Posts By: Detroit Sound Conservancy

A Present for Detroit’s 313th Birthday

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Celebrate Detroit’s 313th birthday with this recording of the Electrifying Mojo circa 1983 from my personal collection. The tape is a compilation made from three other tapes all originally recorded off the radio by my dear friend, George Ryder, in the early 1980s. I have been listening to this tape for twenty years. It never […]

#Detsound 2014 Conference Recap

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"Legacy is inherent that you are passing something along." Michelle McKinney @detroitsound conference. #detsound — Jennifer Baross (@Jbaross) May 23, 2014 On May 23rd, the Detroit Sound Conservancy convened its first annual conference dedicated to Detroit music. Twenty-three people presented their research, six journalists came together to discuss the past, present, and future of Detroit […]

Boston Globe on DSC

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DSC Founder Carleton Gholz and co-Vice President LaVell Williams were interviewed by the Boston Globe for the Boston Loves Detroit fundraiser in Boston on Saturday, March 22. It’s not all a Motown story,” says LaVell Williams, vice president of DSC. “Motown is wonderful, but there’s a lot more out there that’s dying off that no […]

Dig Boston on DSC

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DSC Founder Carleton Gholz was interviewed by Dig Boston‘s Chris Faraone for the upcoming Boston Loves Detroit fundraiser on Saturday, March 22. In the interview, Gholz says: The DSC is not a nostalgia trip. We care about the past because we want to know how we got where we are and where we are going […]

Boston Loves Detroit w/ Mike Servito

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BOSTON LOVES DETROIT w / MIKE SERVITO 22 March 2014 See Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1415484858699719 Social Studies Boston and the Detroit Sound Conservancy are proud to present a special night of dance music featuring Brooklyn-based, Detroit-raised, DJ Mike Servito. Now in his 20th year as a DJ, Servito grew up in the belly of Detroit’s […]

Preserving United Sound Systems

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United Sound Systems (USS) was the site of numerous well-known recordings, including those by the most popular artists of many genres. Jazz greats like Charlie Parker and Miles Davis, blues legends like John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters, Motown stars such as Jackie Wilson and Smokey Robinson, soul singers such as Aretha Franklin and Isaac […]

Why We DetroitWiki

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The Detroit Sound Conservancy believes that Detroit preservationists need an accurate, sourced, linked, serviceable history of their city. We have been attempting to build such a useable past for Detroit music since 2012 via the DetroitWiki. The goal here must be to take musical minutia – the arcane knowledge of musical anthropologists, record collectors, and […]

The Sights’ Christmas Potluck Waltz December 21, 2013

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Our founder, Carleton S. Gholz, will be emceeing this year’s annual Christmas Potluck Waltz this Saturday. From the Facebook event page: “For the third consecutive year, the Sights will fill Detroit’s stocking with the finest in live, local rock and roll. In the spirit of The Band’s The Last Waltz, the Sights’ Christmas Potluck Waltz […]

MODEL Z. June 22, 2012

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MODEL Z. June 22, 2012

From all of us here at the DSC we want to thank everyone who attended and supported on June 22, 2012 at our Model Z party. Through this fundraiser we were able to raise some much needed funds for some basic bills for the organization. Special shout outs to Model D. (http://www.modeldmedia.com/) for supporting with food, drink, and raw muscle; Dion Fischer for booking the magnificent talents of Swimsuit, Little Princess, Danny Kroha, and Windy & Carl; and our fantastic DJs Lauren, Jon, Ben, Dion, Aaron, and Windy.