Detroit Sound Conservancy and Black Bottom Archives present a panel discussion about the impact of interstate systems on Detroit. Sunday February 26th 2pm at Main | Detroit Public Library 5201 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI 48202 Free RSVP Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/interstate-313-displacement-and-preservation-on-the-road-to-a-just-future-tickets-525794494487 Community advocates and preservation organizations Detroit Sound Conservancy (DSC) and Black Bottom Archives (BBA) present a panel […]
Posts Tagged: United Sound Systems
Support: Help Melvin Davis, Detroit’s Soul Ambassador, with Medical Cost
Music heals in times of trouble – for six decades, the Detroit Soul Ambassador Melvin Davis has provided music and memories to help us all. Now we can help Melvin. During the heart of the pandemic, Melvin soldiered through a debilitating case of COVID pneumonia only to begin another fight against Leukemia. While he is […]
Is a service road more important than our City’s world-renowned musical legacy?
An internationally significant Black historic site where world-altering music was recorded is to be put at risk for a highway service road. Is this OK?
United Historic Marker Celebration
We just got a great message from United Sound Systems: Greetings United Sound Supporter! We are very excited to announce that United Sound Systems Recording Studios has been deemed a Historic site by the Michigan Historical Commission! We invite you to celebrate this great milestone with us on Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 4pm-6pm at […]
National Trust for Historic Preservation on United Sound
This week, the National Trust for Historic Preservation referenced our work with United Sound Systems on their Blog: “If United goes, that old style and history of recording, there’s nothing left,” says Carleton Gholz of the Detroit Sound Conservancy. “This could be something we could all rally around.” Read the whole article here. Photo by […]
United Sound Celebration October 23rd
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Eve R. Doster Phone: 313-575-6115 Email: email@example.com Tickets: Eventbrite Facebook Event Page Suggested Minimum Donation $20 October 7, 2015 (Detroit, MI) – The recent historic designation of Detroit’s United Sound Systems Recording Studio – the nation’s oldest, still operating, independent recording studio – rings in a revitalized era for music production […]
Pitchfork Radio October 6th, 13th, & 20th
We have been asked to participate in the upcoming Pitchfork Radio pop-up radio station in Detroit’s Cass Corridor which will broadcast from Willy’s Detroit October 5 – 23rd. The DSC will program three, hour-long programs with music and interviews, each of the next three Tuesdays, from 4 – 5 pm. 4 pm EST, Tuesday, October […]
Preserving United Sound Systems
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 […]