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So Funky You can Smell It: Dennis Coffey is Still Servin' it Up in Detroit

January 24, 2014

Funk Brother Dennis Coffey played guitar on countless hit records, and not only for Motown. It's his guitar that screams beneath Edwin Starr's "War." And Coffey’s 1972 hit, "Scorpio,” made him the first white musician heard on “Soul Train.” And he’s as funky as ever, performing regularly with the Dennis Coffey Quartet at the Northern Lights Lounge in Detroit.

Coffey, drummer Steve Adams, and percussionist Drew Shultz spoke with WDET’s Travis Wright. Coffey says the show is different each week:

Motown legend Dennis Coffey, drummer Steve Adams and percussionist Drew Shultz spoke with WDET’s Travis Wright. The Dennis Coffey Quartet plays every Tuesday at Northern Lights Lounge in Detroit.