Joe Messina

Joe Messina

3 Episodes

Dubbed the "white brother with soul", Messina was one of the most prolific guitarists in Motown Records' in-house studio band, the Funk Brothers.

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Joe Messina
  • Joe Messina - Interview Pt. 3

    Episode 1

    Doug Thompson sits down with Joe Messina to discuss playing a sessions during The Detroit Riot, performing in different countries, and buying a car wash.

  • Joe Messina - Interview Pt. 2

    Episode 2

    Doug Thompson sits down with Joe Messina to discuss how he became a Funk Brother, Motown moving to LA and leaving some Funk Brothers behind, and taking a break from guitar.

  • Joe Messina - Interview Pt. 1

    Episode 3

    Doug Thompson sits down with Joe Messina to discuss the legacy of his songs, sessions at Motown, and different producers’ styles at Motown.