Detroit’s Paradise Valley, which was largely destroyed by “urban renewal” programs in the 1960s, was a center in the development of Black music in Detroit.
This page highlights as well as expands on the DJs, producers, and record labels, that Dan Sicko documented during his career.
United Sound Systems Recording Studios is Michigan’s oldest and Detroit’s first independent recording studio and the site of world-changing musical moments.
Detroit Jazz Alive was an on-air program featuring live in-studio performances by Detroit musicians broadcast on Detroit public radio station WDET.
#RecordDet was a podcast and oral history interview public program conducted by Detroit Sound Conservancy from 2014-2016.
Sarah Wilder, born and raised in Windsor, Canada, is a radio personality and former promoter within the Detroit-Windsor house and techno music scene.
Club Heaven, a primarily Black LGBT club, gave life. But it was not alone. Explore the venues, promoters, and DJs of the City’s historic club continuum.
The Blue Bird Inn was an institute for Detroit musicians and a hearth for the Black community. Detroit Sound Conservancy is telling the bar’s story.
The Community Jazz History Series was a video oral history program completed by the Graystone Jazz Museum and preserved by Detroit Sound Conservancy.
The music reference library of Frederick Gale Ruffner, Jr., founder of Michigan-based research company Gale Research, are now a part of our collections.