The Craig Fahle Show

The History Of Live Black Music In Detroit

Monday, June 30, 2014

Photo courtesy of WDET's own Jay Butler and political consultant and author of “On This Day: African American Life in Detroit” Ken Coleman, both join Craig for a conversation about the history of black music in Detroit. Their discussion goes along with WDET's series for Black Music Month, where we take a look at some of Detroit's most significant figures and historic sites for black music. Jay and Ken touch on a few of these locations, including Phelps Lounge --a favorite of James Brown and The Temptations; Blue Bird Inn, where iconic jazz musicians Miles Davis and John Coltrane performed and Detroit's first African-American owned-and-operated radio station Bell Broadcasting.

--Annamarie Sysling