|Also known as||Doctor Licks|
|Born||May 5, 1952
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Occupation(s)||musician, arranger, author, film and record producer|
|Instruments||guitar, mandolin, ukulele, tenor banjo|
|Associated acts||The Night Cafe|
Slutsky went to Philadelphia and began transcribing music under the name "Dr. Licks."
Slutsky wrote the book Standing in the Shadows of Motown profiling the life of The Funk Brothers bass guitarist James Jamerson in 1987. The book went on to win the Rolling Stone/BMI Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Award in 1989.
Slutsky produced the documentary Standing in the Shadows of Motown, released in 2002. The film expanded the scope to cover The Funk Brothers group of musicians as a whole. The film won two Grammy Awards in 2003.
- (1982) Doctor Licks: Rock's Hottest Guitar Solos Transcribed Note for Note
- (1987) The Art of Playing Rhythm & Blues Volume One: The 50's and 60's
- (1989) Standing in the Shadows of Motown: The Life and Music of Legendary Bassist James Jamerson
- (1997) The Funkmasters-the Great James Brown Rhythm Sections 1960-1973
- (2002) Beyond Basics: Funk Guitar Rhythm Chops
- (2016) Bobby Rydell: Teen Idol on the Rocks: A Tale of Second Chances
- Raoul Hernandez (2002-11-15). "Tracks of My Tears". Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 2008-01-06.
- Allan Slutsky at the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on 2007-12-13.
- "Awards for Standing in the Shadows of Mowtown (2002)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2007-12-13.
- Matthew S. Robinson. "Alumni Profile - Allan Slutsky '78". Berklee College of Music. Retrieved 2007-12-13.
- Angela G. King (2003-01-22). "A Side Of Motown Comes Out Of The Shadows". The Montclair Times. Archived from the original on February 23, 2003. Retrieved 2007-12-13.
- "At last, Motown's song of praise". The Age. 2003-01-26. Retrieved 2007-12-14.
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