McKinney’s Cotton Pickers, a black dance orchestra active from 1927 to 1934, served as the house band at Detroit’s Graystone Ballroom under Jean Goldkette management in the late 1920s. Under the direction of William McKinney (1895–1969) and saxophonist-arranger Don Redman (1900–1964), McKinney’s band rivaled the famous Duke Ellington and Fletcher Henderson orchestras during its existence. […]
Radio broadcasts and live recordings from Detroit through the 1970s and 80s recorded off the air by Randy Mavis. Highlights include: Rolling Stones, Who, Bob Seger, Stooges, WABX Broadcasts, Punk Out Updated 20 March 2018
Live6 Detroit + DSC present 'Chessmate' from Detroit Sound Conservancy on Vimeo.
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Preface This manuscript is the product of a tape recorded interview with James T. Jenkins conducted by Deborah Evans for the Burton Historical Collection of the Detroit Public Library on June 7, 1988. Deborah Evans transferred the tape and James T. Jenkins [1916-1994] edited the transcript. James T. Jenkins is the Founder and Director of […]
Video by Al Scott of College for Creative Studies. He is an animator, illustrator, and designer from Detroit. Music “Dust” by Recloose used with permission.
Local musician Dan Dekuyper interviewed by his daughter Laurel Tinklenberg a student at College for Creative Studies in Detroit 14 February 2016 *Q, interviewer, A, interviewee Q: Hello, this is Laurel Tinklenberg for Detroit Sound Conservancy, and we’re here with Dan Dekuyper, a local musician on the blues scene in Detroit. And he’s been playing […]