01. Stevie Wonder
Higher Ground (0:00) (buy)
02. The Stooges
1969 (2:59) (buy)
Shakin' Street (7:01) (buy)
04. Marshall Crenshaw
Cynical Girl (9:16) (buy)
05. The Temptations
Papa Was A Rollin' Stone (11:48) (buy)
06. John Lee Hooker
The Motor City's Burnin' (18:42) (buy)
If You Don't Like The Effects, Don't Produce The Cause (21:26) (buy)
08. The White Stripes
Hand Springs (24:56) (buy)
09. Jackie Wilson
Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher & Higher (27:40) (buy)
10. Aretha Franklin
Respect (30:29) (buy)
For those who don't know, this blog comes to you from Detroit, Michigan. Once the fourth largest city in the country and hailed as "the great arsenal of democracy," Detroit has seen some hard times lately.
And we are tired of hearing about it from the rest of the country!
This article explains exactly what I'm talking about. Reading it the other day inspired me to put together a little podcast to remind you all about one area in which Detroit has always excelled: Music.
So, the next time you think about Detroit, don't think about our historically bad football team or the failing automobile industry; think about these great tunes.
The list above covers only some of the musical talent from the Motor City. Other artists from Detroit include: Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Diana Ross & The Supremes, The Four Tops, Commander Cody & The Lost Planet Airmen, Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels, Junior Walker & The All-Stars, Bob Segar, Sufjan Stevens, Martha & The Vandellas, The Contours, The Marvelettes, The Spinners, Freda Payne, Mary Wells, Paul Chambers, Kenny Burrell, Milt Jackson, Donald Byrd, and, of course, Madonna and Eminem.
We just want a little respect. Just a little bit. That's all.