Posts Tagged: Detroit music

Come to our 5th Birthday!

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Turntables & Taps – Birthday Edition! Feat. DSC & James Wailin The #ParliamentRoom at Otus Supply is proud to present the Birthday Edition of #TurntablesandTaps! Monday, April 24 – we celebrate the 5th Birthday of Detroit Sound Conservancy with a special night of groove. We’ll be featuring James Wailin’s own Hi-Fi Vintage Pop-Up Shop as […]

Sicko Scholarship at WSU

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We are pleased to announce that we will be working with Wayne State University’s Department of Communication’s Journalism program to administer a scholarship in Dan Sicko‘s name for the next three years. The first scholarship should be given out this spring. We have will have more details to share at our upcoming conference. In the […]

John Lee Hooker 99th Birthday

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We are going to celebrate John Lee Hooker’s 99th birthday this coming Monday, August 22nd, while also imagining his centennial next year in 2017. In that spirit, come witness a John Lee Hooker-inspired jam session and video shoot for ONE MILE / Detroit Afrikan Music Institution / Detroit Sound Conservancy featuring: Efe Bes Tino G […]

Call for Papers: Sound Conference III

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Detroit Sound Conference III Call for Papers 10 am – 8 pm October 15, 2016 Detroit, MI Keynote Speaker: Melvin Davis (pictured above) This event is free and open to the public. The Detroit Sound Conservancy (DSC), a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the region’s sonic heritage, will host its 3rd annual conference […]

Dilla’s Delights in Paradise Valley

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Herman “Uncle Herm” Hayes, James “Dilla” Yancey‘s uncle, knows how to move forward without slipping into amnesia. We are honored to be a small part of his entrepreneurial efforts at Dilla’s Delights to create possibilities for his nephew’s daughters by lending him our Paradise Valley model from the Graystone International Jazz Museum Collection. The model […]

Making Moves

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To our advisers and supporters: we have some important new developments to share with you. As our collections continue to surface and grow, we have commenced the search for a more suitable space for our archives. While this is a good problem to have, we regret that it meant moving out of United Sound Systems […]

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 […]

Open Letter to Mayor Duggan

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A Detroit Sound ally alerted us yesterday that Mike Duggan mentioned the need for a “music heritage” plan during a Q&A session at the Mackinac Policy Conference. We could not agree more. It seems appropriate then that we make public a letter I recently wrote and submitted to Mayor Duggan’s administration. We realize that he […]

Dalphond Conserves Sounds / Stories

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Photo above: DSC Vice Presidents LaVell Williams and Denise Dalphond in front of the Blue Bird Inn, Detroit. Conferences are not just for talking heads and academic circles. The conference can be a primary method of telling musical stories and documenting oral histories. The conference is also an effective tool for public exploration of themes […]