Friday Funk ~ The Funk Brothers Receive Star on Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

 

Joe Messina dies.

https://www.legacy.com/news/celebrity-deaths/joe-messina-1928-2022-guitarist-with-motowns-funk-brothers/

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/entertainment/people/2022/04/04/joe-messina-motown-guitarist-and-member-funk-brothers-has-died-age-93/7271120001/

So Saddened. you were apart of one of the greatest set of musicians in the history of Music. There wouldn’t have been a Motown Sound without all of you.

God Speed and Rest in Rock and Jazz.

 

Longshot's Blog

Yesterday March 21, 2013 Detroit’s own got their due by Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. Our treasures, musicians, sound, style, epitome of the definition of Instrumentation.

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Surviving members Eddy Willis & Jack Ashford attending this honor. Joe Messina who has been said to be sick viewed the ceremony via a live stream from his Detroit suburban home. To me this should have been done long ago and about time!

Because what you heard on every single one of the Motown Hits you was the music behind the vocals and they were simply called The Funk Brothers. But what a sound they created. No one on this earth could ever duplicate them if they tried.

The were not only Detroit’s legends they were the worlds. They were musics magicians. Extraordinary talents each and every single one of them. And if I repeat myself more than one time on this blog so be…

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