Hot Coffey in the D: Burnin’ at Morey Baker’s Showplace Lounge

Dennis Coffey

September 30th, 2016

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New Album by Dennis Coffey on Resonance Records

Hot Coffey in the D: Burnin’ at Morey Baker’s Showplace Lounge – Resonance Records

Deluxe CD

RELEASE DATE (CD): January 13th, 2017

Deluxe Limited Edition LP Available for Record Store Day’s Black Friday Event Only!

RELEASE Date (LP): November 25, 2016

Hand-numbered, 180g black vinyl, mastered by the legendary Bernie Grundman Mastering Studios and pressed by Record Technology, Inc. (RTI).

Never-before issued recordings from legendary Motown guitarist, Dennis Coffey, captured live at Morey Baker’s Showplace Lounge in Detroit in 1968. One of the Funk Brothers, as featured in the Grammy award winning documentary “Standing in The Shadows of Motown”, Coffey has played with countless musicians from Quincy Jones to Barbra Streisand, and Michael Jackson to Stevie Wonder.

Hot Coffey in the D was produced by Mike Theodore and Coffey, the same team that produced the recently rediscovered folk singer Rodriguezs debut album Cold Fact (1970) and the soundtrack to the Academy Award winning documentary “Searching for Sugar Man”. These recordings showcase Coffey in his prime, raw and unfiltered, with fellow Detroiters organist Lyman Woodard (former musical director for Martha and the Vandellas) and drummer Melvin Davis (Smokey Robinson, Wayne Kramer).

The package features striking cover art by acclaimed comic book artist and Metro Detroit native, Bill Morrison (The Simpsons, Futurama), rare photos, as well as essays by veteran music journalist and album co-producer Kevin Goins, who interviewed Dennis Coffey, Melvin Davis and Mike Theodore for the project, and Resonance producer Zev Feldman.

Side A:

1. Fuzz (8:17)

2. By The Time I Get To Phoenix (7:09)

3. The Look Of Love (11:45)

Side B:

1. Maiden Voyage (7:06)

2. The Big ‘D’ (4:13)

3. Casanova (Your Playing Days Are Over) (7:04)

4. Wade In The Water (7:52)


  1. Nick Gaina says:

    Dennis,Caught 2 sets at the Northern Lights this past Tuesday. My wife and I
    enjoyed the music very much and had a nice meal to boot.
    I just wanted to know where this vinyl album will be available to purchase so
    I can pick up a copy.

  2. Adam says:

    Will the new record be available on Spotify?

    Also – will you be selling the vinyl on your site? My local shops don’t seem to have it.


    • dennis says:

      I think it will be or is on Spotify. I know it is on Amazon. There was a limited numbered run of vinyl. The label is not making any more copies.

      • Adam says:

        Bummer about the vinyl. The album isn’t on Spotify yet…hopefully it will be!

        Congrats on the album. I heard about it on NPR and I’m very excited to give it a full listen.

  3. Joel says:

    Dennis, any chance of you playing at the Detroit Jazz Fest?
    That would be awesome.

    • dennis says:

      Hi Joel. I packed them in four nights at the Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe last week and Gretchen Valade who owns the club and donated $10 Million Dollars to keep the Jazz Fest going asked me the same question. I told her I have played the Detroit Jazz Fest once before but when I asked Chis Collins who selects the talent, he told me he wouldn’t know what to do with me. I told Gretchen that if she wants me to play the Jazz Fest, she needs to make it happen.

  4. Chris Barley says:

    Hi, in the lounge now waiting , we’ve travelled from the uk via staying with relatives in Oakville , near Toronto…..excited is an understatement…..Fran ‘n Chris is in the house !!!

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