Classic rockabilly meets classic rock at WCSX radio

Jimmy Kirkland WCSX Classic Rock radio Doc of Rock Doug Podell posted an interview with Craig Maki about early Detroit rockabilly. Craig posted a short list of his favorite recordings.

‘Hamtramck Mama’ celebrates diamond anniversary

Leslie and George York Seventy-five years ago, the York Bros cut "Hamtramck Mama" and sparked a country music recording industry in Detroit.

I Smiled At Her: Previously unknown Forest Rye record

Forest Rye Fans of longtime Detroit resident and country music bandleader Forest Rye are smiling at the thought of recordings they hadn't heard before.

United Sound Systems: Universal origins?

Did Detroit's Universal Recording Studios evolve into the legendary United Sound Systems?

The Car City Country Top 20

Billy Gill and Pete Goble The writers of Car City Country present a top 20 list of country-western records made by Detroit artists between the 1930s and 1960s.

Discography: Detroit steel guitarist Chuck Hatfield

Chuck Hatfield Chuck Hatfield played some of the finest steel guitar ever heard, while based in Detroit during the 1950s. Want to hear for yourself? Here is his discography.

Where You Gonna Rock Tonight: Jimmy Franklin, Part 3

JIm Franklin 1970s, feature image For years, admirers of Jimmy Franklin's "Hey Mr. Presley," one the hottest rockabilly disks on Detroit's Fortune label, had no idea where he'd gone after cutting that record. Fans will be glad to know he remained true to his artistic callings after moving back home to Kentucky. Part 3 of 3.