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Tales of Honor Podcast
571. Heinrich Bertram - Medal of Honor Recipient

Tales of Honor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 4:00


On episode five hundred and seventy-one, the story of Heinrich Bertram is told and episodes for all of November and December will be recipients from the Indian Wars. A big thank you goes out to this month's show sponsor, Motor City Munitions. Use promo code TALESOFHONOR for 5% off of your online order today! All your firearm related needs with service so fast it can only come from the Motor City: https://www.motorcitymunitions.com Be sure to visit our website for more information as the show goes on at: www.talesofhonorpodcast.com. Thanks for listening and be sure to share with friends and family!

The Barking Browns Show
Ep. 83: Motor City Heartbreak

The Barking Browns Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 55:02


Jacob and Nick sit down to talk about another Browns loss, should the #browns move on from Kevin Stefanski, and so much more! Homage: https://homage.sjv.io/Zdg2Zz Support Network 216: https://www.patreon.com/Network_216 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Tales of Honor Podcast
570. William G Austin - Medal of Honor Recipient

Tales of Honor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 3:33


On episode five hundred and seventy, the story of William G Austin is told and episodes for all of November and December will be recipients from the Indian Wars. A big thank you goes out to this month's show sponsor, Motor City Munitions. Use promo code TALESOFHONOR for 5% off of your online order today! All your firearm related needs with service so fast it can only come from the Motor City: https://www.motorcitymunitions.com Be sure to visit our website for more information as the show goes on at: www.talesofhonorpodcast.com. Thanks for listening and be sure to share with friends and family!

Locked On Predators - Daily Podcast On The Nashville Predators
Predators Game Preview and Thanksgiving Hockey Special!

Locked On Predators - Daily Podcast On The Nashville Predators

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 45:38


Tonight the Nashville Predators will take on the Detroit Red Wings in a Thanksgiving Eve game in the Motor City. On today's Locked On Predators we take a quick look at what could make this Red Wings game a challenge tonight. Nashville and Detroit have been on two different trajectories early in this season, and we'll talk about where each team may have an advantage on the ice tonight. It is also our Thanksgiving Eve hockey special, and this year we compare the Nashville Predators' roster to attractions in the Macys Thanksgiving Day parade! Nick and Ann debate which Preds player is best represented by the Diary of a Wimpy Kid balloon, which player is most like the Broadway performances, and why Michael McCarron is obviously the Jolly Green Giant float. Finally, we will tell you who on the Predators roster best represents the arrival of Santa at the end of the parade. We will have you ready for Thanksgiving (and the Macy's parade!) on this episode of Locked On Predators! BetOnline Today's Episode is brought to you by BetOnline. BetOnline has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Sponsor Show Notes Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! SimpliSafe With Fast Protect™️ Technology, exclusively from SimpliSafe, 24/7 monitoring agents capture evidence to accurately verify a threat for faster police response. There's No Safe Like SimpliSafe. Visit SimpliSafe.com/LockedOnNHL to learn more. Athletic Greens To make it easy, Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/NHLNETWORK Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Tales of Honor Podcast
Reading the Comments, 23

Tales of Honor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 4:47


I am back with round twenty-three of reading the comments! I hope to keep this going for a while and if you want to leave a comment that can be read on air (must be a clean comment), you can do so on YouTube, Facebook, or can send an email to talesofhonorpodcast@gmail.com. A big thank you goes out to this month's show sponsor, Motor City Munitions. Use promo code TALESOFHONOR for 5% off of your online order today! All your firearm related needs with service so fast it can only come from the Motor City: https://www.motorcitymunitions.com Thank you all for listening and be sure to check out the latest episode wherever media is listened to!

Buffalo End Zone
Bills face quick turnaround

Buffalo End Zone

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 39:52


The Bills are getting ready to head back to Detroit to face the Lions just a few days after defeating the Browns in the Motor City. How the team is dealing with the short week, injury updates and more with Jon and Kevin on the latest Buffalo End Zone podcast.

Cover 1 Sports
Buffalo Bills offense shows growth in 31-23 win over Browns - Cover 1 Roundup

Cover 1 Sports

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 101:59


The Buffalo Bills effectively battled adversity inflicted by both themselves and Mother Nature in their Week 11 clash with the Cleveland Browns, defeating their lowly Lake Erie brethren by the score of 31-23. The game, which was moved to Detroit's Ford Field due to a generational lake effect snow event impacting the western New York region, started slow for Buffalo, with the team struggling to get anything going on offense and stop anything defensively. The Bills ultimately settled in as the game progressed, leaning heavily on Motor Singletary and the run game to leave the Motor City with a win. On this episode of the Cover 1 Roundup, David Faux and Kyle Silagyi discuss their takeaways from Buffalo's win. Sponsor link: https://underdogfantasy.com/ Use promo code Cover1 when signing up and your first deposit will be matched up to $100 BetUS has live wagering on all major games, the best betting variety in the business, an easy deposit & withdrawal process & the Fastest Payouts in the Industry Our loyal Cover 1 fans get a choice between two exclusive offers, either a 125% sign-up bonus on your first deposit up to $2500 - http://bit.ly/BetUS_Cover1 or a free $50 bet with no deposit required - http://bit.ly/Cover1_50 Cover 1 would love to hear your thoughts on this topic and the show in general. Comment below and let us what you think! — Become an 1nsider today! -Access to detailed Premium Content. -Access to our Glossary and Salary Cap series -Access to our private Slack channel. -Sneak peek at upcoming content. -Exclusive group film room sessions. & much more. Become an 1nsider today: https://www.cover1.net/onepass/ Thank you for watching this video, we can't do it without the support of our fans. If you have any ideas for content you'd like to see from us, comment below. — DOWNLOAD THE COVER 1 MOBILE APP! ► iOS: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/id15325 ... ► Subscribe to our YouTube channel ► Subscribe to the Cover 1 Roundup Podcast on iTunes ► Subscribe to Cover 1 Roundup Podcast on Google Play ► Subscribe to the Cover 1 Roundup Podcast on iTunes ► Subscribe to the Cover 1 Roundup Podcast on Google Play — Cover 1 provides multi-faceted analysis of the NFL and NFL Draft including: Podcasts, Video blogs, Commentary, Scouting Reports, Highlights and Video Breakdowns. NFL footage displayed is not owned by Cover 1. — — Follow Us Here Twitter: https://twitter.com/Cover_1_ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/@Cover_1_ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Cover1NFL/ Official Merchandise:https://teespring.com/en-GB/stores/co ... The Cover1.net web site and associated Social Media platforms are not endorsed by, directly affiliated with, maintained, authorized, or sponsored by the NFL or any of its clubs, specifically the Buffalo Bills. All products, marks and company names are the registered trademarks of their original owners. The use of any trade name or trademark is for identification and reference purposes only and does not imply any association with the trademark holder of their product brand.

Locked On Pistons - Daily Podcast On The Detroit Pistons
Are The Detroit Pistons Thinking Of Victor Wembanyama During Decision To Shut Cade Cunningham Down?

Locked On Pistons - Daily Podcast On The Detroit Pistons

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 36:15


With the decision on how the Detroit Pistons will elect to handle Cade Cunningham's shin injury, reports say rival executives believe the pursuit of Victor Wembanyama will play a part in the Motor City's decision. Should the Pistons shut their #1 pick down in efforts to secure a top pick in this upcoming draft? Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! LinkedIn LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/LOCKEDONNBA PrizePicks First time users can receive a 100% instant deposit match up to $100 with promo code LOCKEDON. That's PrizePicks.com – promo code; LOCKEDON SweatBlock If you or someone you love is experiencing embarrassing sweat or odor try SweatBlock. Save20% with promo code Locked On at sweatblock.com. Also available on Amazon. BetterHelp This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. As the world's largest therapy service, BetterHelp has matched 3 million people with professionally licensed and vetted therapists available 100% online. Learn more and save 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/LOCKEDONNBA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Rockpile Report - A Buffalo Bills Podcast
Rockpile Report - 474 - BUF vs DET Preview

The Rockpile Report - A Buffalo Bills Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 59:16


Back to the scene of the crime, eh? The Bills head back to The Motor City this week to take on the Lions & "The Pride Podcast" host Tyler Sawa joins us for a look at the Lions ahead of our matchup! We talk offensive struggles, team health & the effects of the Lions running game on their successes, the concerning trends on defense that Buffalo is equipped to exploit, discuss people not liking Thanksgiving & more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Billieve: a Buffalo Rumblings Podcast
CTW: Bills Run Over Browns in Motor City, 31-23 to go 7-3

Billieve: a Buffalo Rumblings Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 95:06


In this episode, we recap the Buffalo Bills victory over the Cleveland Browns, 31-23, in Detroit, to move to 7-3. We talk about Josh Allen doing enough to keep the Bills in this one, the Bills Run D shines, the Bills Run Game helps keep Josh from having to be a hero, Dawson Knox and Matt Milano have a career day, and much more! We discuss our general thoughts on the game, stats of the game, plays of the game (Sweet Sassy Molassy & Gettysburg), who goes on our Wall of Fame and who goes on the Wall of Shame (and turn to Twitter for some great reaction from our followers). Listen now and Go Bills! Subscribe to the Buffalo Rumblings podcast channel featuring Billieve, Buffalo Rumblings Q&A, Breaking Buffalo Rumblings, Code of Conduct with J. Spence, The Bruce Exclusive, The Buff Hub, Jamie D. & Big Newt, The Overreaction Podcast, Food For Thought, The Chop Up, Hump Day Hotline, Off Tackle with John Fina, Bills Mafia Time 2 Shine, Not Another Buffalo Podcast and Circling the Wagons: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Google Play | Spotify | Podbean | iHeartRadio | TuneIn | Megaphone | YouTube Ask Alexa or Google Home to play the Buffalo Rumblings podcast! If you like our show, tell a friend and spread the word! Email us questions, comments, or Bills stories: ctwpod@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @CTWpod Like us on Facebook: Circling the Wagons: A Buffalo Bills Podcast Follow us on Instagram: CTWpod Check out our TeePublic Bills Store here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Tales of Honor Podcast
569. James F Ayers - Medal of Honor Recipient

Tales of Honor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 2:51


On episode five hundred and sixty-nine, the story of James F Ayers is told and episodes for all of November and December will be recipients from the Indian Wars. A big thank you goes out to this month's show sponsor, Motor City Munitions. Use promo code TALESOFHONOR for 5% off of your online order today! All your firearm related needs with service so fast it can only come from the Motor City: https://www.motorcitymunitions.com For Walter Marm's story: https://www.talesofhonorpodcast.com/stories/walter-j-marm-jr Be sure to visit our website for more information as the show goes on at: www.talesofhonorpodcast.com. Thanks for listening and be sure to share with friends and family!

Late Night Playset
Kat DeLorean: DNG Motors update & LA Auto Show recap LNP511

Late Night Playset

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 111:26


Tuesday November 17, 2022 - The LA Auto Show is full-steam ahead… J went today with Reggie, Magnus and the usual crew… what car or brand do you want to know about? Opinions on designs? We got ‘em! Then… preparing for Detroit 2023 Kat DeLorean & DNG motors join to talk about the model JZD, and I mean all about it. It's real people, this is actually happening. A NEW DeLorean from the ORIGINAL DeLorean, made right here in Motor City, USA. PLUS: Nicole Ryan and the LNP laughtrack... #THANKYOU for being with us!

Tales of Honor Podcast
568. William Allen - Medal of Honor Recipient

Tales of Honor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 3:27


On episode five hundred and sixty-eight, the story of William Allen is told and episodes for all of November and December will be recipients from the Indian Wars. A big thank you goes out to this month's show sponsor, Motor City Munitions. Use promo code TALESOFHONOR for 5% off of your online order today! All your firearm related needs with service so fast it can only come from the Motor City: https://www.motorcitymunitions.com Be sure to visit our website for more information as the show goes on at: www.talesofhonorpodcast.com. Thanks for listening and be sure to share with friends and family!

Foxbody Influencers Podcast
Motor City FoxFest 23' and Growing up at FORD World HQ

Foxbody Influencers Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 57:05


You gotta listen to this episode as Lance interviews Bill Butler the creator of Motor city Fox Fest a new event for 78-04 Mustangs that will be on FORD World Headquarters property in Dearborn, MI July 15th 2023. Bill also talks about growing up there and how it was to have so many experiences at the Ford plant with his Dad being a Ford engineer for 40 years. Check out and follow the Motor city FoxFest page on Instagram below for continued details. Motor city Fox Fest Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/motorcityfoxfest/?hl=en FoxbodyFX  Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/foxbodyfx/?hl=enEmail foxbodyfx@gmail.com for any inquires Thanks, Lance

Business Wars
Toyota vs Honda | Motor City Massacre | 2

Business Wars

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 36:50


It's the 1960s and Honda's about to speed into the car market before Japan's government can put up legal roadblocks to stop it.Meanwhile,Toyota's already zooming ahead. Its latest models are about to take Japan by storm and arm it with the funds it needs to make another run at the U.S.A.But to break America, Toyota and Honda will need to outmanoeuvre the auto titans of Detroit.Binge all episodes early and ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/businesswars.Support us by supporting our sponsor!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Tales of Honor Podcast
567. "William" Alchesay - Medal of Honor Recipient

Tales of Honor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 5:17


On episode five hundred and sixty-seven, the story of "William" Alchesay is told and episodes for all of November and December will be recipients from the Indian Wars. A big thank you goes out to this month's show sponsor, Motor City Munitions. Use promo code TALESOFHONOR for 5% off of your online order today! All your firearm related needs with service so fast it can only come from the Motor City: https://www.motorcitymunitions.com Be sure to visit our website for more information as the show goes on at: www.talesofhonorpodcast.com. Thanks for listening and be sure to share with friends and family!

The NBA FAN PODCAST
Episode 98: Young Teams on the Rise. Gast: Vaios (Courtlife Podcast)

The NBA FAN PODCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 62:55


Hier sind die Links: https://linktr.ee/NBAFanPodcast Am Besten hört ihr den Pod kostenlos bei Apple Podcasts, damit gebt ihr maximalen Support: Link zu Apple Podcasts (kostenlos) Gast: Vaios, bekannt als Bluvava bei Tiktok und Co-Host vom Courtlife Podcast. Checkt seinen Content aus: https://linktr.ee/bluvava Steffen und seine Gast Vaios sprechen heute über die jungen, aufstrebenden Teams in der NBA. Was macht die jungen Teams so stark? Was fehlt ihnen noch? Findet es heraus...    Viel Spaß mit dieser Episode!   Ab sofort könnt ihr den NBA Fan Podcast auch auf steady supporten, werde NBA Fan Podcast Supporter: https://steadyhq.com/de/nba-fan-podcast68/about    ab (00:40) Detroit Pistons: Cade Cunningham, Jaden Ivey und co - Was geht in der Franchise aus der Motor City?  ab (13:15) Oklahoma City Thunder: Greift das Team um SGA dieses Jahr so richtig an?  ab (23:40) Orlando Magic: Auf dem Flügel rocken Franz Wagner und der Super-Rookie Paolo Banchero. Wohin führt der Weg des spannenden Teams aus Florida?  ab (36:25) Houston Rockets: Außer Komplimenten vom Gegner gibt es auch viele Niederlagen bei der stolzen Franchise aus Texas. Warum es sich trotzdem lohnt, das wilde Spiel der jungen Rockets anzuschauen? Das erklären euch Vaios und Steffen.  ab (46:35) Cleveland Cavaliers: Das junge Team um Garland, Mitchell und Mobley trumpft bisher mächtig auf. Können sie etwa schon den Titel angreifen? Vaios und Steffen nehmen das Team aus Ohio unter die Lupe.    Wenn euch  der Pod gefällt, lasst gerne auch ein Abo und / oder Like da auf Social Media: https://twitter.com/NBA_Fan_Podcast https://www.instagram.com/nba_fan_podcast/ Oder auch bei Tiktok: NBA Fan Podcast bei Tiktok

WWJ's All Local
Detroit is known for many things: Cars, Motown, and... honey? A local non-profit makes the sweetest product on the block while helping the environment

WWJ's All Local

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 10:33


Detroit is a manufacturing town at the heart of the rust belt. But, Detroiters are capable of making anything, even honey. On a new Daily J, WWJ's Zach Clark explores the urban nature of the Motor City. (PHOTO: Zach Clark/WWJ)

WagerTalk Podcast
Puck Time | NHL Picks, Predictions and Betting Odds | Daily NHL Preview for November 10

WagerTalk Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 44:47


NHL Picks and Predictions for Thursday, November 10: Join Carmine Bianco and Andrew McInnis for Thursday's edition of Puck Time as our panel of professional hockey handicappers break down tonight's NHL betting card. Detroit captured a 3-2 overtime win at Madison Square Garden on Sunday. Can the Rangers return the favor in the Motor City tonight? Join the Puck Time crew every week day at 11am ET / 8am PT as we discuss the NHL betting slate from a variety of handicapping angles.#NHL | #Hockey | #SportsBetting

Tales of Honor Podcast
566. James Anderson Smythe - Medal of Honor Recipient

Tales of Honor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 2:57


On episode five hundred and sixty-six, the story of James Anderson Smythe is told and episodes for all of November and December will be recipients from the Indian Wars. A big thank you goes out to this month's show sponsor, Motor City Munitions. Use promo code TALESOFHONOR for 5% off of your online order today! All your firearm related needs with service so fast it can only come from the Motor City: https://www.motorcitymunitions.com For David Bellavia's story: https://www.talesofhonorpodcast.com/stories/david-g-bellavia Be sure to visit our website for more information as the show goes on at: www.talesofhonorpodcast.com. Thanks for listening and be sure to share with friends and family!

Tales of Honor Podcast
Reading the Comments, 22

Tales of Honor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 3:47


I am back with round twenty-two of reading the comments! I hope to keep this going for a while and if you want to leave a comment that can be read on air (must be a clean comment), you can do so on YouTube, Facebook, or can send an email to talesofhonorpodcast@gmail.com. A big thank you goes out to this month's show sponsor, Motor City Munitions. Use promo code TALESOFHONOR for 5% off of your online order today! All your firearm related needs with service so fast it can only come from the Motor City: https://www.motorcitymunitions.com Thank you all for listening and be sure to check out the latest episode wherever media is listened to!

Imma Tell it Like it T-I-IS with Jai Shields
NFL Week 9 Recap, Colts Hire Jeff Saturday, & the Houston Astros are 2022 World Series Champions.

Imma Tell it Like it T-I-IS with Jai Shields

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 135:37


On this Tuesday episode of the Imma Tell It Like It T-I-IS podcast, Jai Shields recaps the wild Week 9 NFL action. From the New York Jets upset victory over the Buffalo Bills to Aaron Rodgers' embarrassing performance in the Motor City to the Ravens' dominant Monday night win over the Saints & everything else in between. Also, Jai offers an interesting argument as to why Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay hired former C Jeff Saturday to be Indy's interim head coach. Later, Shields recaps the Houston Astros' Game 6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies; & commends the organization for winning their 2nd World Series Championship in 6 years. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tell-it-like-it-tiis/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tell-it-like-it-tiis/support

Tales of Honor Podcast
565. George E Albee - Medal of Honor Recipient

Tales of Honor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 2:30


On episode five hundred and sixty-five, the story of George E Albee is told and episodes for all of November and December will be recipients from the Indian Wars. A big thank you goes out to this month's show sponsor, Motor City Munitions. Use promo code TALESOFHONOR for 5% off of your online order today! All your firearm related needs with service so fast it can only come from the Motor City: https://www.motorcitymunitions.com Be sure to visit our website for more information as the show goes on at: www.talesofhonorpodcast.com. Thanks for listening and be sure to share with friends and family!

No BS News Hour with Charlie LeDuff
From Philly to the Bay to the Motor City, We’ve Got a Money & Crime Problem in the USA- November 3, 2022

No BS News Hour with Charlie LeDuff

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 82:33


From Philly to the Bay to the Motor City- We've got a money and crime problem in the USA. And what about the nursing home dead? Remember them? NBN spans the nation on the eve of the “most important election of our lives”. Bennie Mannes responds from Philadelphia, PA. Brian Krans reports from Oakland, CA. […]

Tales of Honor Podcast
564. Edgar R Aston - Medal of Honor Recipient

Tales of Honor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 5:59


On episode five hundred and sixty-four, the story of Edgar R Aston is told and episodes for all of November and December will be recipients from the Indian Wars. A big thank you goes out to this month's show sponsor, Motor City Munitions. Use promo code TALESOFHONOR for 5% off of your online order today! All your firearm related needs with service so fast it can only come from the Motor City: https://www.motorcitymunitions.com For William Swenson's story: https://www.talesofhonorpodcast.com/stories/william-d-swenson Be sure to visit our website for more information as the show goes on at: www.talesofhonorpodcast.com. Thanks for listening and be sure to share with friends and family!

Tales of Honor Podcast
563. Clyde L Choate - Medal of Honor Recipient

Tales of Honor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 5:06


On episode five hundred and sixty-three, the story of Clyde L Choate is told and episodes for all of September and October have been recipients from World War 2. A big thank you goes out to this month's show sponsor, Motor City Munitions. Use promo code TALESOFHONOR for 5% off of your online order today! All your firearm related needs with service so fast it can only come from the Motor City: https://www.motorcitymunitions.com Be sure to visit our website for more information as the show goes on at: www.talesofhonorpodcast.com. Thanks for listening and be sure to share with friends and family!

Twentyman in the Huddle
Jack Fox, Dan Miller & Travis Wingfield preview Lions vs. Dolphins | Twentyman in the Huddle Ep. 23

Twentyman in the Huddle

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 40:41


On this week's episode of Twentyman in the Huddle presented by Microsoft, Tim Twentyman previews the Detroit Lions' return home to Ford Field as they get set to face the Miami Dolphins. As always, Tim starts with news and notes from this week in Allen Park. Tim hits on Lions Principal Owner and Chair Sheila Hamp's media session, injury updates on D'Andre Swift and Amon-Ra St. Brown and the potential stability at the kicker position. After that, MiamiDolphins.com's Travis Wingfield calls in to help break down Tua Tagovailoa, Tyreek Hill and Mike McDaniel's team ahead of their trip to the Motor City. Next, Lions punter Jack Fox joins the show to discuss his new contract extension and playing for Dave Fipp. To wrap things up, Dan Miller swings by to talk Key Matchups for Sunday, presented by BetMGM!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Ray & Dregs Hockey Podcast
Coyotes Rock The 'Tempe-rary Mullett' + Bruins President Cam Neely

The Ray & Dregs Hockey Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 51:10 Very Popular


One of the great power forwards in NHL history joins the pod! President of the Boston Bruins, Hockey Hall Of Famer Cam Neely, talked the Bruins' hot-start; tied for first place despite their injuries, why management felt they ‘left something on the table' after a hard-fought first round playoff loss to the Carolina Hurricanes, and the incomparable career of Patrice Bergeron. Plus, the aura of playing in the historic Boston Garden, and balancing the hockey and business sides of his role.  Headlines includes the Vegas Golden Knights strong goaltending despite both their starter and backup being injured, a Boston Bruins team playing above expectations, how the New York Rangers could land Patrick Kane, and Ray recounts visiting the Tampa Bay Lightning in their inaugural season, as a comparison to the Arizona Coyotes temporary home at Mullett Arena. The guys also discuss Sergei Fedorov's KHL tactic of pulling the goalie in OT, and how this could happen in the NHL. A flat tire won't keep Kris Abbott from heading to the ‘Motor City' this weekend! Set to take in a trio of sporting events including the Lions vs. Dolphins, ‘Abbs' discusses why the over is so high in the matchup. The importance of weather forecasts on certain bets, and why he's taking the under for the San Francisco 49'ers visiting the LA Rams at SoFi Stadium. Dregs is siding with the undefeated, Ray ‘4-0' Ferraro, as the duo hope to see money signs on the Niners this weekend.  The Cam Neely Foundation and comedian Dennis Leary are teaming up for the 26th Annual ‘Comics Come Home' at TD Garden in Boston. This year's show includes A-list comedians Lenny Clarke, Chris Distefano, Jimmy Fallon, Sam Jay, Robert Kelly, John Mulaney, Carolyn Plummer, Roy Wood Jr. Find more information on the event here: https://camneelyfoundation.org/comics-come-home/  Season 4 Episode 10 is presented by our title sponsor Canadian Club Whisky: who are asking: 'Are You Over Beer?', Boston Pizza - pick it up or get it delivered right to your door, let Boston Pizza do the cooking tonight, and by DUER: Use code ‘RND15' to save 15% off pants at DUER.ca.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Tales of Honor Podcast
562. Charles H Coolidge Sr - Medal of Honor Recipient

Tales of Honor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 6:45


On episode five hundred and sixty-two, the story of Charles H Coolidge Sr is told and episodes for all of September and October will be recipients from World War 2. A big thank you goes out to this month's show sponsor, Motor City Munitions. Use promo code TALESOFHONOR for 5% off of your online order today! All your firearm related needs with service so fast it can only come from the Motor City: https://www.motorcitymunitions.com Be sure to visit our website for more information as the show goes on at: www.talesofhonorpodcast.com. Thanks for listening and be sure to share with friends and family!

A History Of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs
Episode 156: “I Was Made to Love Her” by Stevie Wonder

A History Of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022


Episode one hundred and fifty-six of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs looks at “I Was Made to Love Her", the early career of Stevie Wonder, and the Detroit riots of 1967. Click the full post to read liner notes, links to more information, and a transcript of the episode. Patreon backers also have a twenty-minute bonus episode available, on "Groovin'" by the Young Rascals. Tilt Araiza has assisted invaluably by doing a first-pass edit, and will hopefully be doing so from now on. Check out Tilt's irregular podcasts at http://www.podnose.com/jaffa-cakes-for-proust and http://sitcomclub.com/ Resources As usual, I've put together a Mixcloud playlist of all the recordings excerpted in this episode. The best value way to get all of Stevie Wonder's early singles is this MP3 collection, which has the original mono single mixes of fifty-five tracks for a very reasonable price. For those who prefer physical media, this is a decent single-CD collection of his early work at a very low price indeed. As well as the general Motown information listed below, I've also referred to Signed, Sealed, and Delivered: The Soulful Journey of Stevie Wonder by Mark Ribowsky, which rather astonishingly is the only full-length biography of Wonder, to Higher Ground: Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Curtis Mayfield, and the Rise and Fall of American Soul by Craig Werner, and to Detroit 67: The Year That Changed Soul by Stuart Cosgrove. For Motown-related information in this and other Motown episodes, I've used the following resources: Where Did Our Love Go? The Rise and Fall of the Motown Sound by Nelson George is an excellent popular history of the various companies that became Motown. To Be Loved by Berry Gordy is Gordy's own, understandably one-sided, but relatively well-written, autobiography. Women of Motown: An Oral History by Susan Whitall is a collection of interviews with women involved in Motown. I Hear a Symphony: Motown and Crossover R&B by J. Andrew Flory is an academic look at Motown. The Motown Encyclopaedia by Graham Betts is an exhaustive look at the people and records involved in Motown's thirty-year history. How Sweet It Is by Lamont Dozier and Scott B. Bomar is Dozier's autobiography, while Come and Get These Memories by Brian and Eddie Holland and Dave Thompson is the Holland brothers'. Standing in the Shadows of Motown: The Life and Music of Legendary Bassist James Jamerson by "Dr Licks" is a mixture of a short biography of the great bass player, and tablature of his most impressive bass parts. And Motown Junkies is an infrequently-updated blog looking at (so far) the first 694 tracks released on Motown singles. Patreon This podcast is brought to you by the generosity of my backers on Patreon. Why not join them? Transcript A quick note before I begin -- this episode deals with disability and racism, and also deals from the very beginning with sex work and domestic violence. It also has some discussion of police violence and sexual assault. As always I will try to deal with those subjects as non-judgementally and sensitively as possible, but if you worry that anything about those subjects might disturb you, please check the transcript. Calvin Judkins was not a good man. Lula Mae Hardaway thought at first he might be, when he took her in, with her infant son whose father had left before the boy was born. He was someone who seemed, when he played the piano, to be deeply sensitive and emotional, and he even did the decent thing and married her when he got her pregnant. She thought she could save him, even though he was a street hustler and not even very good at it, and thirty years older than her -- she was only nineteen, he was nearly fifty. But she soon discovered that he wasn't interested in being saved, and instead he was interested in hurting her. He became physically and financially abusive, and started pimping her out. Lula would eventually realise that Calvin Judkins was no good, but not until she got pregnant again, shortly after the birth of her second son. Her third son was born premature -- different sources give different numbers for how premature, with some saying four months and others six weeks -- and while he apparently went by Stevland Judkins throughout his early childhood, the name on his birth certificate was apparently Stevland Morris, Lula having decided not to give another child the surname of her abuser, though nobody has ever properly explained where she got the surname "Morris" from. Little Stevland was put in an incubator with an oxygen mask, which saved the tiny child's life but destroyed his sight, giving him a condition called retinopathy of prematurity -- a condition which nowadays can be prevented and cured, but in 1951 was just an unavoidable consequence for some portion of premature babies. Shortly after the family moved from Saginaw to Detroit, Lula kicked Calvin out, and he would remain only a peripheral figure in his children's lives, but one thing he did do was notice young Stevland's interest in music, and on his increasingly infrequent visits to his wife and kids -- visits that usually ended with violence -- he would bring along toy instruments for the young child to play, like a harmonica and a set of bongos. Stevie was a real prodigy, and by the time he was nine he had a collection of real musical instruments, because everyone could see that the kid was something special. A neighbour who owned a piano gave it to Stevie when she moved out and couldn't take it with her. A local Lions Club gave him a drum kit at a party they organised for local blind children, and a barber gave him a chromatic harmonica after seeing him play his toy one. Stevie gave his first professional performance when he was eight. His mother had taken him to a picnic in the park, and there was a band playing, and the little boy got as close to the stage as he could and started dancing wildly. The MC of the show asked the child who he was, and he said "My name is Stevie, and I can sing and play drums", so of course they got the cute kid up on stage behind the drum kit while the band played Johnny Ace's "Pledging My Love": [Excerpt: Johnny Ace, "Pledging My Love"] He did well enough that they paid him seventy-five cents -- an enormous amount for a small child at that time -- though he was disappointed afterwards that they hadn't played something faster that would really allow him to show off his drumming skills. After that he would perform semi-regularly at small events, and always ask to be paid in quarters rather than paper money, because he liked the sound of the coins -- one of his party tricks was to be able to tell one coin from another by the sound of them hitting a table. Soon he formed a duo with a neighbourhood friend, John Glover, who was a couple of years older and could play guitar while Stevie sang and played harmonica and bongos. The two were friends, and both accomplished musicians for their age, but that wasn't the only reason Stevie latched on to Glover. Even as young as he was, he knew that Motown was soon going to be the place to be in Detroit if you were a musician, and Glover had an in -- his cousin was Ronnie White of the Miracles. Stevie and John performed as a duo everywhere they could and honed their act, performing particularly at the talent shows which were such an incubator of Black musical talent at the time, and they also at this point seem to have got the attention of Clarence Paul, but it was White who brought the duo to Motown. Stevie and John first played for White and Bobby Rodgers, another of the Miracles, then when they were impressed they took them through the several layers of Motown people who would have to sign off on signing a new act. First they were taken to see Brian Holland, who was a rising star within Motown as "Please Mr. Postman" was just entering the charts. They impressed him with a performance of the Miracles song "Bad Girl": [Excerpt: The Miracles, "Bad Girl"] After that, Stevie and John went to see Mickey Stevenson, who was at first sceptical, thinking that a kid so young -- Stevie was only eleven at the time -- must be some kind of novelty act rather than a serious musician. He said later "It was like, what's next, the singing mouse?" But Stevenson was won over by the child's talent. Normally, Stevenson had the power to sign whoever he liked to the label, but given the extra legal complications involved in signing someone under-age, he had to get Berry Gordy's permission. Gordy didn't even like signing teenagers because of all the extra paperwork that would be involved, and he certainly wasn't interested in signing pre-teens. But he came down to the studio to see what Stevie could do, and was amazed, not by his singing -- Gordy didn't think much of that -- but by his instrumental ability. First Stevie played harmonica and bongos as proficiently as an adult professional, and then he made his way around the studio playing on every other instrument in the place -- often only a few notes, but competent on them all. Gordy decided to sign the duo -- and the initial contract was for an act named "Steve and John" -- but it was soon decided to separate them. Glover would be allowed to hang around Motown while he was finishing school, and there would be a place for him when he finished -- he later became a staff songwriter, working on tracks for the Four Tops and the Miracles among others, and he would even later write a number one hit, "You Don't Have to be a Star (to be in My Show)" for Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr -- but they were going to make Stevie a star right now. The man put in charge of that was Clarence Paul. Paul, under his birth name of Clarence Pauling, had started his career in the "5" Royales, a vocal group he formed with his brother Lowman Pauling that had been signed to Apollo Records by Ralph Bass, and later to King Records. Paul seems to have been on at least some of the earliest recordings by the group, so is likely on their first single, "Give Me One More Chance": [Excerpt: The "5" Royales, "Give Me One More Chance"] But Paul was drafted to go and fight in the Korean War, and so wasn't part of the group's string of hit singles, mostly written by his brother Lowman, like "Think", which later became better known in James Brown's cover version, or "Dedicated to the One I Love", later covered by the Shirelles, but in its original version dominated by Lowman's stinging guitar playing: [Excerpt: The "5" Royales, "Dedicated to the One I Love"] After being discharged, Clarence had shortened his name to Clarence Paul, and had started recording for all the usual R&B labels like Roulette and Federal, with little success: [Excerpt: Clarence Paul, "I'm Gonna Love You, Love You Til I Die"] He'd also co-written "I Need Your Lovin'", which had been an R&B hit for Roy Hamilton: [Excerpt: Roy Hamilton, "I Need Your Lovin'"] Paul had recently come to work for Motown – one of the things Berry Gordy did to try to make his label more attractive was to hire the relatives of R&B stars on other labels, in the hopes of getting them to switch to Motown – and he was the new man on the team, not given any of the important work to do. He was working with acts like Henry Lumpkin and the Valladiers, and had also been the producer of "Mind Over Matter", the single the Temptations had released as The Pirates in a desperate attempt to get a hit: [Excerpt: The Pirates, "Mind Over Matter"] Paul was the person you turned to when no-one else was interested, and who would come up with bizarre ideas. A year or so after the time period we're talking about, it was him who produced an album of country music for the Supremes, before they'd had a hit, and came up with "The Man With the Rock and Roll Banjo Band" for them: [Excerpt: The Supremes, "The Man With The Rock and Roll Banjo Band"] So, Paul was the perfect person to give a child -- by this time twelve years old -- who had the triple novelties of being a multi-instrumentalist, a child, and blind. Stevie started spending all his time around the Motown studios, partly because he was eager to learn everything about making records and partly because his home life wasn't particularly great and he wanted to be somewhere else. He earned the affection and irritation, in equal measure, of people at Motown both for his habit of wandering into the middle of sessions because he couldn't see the light that showed that the studio was in use, and for his practical joking. He was a great mimic, and would do things like phoning one of the engineers and imitating Berry Gordy's voice, telling the engineer that Stevie would be coming down, and to give him studio equipment to take home. He'd also astonish women by complimenting them, in detail, on their dresses, having been told in advance what they looked like by an accomplice. But other "jokes" were less welcome -- he would regularly sexually assault women working at Motown, grabbing their breasts or buttocks and then claiming it was an accident because he couldn't see what he was doing. Most of the women he molested still speak of him fondly, and say everybody loved him, and this may even be the case -- and certainly I don't think any of us should be judged too harshly for what we did when we were twelve -- but this kind of thing led to a certain amount of pressure to make Stevie's career worth the extra effort he was causing everyone at Motown. Because Berry Gordy was not impressed with Stevie's vocals, the decision was made to promote him as a jazz instrumentalist, and so Clarence Paul insisted that his first release be an album, rather than doing what everyone would normally do and only put out an album after a hit single. Paul reasoned that there was no way on Earth they were going to be able to get a hit single with a jazz instrumental by a twelve-year-old kid, and eventually persuaded Gordy of the wisdom of this idea. So they started work on The Jazz Soul of Little Stevie, released under his new stagename of Little Stevie Wonder, supposedly a name given to him after Berry Gordy said "That kid's a wonder!", though Mickey Stevenson always said that the name came from a brainstorming session between him and Clarence Paul. The album featured Stevie on harmonica, piano, and organ on different tracks, but on the opening track, "Fingertips", he's playing the bongos that give the track its name: [Excerpt: Little Stevie Wonder, "Fingertips (studio version)"] The composition of that track is credited to Paul and the arranger Hank Cosby, but Beans Bowles, who played flute on the track, always claimed that he came up with the melody, and it seems quite likely to me that most of the tracks on the album were created more or less as jam sessions -- though Wonder's contributions were all overdubbed later. The album sat in the can for several months -- Berry Gordy was not at all sure of its commercial potential. Instead, he told Paul to go in another direction -- focusing on Wonder's blindness, he decided that what they needed to do was create an association in listeners' minds with Ray Charles, who at this point was at the peak of his commercial power. So back into the studio went Wonder and Paul, to record an album made up almost entirely of Ray Charles covers, titled Tribute to Uncle Ray. (Some sources have the Ray Charles tribute album recorded first -- and given Motown's lax record-keeping at this time it may be impossible to know for sure -- but this is the way round that Mark Ribowsky's biography of Wonder has it). But at Motown's regular quality control meeting it was decided that there wasn't a single on the album, and you didn't release an album like that without having a hit single first. By this point, Clarence Paul was convinced that Berry Gordy was just looking for excuses not to do anything with Wonder -- and there may have been a grain of truth to that. There's some evidence that Gordy was worried that the kid wouldn't be able to sing once his voice broke, and was scared of having another Frankie Lymon on his hands. But the decision was made that rather than put out either of those albums, they would put out a single. The A-side was a song called "I Call it Pretty Music But the Old People Call it the Blues, Part 1", which very much played on Wonder's image as a loveable naive kid: [Excerpt: Little Stevie Wonder, "I Call it Pretty Music But the Old People Call it the Blues, Part 1"] The B-side, meanwhile, was part two -- a slowed-down, near instrumental, version of the song, reframed as an actual blues, and as a showcase for Wonder's harmonica playing rather than his vocals. The single wasn't a hit, but it made number 101 on the Billboard charts, just missing the Hot One Hundred, which for the debut single of a new artist wasn't too bad, especially for Motown at this point in time, when most of its releases were flopping. That was good enough that Gordy authorised the release of the two albums that they had in the can. The next single, "Little Water Boy", was a rather baffling duet with Clarence Paul, which did nothing at all on the charts. [Excerpt: Clarence Paul and Little Stevie Wonder, "Little Water Boy"] After this came another flop single, written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Janie Bradford, before the record that finally broke Little Stevie Wonder out into the mainstream in a big way. While Wonder hadn't had a hit yet, he was sent out on the first Motortown Revue tour, along with almost every other act on the label. Because he hadn't had a hit, he was supposed to only play one song per show, but nobody had told him how long that song should be. He had quickly become a great live performer, and the audiences were excited to watch him, so when he went into extended harmonica solos rather than quickly finishing the song, the audience would be with him. Clarence Paul, who came along on the tour, would have to motion to the onstage bandleader to stop the music, but the bandleader would know that the audiences were with Stevie, and so would just keep the song going as long as Stevie was playing. Often Paul would have to go on to the stage and shout in Wonder's ear to stop playing -- and often Wonder would ignore him, and have to be physically dragged off stage by Paul, still playing, causing the audience to boo Paul for stopping him from playing. Wonder would complain off-stage that the audience had been enjoying it, and didn't seem to get it into his head that he wasn't the star of the show, that the audiences *were* enjoying him, but were *there* to see the Miracles and Mary Wells and the Marvelettes and Marvin Gaye. This made all the acts who had to go on after him, and who were running late as a result, furious at him -- especially since one aspect of Wonder's blindness was that his circadian rhythms weren't regulated by sunlight in the same way that the sighted members of the tour's were. He would often wake up the entire tour bus by playing his harmonica at two or three in the morning, while they were all trying to sleep. Soon Berry Gordy insisted that Clarence Paul be on stage with Wonder throughout his performance, ready to drag him off stage, so that he wouldn't have to come out onto the stage to do it. But one of the first times he had done this had been on one of the very first Motortown Revue shows, before any of his records had come out. There he'd done a performance of "Fingertips", playing the flute part on harmonica rather than only playing bongos throughout as he had on the studio version -- leaving the percussion to Marvin Gaye, who was playing drums for Wonder's set: [Excerpt: Little Stevie Wonder, "Fingertips (Parts 1 & 2)"] But he'd extended the song with a little bit of call-and-response vocalising: [Excerpt: Little Stevie Wonder, "Fingertips (Parts 1 & 2)"] After the long performance ended, Clarence Paul dragged Wonder off-stage and the MC asked the audience to give him a round of applause -- but then Stevie came running back on and carried on playing: [Excerpt: Little Stevie Wonder, "Fingertips (Parts 1 & 2)"] By this point, though, the musicians had started to change over -- Mary Wells, who was on after Wonder, was using different musicians from his, and some of her players were already on stage. You can hear Joe Swift, who was playing bass for Wells, asking what key he was meant to be playing in: [Excerpt: Little Stevie Wonder, "Fingertips (Parts 1 & 2)"] Eventually, after six and a half minutes, they got Wonder off stage, but that performance became the two sides of Wonder's next single, with "Fingertips Part 2", the part with the ad lib singing and the false ending, rather than the instrumental part one, being labelled as the side the DJs should play. When it was released, the song started a slow climb up the charts, and by August 1963, three months after it came out, it was at number one -- only the second ever Motown number one, and the first ever live single to get there. Not only that, but Motown released a live album -- Recorded Live, the Twelve-Year-Old Genius (though as many people point out he was thirteen when it was released -- he was twelve when it was recorded though) and that made number one on the albums chart, becoming the first Motown album ever to do so. They followed up "Fingertips" with a similar sounding track, "Workout, Stevie, Workout", which made number thirty-three. After that, his albums -- though not yet his singles -- started to be released as by "Stevie Wonder" with no "Little" -- he'd had a bit of a growth spurt and his voice was breaking, and so marketing him as a child prodigy was not going to work much longer and they needed to transition him into a star with adult potential. In the Motown of 1963 that meant cutting an album of standards, because the belief at the time in Motown was that the future for their entertainers was doing show tunes at the Copacabana. But for some reason the audience who had wanted an R&B harmonica instrumental with call-and-response improvised gospel-influenced yelling was not in the mood for a thirteen year old singing "Put on a Happy Face" and "When You Wish Upon a Star", and especially not when the instrumental tracks were recorded in a key that suited him at age twelve but not thirteen, so he was clearly straining. "Fingertips" being a massive hit also meant Stevie was now near the top of the bill on the Motortown Revue when it went on its second tour. But this actually put him in a precarious position. When he had been down at the bottom of the bill and unknown, nobody expected anything from him, and he was following other minor acts, so when he was surprisingly good the audiences went wild. Now, near the top of the bill, he had to go on after Marvin Gaye, and he was not nearly so impressive in that context. The audiences were polite enough, but not in the raptures he was used to. Although Stevie could still beat Gaye in some circumstances. At Motown staff parties, Berry Gordy would always have a contest where he'd pit two artists against each other to see who could win the crowd over, something he thought instilled a fun and useful competitive spirit in his artists. They'd alternate songs, two songs each, and Gordy would decide on the winner based on audience response. For the 1963 Motown Christmas party, it was Stevie versus Marvin. Wonder went first, with "Workout, Stevie, Workout", and was apparently impressive, but then Gaye topped him with a version of "Hitch-Hike". So Stevie had to top that, and apparently did, with a hugely extended version of "I Call it Pretty Music", reworked in the Ray Charles style he'd used for "Fingertips". So Marvin Gaye had to top that with the final song of the contest, and he did, performing "Stubborn Kind of Fellow": [Excerpt: Marvin Gaye, "Stubborn Kind of Fellow"] And he was great. So great, it turned the crowd against him. They started booing, and someone in the audience shouted "Marvin, you should be ashamed of yourself, taking advantage of a little blind kid!" The crowd got so hostile Berry Gordy had to stop the performance and end the party early. He never had another contest like that again. There were other problems, as well. Wonder had been assigned a tutor, a young man named Ted Hull, who began to take serious control over his life. Hull was legally blind, so could teach Wonder using Braille, but unlike Wonder had some sight -- enough that he was even able to get a drivers' license and a co-pilot license for planes. Hull was put in loco parentis on most of Stevie's tours, and soon became basically inseparable from him, but this caused a lot of problems, not least because Hull was a conservative white man, while almost everyone else at Motown was Black, and Stevie was socially liberal and on the side of the civil rights and anti-Vietnam movements. Hull started to collaborate on songwriting with Wonder, which most people at Motown were OK with but which now seems like a serious conflict of interest, and he also started calling himself Stevie's "manager" -- which did *not* impress the people at Motown, who had their own conflict of interest because with Stevie, like with all their artists, they were his management company and agents as well as his record label and publishers. Motown grudgingly tolerated Hull, though, mostly because he was someone they could pass Lula Mae Hardaway to to deal with her complaints. Stevie's mother was not very impressed with the way that Motown were handling her son, and would make her opinion known to anyone who would listen. Hull and Hardaway did not get on at all, but he could be relied on to save the Gordy family members from having to deal with her. Wonder was sent over to Europe for Christmas 1963, to perform shows at the Paris Olympia and do some British media appearances. But both his mother and Hull had come along, and their clear dislike for each other was making him stressed. He started to get pains in his throat whenever he sang -- pains which everyone assumed were a stress reaction to the unhealthy atmosphere that happened whenever Hull and his mother were in the same room together, but which later turned out to be throat nodules that required surgery. Because of this, his singing was generally not up to standard, which meant he was moved to a less prominent place on the bill, which in turn led to his mother accusing the Gordy family of being against him and trying to stop him becoming a star. Wonder started to take her side and believe that Motown were conspiring against him, and at one point he even "accidentally" dropped a bottle of wine on Ted Hull's foot, breaking one of his toes, because he saw Hull as part of the enemy that was Motown. Before leaving for those shows, he had recorded the album he later considered the worst of his career. While he was now just plain Stevie on albums, he wasn't for his single releases, or in his first film appearance, where he was still Little Stevie Wonder. Berry Gordy was already trying to get a foot in the door in Hollywood -- by the end of the decade Motown would be moving from Detroit to LA -- and his first real connections there were with American International Pictures, the low-budget film-makers who have come up a lot in connection with the LA scene. AIP were the producers of the successful low-budget series of beach party films, which combined appearances by teen heartthrobs Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello in swimsuits with cameo appearances by old film stars fallen on hard times, and with musical performances by bands like the Bobby Fuller Four. There would be a couple of Motown connections to these films -- most notably, the Supremes would do the theme tune for Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine -- but Muscle Beach Party was to be the first. Most of the music for Muscle Beach Party was written by Brian Wilson, Roger Christian, and Gary Usher, as one might expect for a film about surfing, and was performed by Dick Dale and the Del-Tones, the film's major musical guests, with Annette, Frankie, and Donna Loren [pron Lorren] adding vocals, on songs like "Muscle Bustle": [Excerpt: Donna Loren with Dick Dale and the Del-Tones, "Muscle Bustle"] The film followed the formula in every way -- it also had a cameo appearance by Peter Lorre, his last film appearance before his death, and it featured Little Stevie Wonder playing one of the few songs not written by the surf and car writers, a piece of nothing called "Happy Street". Stevie also featured in the follow-up, Bikini Beach, which came out a little under four months later, again doing a single number, "Happy Feelin'". To cash in on his appearances in these films, and having tried releasing albums of Little Stevie as jazz multi-instrumentalist, Ray Charles tribute act, live soulman and Andy Williams-style crooner, they now decided to see if they could sell him as a surf singer. Or at least, as Motown's idea of a surf singer, which meant a lot of songs about the beach and the sea -- mostly old standards like "Red Sails in the Sunset" and "Ebb Tide" -- backed by rather schlocky Wrecking Crew arrangements. And this is as good a place as any to take on one of the bits of disinformation that goes around about Motown. I've addressed this before, but it's worth repeating here in slightly more detail. Carol Kaye, one of the go-to Wrecking Crew bass players, is a known credit thief, and claims to have played on hundreds of records she didn't -- claims which too many people take seriously because she is a genuine pioneer and was for a long time undercredited on many records she *did* play on. In particular, she claims to have played on almost all the classic Motown hits that James Jamerson of the Funk Brothers played on, like the title track for this episode, and she claims this despite evidence including notarised statements from everyone involved in the records, the release of session recordings that show producers talking to the Funk Brothers, and most importantly the evidence of the recordings themselves, which have all the characteristics of the Detroit studio and sound like the Funk Brothers playing, and have absolutely nothing in common, sonically, with the records the Wrecking Crew played on at Gold Star, Western, and other LA studios. The Wrecking Crew *did* play on a lot of Motown records, but with a handful of exceptions, mostly by Brenda Holloway, the records they played on were quickie knock-off album tracks and potboiler albums made to tie in with film or TV work -- soundtracks to TV specials the acts did, and that kind of thing. And in this case, the Wrecking Crew played on the entire Stevie at the Beach album, including the last single to be released as by "Little Stevie Wonder", "Castles in the Sand", which was arranged by Jack Nitzsche: [Excerpt: Little Stevie Wonder, "Castles in the Sand"] Apparently the idea of surfin' Stevie didn't catch on any more than that of swingin' Stevie had earlier. Indeed, throughout 1964 and 65 Motown seem to have had less than no idea what they were doing with Stevie Wonder, and he himself refers to all his recordings from this period as an embarrassment, saving particular scorn for the second single from Stevie at the Beach, "Hey Harmonica Man", possibly because that, unlike most of his other singles around this point, was a minor hit, reaching number twenty-nine on the charts. Motown were still pushing Wonder hard -- he even got an appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show in May 1964, only the second Motown act to appear on it after the Marvelettes -- but Wonder was getting more and more unhappy with the decisions they were making. He loathed the Stevie at the Beach album -- the records he'd made earlier, while patchy and not things he'd chosen, were at least in some way related to his musical interests. He *did* love jazz, and he *did* love Ray Charles, and he *did* love old standards, and the records were made by his friend Clarence Paul and with the studio musicians he'd grown to know in Detroit. But Stevie at the Beach was something that was imposed on Clarence Paul from above, it was cut with unfamiliar musicians, Stevie thought the films he was appearing in were embarrassing, and he wasn't even having much commercial success, which was the whole point of these compromises. He started to get more rebellious against Paul in the studio, though many of these decisions weren't made by Paul, and he would complain to anyone who would listen that if he was just allowed to do the music he wanted to sing, the way he wanted to sing it, he would have more hits. But for nine months he did basically no singing other than that Ed Sullivan Show appearance -- he had to recover from the operation to remove the throat nodules. When he did return to the studio, the first single he cut remained unreleased, and while some stuff from the archives was released between the start of 1964 and March 1965, the first single he recorded and released after the throat nodules, "Kiss Me Baby", which came out in March, was a complete flop. That single was released to coincide with the first Motown tour of Europe, which we looked at in the episode on "Stop! In the Name of Love", and which was mostly set up to promote the Supremes, but which also featured Martha and the Vandellas, the Miracles, and the Temptations. Even though Stevie had not had a major hit in eighteen months by this point, he was still brought along on the tour, the only solo artist to be included -- at this point Gordy thought that solo artists looked outdated compared to vocal groups, in a world dominated by bands, and so other solo artists like Marvin Gaye weren't invited. This was a sign that Gordy was happier with Stevie than his recent lack of chart success might suggest. One of the main reasons that Gordy had been in two minds about him was that he'd had no idea if Wonder would still be able to sing well after his voice broke. But now, as he was about to turn fifteen, his adult voice had more or less stabilised, and Gordy knew that he was capable of having a long career, if they just gave him the proper material. But for now his job on the tour was to do his couple of hits, smile, and be on the lower rungs of the ladder. But even that was still a prominent place to be given the scaled-down nature of this bill compared to the Motortown Revues. While the tour was in England, for example, Dusty Springfield presented a TV special focusing on all the acts on the tour, and while the Supremes were the main stars, Stevie got to do two songs, and also took part in the finale, a version of "Mickey's Monkey" led by Smokey Robinson but with all the performers joining in, with Wonder getting a harmonica solo: [Excerpt: Smokey Robinson and the Motown acts, "Mickey's Monkey"] Sadly, there was one aspect of the trip to the UK that was extremely upsetting for Wonder. Almost all the media attention he got -- which was relatively little, as he wasn't a Supreme -- was about his blindness, and one reporter in particular convinced him that there was an operation he could have to restore his sight, but that Motown were preventing him from finding out about it in order to keep his gimmick going. He was devastated about this, and then further devastated when Ted Hull finally convinced him that it wasn't true, and that he'd been lied to. Meanwhile other newspapers were reporting that he *could* see, and that he was just feigning blindness to boost his record sales. After the tour, a live recording of Wonder singing the blues standard "High Heeled Sneakers" was released as a single, and barely made the R&B top thirty, and didn't hit the top forty on the pop charts. Stevie's initial contract with Motown was going to expire in the middle of 1966, so there was a year to get him back to a point where he was having the kind of hits that other Motown acts were regularly getting at this point. Otherwise, it looked like his career might end by the time he was sixteen. The B-side to "High Heeled Sneakers" was another duet with Clarence Paul, who dominates the vocal sound for much of it -- a version of Willie Nelson's country classic "Funny How Time Slips Away": [Excerpt: Stevie Wonder and Clarence Paul, "Funny How Time Slips Away"] There are a few of these duet records scattered through Wonder's early career -- we'll hear another one a little later -- and they're mostly dismissed as Paul trying to muscle his way into a revival of his own recording career as an artist, and there may be some truth in that. But they're also a natural extension of the way the two of them worked in the studio. Motown didn't have the facilities to give Wonder Braille lyric sheets, and Paul didn't trust him to be able to remember the lyrics, so often when they made a record, Paul would be just off-mic, reciting the lyrics to Wonder fractionally ahead of him singing them. So it was more or less natural that this dynamic would leak out onto records, but not everyone saw it that way. But at the same time, there has been some suggestion that Paul was among those manoeuvring to get rid of Wonder from Motown as soon as his contract was finished -- despite the fact that Wonder was the only act Paul had worked on any big hits for. Either way, Paul and Wonder were starting to chafe at working with each other in the studio, and while Paul remained his on-stage musical director, the opportunity to work on Wonder's singles for what would surely be his last few months at Motown was given to Hank Cosby and Sylvia Moy. Cosby was a saxophone player and staff songwriter who had been working with Wonder and Paul for years -- he'd co-written "Fingertips" and several other tracks -- while Moy was a staff songwriter who was working as an apprentice to Cosby. Basically, at this point, nobody else wanted the job of writing for Wonder, and as Moy was having no luck getting songs cut by any other artists and her career was looking about as dead as Wonder's, they started working together. Wonder was, at this point, full of musical ideas but with absolutely no discipline. He's said in interviews that at this point he was writing a hundred and fifty songs a month, but these were often not full songs -- they were fragments, hooks, or a single verse, or a few lines, which he would pass on to Moy, who would turn his ideas into structured songs that fit the Motown hit template, usually with the assistance of Cosby. Then Cosby would come up with an arrangement, and would co-produce with Mickey Stevenson. The first song they came up with in this manner was a sign of how Wonder was looking outside the world of Motown to the rock music that was starting to dominate the US charts -- but which was itself inspired by Motown music. We heard in the last episode on the Rolling Stones how "Nowhere to Run" by the Vandellas: [Excerpt: Martha and the Vandellas, "Nowhere to Run"] had inspired the Stones' "Satisfaction": [Excerpt: The Rolling Stones, "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"] And Wonder in turn was inspired by "Satisfaction" to come up with his own song -- though again, much of the work making it into an actual finished song was done by Sylvia Moy. They took the four-on-the-floor beat and basic melody of "Satisfaction" and brought it back to Motown, where those things had originated -- though they hadn't originated with Stevie, and this was his first record to sound like a Motown record in the way we think of those things. As a sign of how, despite the way these stories are usually told, the histories of rock and soul were completely and complexly intertwined, that four-on-the-floor beat itself was a conscious attempt by Holland, Dozier, and Holland to appeal to white listeners -- on the grounds that while Black people generally clapped on the backbeat, white people didn't, and so having a four-on-the-floor beat wouldn't throw them off. So Cosby, Moy, and Wonder, in trying to come up with a "Satisfaction" soundalike were Black Motown writers trying to copy a white rock band trying to copy Black Motown writers trying to appeal to a white rock audience. Wonder came up with the basic chorus hook, which was based around a lot of current slang terms he was fond of: [Excerpt: Stevie Wonder, "Uptight"] Then Moy, with some assistance from Cosby, filled it out into a full song. Lyrically, it was as close to social comment as Motown had come at this point -- Wonder was, like many of his peers in soul music, interested in the power of popular music to make political statements, and he would become a much more political artist in the next few years, but at this point it's still couched in the acceptable boy-meets-girl romantic love song that Motown specialised in. But in 1965 a story about a boy from the wrong side of the tracks dating a rich girl inevitably raised the idea that the boy and girl might be of different races -- a subject that was very, very, controversial in the mid-sixties. [Excerpt: Stevie Wonder, "Uptight"] "Uptight" made number three on the pop charts and number one on the R&B charts, and saved Stevie Wonder's career. And this is where, for all that I've criticised Motown in this episode, their strategy paid off. Mickey Stevenson talked a lot about how in the early sixties Motown didn't give up on artists -- if someone had potential but was not yet having hits or finding the right approach, they would keep putting out singles in a holding pattern, trying different things and seeing what would work, rather than toss them aside. It had already worked for the Temptations and the Supremes, and now it had worked for Stevie Wonder. He would be the last beneficiary of this policy -- soon things would change, and Motown would become increasingly focused on trying to get the maximum returns out of a small number of stars, rather than building careers for a range of artists -- but it paid off brilliantly for Wonder. "Uptight" was such a reinvention of Wonder's career, sound, and image that many of his fans consider it the real start of his career -- everything before it only counting as prologue. The follow-up, "Nothing's Too Good For My Baby", was an "Uptight" soundalike, and as with Motown soundalike follow-ups in general, it didn't do quite as well, but it still made the top twenty on the pop chart and got to number four on the R&B chart. Stevie Wonder was now safe at Motown, and so he was going to do something no other Motown act had ever done before -- he was going to record a protest song and release it as a single. For about a year he'd been ending his shows with a version of Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind", sung as a duet with Clarence Paul, who was still his on stage bandleader even though the two weren't working together in the studio as much. Wonder brought that into the studio, and recorded it with Paul back as the producer, and as his duet partner. Berry Gordy wasn't happy with the choice of single, but Wonder pushed, and Gordy knew that Wonder was on a winning streak and gave in, and so "Blowin' in the Wind" became Stevie Wonder's next single: [Excerpt: Stevie Wonder and Clarence Paul, "Blowin' in the Wind"] "Blowin' in the Wind" made the top ten, and number one on the R&B charts, and convinced Gordy that there was some commercial potential in going after the socially aware market, and over the next few years Motown would start putting out more and more political records. Because Motown convention was to have the producer of a hit record produce the next hit for that artist, and keep doing so until they had a flop, Paul was given the opportunity to produce the next single. "A Place in the Sun" was another ambiguously socially-aware song, co-written by the only white writer on Motown staff, Ron Miller, who happened to live in the same building as Stevie's tutor-cum-manager Ted Hull. "A Place in the Sun" was a pleasant enough song, inspired by "A Change is Gonna Come", but with a more watered-down, generic, message of hope, but the record was lifted by Stevie's voice, and again made the top ten. This meant that Paul and Miller, and Miller's writing partner Bryan Mills, got to work on his next  two singles -- his 1966 Christmas song "Someday at Christmas", which made number twenty-four, and the ballad "Travellin' Man" which made thirty-two. The downward trajectory with Paul meant that Wonder was soon working with other producers again. Harvey Fuqua and Johnny Bristol cut another Miller and Mills song with him, "Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday": [Excerpt: Stevie Wonder, "Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday"] But that was left in the can, as not good enough to release, and Stevie was soon back working with Cosby. The two of them had come up with an instrumental together in late 1966, but had not been able to come up with any words for it, so they played it for Smokey Robinson, who said their instrumental sounded like circus music, and wrote lyrics about a clown: [Excerpt: The Miracles, "The Tears of a Clown"] The Miracles cut that as album filler, but it was released three years later as a single and became the Miracles' only number one hit with Smokey Robinson as lead singer. So Wonder and Cosby definitely still had their commercial touch, even if their renewed collaboration with Moy, who they started working with again, took a while to find a hit. To start with, Wonder returned to the idea of taking inspiration from a hit by a white British group, as he had with "Uptight". This time it was the Beatles, and the track "Michelle", from the Rubber Soul album: [Excerpt: The Beatles, "Michelle"] Wonder took the idea of a song with some French lyrics, and a melody with some similarities to the Beatles song, and came up with "My Cherie Amour", which Cosby and Moy finished off. [Excerpt: Stevie Wonder, "My Cherie Amour"] Gordy wouldn't allow that to be released, saying it was too close to "Michelle" and people would think it was a rip-off, and it stayed in the vaults for several years. Cosby also produced a version of a song Ron Miller had written with Orlando Murden, "For Once in My Life", which pretty much every other Motown act was recording versions of -- the Four Tops, the Temptations, Billy Eckstine, Martha and the Vandellas and Barbra McNair all cut versions of it in 1967, and Gordy wouldn't let Wonder's version be put out either. So they had to return to the drawing board. But in truth, Stevie Wonder was not the biggest thing worrying Berry Gordy at this point. He was dealing with problems in the Supremes, which we'll look at in a future episode -- they were about to get rid of Florence Ballard, and thus possibly destroy one of the biggest acts in the world, but Gordy thought that if they *didn't* get rid of her they would be destroying themselves even more certainly. Not only that, but Gordy was in the midst of a secret affair with Diana Ross, Holland, Dozier, and Holland were getting restless about their contracts, and his producers kept bringing him unlistenable garbage that would never be a hit. Like Norman Whitfield, insisting that this track he'd cut with Marvin Gaye, "I Heard it Through the Grapevine", should be a single. Gordy had put his foot down about that one too, just like he had about "My Cherie Amour", and wouldn't allow it to be released. Meanwhile, many of the smaller acts on the label were starting to feel like they were being ignored by Gordy, and had formed what amounted to a union, having regular meetings at Clarence Paul's house to discuss how they could pressure the label to put the same effort into their careers as into those of the big stars. And the Funk Brothers, the musicians who played on all of Motown's hits, were also getting restless -- they contributed to the arrangements, and they did more for the sound of the records than half the credited producers; why weren't they getting production credits and royalties? Harvey Fuqua had divorced Gordy's sister Gwen, and so became persona non grata at the label and was in the process of leaving Motown, and so was Mickey Stevenson, Gordy's second in command, because Gordy wouldn't give him any stock in the company. And Detroit itself was on edge. The crime rate in the city had started to go up, but even worse, the *perception* of crime was going up. The Detroit News had been running a campaign to whip up fear, which it called its Secret Witness campaign, and running constant headlines about rapes, murders, and muggings. These in turn had led to increased calls for more funds for the police, calls which inevitably contained a strong racial element and at least implicitly linked the perceived rise in crime to the ongoing Civil Rights movement. At this point the police in Detroit were ninety-three percent white, even though Detroit's population was over thirty percent Black. The Mayor and Police Commissioner were trying to bring in some modest reforms, but they weren't going anywhere near fast enough for the Black population who felt harassed and attacked by the police, but were still going too fast for the white people who were being whipped up into a state of terror about supposedly soft-on-crime policies, and for the police who felt under siege and betrayed by the politicians. And this wasn't the only problem affecting the city, and especially affecting Black people. Redlining and underfunded housing projects meant that the large Black population was being crammed into smaller and smaller spaces with fewer local amenities. A few Black people who were lucky enough to become rich -- many of them associated with Motown -- were able to move into majority-white areas, but that was just leading to white flight, and to an increase in racial tensions. The police were on edge after the murder of George Overman Jr, the son of a policeman, and though they arrested the killers that was just another sign that they weren't being shown enough respect. They started organising "blu flu"s -- the police weren't allowed to strike, so they'd claim en masse that they were off sick, as a protest against the supposed soft-on-crime administration. Meanwhile John Sinclair was organising "love-ins", gatherings of hippies at which new bands like the MC5 played, which were being invaded by gangs of bikers who were there to beat up the hippies. And the Detroit auto industry was on its knees -- working conditions had got bad enough that the mostly Black workforce organised a series of wildcat strikes. All in all, Detroit was looking less and less like somewhere that Berry Gordy wanted to stay, and the small LA subsidiary of Motown was rapidly becoming, in his head if nowhere else, the more important part of the company, and its future. He was starting to think that maybe he should leave all these ungrateful people behind in their dangerous city, and move the parts of the operation that actually mattered out to Hollywood. Stevie Wonder was, of course, one of the parts that mattered, but the pressure was on in 1967 to come up with a hit as big as his records from 1965 and early 66, before he'd been sidetracked down the ballad route. The song that was eventually released was one on which Stevie's mother, Lula Mae Hardaway, had a co-writing credit: [Excerpt: Stevie Wonder, "I Was Made to Love Her"] "I Was Made to Love Her" was inspired by Wonder's first love, a girl from the same housing projects as him, and he talked about the song being special to him because it was true, saying it "kind of speaks of my first love to a girl named Angie, who was a very beautiful woman... Actually, she was my third girlfriend but my first love. I used to call Angie up and, like, we would talk and say, 'I love you, I love you,' and we'd talk and we'd both go to sleep on the phone. And this was like from Detroit to California, right? You know, mother said, 'Boy, what you doing - get off the phone!' Boy, I tell you, it was ridiculous." But while it was inspired by her, like with many of the songs from this period, much of the lyric came from Moy -- her mother grew up in Arkansas, and that's why the lyric started "I was born in Little Rock", as *her* inspiration came from stories told by her parents. But truth be told, the lyrics weren't particularly detailed or impressive, just a standard story of young love. Rather what mattered in the record was the music. The song was structured differently from many Motown records, including most of Wonder's earlier ones. Most Motown records had a huge amount of dynamic variation, and a clear demarcation between verse and chorus. Even a record like "Dancing in the Street", which took most of its power from the tension and release caused by spending most of the track on one chord, had the release that came with the line "All we need is music", and could be clearly subdivided into different sections. "I Was Made to Love Her" wasn't like that. There was a tiny section which functioned as a middle eight -- and which cover versions like the one by the Beach Boys later that year tend to cut out, because it disrupts the song's flow: [Excerpt: Stevie Wonder, "I Was Made to Love Her"] But other than that, the song has no verse or chorus, no distinct sections, it's just a series of lyrical couplets over the same four chords, repeating over and over, an incessant groove that could really go on indefinitely: [Excerpt: Stevie Wonder, "I Was Made to Love Her"] This is as close as Motown had come at this point to the new genre of funk, of records that were just staying with one groove throughout. It wasn't a funk record, not yet -- it was still a pop-soul record, But what made it extraordinary was the bass line, and this is why I had to emphasise earlier that this was a record by the Funk Brothers, not the Wrecking Crew, no matter how much some Crew members may claim otherwise. As on most of Cosby's sessions, James Jamerson was given free reign to come up with his own part with little guidance, and what he came up with is extraordinary. This was at a time when rock and pop basslines were becoming a little more mobile, thanks to the influence of Jamerson in Detroit, Brian Wilson in LA, and Paul McCartney in London.  But for the most part, even those bass parts had been fairly straightforward technically -- often inventive, but usually just crotchets and quavers, still keeping rhythm along with the drums rather than in dialogue with them, roaming free rhythmically. Jamerson had started to change his approach, inspired by the change in studio equipment. Motown had upgraded to eight-track recording in 1965, and once he'd become aware of the possibilities, and of the greater prominence that his bass parts could have if they were recorded on their own track, Jamerson had become a much busier player. Jamerson was a jazz musician by inclination, and so would have been very aware of John Coltrane's legendary "sheets of sound", in which Coltrane would play fast arpeggios and scales, in clusters of five and seven notes, usually in semiquaver runs (though sometimes in even smaller fractions -- his solo in Miles Davis' "Straight, No Chaser" is mostly semiquavers but has a short passage in hemidemisemiquavers): [Excerpt: Miles Davis, "Straight, No Chaser"] Jamerson started to adapt the "sheets of sound" style to bass playing, treating the bass almost as a jazz solo instrument -- though unlike Coltrane he was also very, very concerned with creating something that people could tap their feet to. Much like James Brown, Jamerson was taking jazz techniques and repurposing them for dance music. The most notable example of that up to this point had been in the Four Tops' "Bernadette", where there are a few scuffling semiquaver runs thrown in, and which is a much more fluid part than most of his playing previously: [Excerpt: The Four Tops, "Bernadette"] But on "Bernadette", Jamerson had been limited by Holland, Dozier, and Holland, who liked him to improvise but around a framework they created. Cosby, on the other hand, because he had been a Funk Brother himself, was much more aware of the musicians' improvisational abilities, and would largely give them a free hand. This led to a truly remarkable bass part on "I Was Made to Love Her", which is somewhat buried in the single mix, but Marcus Miller did an isolated recreation of the part for the accompanying CD to a book on Jamerson, Standing in the Shadows of Motown, and listening to that you can hear just how inventive it is: [Excerpt: Marcus Miller, "I Was Made to Love Her"] This was exciting stuff -- though much less so for the touring musicians who went on the road with the Motown revues while Jamerson largely stayed in Detroit recording. Jamerson's family would later talk about him coming home grumbling because complaints from the touring musicians had been brought to him, and he'd been asked to play less difficult parts so they'd find it easier to replicate them on stage. "I Was Made to Love Her" wouldn't exist without Stevie Wonder, Hank Cosby, Sylvia Moy, or Lula Mae Hardaway, but it's James Jamerson's record through and through: [Excerpt: Stevie Wonder, "I Was Made to Love Her"] It went to number two on the charts, sat between "Light My Fire" at number one, and "All You Need is Love" at number three, with the Beatles song soon to overtake it and make number one itself. But within a few weeks of "I Was Made to Love Her" reaching its chart peak, things in Detroit would change irrevocably. On the 23rd of July, the police busted an illegal drinking den. They thought they were only going to get about twenty-five people there, but there turned out to be a big party on. They tried to arrest seventy-four people, but their wagon wouldn't fit them all in so they had to call reinforcements and make the arrestees wait around til more wagons arrived. A crowd of hundreds gathered while they were waiting. Someone threw a brick at a squad car window, a rumour went round that the police had bayonetted someone, and soon the city was in flames. Riots lasted for days, with people burning down and looting businesses, but what really made the situation bad was the police's overreaction. They basically started shooting at young Black men, using them as target practice, and later claiming they were snipers, arsonists, and looters -- but there were cases like the Algiers Motel incident, where the police raided a motel where several Black men, including the members of the soul group The Dramatics, were hiding out along with a few white women. The police sexually assaulted the women, and then killed three of the men for associating with white women, in what was described as a "lynching with bullets". The policemen in question were later acquitted of all charges. The National Guard were called in, as were Federal troops -- the 82nd Airborne Division, and the 101st Airborne from Clarksville, the division in which Jimi Hendrix had recently served. After four days of rioting, one of the bloodiest riots in US history was at an end, with forty-three people dead (of whom thirty-three were Black and only one was a policeman). Official counts had 1,189 people injured, and over 7,200 arrests, almost all of them of Black people. A lot of the histories written later say that Black-owned businesses were spared during the riots, but that wasn't really the case. For example, Joe's Record Shop, owned by Joe Von Battle, who had put out the first records by C.L. Franklin and his daughter Aretha, was burned down, destroying not only the stock of records for sale but the master tapes of hundreds of recordings of Black artists, many of them unreleased and so now lost forever. John Lee Hooker, one of the artists whose music Von Battle had released, soon put out a song, "The Motor City is Burning", about the events: [Excerpt: John Lee Hooker, "The Motor City is Burning"] But one business that did remain unburned was Motown, with the Hitsville studio going untouched by flames and unlooted. Motown legend has this being down to the rioters showing respect for the studio that had done so much for Detroit, but it seems likely to have just been luck. Although Motown wasn't completely unscathed -- a National Guard tank fired a shell through the building, leaving a gigantic hole, which Berry Gordy saw as soon as he got back from a business trip he'd been on during the rioting. That was what made Berry Gordy decide once and for all that things needed to change. Motown owned a whole row of houses near the studio, which they used as additional office space and for everything other than the core business of making records. Gordy immediately started to sell them, and move the admin work into temporary rented space. He hadn't announced it yet, and it would be a few years before the move was complete, but from that moment on, the die was cast. Motown was going to leave Detroit and move to Hollywood.

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GirlTrek's Black History Bootcamp
Black Neighborhoods | Day 15 | How Many Superstars were Made on This Detroit Street?

GirlTrek's Black History Bootcamp

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 47:20


Day 15 The Address: 2648 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, Michigan, Hitsville,USA The Story: We dare you to try and make a top 10 Motown favorites list. We dare you. You'd have to narrow down Stevie Wonder's entire catalog. You'd have to choose between solo Michael or The Jackson Five. You'd have to debate who was better: Lionel Richie, Marvin Gay, or Smokie Robinson. You'd have to make some seriously tough choices. There are just too many hits! We're talking iconic, era-defining, hits. What started on Grand Boulevard in Motor City is a legacy that has transformed the world, defined music as we know it today, and given us a list of classics so long that it's safe to say there will never be another influence as powerful as that of Hitsville, USA. Leave everything you think you know about this story behind. We're going deep into the crates for some trivia and shocking facts!

The Legal Aliens Podcast
66 - Getting Beaked with Motor City Nerds

The Legal Aliens Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2022 234:17


YouTuber Abby of Motor City Nerds comes by dressed like Harley Quinn to go over all things crazy about her job at Ford, freaking out with Gabby after finding out they hung out at a concert years ago, rating all Marvel TV and movies, discuss in detail her current filming setup, and more! Check out Abby and her socials down below:YouTube - Motor City NerdsTwitter - @motorcitynerdsInstagram/TikTok - @abbyanarchyFollow The Legal Aliens on our platforms: Twitch - twitch.tv/thelegalaliensYouTube - The Legal AliensTwitter - @legalalienspodInstagram - @thelegalalienspodcastTiktok - @thelegalalienspodcast

Tales of Honor Podcast
561. Chris Carr - Medal of Honor Recipient

Tales of Honor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2022 5:40


On episode five hundred and sixty-one, the story of Chris Carr is told and episodes for all of September and October will be recipients from World War 2. A big thank you goes out to this month's show sponsor, Motor City Munitions. Use promo code TALESOFHONOR for 5% off of your online order today! All your firearm related needs with service so fast it can only come from the Motor City: https://www.motorcitymunitions.com Be sure to visit our website for more information as the show goes on at: www.talesofhonorpodcast.com. Thanks for listening and be sure to share with friends and family!

Tales of Honor Podcast
560. Francis J Clark - Medal of Honor Recipient

Tales of Honor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 4:28


On episode five hundred and sixty, the story of Francis J Clark is told and episodes for all of September and October will be recipients from World War 2. A big thank you goes out to this month's show sponsor, Motor City Munitions. Use promo code TALESOFHONOR for 5% off of your online order today! All your firearm related needs with service so fast it can only come from the Motor City: https://www.motorcitymunitions.com Be sure to visit our website for more information as the show goes on at: www.talesofhonorpodcast.com. Thanks for listening and be sure to share with friends and family!

What Moves You | Speedway Motors Podcast
Car Show Legend - Bob Larivee, Sr. | 31

What Moves You | Speedway Motors Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 60:18


Bob Larivee, Sr. was born in 1930 and grew up in the Motor City. His father was a painter and Bob's interest in the automotive industry started with the Soap Box Derby. He was studying to be a dentist, but his career path took a drastic turn.  In the early 1950s, he got into cars and racing during the golden age of racing that many only dream about. In November of 1959, he started Promotions Incorporated with his brother and charged $1.25 for entry. Imagine that! The indoor car show was a new idea. There was no car activity in the winter. No professional sports. People were craving activity and Bob delivered. By 1982, they were doing 100 shows a year.  Bob Larivee, Sr. shares story after story about how he became life-long friends with many industry leaders throughout the years. Listen to hear how it's been said that he was responsible for naming the “Ridler Award”. Or hear about how he ended up at Disneyland with Ed Roth and his family. Bob chuckles, “...being with Ed you never knew what it was going to be.” He also shares the story of how he got Batman and Robin (Adam West and Burt Ward) to attend one of his car shows and how he almost didn't open the doors for John Lennon. Bob Larivee, Sr. is also a published author, Founder of the Automotive Fine Arts Society, a contributor to the Museum of American Speed, and the magic behind the Museum of American Speed's new art gallery. You won't want to miss this one!

Tales of Honor Podcast
559. Alvin P Carey - Medal of Honor Recipient

Tales of Honor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2022 4:48


On episode five hundred and fifty-nine, the story of Alvin P Carey is told and episodes for all of September and October will be recipients from World War 2. A big thank you goes out to this month's show sponsor, Motor City Munitions. Use promo code TALESOFHONOR for 5% off of your online order today! All your firearm related needs with service so fast it can only come from the Motor City: https://www.motorcitymunitions.com For Kyle's story: https://www.talesofhonorpodcast.com/stories/william-kyle-carpenter For Gary's story: https://www.talesofhonorpodcast.com/stories/gary-m-rose Be sure to visit our website for more information as the show goes on at: www.talesofhonorpodcast.com. Thanks for listening and be sure to share with friends and family!

Slangin' the Bizkit
Reality vs Expectations in the FED | Ep 12

Slangin' the Bizkit

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2022 42:45


After 7 days in the FED and settling into Motor City here are Trav's 1st impressions on the reality vs his expectations in the FPHL. Also when he is expected to make his 1st start. New podcast episodes every Sunday at 11am eastern :) Buy SHEATH and get 20% off the best underwear on the planet with code "BIZKIT69" at https://www.sheathunderwear.com Get 20% OFF Manscaped + Free Shipping with code "BIZKIT" at https://www.manscaped.com INSTA ► https://instagram.com/slanginthebizkit?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= PATREON ► https://www.patreon.com/slanginthebizkitLISTEN ON THE GO  ► https://linktr.ee/SlanginTheBizkit

Tales of Honor Podcast
558. James P Connor - Medal of Honor Recipient

Tales of Honor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 5:11


On episode five hundred and fifty-eight, the story of James P Connor is told and episodes for all of September and October will be recipients from World War 2. A big thank you goes out to this month's show sponsor, Motor City Munitions. Use promo code TALESOFHONOR for 5% off of your online order today! All your firearm related needs with service so fast it can only come from the Motor City: https://www.motorcitymunitions.com Be sure to visit our website for more information as the show goes on at: www.talesofhonorpodcast.com. Thanks for listening and be sure to share with friends and family!

The Creep Off
Episode 134: What's a Ponzi Scheme?

The Creep Off

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 67:19


 This week Karl and Vinnie mow down the Motor City by nominating the biggest creeps from Detroit. This one might be hard to listen to, especially if you like cats: We prove that our show is better than “True Crime Obsessed”: In the Scum Parade we meet a principle that liked to sneak a peek, a pilot with a bucket list and a poor man who went on a truly terrible tinder dateCheck out this week's Scum Parade stories:Former Principal Danny McEaddy Was Peeping Tom at Night: Police – NBC10 Philadelphia (nbcphiladelphia.com)Pilot sues Southwest after colleague exposes himself (yahoo.com)Colo. woman allegedly duct taped, choked Tinder date with belt, threatened him, then ordered delivery | Truecrimedaily.comTexas woman convicted of killing a woman to take her unborn baby (click2houston.com)

Tales of Honor Podcast
557. Dale E Christensen - Medal of Honor Recipient

Tales of Honor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2022 3:49


On episode five hundred and fifty-seven, the story of Dale E Christensen is told and episodes for all of September and October will be recipients from World War 2. A big thank you goes out to this month's show sponsor, Motor City Munitions. Use promo code TALESOFHONOR for 5% off of your online order today! All your firearm related needs with service so fast it can only come from the Motor City: https://www.motorcitymunitions.com Be sure to visit our website for more information as the show goes on at: www.talesofhonorpodcast.com. Thanks for listening and be sure to share with friends and family!

Tell Me Your Story Coach
EP 89 - Marcus Stout, Assistant Coach, Detroit Motor City Cruise

Tell Me Your Story Coach

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2022 37:18


Coach Marcus Stout. In this episode, you'll hear from Coach Marcus Stout. Coach Marcus is currently an Assistant Coach for Coach DJ Bakker with the Motor City Cruise, the Detroit Pistons G-League affiliate team. Coach Marcus played at Detroit Renaissance High School and was a member of the 2003-2004 team that went 27-0 and won the Michigan Class B State Championship. Coach Marcus would then have a standout career at Fordham University in the A-10 Conference. Coach Marcus scored over 1,700 points and in 2015 was inducted into the Fordham Hall of Fame. After a professional career cut short by injuries, Coach Marcus worked for his college assistant coach, Ross Burns, at Pro Hoops. Pro Hoops is an elite training company in New York City that has trained countless NBA Players. After returning to Detroit, Coach Marcus got his professional start with the Flint United. Coach Marcus was the Director of Player Personnel for this TLB Franchise. And last fall, Coach Marcus was offered a position with the Motor City Cruise. Coach Marcus is entering year two in the Pistons organization. And, as you soon will hear, is being mentored by countless members within the Detroit Pistons organization. If you are a big fan of player development, Coach Marcus is your coach. Wait until you hear Coach Marcus talk about the C-Smart Ascention Plan. Trust me, it is really good! Finally, wait to hear Coach Marcus talk about the word “ENVIRONMENT”. He does it multiple times in the conversation. And, it is absolutely outstanding. LEVEL UP! Follow Coach Marcus Stout @mstout12Follow Tell Me Your Story Coach @CoachKevinDroDEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP - The Life of Rob Murphy DEEP chronicles Murphy's remarkable journey. Moneyball Sportswear Moneyball, The Only Way To Ball! Great Sports Wear and Basketball Uniforms! Michigan Made! Basketball Position Metric Pre-Order Rashad Phillips New Book: “The evolution is being televised"Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

Before You Go
Before You Go: Motor City Charm

Before You Go

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 41:48


Betty Chavis spent years as a star recruiter for Michigan Technological University.  If young people of color were to find their way far North to Houghton, MI, they needed someone to trust. Michigan Tech turned to Ms. Chavis, a Detroit native who grew up exploring all of her curiosities. An early career in dance led to sharing the stage with the best as in Katherine Dunham. Then Ms. Chavis formed her own company, performed for legends and opened her own charm center for Motown's finest. Detroit and its suburbs were her playground, and her heartbreak.  Hosts Nicole Franklin and Bryant Monteilh enjoy a wonderful hour of stories--especially a most surprising scenario with an inebriated Queen of Soul. Ms. Chavis, who still drives her red Mustang convertible is charting her course for her next adventure. Join us!This episode made its debut on KBLA Talk 1580 in Los Angeles, CA.

Locked On Fantasy Hockey
5 Must-Draft Fantasy Hockey Targets & We Announce the 10 Listeners to Join Our Fantasy League!

Locked On Fantasy Hockey

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 33:20


Friday's episode reveals the 10 random listeners that Steele and Flip selected to join their listener-base fantasy hockey league. Stay tuned for the email invites and draft details. The live draft will go Monday October 10th at 8pm EST. The rest of the episode focuses on the Dallas Stars finally getting a deal done with their big star and top fantasy hockey piece in forward Jason Robertson, who inked a 4-year deal on Thursday. Our conversation then shifts to an important topic: Must-draft fantasy hockey targets that will be game-changers this upcoming season. Players such as Detroit Red Wings mega-rookie star Moritz Seider, who both Steele and Flip predict a massive season from in the Motor City. Other names on the watch list and that should be on yours are the likes of Columbus Blue Jackets stud sniper Patrik Laine as well as 20-year-old speedster Seth Jarvis for the Carolina Hurricanes. Other names that are must-draft this year are more familiar ones, such as Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov and Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby. Thanks for making Locked On Fantasy Hockey your 1st listen, every day. We are free and available on all platforms and make sure to subscribe and follow us for the latest episodes everyday! Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline..net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Twitter handles: Srodin_77 Flips_Picks #NHL #Hockey #FantasyHockey #Goalie #Goalies #Draft #Fantasy #Picks #Value #Forwards #Defenseman #Waivers #FreeAgent #Add #Trade #Trades #DynastyLeague #AllStar #injury #injuries Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Shel-Shocked
Episode 58: Motor City Madness

Shel-Shocked

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 35:23


In the 58th Episode of "Shel-Shocked" Shelby takes us inside the highest scoring game of 2022, as 93 points were put on the board in the Seahawks big win in The Motor City. Shelby and BK also look at Aaron Judge's 62 home runs and what that means to the sport of baseball. They also look at the start of the baseball playoffs, as well as the dismissal of Paul Chryst from Shelby's beloved Wisconsin Badgers. And, of course there's a preview of the New Orleans Saints.

Tales of Honor Podcast
556. Robert G Cole - Medal of Honor Recipient

Tales of Honor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 6:21


On episode five hundred and fifty-six, the story of Robert G Cole is told and episodes for all of September and October will be recipients from World War 2. A big thank you goes out to this month's show sponsor, Motor City Munitions. Use promo code TALESOFHONOR for 5% off of your online order today! All your firearm related needs with service so fast it can only come from the Motor City: https://www.motorcitymunitions.com Also want to support the show? Check out the show swag where 50% of profits get donated to the Medal of Honor Museum: https://bit.ly/TOHswag Be sure to visit our website for more information as the show goes on at: www.talesofhonorpodcast.com. Thanks for listening and be sure to share with friends and family!

Man Cave Happy Hour
Old Forester - The stories and the line up -Pt. 2 Episode 140

Man Cave Happy Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 58:55


Old Forester has a long storied past and Jamie and Augie get the whole story from Detroit Senior Sales Consultant Bryan Gluth. We walk through the amazing line up of Old Forester whiskeys and get the stories that go along with them. Science, history, taste and bourbon. So much to talk about we had to break it in two. Here is the second part of our conversation.https://www.oldforester.com/https://linktr.ee/ManCaveHappyHourwww.ManCaveHappyHour.comJamie Flanagan @DJJamieDetroitMatt Fox @fox_beazlefoxMerch www.WearingFunny.com

Land Academy Show
Land Investing From the Road: Update Number 3 (LA 1863)

Land Academy Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 18:34


Land Investing From the Road: Update Number 3 (LA 1863) Transcript: Speaker 1: Steven, Jill here. Speaker 2: Hello. Speaker 1: Welcome to the Land Academy Show, entertaining land investment talk. I'm Steven Jack Butala. Speaker 2: And I'm Jill DeWitt, broadcasting from Hall, the MotorCity from Detroit. Speaker 1: Today Jill and I talk about land investing from the road and this is update number three. We started in Arizona, we worked our way across the country. Spent way too much time because we were having a blast in Colorado. Didn't spend too much time, but had a blast in Nebraska, Iowa and Wisconsin. Speaker 2: So last week when we were recording, we were coming to you from Traverse City, Michigan. As you can see, we didn't make it that far. We have a lot of family to see and we're actually having a good time. You know what? We have a lot of family to see and the weather has been cooperative. And those of you who know Michigan, especially know the northern parts, it's so pretty with your lakes. It's just awesome. My favorite's been Harbor Springs now. Now I moved, I keep changing my favorite places. Speaker 1: There's a huge, huge gap between the sale prices for houses and sale prices for land, which is great for us. Speaker 2: It's true. Speaker 1: So the whole time that we've been doing this, Jill and I have been researching land, land values, all the way, every time we get in a car. So I've come up personally with a bunch of places I want to send mail throughout. Speaker 2: Yeah. Isn't that interesting? So wait, let me just go... I want to continue that thought for just a minute. We're on the north west side of Lake- Speaker 1: St. Clair. Speaker 2: St. Clair, okay. And I've noticed homes around here. You can get a home for $200 000 to $300,000 and then there's lots for $200 000 to $300,000. So you're right, these numbers being all over the map are good for us. Speaker 1: It is great for us. Where we're sitting is not a place you want to buy land at all. But there have been places on the way here where you got 5, 6, 7 and mostly upstate Michigan, we call it up north here, $800,000 houses. And then lots are on the MLS for $20,000 in the same vicinity. So those are great places to send mail. Speaker 2: Well the Michigan started to come out there for a second. Speaker 1: Oh yeah? Speaker 2: Yeah. I like it. Speaker 1: I'm not happy about it. Speaker 2: It's good. Speaker 1: Before we get into it, let's take a question posted by one of our members on the landinvestors.com online community. It's free and I hope by now Jill and I instruct a handful of new and existing Land Academy members in a one on one class called Career Path. So it's for people who, this is already your career or you want it to be career called Career Path. I think Jill, you got a class coming up, right? Speaker 2: And by the way, October 12th, as this launches we are 10 days out. I may still have slots for recording, I do. As of, when this is releasing, I'm not sure. But if this is something that you really think about, please schedule a call with me and you could actually schedule a call with me. Just go to landacademy.com/careerpath, scroll down and there's a spot to click on and schedule a call and I'll call you. If you think, "Ah, shoot. You know what Jill? I think this is the direction we're going. I think I'm ready for it or I just don't want to wait that long to get ramped up. I got this. How fast can I get to your level?" That's who Career Path is for and I will happily have a chat with you and even Jack too. Speaker 1: Or, "Haha, we passed you guys a long time ago, but we could use your advice." Speaker 2: Oh, not usually that, but that's okay. Anyway, just to click on that, schedule a call and I'll have a chat with you and we'll figure it out. So, thank you. All right, so back to the question Kim wrote, "I have a purchase agreement signed and there are three owners. The seller I'm talking has stated he has talked with ma...

Slangin' the Bizkit
Is Trav Starter or Backup in Motor City | Ep 10

Slangin' the Bizkit

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2022 44:46


Dave Wheeler returns to talk to Trav about if he is going to be starter or backup goalie in Motor City, Dave's playboy model wife, Jacoby from Papa Roach, Chad Kroeger and Nickelback, the current hockey culture. New podcast episodes every Sunday at 11am eastern :) Buy SHEATH and get 20% off the best underwear on the planet with code "BIZKIT69" at https://www.sheathunderwear.com Get 20% OFF Manscaped + Free Shipping with code "BIZKIT" at https://www.manscaped.com INSTA ► https://instagram.com/slanginthebizkit?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= PATREON ► https://www.patreon.com/slanginthebizkitLISTEN ON THE GO ► https://linktr.ee/SlanginTheBizkit

Tales of Honor Podcast
555. Herbert F Christian - Medal of Honor Recipient

Tales of Honor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2022 5:28


On episode five hundred and fifty-five, the story of Herbert F Christian is told and episodes for all of September and October will be recipients from World War 2. A big thank you goes out to this month's show sponsor, Motor City Munitions. Use promo code TALESOFHONOR for 5% off of your online order today! All your firearm related needs with service so fast it can only come from the Motor City: https://www.motorcitymunitions.com For Ryan Pitts' story: https://www.talesofhonorpodcast.com/stories/ryan-m-pitts For Matthew Williams' story: https://www.talesofhonorpodcast.com/stories/matthew-o-williams Also want to support the show? Check out the show swag where 50% of profits get donated to the Medal of Honor Museum: https://bit.ly/TOHswag Be sure to visit our website for more information as the show goes on at: www.talesofhonorpodcast.com. Thanks for listening and be sure to share with friends and family!

Standig Room Only: A show about the Washington Football Team and D.C. sports

The Athletic's Ben Standig recaps the Washington Commanders' 36-27 road loss to the Detroit Lions live from Ford Field with Matt Paras (Washington Times). Plenty of talk about the defense allowing one chunk play after another and starting painfully slow in all three phases during a 22-0 first half. Also, thoughts on Carson Wentz, Jamin Davis, Daron Payne, and more injuries on both lines.