Don Was and Wayne Kramer Talk About How They Met, Wayne Kramer’s New Book, and Aretha Franklin

Don Was and Wayne Kramer were in Detroit for performances at The Ann Arbor Blues Festival with John Sinclair and Motor City Muscle at Hart Plaza. Their interview at WDET took place 2 days after Aretha Franklin passed away and although they talked about the early days of Was (Not Was) and Wayne Kramer’s new memoir, they also spent some time talking about The Queen of Soul and Don’s unforgettable story about sitting with her while she sang…a piece of history he happened to have on his phone.  

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