Tag Archives: Detroit

Reaching out for the Four Tops – the Duke Fakir interview

I’ve enthused here many times before now about my love of classic soul, from the ’60s sounds of Atlantic and Stax to the best of the ‘70s scene on Hi and Philadelphia, fuelling explorations into the Northern Soul scene and … Continue reading

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Calling out around the world – the Martha Reeves interview

It was 10.30am local time in Detroit, Michigan, when I got through to soul legend Martha Reeves, and she still had a little packing to organise before heading to the UK. Within a couple of days she’d be thrilling crowds … Continue reading

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Martha inspires 53 Degrees in a December Heat Wave

I’ve just re-read the chapter dedicated to Martha Reeves in Gerri Hirschey’s excellent 1984 biography Nowhere to Run – The Story of Soul Music. It includes a description of the Alabama-born, Detroit-raised chanteuse warming up for a post-Vandellas era show … Continue reading

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