Steel guitar players from Michigan owe a debt to Russell B. Waters, instructor at the Flint Honolulu Conservatory of Music and Dance during 1930s to 1950s.
The story of how singer Johnny Powers cut his 1957 signature rockabilly tune "Long Blond Hair" in Detroit.
An appreciation of Detroit C&W artist Swanee Caldwell, who sang in Detroit clubs through five decades.
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.
From the late 1950s through the 1970s, Patti Lynn sang country music in Detroit with a variety of bandleaders, including Eddie Jackson, Billy Martin, and Frankie Meadows. Part one focuses on her early experiences in North Carolina and Michigan.
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.