Born in Detroit, he started playing music in the mid-1950s and after leaving Central High School formed his own jazz group, the Don Davis Trio, before becoming a session musician. He played guitar for many Detroit record labels, including Golden World and Ric-Tic, as well as on early Motown records such as the hits, “Money Read More
While only in his early thirties, Grammy Award nominee Brandon “B” Williams has been sharing music with us for a while. As a direct protégé of super producer Michael J. Powell, Brandon has lent his production skills to many artists: Janet Jackson, Pharoahe Monch, Bobby Creekwater, Vickie Winans, Jadakiss, Lin Rountree, Anita Baker, Jay Electronica, Jeymes Samuel, Read More
Halloween morning started as bleak, gloomy and grey as Detroit Sounds Like This got ready to spend the day with Funk Night Records DJ and Owner Frank Raines and headliner for tonight’s return of Funk Night: Rickey Calloway. Rickey, having only arrived in Detroit a couple hours before, was up and ready for a mini Detroit tour Read More
Artist: Atoms & Ease Track: Let it Go (Live from Lager House) After photographing an energetic set at this past weekends Dally in the Alley, this group caught my ear. They had the crowd dancing, drinks were being poured off the stage, it definitely had every proper element for a funk party. It caught our Read More
Detroit funk legend Dennis Coffey became the first white person to have their song played on Soul Train. Season 1 Episode 15. Artist: Dennis Coffey & The Detroit Guitar Band Track: Scorpio Click here to enjoy full performance from Soul Train!
Still have a taste for some funk and soul? How about some new and fresh funk from your very own Motor City. Local DJ/Producer Frank Raines runs the globally known label Funk Night Records. Funk Night Records has a very nice YouTube channel where you can stream some of their releases. Don’t forget you can Read More
This week Detroit Sounds Like This turns the spotlight on local funk group Will Sessions Band. You may know them as the house band from Funk Night. Have a wonderful week!