Detroit A Go Go

Billy Davis – Mr. Music History

I walked into the cavernous Bert’s Warehouse Stage in Detroit’s Eastern Market for a photo shoot at the 2018 Detroit A Go Go Friday night show. A trim guitarist with red shoes was tearing up the stage, bending strings, backed by the house band that featured a 10-year-old harmonica player, Mighty Michael Mendelson. I would […]

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Detroit A Go Go Part 3 Stand By Me

STAND BY ME Spyder Turner was both host and performer at Detroit A Go Go in October, 2017. The four nights of live shows featuring Detroit recording artists were amazingly well produced by Brits Kimberly and Phil Dick. The music featured, known as the Northern Soul Movement, is revered in England and over 300 Brits […]

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Cool Jerk! – Da Da De Da Da – Cool Jerk!

Fast Freddy Anderson: a Detroit Fashion Statement.    I had been introduced to Fast Freddy Anderson at the four-day Detroit A Go-Go live shows in October, 2017. Freddy was singing with The Capitols, backing the original lead singer Donald Stroball, and dancing to the classic “Cool Jerk,” recorded in Detroit at Golden Worlds Records (1966). […]

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DETROIT INVADED: 300+ From U.K. Attending  DETROIT A GO GO Part 1

DETROIT A GO GO Part 1 I had not heard of many of the 30 recording artists/groups performing at Detroit A Go Go, the October, 2017, showcase of artists who began recording in Detroit in the 1960s. Some of the acts had had enduring careers; many others experienced only a brief moment in the limelight. […]

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