Detroit discography of the Davis Sisters, Betty Jack and Skeeter

The Davis Sisters, Skeeter and Betty Jack. Snapshot ca. 1952 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.

Casey Clark and the Lazy Ranch Boys souvenir book covers

Casey Clark and Lazy Ranch Boys book, 1953 Here are the covers of three known Casey Clark and the Lazy Ranch Boys books, along with a special bonus: Jimmy Martin's Detroit scrapbook.

Rock And Roll Grandpap: Don Rader

Don Rader, Hazel Park, Michigan, 1950s Don Rader sang country and rock ’n’ roll for more than forty years. In 1958 Rader cut his first record, “Rock And Roll Grandpap.” Fifty years later, Rader personified the title of his song as he sang country and vintage rock ’n’ roll with a rock band in Southeast Michigan nightclubs.

Barefoot Brownie and Ernie Lee on TV

Barefoot Brownie Reynolds Barefoot Brownie Reynolds performs on Ernie Lee's TV show in a video from the 1980s. Both Reynolds and Lee worked on WJR radio Detroit many years ago.

Detroit country-western handbills

1956 handbill for Eddie Jackson, Lucky Lee and Jimmy Franklin gig at Conner Show Bar Handbills, circulars, or fliers have been around for a long time. Here we survey several rare examples of handbills advertising Detroit-based country music entertainers from the 1930s to 1950s.

Detroit recording sessions of Jimmy Work

Tennessee Border by Jimmy Work In 1993 Bear Family Records assembled all of Jimmy Work's records in a double compact disc package, including his sessions in Detroit. Here are my updates to Rich Kienzle's and Richard Weize's guesses at the personnel for these sessions.