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MY FIRST RECORDING SESSION (DENNIS COFFEY)

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March 14th, 2015

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MY FIRST RECORDING SESSION (DENNIS COFFEY) I got a call one day to play on my first recording session. I was 15 years old and a student at Mackenzie High School in Detroit. The person calling me was Vic Gallon. Vic told me he had […]

DON WAS

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March 7th, 2015

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DON WAS Don Was is a legendary record producer, bassist, and President of Blue Note Records. Blue Note is an American jazz label established in 1939 by Alfred Lion and Max Margulis. The leading artists on Blue Note were Horace Silver, Jimmy Smith, Freddie Hubbard, […]

TO BE OR NOT TO BE A FUNK BROTHER

dennis

March 1st, 2015

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TO BE OR NOT TO BE A FUNK BROTHER People have asked me why I didn’t go on tour as a Funk Brother with Allen Slutsky and why I didn’t have more face time in “Standing in the Shadows of Motown” as a Funk Brother. […]

MY GUITAR HEROES – JIMI HENDRIX

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February 21st, 2015

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MY GUITAR HEROES – JIMI HENDRIX I first heard Jimi Hendrix on WABX FM radio here in Detroit in the early sixties after I was discharged from a two year stint in the army. I was out of work for two weeks and then got […]

NORMAN WHITFIELD

dennis

February 14th, 2015

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NORMAN WHITFIELD I first saw producer and song writer Norman Whitfield when I was playing behind Edwin Starr at The Twenty Grand night club in Detroit. I never met him but would see him in clubs from time to time. Norman was known as one […]