The Takeaway's Musical Road Trip: Detroit with Mary Wilson of the Supremes

Monday, July 30, 2012

This summer The Takeaway is hitting the road, and hearing the hits, on our virtual music road trip.

Our tour guides throughout the trip include some of the most popular recording artists and experts from each town. So far, our stops have included Brooklyn with Reggie Watts, and San Francisco with Mates of State.

Throughout the road trip we’ve been asking listeners: What is America’s greatest music town? Among the most requested stops: Detroit, Michigan. 

To quote listener Fuva:

This is really not debatable. Of course, there are many great music cities, but do any really compare to Detroit?

Ben’s Encore seconds that, writing on our Facebook page:

Detroit is definitely the best music city in America. In addition to creating or significantly adding to genres like Motown and Soul decades ago, there are many recent acts that continue to pour out of Detroit — from The White Stripes to Eminem.

And so, by popular demand, we’re making a stop in Detroit. Our tour guide is none other than Mary Wilson, Detroit native, Grammy Award winner, and of course, founding member of the Supremes. Her newest album, recorded in Detroit, is called "Life's Been Good To Me."

Musicians featured on this stop of the road trip include: Little Willie, Lucky Thompson, Fats Domino, Nat King Cole, The Temptations, Franky Lymon and the Teenagers, Eminem, and of course, Mary Wilson, as well as The Supremes. 

Guests:

Mary Wilson

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer

Comments [10]

DIANA ROSS

Mary "LYING" Wilson ain't NEVER seen a Grammy in her life unless she recently held the one MISS DIANA ROSS has LOL. Mary Wilson is a LOSER from the start and will always be.

Aug. 02 2013 09:34 PM
R. Mark Desjardins from Vancouver, Canada

It's always great to hear Mary Wilson sharing her thoughts on the evolution of music. It was a treat to listen to her on this site recalling the music she grew up listening to. Although The Supremes were nominated for a Grammy Award, they never received one. Hopefully one day they will receive an honorary Grammy for their contribution to pop music.
As far at Detroit being the current "best"music city in the U.S. I don't know, but ANY city where live music is promoted is the "best" in my book! Good luck in producing future segments of this program!

Aug. 11 2012 10:01 PM
florence78 from macon ga

Mary I recomend MACON GA BECAUSE Otis Redding.Little Richard,and James Brown all started here and many others.come to Atlanta or macon.Looking to see you soon. Thank you again for keeping it real girlfriend.We all in GA LOVE YOU.Wellen your fans anyway.I can't speak for a whole town.I bet you would be surprised to see so many who would just love to meet you.You are the last of the truly Great SUPREAMS left.COMe on down!your name is called The price is Righti

Aug. 06 2012 07:25 PM
florence78 from macon ga

Mary I recomend MACON GA BECAUSE Otis Redding.Little Richard,and James Brown all started here and many others.come to Atlanta or macon.Looking to see you soon. Thank you again for keeping it real girlfriend.We all in GA LOVE YOU.Wellen your fans anyway.I can't speak for a whole town.I bet you would be surprised to see so many who would just love to meet you.You are the last of the truly Great SUPREAMS left.COMe on down!your name is called The price is Righti

Aug. 06 2012 07:22 PM
florence78

Mary I recomend MACON GA BECAUSE Otis Redding.Little Richard,and James Brown all started here and many others.come to Atlanta or macon.Looking to see you soon. Thank you again for keeping it real girlfriend.We all in GA LOVE YOU.Wellen your fans anyway.I can't speak for a whole town.I bet you would be surprised to see so many who would just love to meet you.You are the last of the truly Great SUPREAMS left.COMe on down!your name is called The price is Righti

Aug. 06 2012 07:22 PM
edwin from New York City

Ms Wilson... Keep up the GOOD WORK, you have living proof of a real soul singer. good luck with the new cd

Aug. 03 2012 06:38 AM
florence78 from macon ga

Mary I am so very proud of you.Love your voice and style.Wish you could come to macon Ga.We would pay high prices to see you please come you are so welcome.Getting ready to get my new cd.amazon right?Mary you are loved and you give it. Because you never were a sell out you loved everybody and it shows.:Keep on singing !gal!just a little southern thing.smile

Aug. 02 2012 06:17 PM
florence78 from macon ga

Mary I am so very proud of you.Love your voice and style.Wish you could come to macon Ga.We would pay high prices to see you please come you are so welcome.Getting ready to get my new cd.amazon right?Mary you are loved and you give it. Because you never were a sell out you loved everybody and it shows.:Keep on singing !gal!just a little southern thing.smile

Aug. 02 2012 06:15 PM
Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

New Orleans has to be the next stop. Historically, it is where Jazz was created. Jazz represents the best of what America is and can be.

What a great melting pot of musical flavors from African drums to the Cajun influence. Please don't focus too much attention on Dixieland. Please.

Get Doctor John to show you around now that he is allowed back in town.

Plus, if you go to New Orleans try the barbecue shrimp at Mr. B's.

Jul. 30 2012 10:54 AM
Michael Kuentz from Detroit

I am glad to have been able to help the Takeaway with creating this playlist of some truly memorable and outstanding music made in the "D". This list is incomplete as there are a ton more incredible tracks made here that belong on this. One track missing is "Hot Buttered Soul" which Isaac Hayes recorded at a now defunct studio on Livernois Ave.

Jul. 30 2012 09:32 AM

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