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.

Wayside Records and early Detroit bluegrass part 2

Frank Wakefield, 2000 Wayside Records, an independent label in Detroit, produced some of the first bluegrass records made in the city. In late 1957, Frank Wakefield and Buster Turner recorded for Wayside.

Wayside Records and early Detroit bluegrass

Postcard of Chain Mountain Boys, Detroit 1957 In his 1985 book "Bluegrass: A History," Neil Rosenberg suggested Detroit's Wayside Records was the first business to advertise bluegrass as a category of music, with a small ad in "Billboard" magazine in 1957. Part one examines Wayside 105, with Frank Wakefield, Marvin Cobb & Chain Mountain Boys.