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Detroit Sense of Place: Producer Don Was Comes Home To Detroit To Record Hip-Hop Artist Mike Ellison

October 24,2013 - A special session for our Detroit Sense of Place series. It features Detroit hip-hop musician Mike Ellison. He is known for his strong performances and his social activism performing at Detroit’s annual Concert Of Colors that showcases world performers alongside Detroit musicians.
Detroit’s Electric 6 Sing About “Human Sexual Behavior, Masculinity, Dancing, Fast Food and Fire”

October 24, 2013 - Our Sense of Place visit to Detroit continues with the venerable six piece Detroit garage, disco, punk rock, new wave, and metal band The Electric 6.
Sense of Place: Detroit Guitarist and Producer and Life-Long Detroiter Dennis Coffey

Guitarist Dennis Coffey spent a lot of time in The Snakepit (the musicians nickname for Motown’s Studio A). Coffey tells us today how he got in with producer Norman Whitfield at Motown when he played the wah wah pedal for the classic opening of The Temptations “Cloud Nine. ”
Sense of Place: Detroit Jason Stollsteimer Of Von Bondies Finds A New Sound With The Hounds Below

October 23, 2013 - Even before the popular garage rock band The Von Bondies started to dissolve in 2009, lead singer Jason Stollsteimer was already writing the poppier songs that make up the repitoire of The Hounds Below.
Sense Of Place Detroit An Indepth View With Guitarist/Intellectual Wayne Kramer Of The MC5

If we are going to get any Sense of Detroit’s place in rock history, the whys and whos, it is from our guest today, Wayne Kramer.
Sense of Place Detroit: Was (Not Was) Reunites On The World Cafe

We go back into the archives today for a session with the, at the time, briefly reunited Was (Not Was) who toured in 2005 and came by the World Cafe.
Sense of Place Detroit Don Was Plays Bonnie Raitt, B-52’s And More of His Productions

October 22, 2013 - We are resurrecting the very first of a World Cafe series called Producer Profiles from 1992 when we talked with Don Was about his work with a number of artists including Bonnie Raitt (he worked with her on Nick of Time and Luck of the Draw).
Sense of Place Detroit: Author Steve Miller Talks His Oral History Detroit Rock City

October 21, 2013 - How did Detroit become Detroit Rock City as author Steve Miller says in his Uncensored History of Rock 'n' Roll in America's Loudest City? The book is an oral history with everyone from Mitch Ryder to Iggy Pop to Jack White included. Miller tells his story about seeing the legendary MC5 rehearse at age 12 and getting hooked. We talk about Detroit Rock from punk in the 70’s through the garage revival in the 90’s. It’s Detroit Rock 101 with Professor Miller today on Sense of Place Detroit.
Sense Of Place Detroit: From The Archives The Debut of The Raconteurs from 2006

October 21, 2013 - For our Sense of Place Detroit we go back to 2006 for our first visit with a new band that people already had expectations of because one member was Jack White of The White Stripes and the other songwriter was Brendan Benson.
Sense of Place Detroit - Vintage Cafe: White Stripes’ Jack White from 2003

October 21, 2013 - Jack White may have left Detroit for Nashville but Detroit is the city where The White Stripes began and Third Man records as well.

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