Sense of Place: Detroit The Music And Story Of Rodriguez Of Waiting For Sugarman
October 23, 2013 - For our Sense of Place series we are revisiting an interview with the Detroit musician Rodriguez. This interview was recorded in 2009 when Rodriguez's early 70s albums Cold Fact and Coming From Reality were being re-released.
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.
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. ”
Our World Cafe: Next for our Sense of Place week in Detroit is American Mars.
October 21, 2013 - They are Detroit lifers with a sound that goes again the city’s hard rock image. That is not to say that the band’s roots rock doesn’t sometime crank because it does. American Mars has been together since the late 90s. Thomas Trimble is the lead singer. They released their 4th album Chasing Vapor last August. You can download a couple of songs from our World Cafe: Next podcast.
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.
July 16, 2013 - The first stop on our World Cafe Sense of Place trip to Brazil was in Pelourinho, the old part of city of Salvador on the country’s northeast coast. Hoping to get a sense of the roots of the samba, the backbone of Brazilian music, we captured a performance there from one of the most thrilling groups ever on the Cafe.