Rhythm & Blues

Jodie Drake: Blues in My Bread

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Detroit Sound Conservancy is proud to share Blues in My Bread, a documentary about Jodie Drake: a Detroiter who became one of “Canada’s foremost women of the Blues.”  Transcription below.  Documentary: Jodie Drake – Blues in My Bread Jodie Drake was born Priscilla Royster on Detroit’s West Side in the 1920s to a musical family […]

Paradise Valley: Collection

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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.