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*The Detroit Soul & R&B?Index*

Press Release

As well deserved as this year's 50th anniversary celebrations have been, you might be forgiven for thinking Motown had been the only black music company in Detroit. But long before Hitsville's meteoric rise in the early sixties, the Motor City was already a hotbed of jazz, jump blues, and gritty R&B. Blue collar Detroit was one hard working city with the music to match. As Martha Reeves once said in the 60s, 'Detroit is full of talent'.

And throughout that decade, independent producers and musicians did their level best to mirror Motown's success turning out some of the greatest and most revered soul sides. Yet although the black music scenes of Chicago,Philadelphia, New Orleans and beyond have been well documented the Motor City's minnows have been sorely overlooked.

To correct this oversight, Keith Rylatt has spent the last eight years researching and writing about the unsung heroes of Detroit's soul and R&B scene. If you caught Keith's definitive Twisted Wheel history Central 1179, then you'll know what to expect in terms of research, rare pictures and attention to detail. This weighty paperback is packed with a depth of information Motor City fans can only dream about.

As well as a history of the development of black music in Detroit there is an exhaustive A-Z of the city's artists and musicians, and an equally detailed A-Z of the area's myriad labels and record companies. The book is beautifully designed with rarely seen artists' photographs, press advertisements, radio station flyers, newspaper clippings, and 45rpm labels.

Groovesville USA is published in February 2010 and will only be available from the website - priced £27.50 exclusive of post and packing.

*If you register online at www.groovesvilleusa.com

http://www.groovesvilleusa.com before 1 December you can get a signed copy for just £25 - there is no obligation to purchase if you change your mind and no deposit is necessary.*

See sample spreads, extracts and photographs from the book at http://www.groovesvilleusa.com


*The Detroit Soul & R&B?Index*

*Keith Rylatt*


Publication date: 15 February 2010

A Paperback Original

189mm x 246mm, 240 pp

UK: £27.50 (£25 if registered before 1 December 2009)

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