United Sound Systems (USS) was the site of numerous well-known recordings, including those by the most popular artists of many genres. Jazz greats like Charlie Parker and Miles Davis, blues legends like John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters, Motown stars such as Jackie Wilson and Smokey Robinson, soul singers such as Aretha Franklin and Isaac […]
The Detroit Sound Conservancy believes that Detroit preservationists need an accurate, sourced, linked, serviceable history of their city. We have been attempting to build such a useable past for Detroit music since 2012 via the DetroitWiki. The goal here must be to take musical minutia – the arcane knowledge of musical anthropologists, record collectors, and […]
Our founder, Carleton S. Gholz, will be emceeing this year’s annual Christmas Potluck Waltz this Saturday. From the Facebook event page: “For the third consecutive year, the Sights will fill Detroit’s stocking with the finest in live, local rock and roll. In the spirit of The Band’s The Last Waltz, the Sights’ Christmas Potluck Waltz […]
A Fundraiser for the Detroit Sound Conservancy featuring LipCity and BMG https://www.facebook.com/events/585190104847120 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 the DSC brought them together […]
From all of us here at the DSC we want to thank everyone who attended and supported on June 22, 2012 at our Model Z party. Through this fundraiser we were able to raise some much needed funds for some basic bills for the organization. Special shout outs to Model D. (http://www.modeldmedia.com/) for supporting with food, drink, and raw muscle; Dion Fischer for booking the magnificent talents of Swimsuit, Little Princess, Danny Kroha, and Windy & Carl; and our fantastic DJs Lauren, Jon, Ben, Dion, Aaron, and Windy.
Detroit Sound Conservancy Formed to Preserve, Share Detroit Music History Scholar seeks to unite musicians, fans, industry with community conversations, preservation projects DETROIT (June 20, 2012) — Every day, lovers of Detroit sound lose another hero. Every day, lovers of Detroit sound lose another landmark. Every day, lovers of Detroit sound lose the opportunity to […]
Originally published in Model D. Tuesday, April 24, 2012 and written by Carleton Gholz Stirring the Blue Bird to sing: Introducing the Detroit Sound Conservancy Every day lovers of Detroit sound lose another hero. As I write this, I have heard that Michael Davis, bass player for the seminal Detroit rock band the MC5, has passed away. In a […]
The first meeting of the Detroit Sound Conservancy was a raging success. First meeting up at the wonderful Avalon bakery on Willis in the Midtown area of Detroit and discussing possibilities for our burgeoning group. Then going over to the now defunct (infamous jazz club) the Blue Bird Inn and taking pictures to mark what we hope will […]
The Detroit Sound Conservancy began last summer 2011 initially as HEAR Detroit (which stood for History / Heritage Education Advocacy Research Detroit). At the time DSC collaborator Denise Dalphond wrote this on her blog “Schoolcraft Wax”: HEAR Detroit’s mission is to become a catalyst for indigenous musical preservation and historical advocacy in Southeastern Michigan. We […]
Hello world! Welcome all to the Detroit Sound Conservancy Web site. Our Web plan is to share the process as we startup our future non-profit to preserve and conserve Detroit Sound.