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.
United Sound Systems Recording Studios is Michigan’s oldest and Detroit’s first independent recording studio and the site of world-changing musical moments.
The Chessmate Cafe, at the corner of Livernois and 6, had a history of late night concerts, cutting-edge acts, and legendary troubadours.
Local musician Dan Dekuyper interviewed by his daughter Laurel Tinklenberg a student at College for Creative Studies in Detroit.
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