Chosen by: Derek E Miller, Sleigh Bells
I can’t think of a tougher, more talented group than Motown’s house band, The Funk Brothers. To my ears, no single band has slashed and burned so hard while breaking hearts and heads at the same time. The core rhythm section of Benny Benjamin, Uriel Jones, Richard Allen and James Jamerson never leaves me cold. At their best, they make me wanna claw my eyes out.