From the MCRFB news archive: 1968
Music Happenings In and Around Detroit Town, 1968
DETROIT — Diana Ross and the Supremes are scheduled for a one-week engagement at the Fisher Theater, May 20-26 . . . . A production called Jazz Greats Volume II is booked into Cobo Arena Sunday (May 19). It will showcase such jazz personalities as Lou Donaldson, Nina Simone, Miles Davis, Kenny Burrell, and the Modern Jazz Quartet, with Flip Wilson furnishing the comedy. . . . James Brown was presented a trophy by Bill Williams of station WCHB at the end of singer’s successful concert performance here last month.
Bobby Taylor and the Vancouvers just ended a week-long engagement at the 20 Grand Driftwood Lounge . . . . Terra Shirma Sound Studios has recently opened a new 8-track complex here at 15305 Livernois. Some of the first productions there has been on local artists Louis Curry, Danny Woods, the Utopias, Jimmy Delphs, Ortheia Barnes and Parish, for labels such as MGM, M&S, RCA and Columbia.
WCHB has filled its late-evening spot, formerly held by Robbie D, with a new disk jockey calling himself Butterball, Jr. . . . Donald S. Condon has joined Stereodyne, the tape cartridge duplicator and manufacturer, introducing the spill-proof Dynapak tape cartridge. Condon will conduct the marketing for duplicating music, the Dynapak cartridge, and other Stereodyne products in the U. S., Canada, Mexico and Europe. . . . The Parliaments, Jimmy Delphs, Jimmy Ruffin, Bettye LaVette, Louis Curry and the Bandwagon will appear in one show at the Phelps Lounge, Friday, May 24. END
Kenny Burrell circa 1968.
KENNY BURRELL * “Wonder Why” * Verve * ‘Blues – The Common Ground’ (LP) * ’68
(Information and news source: Billboard; May 18, 1968).