WDET Artist: Loose Ends Song: Nights of Pleasure Loose Ends is an R&B group from the UK. The trio originally started in London in 1980 with vocalist and guitarist Carl McIntosh, vocalist Jane Eugene, and keyboardist Steve Nichol. The group was originally titled Loose End, but the trio changed its name to Loose Ends in..
WDET Artist: Fela Kuti (and drummer Tony Allen) Song: Fight To Finish Afrobeat is a genre of music that combines elements of West African musical styles such as Fuji music and Highlife with American funk, soul, and jazz influences. Its roots can be traced back to Ghana in the 1920s when musicians started incorporating influences like..
WDET Artist: Circle City Band Track: Magic Paul Thomas a.k.a. Pryme Tyme, “P”, and Stanlee Paul, founded early 80's Boogie funk artists The Circle City Band and The Rickie Clark Company. He began his career performing with various R&B, Pop, Rock, Jazz and Gospel acts. He was introduced to multi-track recording in 1979 and began..
WDET Artist: Sasha Kashperko Track: Coffee Care The Detroit music scene has gone through many changes over the years. From 60’s soul, the warehouse parties of the electronic music scene, the rap battles at The Hip-hop Shop, to the Garage Rock shows the Gold Dollar; Detroit has continued to be a leading force in the..
WDET Artist: J Dilla Track: Two Can Win, Don't Cry, and many others.... Detroit has an important role in hip-hop history. With mainstream artists like Eminem and Big Sean, to underground horrorcore legends like Insane Clown Possee and ESHAM, Detroit has been a key player in the genre. But one artist stands out as being..
WDET Artist: Cybotron Track: Alleys of Your Mind (1981) In Chicago, a new genre of music called House emerged in 1979 out of the late night disco dance scene. In New York, electro was developing throughout 1980 to 1982 with artists like Afrika Bambaataa. And here in Detroit, a new style of music was developed..
WDET This week at 101.9 WDET, we're celebrating 70 years of music here in Detroit. Each day, Sam's Jams will focus on a different genre of music from the city that birthed so many. Today, we're listening to Jazz in Detroit. Artist: Eddie Russ Track: The title track from the 1978 album "Take A Look At Yourself" ..
WDET Son of the famous Czech Jazz vocalist, Vlasta Průchová, Jan Hammer is an important Czech-American musician, composer and record producer. After moving to the United States in 1968, Hammer received a full scholarship to Berkley College of Music in Boston. After graduation, he toured with many distinguished jazz musicians before joining the original lineup..
WDET Evelyn “Champagne” King is a vocalist and songwriter from the Bronx, New York. She is known for her hits during the disco era, such as “Shame” (1977), and her early 1980’s hits “I’m In Love” (1981) and “Love Come Down” (1982). King was born into a musical family. Her uncle was broadway performer, Avon..
WDET Promise is a four piece vocal group who began singing together when they were eight years old. By the time they were in middle school in 1969 they called themselves the Gerldets. The group began performing at parties, and started getting a lot of local attention. One of the singers in the group, Janice..