‘The Detroit Move’ series premiere celebrates the city’s music legacy

Hear music from Gino Washington, The Carnations, Big Maybelle and more.

Mike Latulippe

"The Detroit Move" host Mike Latulippe.

On the debut episode of The Detroit Move, I feature an eclectic mix of music — including Detroit soul favorites from Jumpin’ Gino Washington and Martha and the Vandellas, the big voice of R&B legend Big Maybelle, and a rare ‘60s garage punk release on the famed Sun Records.

Plus, discover the connection between Chicago blues legend Magic Sam and the late Syl Johnson.

Check out the full playlist below.

The Detroit Move Playlist for Feb. 6, 2024

  • Gino Washington – “Come Monkey With Me”
  • Little Jewel – “I Want To”
  • The Carnations – “Long Tall Girl”
  • Jerry Byrne – “Lights Out”
  • The Rondels – “Back Beat No. 1”
  • Tarheel Slim – “Wildcat Tamer”
  • Big Maybelle – “I’ve Got a Feelin'”
  • Justin Hinds & The Dominoes – “Carry Go Bring Come”
  • The Del Rays – “Night Prowl”
  • Thane Russal & Three – “Security”
  • Randy and The Radiants – “My Way of Thinking”
  • The Easybeats – “Good Times”
  • Rene & His Alligators – “Bust Out”
  • Small Faces – “Hey Girl”
  • Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – “I’m Ready for Love”
  • The Equals – “Christine”
  • The Avantis – “Gypsy Surfer”
  • Magic Sam and Shakey Jake – “Magic Sam’s Boogie”
  • Big Ella – “Too Hot to Hold”
  • King Coleman – “Down in the Basement”
  • Willie Mitchell – “The Champion, Pt. 1”
  • Syl Johnson – “Don’t Give It Away”
  • Pancho Villa & The Bandits – “Ain’t That Bad”
  • Little Denise – “Check Me Out”
  • The El Cobras – “Oh Yeah (Last Night”

Listen to The Detroit Move every Tuesday from 8-9 p.m. on 101.9 WDET and streaming on-demand at wdet.org.

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  • Mike Latulippe
    Born and raised in Metro Detroit, Mike Latulippe first felt the magic of music and radio hearing his first Carpenters song at the age of 4. He’s been a fixture in Detroit’s music scene for nearly 30 years as a member of The Paybacks, The Hentchmen, Dirty Copper and more.