SITSOM A GRAMMY WINNER!

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Top of pageBottom of page   By BCNYC (152.163.188.68) on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 05:56 pm:

I'm privileged to let the board know that Standing in the Shadows of Motown is a Grammy winner!

1) Category 77 - Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media

Congratulations and again, our love and thanks for a lifetime of music to Motown's immortal FUNK BROTHERS!

Top of pageBottom of page   By SisDetroit (68.42.209.170) on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 05:57 pm:

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

GOOD GOING FUNK BROTHERS!!!
CONGRATULATIONS.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Ritchie (62.254.0.8) on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 05:58 pm:

HALLELUJAH!!!!

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (206.135.204.2) on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 05:58 pm:

HOW COOL!!!...CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!!!...STU

Top of pageBottom of page   By soulboy (213.105.242.198) on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 06:01 pm:

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!
CONGRATULATIONS.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Karyl (65.33.211.201) on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 06:10 pm:

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FABULOUS FUNK BROTHERS!

I'm so excited, I just can't stand it! :-)

Top of pageBottom of page   By NISH (66.119.33.170) on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 06:13 pm:

YES YES YES YES YES!!!! CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FUNK BROTHERS AND EVERYONE INVOLVED!!! Thank GOD.

Top of pageBottom of page   By SisDetroit (68.42.209.170) on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 06:22 pm:

"CONGRATULATIONS"

ALLAN (DR. LICKS) SLUTSKY,
PAUL JUSTMAN, PAUL ELLIOTT, DAVID SCOTT, HARRY WEINGER, SANDY PASSMAN.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Vickie (152.163.188.68) on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 06:35 pm:

Congrats! Well deserved guys..
Thank you for the many years of music and joy that you have brought to my life..

Vickie

Top of pageBottom of page   By DustyRose (205.188.209.38) on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 06:37 pm:

Congratulations to the entire Motown family!!!!

Well done and Well deserved.

Special congrats to Harry Weinger for the tremendous promotional work done on the films behalf.

Top of pageBottom of page   By dvdmike (12.84.97.31) on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 06:41 pm:

Congratulations! I'll be first in line to buy the DVD in April

Top of pageBottom of page   By Sue (64.12.97.7) on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 06:47 pm:

BCNYC ...
Can you get word to Harry Weinger that I'm trying to call him and Allan S.? I have Allan's cel but he's not picking up at the moment ...hey, I'd be screaming and ignorint my phone if I won a Grammy too ...

Top of pageBottom of page   By rhythmqueen (12.64.54.171) on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 06:49 pm:

A huge CONGRATS!!! I'm soo excited. This is such a well-deserved and long over due award!!!

Top of pageBottom of page   By BCNYC (152.163.188.68) on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 06:53 pm:

sue, e-mail me at qpmwoof@aol.com if you do not hear from harry in 5 mins?

Top of pageBottom of page   By Caleb (209.245.117.188) on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 06:54 pm:

Rejoice!!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Nancy (24.101.72.243) on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 07:07 pm:

Hey champagne is flowing up here in canada congrats funk brothers for a lifetime of music and a much over due award

Top of pageBottom of page   By Ralph (209.240.198.62) on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 07:22 pm:

Sorry, I've been a little busy with visiting relatives so I haven't been around much the last few days. How good it is to see this news when I finally got a chance to log on. Congratulations to ALL involved. This is great news.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Fred (152.163.188.68) on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 07:23 pm:

DOUBLE PLAY!!!!

Babbitt just called me, and they won the OTHER Grammy, too.

Congratulations to everyone.

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (206.135.204.2) on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 07:26 pm:

WOW!!!...WAY TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!!!..."LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD"...2004...ALL THE WAY!!!...STU

Top of pageBottom of page   By SisDetroit (68.42.209.170) on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 07:35 pm:

DOUBLE PLAY!!!!!!!

THE MIGHTY MIGHTY FUNK BROTHERS, CHAKA KHAN, AND ALAN SLUTSKY.

CHAMPAGNE FOR EVERYONE!!!!!!!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Sue (205.188.209.38) on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 07:40 pm:

Virtual champagne toast, everybody has to crack a bottle ...and toast when they play it on the telecast tonight...

Top of pageBottom of page   By Karyl (65.33.211.201) on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 07:49 pm:

GOD BLESS THE FUNK BROTHERS!

Top of pageBottom of page   By SisDetroit (68.42.209.170) on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 08:03 pm:

DR. LICKS, thank you again for:

"STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN."


Sue: I got my best champagne glasses out, and ready to make that toast.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Jay (24.55.210.61) on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 08:07 pm:

Well Done Funk Brothers
Chaka, Alan,Paul, Elliot, Scott and all!!
Major Congrats!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Bassn for God (24.158.71.34) on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 08:36 pm:

What other Grammy? Congrats Bob and crew, you deserve it and more.
Keep the bass line strong and your heart in the song
Robert

Top of pageBottom of page   By Sue (205.188.209.38) on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 08:36 pm:

OK Sis ...I had to shoot a story downtown but I'm going to get the champagne -- they could show the clip of the Funks at any minute!

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (206.135.204.2) on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 08:40 pm:

BFG: TWO GRAMMY'S!!!...BEST COMPALATION SOUNDTRACK...AND BEST TRADITIONAL R&B VOCAL FOR CHAKA KHAN'S "WHATS GOING ON"!!!...

Top of pageBottom of page   By Vickie (64.12.97.7) on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 08:43 pm:

This is the best music news I have heard in many years..No one deserves this more than the Funk Brothers..Congrats to all. Harry, Allan, Sandy, Paul & Paul and The Wonderful Funk Brothers..

well done!!

Vickie

Top of pageBottom of page   By Bassn for God (24.158.71.34) on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 08:54 pm:

Thanks STU, for the info, just got back from church and the Nicholtown Community Choir.

Top of pageBottom of page   By SisDetroit (68.42.209.170) on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 09:38 pm:

Field 21 Film/TV/Visual Media

Category 77

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
(Award to the Artist(s) and/or Producer(s) of a majority of the tracks on the album, or to the individual(s) actively responsible for the concept and musical direction and for the selection of artists, songs and producers, as applicable.)

Standing In The Shadows Of Motown
The Funk Brothers & Various Artists
Ted Greenberg, Allan Slutsky & Harry Weinger, compilation producers
[Hip-O Records]

Top of pageBottom of page   By Karyl (65.33.211.201) on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 09:40 pm:

Category 26

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

What's Going On
Chaka Khan & The Funk Brothers
Track from: Standing In The Shadows Of Motown (Various Artists)
[Hip-O Records]

Top of pageBottom of page   By Sue (205.188.209.38) on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 10:25 pm:

Watching the Grammy broadcast, at least now I know why I don't like 'N Sync, as they butcher the Gibb Brothers' canon ...

All style, no substance or soul ...

Top of pageBottom of page   By SisDetroit (68.42.209.170) on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 10:53 pm:

I never watch the Grammy. I suffer through this because of the Mighty Funk Brothers.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Sue (152.163.188.68) on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 10:55 pm:

The jokes are really falling flat -- big mistake not to have a host. Everybody's just reading, badly, off the cards. The music?

Top of pageBottom of page   By DF (24.168.8.162) on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 11:01 pm:

Congrats to them. Long overdue recognition.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Bob Olhsson (68.32.96.67) on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 11:02 pm:

Congratulations to everybody!

Top of pageBottom of page   By SisDetroit (68.42.209.170) on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 11:09 pm:

THIS IS GREAT! I CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH ALLAN SLUTSKY FOR YOUR DILIGENCE.

"SPEECH, SPEECH."

WOULD YOU ASK THE GUYS TO COME ON AND ACCEPT THEIR STANDING OVATIONS FROM THE SOULFUL DETROITERS?

GET SOME REST.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Greg C. (209.71.79.179) on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 11:11 pm:

Excellent!

I can't wait for SITSOM to come out on DVD. I look forward to enjoying it many times over...

Top of pageBottom of page   By Flytoo (152.163.188.68) on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 11:28 pm:

Hats off to the Funk Brothers & Alan!! I'm excited for you all!! You were up for two and you won two...it doesn't get any better than that!! Flytoo

Top of pageBottom of page   By TEREZ (66.119.34.39) on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 11:36 pm:

OH MY GOD! MY THROAT IS KILLING ME. I HAVE BEEN SCREAMING SINCE I FOUND OUT AROUND 6:45; FIVE MINUTES LATER I FOUND OUT WE HAD THEM BOTH.

DADDY, JUST WHEN I THOUGHT I COULDN'T BE MORE PROUD; I LOVE YOU!!! SEE YOU IN CLEVELAND FRIDAY.

UNCLE URIEL, AND THE REST I AM SO VERY HAPPY FOR YOU ALL. JOE I HOPE JOSIE IS FEELING BETTER.

SISDETROIT "WE" DID IT....DON'T FORGET I NEED PHOTOS.

TEREZ

Top of pageBottom of page   By dowoplady (24.46.200.124) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 12:00 am:

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Great news!

Nikki

Top of pageBottom of page   By HORSE (68.61.77.137) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 12:08 am:

SOMETIMES, THE TRUTH JUST CAN'T BE DENIED..! CONGRATULATIONS TO FUNKS ON BOTH AWARDS. THE JOURNEY'S JUST BEGININNG..!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Vonnie (152.163.188.68) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 12:21 am:

YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH,

CONGRATS TO HARRY, ALAN, BOB, JACK THE FUNKS HAVE MADE MY DAY.

Vonnie

Top of pageBottom of page   By John Lester (213.123.149.47) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 12:31 am:

Whooooooopppppppeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

Common sense prevails..........at last

Take a bow fellas!!

Top of pageBottom of page   By soulie dave uk (62.254.64.5) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 01:10 am:

Congratulations to all involved. Long, long overdue recognition for the Mighty Funk Brothers.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Nish (216.148.244.38) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 01:42 am:

CHAKA AND THE FUNKS WON, Congratulations once again. What a great nite for real music, between the Funks and the fabulous Norah Jones, real music made a great appearance tonight.

Top of pageBottom of page   By David Meikle (213.122.46.47) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 03:49 am:

What an AMAZING achievement this is!

Congratulations to everyone involved.

David

Top of pageBottom of page   By Eli (151.197.41.44) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 04:04 am:

My sincerest, and heartiest congratulations to
Bob,Jack, Uriel, Eddie, Joe M, Joe H, Harry, Alan Ted, and to the wonderful memory of Johnny Griffith Pistol Allen, Eddie Brown,Robert White,
Benny Benjamin and last but not least the one and only James Jamerson and all of the others who were involved in the production of this gem.
Like fine wine, your time has come.

Top of pageBottom of page   By padgburyman (195.93.50.9) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 04:08 am:

Yes, yes,yes.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Clay & Pree (66.73.216.185) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 04:11 am:

Congradulations fella's
You earn both of those grammy's years ago but it was nice
to see all of you together accepting them up close and personal and with a great film to back you up. I hope this is an incentive to get back in the studio and create a straight up Funk Bros CD. I'm sure the rest of the fella's watched the show from the BIG screen above. God is good. Peace

Clay,

Hi Fella's
I knew it was gonna happen like this and no one deserves it more. I'm honored to have been a part of your history, Thanks you all so much for having me aboard during the film and if you need me again when you go out on the road I'll be there for you with bells.

Pree

Top of pageBottom of page   By acooolcat (61.222.101.139) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 07:44 am:

Absolutely fantastic, and nothing less than what's deserved. Congratulations to all those involved!
Graham

Top of pageBottom of page   By stephanie (205.186.129.17) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 07:55 am:

This is awesome!!!! NOW I have a question will the Soundtrack AND the movie get more publicity because of this!!!
Stephanie

Top of pageBottom of page   By Livonia Ken (136.2.1.101) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 08:40 am:

Well deserved and looooong overdue. Congratulations to all involved.

Regards,
Ken

Top of pageBottom of page   By Common (209.2.55.171) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 08:48 am:

Congratulations to the Funk Brothers! No longer are they "standing in the shadows". Let's funk it up for the Funk Brothers! :o)

Peace!

Top of pageBottom of page   By David Meikle (81.135.74.170) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 09:07 am:

Read about it in the Detroit News
http://www.detnews.com/2003/entertainment/0302/24/e01-92644.htm

Top of pageBottom of page   By StingBeeLee (155.139.50.14) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 09:23 am:

Hooray, Hooray, Hooray for the Funk Brothers and all involved with the SITSOM production!! Never thought this day would come, but it shows you that miracles do come true!! I am so glad that some of them are still around to get them, and the others watched and smiled.

Top of pageBottom of page   By TD (65.210.112.50) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 09:23 am:

The best news of the year. I am so overjoyed that the Funk Brothers finally got their dues.
Any chance of someone posting the actual live coverage of their acceptance speeches.

Congratulations and a big thank you to the man who made it possible Dr. Licks-with out your efforts throughout the years, this would have never happened.

TD

Top of pageBottom of page   By 65 memories (66.72.182.155) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 09:26 am:

Way to go, guys! Two Grammys!...and well deserved. Congrats.
Gary Torgerson

Top of pageBottom of page   By PhilH (203.221.53.135) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 09:28 am:

Congratulations to THE FUNKS, Allen, Chaka, Harry and everyone involved. Now, let's see if I can get to the movie again this week before it closes!

Phil

Top of pageBottom of page   By Lynn Bruce (65.60.200.153) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 09:53 am:

AT LAST!!!! I,m really happy for the Funks.All of these years and look what happens!! TWO GRAMMYS!!

P.S. Myself and probably everyone on this forum would have prefered to hear the FUNKS kick out the jams instead of the the New York philharmonic playing backup band to a moaning, caterwalling, guy sitting at the piano proclaiming his angst to the world. Man, where's the hook?? WE WANT THE FUNKS!! WE WANT THE FUNKS!!!

Congratulations,Lynn

Top of pageBottom of page   By mhc (172.175.173.120) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 10:09 am:

Brilliant! God Bless SITSOM and The Funk Brothers..

Top of pageBottom of page   By douglasm (68.113.15.28) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 10:11 am:

Just got up (it's 7:10 pst) and this is the first place I looked. A WONDERFUL way to start a Monday.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL FOR TWO WELL DESERVED AWARDS.

Doug and Dora

Top of pageBottom of page   By gabriele (212.171.164.186) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 10:31 am:

!!!!!!!!!!CONGRATULATIONS FUNKS!!!!!!!!!


gabriele

Top of pageBottom of page   By SisDetroit (68.42.209.170) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 10:47 am:

TEREZ - I know you are, as we are proud of your Dad, Mr. Eddie Willis. Be sure to take plenty of film when you go to the Hall of Fame on Friday.

Sue - Real nice. I can't wait for a picture of the Funk Brothers to be put up. Hopefully, Paul Elliott will put up the acceptance speech video clip of Allan and the Brothers on the SITSOM web site.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Sue (63.85.105.20) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 11:03 am:

Ouch I forgot to put Uriel's name in my story. It will be corrected and I'll mention his name three times now for every time I mention the other guys.

We got his picture in along with the rest of the Funks!

We're adding Uriel's name to the website story right now ...

Top of pageBottom of page   By Sue (63.85.105.20) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 11:04 am:

Sis,
Don't they have the picture on the web that we have in the print newspaper? Of all the Funks and Allan with their awards???

Sometimes you do need to buy the newspaper (nudge nudge) ...

Top of pageBottom of page   By SisDetroit (68.42.209.170) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 11:06 am:

Sue - LOL, I do sometimes buy the paper. OK, ok, let me put my boots on. Anything for the Funk Brothers.

Top of pageBottom of page   By KevGo (64.115.26.80) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 11:13 am:

Congrats to all involved in SITSOM including the Funk Brothers.
The only thing that would have made the night sweeter would have been a live broadcast performance from the Funks. Yet, being that this is the first time the Grammys have been in NYC in a few years, I could understand why the theme of this years' awards had a "New York state of mind" (forgive me, Billy Joel).
There's always next year...especially if the Funks make a new album this year.
Peace,
Kevin Goins - KevGo

Top of pageBottom of page   By SisDetroit (68.42.209.170) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 11:43 am:

KevGo - I can't believe they had a "New York state of mind." We think of New York as having some of the best talent and music. That is not what we heard last night.

"WE WANT THE FUNK (BROTHERS), AND NOTHING ELSE WILL DO!"

CHAKA KHAN - Congratulations!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Sue (63.85.105.20) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 11:46 am:

The Reuters pic should be up at detnews.com now Sis,
Plus I just added cutline info identifying everybody ...including the great URIEL JONES ...

Top of pageBottom of page   By SisDetroit. (68.42.209.170) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 11:57 am:

I got the paper. I see the picture of
our guys holding their awards.

Top of pageBottom of page   By KevGo (64.115.26.80) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 12:02 pm:

Sis:
You misread my posting.
What I was saying is that I understood why this show carried a New York City-based theme because many of those who were sharing the hosting duties and performing are New Yorkers & New Jersey folks (even this year's Grammy poster has a backdrop of NYC). We haven't had the Grammys here in the Big Apple for many years because of reasons too politically silly & ridiculous to repeat. I realize that NYC has some of the finest talent in the world (hell, I work in the music industry here in NYC!) and I would be the first to applaud the efforts of all who participated last evening. My posting was NOT meant to be negative in any way shape or form.
I guess I should just go back to work...
Kevin Goins - KevGo

Top of pageBottom of page   By Larry (12.141.160.25) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 12:03 pm:

Sue,

You're the heroine of the Funks success with the positive, knock-out articles you've done on them.

Anyone have any links of MPG's of the Funks @ Grammy's. I didn't tape the show and would love to see some live footage.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Chancellor of Soul (63.78.189.114) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 12:18 pm:

Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss !!!!!!!!!

Thank You, God !
Congrads to Harry and the Motown crew !!

Peace,
Mike Boone
(Chancellor of Soul)

Top of pageBottom of page   By Sue (63.85.105.20) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 12:32 pm:

OK here's the updated story, with photo of the Funks, Allan and Harry etc.

http://www.detnews.com/2003/entertainment/0302/24/e01-92644.htm

Check out stylin' Joe Hunter's fur ...representing the Motor City.

Thanks Larry, those are my guys.

Top of pageBottom of page   By SisDetroit (68.42.209.170) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 01:14 pm:

Sorry ((KevGo)). Am I forgiven?

Top of pageBottom of page   By SisDetroit (68.42.209.170) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 01:15 pm:

Thank you so much Susan Whitall. Now the world can see it.

Top of pageBottom of page   By SisDetroit (68.42.209.170) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 01:20 pm:

I posted this on the other thread.

(((Rudy Robinson, Pistol Allen, Johnny Griffith))) Thanks for being there, and sharing your wonderful talent. RIP

Congratulations: Marcus Belgrave, Tready Womack, Ernie Rodgers, Tom Scott, Ed Gooch, and all musicians and background.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Jim Vitti (68.60.97.20) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 01:26 pm:

!!!!!!CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL YOU WONDERFUL GUYS !!!!!! IT'S ABOUT DAMN TIME!!!!!!

Top of pageBottom of page   By cleoharvey (160.79.83.208) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 01:42 pm:

Congratulations!!

The only thing that could be better if Chaka Khan and the Funk Brothers had performed on the show. It would have livened up what I thought was a pretty terrible show performance wise. Think of how wonderful it would have been for the great musicians of Motown if they had done sort of tribute.

I thought it shocking that people that could have livened up what was an empty show musically (with the exception of Bruce, James Taylor and Yo Yo Ma, Simon and Garfunkel, Norah Jones) had their categories not shown on TV. When Aretha Franklin stepped out on the podium with Bonnie Rait, both of who did not perform, it was indicative of what was wrong with the show.
Michael
ps: could someone please explain Ashanti and Coldplay to me?

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (152.163.188.68) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 02:46 pm:

FINAL PLEA (I PROMISE)...ONLY FOUR DAYS LEFT TO GO FOR THOSE LETTERS IN SUPPORT OF A "LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD" FOR THE MOST DESERVING "FUNK BROTHERS"!!!...AS I TOLD LINDA BROWN...TWO GRAMMY'S TELLS THE STORY...THE BALL IS ROLLING...AND THANKS TO ALLAN AND THE ENTIRE CREW...IT'S TIME TO SEE THE "FUNKS" *ON STAGE* NEXT YEAR TO ACCEPT THE AWARD!!!...IT'S NOW UP TO ALL OF US TO MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!...LINDAB@GRAMMY.COM IS THE PLACE TO SEND YOU E-MAILS!!!...THANKS...STU

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (152.163.188.68) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 02:55 pm:

FINAL PLEA (I PROMISE)...ONLY FOUR DAYS LEFT TO GO FOR THOSE LETTERS IN SUPPORT OF A "LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD" FOR THE MOST DESERVING "FUNK BROTHERS"!!!...AS I TOLD LINDA BROWN...TWO GRAMMY'S TELLS THE STORY...THE BALL IS ROLLING...AND THANKS TO ALLAN AND THE ENTIRE CREW...IT'S TIME TO SEE THE "FUNKS" *ON STAGE* NEXT YEAR TO ACCEPT THE AWARD!!!...IT'S NOW UP TO ALL OF US TO MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!...LINDAB@GRAMMY.COM IS THE PLACE TO SEND YOU E-MAILS!!!...THANKS...STU

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (152.163.188.68) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 02:57 pm:

SORRY FOR THE DOUBLE GUYS...BUT WHAT THE HELL...IT'S THE "FUNK BROTHERS!!!

Top of pageBottom of page   By KevGo (64.115.26.80) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 03:10 pm:

Cleo/Michael:
Re: Coldplay & Ashanti - as the great Sylbester Stewart once wrote, "Different strokes for different folks..." :)
As for the performances, they stuck to those who were nominated in their categories. It's funny that the performing nominees had recordings that sold very well, especially here in the Big Apple and the Grammys took place here..go figure.
You're right about the Funks - they should've performed. If the president of NARAS is gonna get up on stage and talk about the importance of preserving our musical heritage, then NARAS needs to show it by having living legends perform. While I do enjoy Simon & Garfunkel (I own all their albums and solo works), the Funks would've hammered that point home.

Kevin Goins - KevGo

Top of pageBottom of page   By KevGo (64.115.26.80) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 03:16 pm:

SisDetroit:
While I'm still a little annoyed with this misunderstanding, it's best that well enough is left alone.
Kevin Goins - KevGo

Top of pageBottom of page   By HW (68.37.221.153) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 03:40 pm:

whoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!

now, someone please tell me how to upload photos

Top of pageBottom of page   By Dennis Coffey (152.163.188.68) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 05:25 pm:

Congratulations guys. You all deserve it!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Carl Dixon London (62.31.40.155) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 05:35 pm:

Fantastic news. Well done The Funk Brothers and all concerned. This is a magical feeling. Long overdue.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Davie Gordon (193.122.21.26) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 05:36 pm:

YYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSS !!!!!!!!!


Great News ! Congratulations to everybody involved

What with the news of Levi appearing at a Tops'
concert and now this - 2003's shaping up to be
a great year for SoulfulDetroiters.

Top of pageBottom of page   By thecount (65.60.201.174) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 05:39 pm:

FUNKIN-A MAN,FUNKIN-A.
Whoever doubted this moment of truce has a HOLE IN THEIR SOUL AND THEIR AUDIO-G SPOT IS DRIED UP.
NOW FOLLOW STU'S INSTRUCTIONS.
"COUNT"

Top of pageBottom of page   By 1wicked (64.32.154.94) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 05:56 pm:

Funk Brothers, "Dr. Licks", HW, Chaka, and all involved...CONGRATULATIONS !!! There is no one more deserving ! (Now...I can't wait for the "Deluxe DVD set" and for the Funk Brothers tour to hit L.A.)

Top of pageBottom of page   By ChuckK (12.10.219.26) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 07:44 pm:

It really is too bad the Funks didn't play at the Grammys. The audience would have found out what Ben Harper did when he was backed up by the Funks for SITSOM. In the current issue of Relix magazine he describes performing with the Funk Brothers "like being backed up by a freight train" and "an amazing musical moment." Harper kissed the Apollo stage after his performance to show his appreciation for the history of the Apollo Theater and the Funks. The man knows he had the opportunity of a lifetime. And like Ben Harper, we're getting to enjoy them in their long overdue glory! Praise to the Funks!!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Sue (152.163.188.68) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 07:55 pm:

I saw Ben Harper kiss the stage of the Apollo after finishing his song with the Funks, that was a cool moment ...

Top of pageBottom of page   By Allen (24.165.80.21) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 10:11 pm:

Sue,

I want to take this opportunity to thank you for all you've done on behalf of the Funks. You've kept their cause front and center for a long time. I applaud your stedfast dedication.

Allen

Top of pageBottom of page   By Caleb (64.157.77.175) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 10:15 pm:

What's next for the funks?Would be great to see them on Letterman.When they tour who will be the vocalists?Has it been determined yet?

Top of pageBottom of page   By Sue (205.188.209.38) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 10:18 pm:

Allen,
I'm only documenting what they are doing! But thanks...

Jon Pareles used up a paragraph of the New York Times' real estate to note the Funks' win.

Go to: http://www.nytimes.com/2003/02/24/arts/music/24GRAM.html

Or here's the graf:

Rhythm-and-blues awards were also handed out early: to Ashanti, Mary J. Blige and Usher along with Ms. Arie and Mr. Wonder with Take 6.

"Standing in the Shadows of Motown," the documentary about the Motown studio band of the 1960's and early 1970's, won for both a soundtrack album and traditional R&B performance (backing Chaka Khan).

Top of pageBottom of page   By douglasm (68.113.15.28) on Tuesday, February 25, 2003 - 12:13 am:

I would like to take a moment to also wish congradulations to another grammy winner--Solomon Burke. Mr. Burke deserves every bit of fame he gets.

Top of pageBottom of page   By HW (12.110.192.128) on Tuesday, February 25, 2003 - 03:58 pm:

We - us in the Funks section and everyone else in the room - raised the roof when Solomon got his.

Top of pageBottom of page   By KevGo (64.115.26.80) on Tuesday, February 25, 2003 - 04:16 pm:

Solomon Burke...The Funk Brothers...Simon & Garfunkel...Johnny Mathis...Etta James...

Congrats to these legends.

Kevin Goins - KevGo

Top of pageBottom of page   By stepbaby (12.87.62.157) on Wednesday, February 26, 2003 - 01:51 am:

CONGRATULATIONS TO DETROITS' OWN FUNK BROTHERS!!!
I was in the choir in the film and now I can tell my grandchildren that I was on stage and in a Grammy Winning film with the very great FUNK BROTHERS. You all deserve the win and more.

Top of pageBottom of page   By HW (68.37.221.153) on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 04:54 pm:

Dear SD gang,

Soon as I clear my nasty cold - a small price to pay for helping the guys get 2 Grammy Awards - and figure out the instructions, I will post a few digital images from backstage at the Grammys.

Top of pageBottom of page   By KevGo (64.115.26.80) on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 04:56 pm:

Harry:
Take your time, amigo. We want you healthy for the DVD release!
Kevin Goins - KevGo
(PS - hot tea with lemon, dude!)

Top of pageBottom of page   By Fury13 (209.69.165.10) on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 04:57 pm:

Finally saw SITSOM last night. Thoroughly enjoyed it. The film really allowed the personalities of the musicians to shine through. Wonderful.

SR

Top of pageBottom of page   By Sue (63.85.105.20) on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 05:40 pm:

Must've been some party HW!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Caleb (65.59.104.232) on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 06:51 pm:

Harry,is there any audio clips of the acceptance speeches that can be loaded up here?

Top of pageBottom of page   By SisDetroit (68.42.209.170) on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 06:55 pm:

Or loaded on the Official site?

Top of pageBottom of page   By HW (68.37.221.153) on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 07:21 am:

Allan Slutsky made a wonderful speech - the longest of the entire night but too effin' bad, they deserved as long as they needed - for Grammy 1, then Babbitt and Jack Ashford spoke for Grammy 2. They were all interviewed backstage for grammy.com but I haven't seen it posted on their website yet. Ted Greenberg and I kept quiet so the Funks & Slutsky could have the floor as much as possible. I took pictures as often as I could without getting in the way of the press they also deserved. I am sure one of the guys will have a lot to say about the Grammy Awards once the air clears a bit. They are in Cleveland today for a performance at the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. http://www.rockhall.com/museum/calendar.asp

Now I go back to further coughing. Where are those lemons?!?

Top of pageBottom of page   By KevGo (64.115.26.80) on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 09:45 am:

Harry:
Thanks for the update...The lemons are on the way!
Kevin Goins - KevGo

Top of pageBottom of page   By HW (68.37.221.153) on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 01:11 pm:

Here are some great moments:

Joe Messina & Jack Ashford embrace after Grammy 1

Babbitt and Wiilis: Two for Two!

Top of pageBottom of page   By HW (68.37.221.153) on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 01:12 pm:

And here is another: Joe Hunter, Motor City Stylin' - dag!!

JH

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (152.163.188.68) on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 01:14 pm:

THE JOY OF IT ALL!!!...

Top of pageBottom of page   By KevGo (64.115.26.80) on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 01:16 pm:

The Funks were sure in their glory and their honor was well earned. It's great to see these men finally enjoying the recognition they so long deserved.

Thank you, Harry, for sharing these moments with us.

Your pal,
Kevin Goins - KevGo

(PS - how's the chicken soup? :) )

Top of pageBottom of page   By HW (68.37.221.153) on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 01:32 pm:

Just having a ball, and they hadn't got GA number two yet!

speech

big laugh

Top of pageBottom of page   By SisDetroit (68.42.209.170) on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 01:33 pm:

Harry - Thank you for those beautiful pictures. Those smiles are precious.

Please hurry and get well. Drink hot tea, and rest up as much as you can.

Love you, Sis

Top of pageBottom of page   By HW (68.37.221.153) on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 01:41 pm:

At the after-party, somewhere in Manhattan at 1 AM, Jack Ashford had a chance to meet and talk boxing and jazz with one of his idols, Joe Zawinul, of Cannonball Adderley's legendary band (which JZ wanted us to remember more than anything), not to mention leader of Weather Report and his own many-times-Grammy-nominated band.

Jack and JZ

Top of pageBottom of page   By HW (68.37.221.153) on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 01:49 pm:

The vegetarian miso soup is working out just fine, thank you!

Top of pageBottom of page   By HW (68.37.221.153) on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 02:01 pm:

Something for the younger generation:

Pre-Grammys, at the nominees party, Musiq comes over to pay his respect to the Funks.

musiq jack

Top of pageBottom of page   By HW (68.37.221.153) on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 02:02 pm:

...Musiq had performed with the guys at the NY premierre at the Apollo Theatre.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Nish (66.119.34.39) on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 02:22 pm:

Thanks for the fantastic pictures!!! What a night! Get better soon, HW!

Top of pageBottom of page   By David Meikle (62.252.128.6) on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 04:43 pm:

Harry

Thanks for sharing.

David

Top of pageBottom of page   By Vickie (205.188.209.38) on Saturday, March 01, 2003 - 04:06 am:

Simply wonderful...thanks for posting the photos..

Vickie

Top of pageBottom of page   By stephanie (64.63.221.224) on Saturday, March 01, 2003 - 09:55 am:

HEY!!! At Amazon.com the SITSM soundtrack is rated as 120!!! Not bad..
Stephanie

Top of pageBottom of page   By Caleb (63.208.118.200) on Saturday, March 01, 2003 - 11:46 am:

Harry,when will the tour begin?Have the vocalists been determined and who will they be?

Top of pageBottom of page   By Gary Rosen (12.234.25.217) on Saturday, March 01, 2003 - 01:08 pm:

I know I'm a little late but congratulations to the Funks on their Grammy and thanks to Allen,
Paul, Harry, Sue and the others who helped make it happen. But I guess a week late isn't bad when this recognition is so many decades overdue!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Karyl (207.69.120.57) on Saturday, March 01, 2003 - 03:59 pm:

Harry, thank you so much for posting those GREAT pictures. Hope you are feeling much better!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Doo Wop Doll (205.188.209.38) on Saturday, March 01, 2003 - 05:05 pm:

Congratulations to the Funk Brothers. You will never have to stand in the shadows again.
The Doo Wop Doll

Top of pageBottom of page   By SisDetroit (68.42.209.170) on Saturday, March 01, 2003 - 09:28 pm:

TO THE FUNK BROTHERS AND THE PRODUCERS OF STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN

http://motownsoul0.tripod.com/funkbrothersgrammyawards/

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (206.135.204.2) on Saturday, March 01, 2003 - 09:38 pm:

LOTTA NICE PICS THERE SIS!!!...PLUS...NOW I KNOW WHAT YOU LOOK LIKE (CAN'T HIDE FROM ME)!!!...STU

Top of pageBottom of page   By 1wicked (64.32.154.94) on Saturday, March 01, 2003 - 10:35 pm:

Stu...where is Sis' pic ??

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (206.135.204.2) on Saturday, March 01, 2003 - 10:41 pm:

OK 1WICKED!!!...GO UP TWO POSTS FROM HERE...AND CLICK ONTO THE SITE THAT SIS HAS POSTED ABOUT THE "FUNKS" AT THE GRAMMYS...AND IF YOU CLICK ON THE SUBSITES AT THE TOP...YOU'LL SEE WENDALLS NEAT PICTURES ON MANY OF THE PAGES...AND IN THE MIDDLE OF ONE...IS OUR "SIS"!!!...CAN'T MISS HER!!!...STU

Top of pageBottom of page   By SisDetroit (68.42.209.170) on Saturday, March 01, 2003 - 10:44 pm:

Ok, ok, ok, I'll make it easy, look on "Pistol's page." I'm standing between two handsome guys Allan Slutsky and JJ,Jr.

Top of pageBottom of page   By 1wicked (64.32.154.94) on Saturday, March 01, 2003 - 11:13 pm:

Nope....can't miss her at all !! Sis is one beautiful lady....

Top of pageBottom of page   By SisDetroit (68.42.209.170) on Saturday, March 01, 2003 - 11:15 pm:

I'm just laughing out loud and grinning. (rofl)
With those compliments and this PBS show, I'm having a great time here at home all by myself on a Saturday night. :o)

Top of pageBottom of page   By RD (63.188.32.14) on Saturday, March 01, 2003 - 11:56 pm:

Those are real nice pics Sis. Carolyn Crawford hasn't aged a bit.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Carl Dixon London (62.31.40.155) on Sunday, March 02, 2003 - 10:11 am:

Great photos Harry. Looks like a great night before and after the awards!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Sue (205.188.209.38) on Sunday, March 02, 2003 - 10:30 am:

I just spent a lot of time with Carolyn C., she's very cute, and hilariously funny.


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