Reimagining the D’s History of Mechanical Music Devices…

This “Mechanical Music Device” played at Jordan’s Barber & Beauty at Ferry Park and Linwood not far from Motown from the 1960s until the business donated it to the Graystone International Jazz Museum & Hall of Fame, records still inside, around 1974. A sonic snapshot of Detroit’s post-Rebellion soundscape, the jukebox stood in storage until salvaged by Detroit Sound Conservancy in 2015. A mix by Slow Jams Detroit (Erno and East Side John) was completed in 2016 utilizing the 45s in the machine. For a year beginning in 2017 the jukebox was exhibited as part of Artifacts sponsored by Red Bull Radio in downtown Detroit.

Now, in 2018, restoration has begun!

To get involved, sponsor the restoration, or propose a curation for fall 2018, please contact our director via email at or call direct at 313-444-8242

Please Tweet to ##jordansjukebox

Updated 19 May 2018

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