Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame: Paul Riser - Motown Arranger

Paul Riser began working for Motown Records at the age of 18 after graduating from Cass Tech High School. He played trombone and was instrumental in over 90% of the hits with Motown. His string and horn arrangement on The Temptations "My Girl" made that song into the classic it is today. He worked with many artists i.e; Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Four Tops, Supremes, Martha & The Vandellas, Ashford & Simpson, Teena Marie, Dramatics, Aretha Franklin, Johnnie Taylor, R. Kelly etc. He also penned "What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted" for Jimmy Ruffin and co-wrote "Do I Do" with Stevie Wonder. His accomplishments in the industry are very well achieved and he is second to none when adding arrangements to a song. Just like the Funk Brothers, Paul has that special knack of musicianship that went unoticed while playing behind the scenes. Being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame would be an honor for his hard work as a successful entreprenuer.


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