Category Archives: Motor City

James Hoffa Speech Was Damn Right! And now The Tea Party & their GOP networks are crying.

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The 2011 Detroit International Jazz Festival Is Here!

So Come Downtown And Enjoy It!

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A Befitting Farewell to “Motown’s Matriarch” Esther Gordy Edwards.

On Wednesday August 24, 2011 91-year-old Esther Gordy Edwards may have been surrounded by family and some friends when she died but certainly not all the friends this lady of Motown had. For they would have had to have a museum a thousand times bigger then the one she created for the Detroit’s recording studio she founded.

When you hear our city’s legacy it makes you wonder how all that music, all those artists, all those musicians and all those hits got cranked out of a garage ( Studio A ) of a house that has sat at 2648 West Grand Boulevard from the start, but they did. And that house would be transformed into “Hitsville USA”.

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Motown Monday ~ The Velvelettes ~ Stop Beating Around The Bush

Written by Harvey Fuqua
Recorded in 1964

Mildred Gill, Bertha Barbee, Carolyn Gill, Betty Kelley & Norma Barbee

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Detroit’s New Longer Parking Meter Hours Enforcement Is Going To Make The City Rich! ~ ” WRONG “

Mayor Dave Bing is an IDIOT… PERIOD.

Detroit is so scrapped for money they want to take it out on those who they look to come and spend their money here. Visitors

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Motown Monday ~ The Miracles ~ I’ll Try Something New

Written by Smokey Robinson.
Released off the third self titled album in 1962.

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Motown Monday ~ Gino Washington ~ Gino Is A Coward

Written by Ronald Davis
Released in 1963

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Motown Monday ~ Reach Out, I’ll Be There ~ The Four Tops

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Motown Monday ~ I Want A Love I Can See ~ The Temptations

Written by Smokey Robinson
Released in 1963

Lead vocals by Paul Williams
Background vocals by Eddie Kendricks,
Al Bryant, and Otis Williams
Instrumentation: The Funk Brothers

How in the world this didn’t become the very first hit for ” The Temptations ” is beyond me.

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Motown Monday Mania ~ Get Ready ~ Rare Earth

Written by Smokey Robinson.

Rare Earth in Concert 1971.

Recorded: Civic Coliseum – Jacksonville, FL., Marine Stadium – Miami, FL., Cornell University – Ithaca, NY and At The Pharmacy – The Roostertail, Detroit, Mi.

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The Detroit Red Wings On Fire! Sweep Phoenix

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Tuesday Trifecta ~ I’ve Been Working ~ B. Seger & Silver Bullet ~ Live

Written by Van Morrison.

Recorded at Cobo Hall, Detroit, September 4–5, 1975

Released April 1976

Bob Seger – lead vocals, guitar, piano
Drew Abbott – lead guitar, background vocals
Alto Reed – tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, percussion, background vocals
Robyn Robins – organ, clavinet, mellotron, piano
Chris Campbell – bass guitar, background vocals
Charlie Allen Martin – drums, background vocals

 

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