The Detroit Move: Hear music from Chubby Checker, Milwaukee’s Marvelle 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.

Mike Latulippe

"The Detroit Move" host Mike Latulippe.

On this episode of The Detroit Move, I have another 1960s dance craze from Chubby Checker and Milwaukee’s Marvelle and The Blue Mats, along with a spotlight on female singers from that era, including Jackie Deshannon and Millie Small.

Plus, hear local garage sounds both old and new from The Illusions, Sugar Tradition and more.

See the playlist below and listen to the episode on-demand for two weeks after it airs.

The Detroit Move Playlist for June 11, 2024

  • “The Detroit Move” – Herb Gross and the Invictas
  • “Mo Jo Workout” – Bobby Long & His Satelites
  • “Keep Her Guessing” – Arthur Alexander
  • “Little Taste Of Soul” – Sugar Pie Desanto with The Nat Hendrix Band
  • “Boogaloo Tramp” – A.C. Reed
  • “The Dance Called The Motion” – Marvelle & The Blue Mats
  • “Monkey Man” – Baby Huey & The Babysitters
  • “Monkey Man” – The Specials
  • “I Want a Chance for Romance” – Hector Rivera
  • “What’Cha Gonna Do About It” – Small Faces
  • “Fragile” – Sugar Tradition
  • “It’s Not About What I Want (It’s What You Got)” – The Woggles
  • “Karate Monkey” – Chubby Checker
  • “Buzz Saw” – The Gee Cees
  • “City of People” – The Illusions
  • “Makin’ Love” – The Sloths
  • “Headache” – Angie & The Citations
  • “When You Walk In the Room” – Jackie DeShannon
  • “My Boy Lollipop” – Millie Small
  • “Busy Signal” – The Lollipops
  • “Fisherman” – Goldie Coates & The Blenders
  • “Shortin’ Bread” – Animal Love
  • “Wired Up” – Hector

Support the shows you love.

WDET’s unique music programs are dedicated to exploring the music and culture of our region and the world.

Keep the music going. Please make a gift today.

Give now »


  • 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.