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Between Takes: Coffey With Marvin and Stevie

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In Episode 012 of Between Takes, Dennis Coffey talks about working with Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder.

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Welcome to Between Takes; where artists and musicians tell stories about what happens behind the scenes.

WDET’s Sam Beaubien has been dedicated to making music in Detroit for 20 years, and this series connects you with the stories he has heard on gigs and at recording sessions.

Get a look into Stevie Wonders audition for Motown Records, sessions with funk master George Clinton, renowned hip-hop producer J Dilla’s first days with a drum machine, and many more stories about what shaped the legacy of this musical city. 

Episode 012


As a member of the Funk Brothers, Dennis Coffey got to work with some of the best soul singers in the game, getting a front-row seat to some of the most iconic moments in soul music.

When it comes to soul vocalists, no one is more influential than Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder, both of whom Dennis got to work with on some of their biggest hits.

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Sam Beaubien, Creative Producer

Sam Beaubien is a musician, composer, producer, and educator in Detroit. He is also the founder and leader of the acclaimed ensemble, Will Sessions.

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