Alma Smith: The Countess 1922-2012

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The Countess of Detroit Alma Smith (Born Mary Alma Foster, Montgomery, Alabama) was an established singer, composer, record label owner, educator, pianist, and vibraphonist based out of Detroit. Her talents took her on many national and international tours, as well as performances with several revered musicians in a number of well-known jazz and blues clubs. […]

Thomas “Beans” Bowles: 1926-2000

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 The ‘Unknown Artist’ No More Born in South Bend, Indiana, Thomas “Beans” Bowles began his musical as a child before moving to Detroit at the age of 17 to study at Wayne State University. He spent time touring with a U.S. Navy band before returning to Detroit to play as both a touring and […]

DEATH

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DEATH talks to the DSC from Detroit Sound Conservancy on Vimeo.

Scott Gordon

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DSC – Oral History Project / Breakout : Scott Gordon from Detroit Sound Conservancy on Vimeo.

BMG

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Recorded for “Two Worlds, One Sound” a Fundraiser for the Detroit Sound Conservancy featuring LipCity and BMG. A year after hosting an eclectic fundraiser around the musical legacy of Zoot’s Coffee House, the Detroit Sound Conservancy returns with two extraordinary people for a night of extraordinary funk and soul. LipCity and BMG never met until […]