The Story of Leonard Jones and Fast Track Studios
Leonard Jones and FAST TRACK STUDIOS.
When the Motown Corporation packed up and left town in 1972 a giant void was left in Detroit's musical landscape. A company that had dominated the city for over 20 years, generating millions of dollars for the local economy and employing hundreds of people over the decades, had suddenly gone. Some members of the famed 'Funk Brothers', Motown's legendary studio band, as well as various other employees, followed Berry Gordy to Los Angeles, some stayed in Detroit. The Holland brothers and Lamont Dozier continued to record material for their Invictus/Hot Wax/Music Merchant labels well into the late 1970s, out of their studio on Grand River, with some success, and Don Davis took over at United Sound Studios, where he enjoyed commercial hits on artists like Johnnie Taylor, The Dramatics, and David Ruffin amongst others.
note from the soul source team - sorry but all Robs non-current articles are now clipped due to a future book release - watch out for news of that!