The Funks the Next Generation | Because of You (Deluxe Version)

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Because of You (Deluxe Version)

by The Funks the Next Generation

This single features the legendary musicians that originated the Motor City Sound (as we all know as Motown). This is their first recording since the early 70's , and they have dedicated this song to President Barack Obama.
Genre: Urban/R&B: Motown
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1. Because of You (Female Version) [feat. Marcia Ware]
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2. Because of You (Male Version) [feat. Delbert Nelson]
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Album Notes
" Detroit’s own Funk Brothers, known for their background vocals and instruments on many Motown chart-toppers, headed back to the recording studio for the first time in 40 years.

The group recently recorded the song, “Because of You,” a tribute to President Obama’s legacy as the nation’s first black president.

The Funk Brothers touring member Gary Martin co-wrote the song. He told WWJ Newsradio 950′s Scott Ryan the collection of talent at Detroit’s Studio A that day was unbelievable.

“Some of the different members that had been a part of Funk Brothers came in to see this recording themselves. It was a high moment because everyone felt all of the brothers and the sisters who had passed, being a part of that, where there,” Martin said.

Original Funk Brothers member Eddie Willis said it was magical.

“You know, I sat there after it was finished — if you don’t mind me saying this — you know, I had tears in my eyes. I really did, because it just reminded me of what we used to do,” Willis said.

The song also includes contributions from band members Bob Babbitt and Uriel Jones, both of whom recently passed away." - Scott Ryan, CBS NEWS

Album Credits:

Uriel Jones - Drums
Bob Babbitt - Base
Eddie Willis - Guitar
Gary Martin - Guitar
Trenita Womack - Percussion & Background vocals
Grant Lowry - Trumpet
Jane Dobb- Trombone
Marvin Yakoweshen. - Saxaphone
Marcia Ware - Vocals
Delbert Nelson - Vocals
Joe Hunter III - Background vocals
Michelle Goshinmon- Background vocals

Copyright: Gary L. Martin, Peter L. Fletcher, and Grant Van Dyke

Studio A Detroit
Eric Morgeson - Mastering

Todd Fairall - Engineering

E.K. Sound Studio Calgary
David Harrison - Engineering

Album Art:

Ryan Perez - Graphic Designer


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