Who was the house band for the music label?

Where do the Funk Brothers live?The company moved to Los Angeles in 1972, but the group of session musicians who performed the backing for most of the recordings stayed in Detroit.They are one of the most successful groups of studio musicians.

The studio musicians responsible for the “Motown Sound” were keyboardists Earl Van Dyke, Johnny Griffith, and Joe Hunter; guitarists Joe Messina, Robert White and Eddie Willis; percussionists Eddie “Bongo” Brown and Jack Ashford; and drummers Uriel Jones and Richard.

Berry Gordy sold his record company for over $60 million.The companies announced Tuesday that Berry Gordy Jr., the former Detroit auto worker who built the company into what was once the nation’s largest black-owned business, has sold it.