#RecordDet was a podcast and oral history interview public program conducted by Detroit Sound Conservancy from 2014-2016.
Rodney Whitaker, bassist and educator, discusses his relationship to Detroit music, the legacy of the Blue Bird Inn, and the impact of COVID-19.
Dr. Khalid el-Hakim, historian, educator, and archivist, discusses his relationship to Detroit music and how he came to found the Michigan Hip Hop Archive.
Melvin “Detroit Soul Ambassador” Davis, musician, singer, and activist, discusses his relationship to Detroit music, his career, and the impact of COVID-19.
Pamela Wise, pianist, educator, and “cultural warrior,” discusses her relationship to Detroit music, the state of music education, and the impact of COVID-19 on her career.
Marion Hayden, bass violinist and activist, discusses her relationship to Detroit music, the music scene that mentored her, and the impact of COVID-19.
The Community Jazz History Series was a video oral history program completed by the Graystone Jazz Museum and preserved by Detroit Sound Conservancy.
This manuscript is the product of a tape recorded interview with James T. Jenkins conducted by Deborah Evans for the Burton Historical Collection of the Detroit Public Library on June 7, 1988. Deborah Evans transferred the tape and James T. Jenkins [1916-1994] edited the transcript. James T. Jenkins is the Founder and Director of the […]
Local musician Dan Dekuyper interviewed by his daughter Laurel Tinklenberg a student at College for Creative Studies in Detroit 14 February 2016 *Q, interviewer, A, interviewee Q: Hello, this is Laurel Tinklenberg for Detroit Sound Conservancy, and we’re here with Dan Dekuyper, a local musician on the blues scene in Detroit. And he’s been playing […]