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BILLY WILSON – A MAN YOU NEED TO KNOW
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If you’ve been in the music business for any length of time here in Detroit, you have probably met Billy Wilson. If you haven’t, you probably should. Billy is best known as the President of the Motown Alumni Association, but what you may not know is that he is also a very accomplished bass player (he played bass for country music legend Barbra Mandrel, for example) and he is, perhaps, one of the most connected and smartest music minds in...

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Saturday, 06 February 2016
DETROIT BLUES SOCIETY CROWNS A NEW QUEEN OF DETROIT BLUES
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A new Queen of Detroit Blues was crowned this past summer and her name is Thornetta Davis.  Thornetta has been singing Blues since she was kid and has performed with such musical greats as Gladys Knight, Etta James and Bonnie Raitt.  She sang backup on Bob Seger’s 1991 album The Fire Inside, and Kid Rock’s albums Devil Without a Cause (1998) and Kid Rock (2003).  She also sang on the former Detroit Blues Queen Alberta Adams’ 2008 album Detroit Is My Home, so...

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Wednesday, 13 January 2016
AMUKA RETURNS HOME: Sheila Brody would go on to attain international stardom as a house music artist known as AMUKA.
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Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Sheila Brody was discovered by none other than The Godfather of Funk, himself -George Clinton – while sitting on the front steps of United Sound Studios. She would become the lead singer of The Brides of Funkenstein and would go on to record Never Buy Texas From a Cowboy – named one of the 50 coolest albums of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine in 2001. Since then she has worked with such musical...

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Thursday, 31 December 2015
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