The Detroit Move: Listen to David Bowie, Lavern Baker, the Velvelettes and more

Listen to “The Detroit Move” with host Mike Latulippe every Tuesday from 8-9 p.m. ET on Detroit Public Radio – 101.9 WDET.

From left: the Velvelettes, David Bowie, LaVern Baker

(From left) The Velvelettes, David Bowie and LaVern Baker.

This week on The Detroit Move, hear music from Chicago’s R&B queen, Lavern Baker, jukebox gems from Gus “The Groove” Lewis and The Equals, and music made in the Motor City from Nathanial Mayer and Motown’s fabulous female vocal group, The Velvelettes.

Plus, I feature a live performance from David Bowie in 1972 on the legendary John Peel radio show.

See the playlist below and listen to the episode for two weeks after the publication date.

The Detroit Move Playlist for April 9, 2024

  • “From Now On” – Nathanial Mayer and The Fortune Braves
  • “And The Bull Walked Around Olay” – Les Harris
  • “Bumble Bee” – LaVern Baker
  • “Fire Fly” – Travis Wammack
  • “I’m Alive” – Johnny Thunder
  • “Le responsable” – Jacques Dutronc
  • “Hold Me Closer” – The Equals
  • “Soul House” – Ed Pauling and the Exciters
  • “(We’ve Got) Honey Love [2004 Anthology Version]” – The Velvelettes
  • “Let The Groove Move Ya” – Gus the Groove Lewis
  • “Lover and a Friend” – Eddie Bo & Inez Cheatham
  • “A Go-Go Dancer” – The Ventures
  • “Movin'” – Lee Hazelwood’s Woodchucks
  • “Sliced Tomatoes” – Just Brothers
  • “Chewy Chewy” – Ohio Express
  • “To Sir With Love” – Lulu
  • “Tambourine” – Prince and the Revolution
  • “You Never Had it Better” – The Electric Prunes
  • “The Scratch” – Long John Hunter
  • “Cold Stone” – The Pretty Things
  • “Bad News” – The Trashmen
  • “Hang on to Yourself (Sounds of the 70s – John Peel, Recorded 16.5.72)” – The Spiders from Mars & David Bowie
  • “I Don’t Wanna Go Down to the Basement” – The Ramones
  • “Road Runnah” – The Road Runners

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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.