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.

Restoration is now being completed and we are looking for a sponsor and community partner to display the jukebox beginning October 1st through January of 2019.

2018: Restoring

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

Please Tweet to ##jordansjukebox

Updated 25 September 2018

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