Last week, word finally came to us from University of Michigan Press that the book is at the printer's. So here is the cover design!
Patti Lynn sang country music in Detroit with a variety of bandleaders, including Eddie Jackson, and Frankie Meadows. Part two focuses on her records of the 1960s.
In 1952 Jim Franklin played at WNAX radio. He returned to Detroit by 1956 and made two records for the Fortune label with other bands before striking out on his own. Part 2 of a 3-part biography.
Country music promoter Victor Lewis got his start in Detroit, before moving to Nashville and producing concerts and movies across the U.S.A.
During the 1940s, one of the best-known voices of Detroit radio was the mellow baritone of John “Smilin’ Red” Maxedon. He sang cowboy songs with reassuring ease over WJBK and WJR stations every day. In 1946 he began cutting records for the Detroit-based Arcadia company.
In 1952 Betty Jack Davis and friend Mary Frances "Skeeter" Penick moved to Detroit at the invitation of bandleader Casey Clark. Here is an update of their Detroit recording session details.