Monday, May 06, 2013

How 'Bout That?!

Motown group, The Andantes

The Andantes were the go-to backup singers for most Motown artists, including Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops and the girl groups themselves. "Save the Children" came from Gaye's "What's Going On," one of Motown's greatest — and last — albums recorded in Detroit. The Andantes sang backup on many of the record's cuts — including the title track.

Motown Museum officials say the trio sang on more songs than any other group at Motown, almost always anonymously. They were the female and vocal equivalent to the Funk Brothers, the label's house band that itself was largely anonymous in its time but gained acclaim through the 2002 documentary film, "Standing in the Shadows of Motown."


Mumford Grad promotes Detroit

Allee Willis, a '65 graduate of Mumford HS, is promoting the
good parts of Detroit in a terrific music video.
Click on the video below for a listen. Great tune, great lyrics!
I dare you not to tap your fingers.

Also, check out Allee's bio as a songwriter for
Earth ,Wind &, Fire, The 
Pointer Sisters, and more.

Jim Williams, Artist

Been awhile since we featured one of Jim Williams' paintings.


View more of Jim's work at

Detroit's Motown piano restored

By Susan Whitall, The Detroit News

APRIL 1, 2013 — A piano with a rich history in Detroit music is finally back home, at the Motown Historical Museum. The nine-foot 1877 Steinway grand piano that sat for years in Motown Studio B on Davison was returned to Hitsville Monday and reassembled in Studio A by Steinway technicians, after a complete restoration at the company's factory in New York. Former Beatle Paul McCartney helped fund the restoration.


100 Top Michigan Songs

2013The history of Michigan Rock and Roll and the recognition of its artists and songs.