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Joe Hunter

Pianist. A three-time Grammy winner with the Funk Brothers, Motown Records' first in-house session band. Hunter's keyboard work was featured on several of Motown's chart-topping hits, including Martha and the Vandellas' "Heat Wave" and "Come and Get These Memories", and Marvin Gaye's "Pride and Joy". He and the other Funk Brothers were featured in a documentary, "Standing In the Shadows of Motown". Its soundtrack won Hunter and the Funk Brothers two Grammy awards in 2003, which were followed by a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for them in 2004. He died after returning from a brief European tour.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 17858084
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Joe Hunter (19 Nov 1927–3 Feb 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17858084, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .