City Club Apartment Construction in Detroit
UPBEAT DETROIT PICTURES - WHY NOT? »

FUN THINGS TO DO IN DETROIT »



Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1

    Default Wheelsville ring a bell ?

    Was this a cheap knockoff of Motown records or a going concern?

    Stuff is happening on another thread.

    https://www.discogs.com/label/178720...sville-Records

    http://www.seabear.se/Wheelsville.html

    It's big in England and the Eurosluge.
    Last edited by Bigb23; June-13-16 at 02:33 AM.

  2. #2

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigb23 View Post
    Was this a cheap knockoff of Motown records or a going concern?

    Stuff is happening on another thread.

    https://www.discogs.com/label/178720...sville-Records

    http://www.seabear.se/Wheelsville.html
    There were literally dozens of record labels run out of Detroit during the heyday of soul in the 1960s. Motown was by far the largest and most historically important, but they were hardly the only game in town. And other Detroit labels did have hits too (albeit mostly minor ones).

    Wheelsville USA was one of the family of labels produced by D-Town records impresario Mike Hanks. Mike was in the music business from the late '50s until his tragic death in 1970. Mike was a tough, competitive guy who was resentful of Berry Gordy and had a couple of minor run-ins with him. He obviously named his labels in an attempt to sound like competition for Motown, but D-Town's output remained pretty small-time (although some of those records sell for a pretty good amount of money now).

    Here is a full history of Mike Hanks and his labels from the Soulful Detroit site:
    http://www.soulfuldetroit.com/web11-...ext/index.html
    Last edited by EastsideAl; June-13-16 at 02:56 AM.

  3. #3

    Default

    Wow, I mean Wow! Thanks.

  4. #4

    Default

    Read the Mike Hanks story: http://soulfuldetroit.com/web11-mike...ext/index.html

    It says Hanks started Wheelsville in retaliation, after Berry Gordy blocked him from buying a house/recording studio a few doors away from Hitsville, USA.

  5. #5

    Default

    Here are links to most of the Wheelsville singles. Mike Hank's Wheelsville/D-Town records mostly had a certain driving, drums-forward kind of sound that quite pleasing as dance/driving music and readily identifiable as Motown-influenced Detroit soul.

    https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...ry=wheelsville

    One of my favorite of the Wheelsville singles was "You've Got the Loving Touch" by the wonderful Buddy Lamp:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUGKR_itCFY
    (From Robin Seymour's Swingin' Time on CKLW Channel 9 in 1966)





    Last edited by EastsideAl; June-13-16 at 01:59 PM.

  6. #6

    Default

    Another sad case of white people trying to do soul clapping.

  7. #7

    Default

    I had to do this. Sorry.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6AlQgq9MRE



    Lord loves a working man, and don't trust whitey, see a doctor and git rid of it.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOPc1Lx0u7s
    Last edited by Bigb23; June-14-16 at 08:00 AM.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Instagram
BEST ONLINE FORUM FOR
DETROIT-BASED DISCUSSION
DetroitYES Awarded BEST OF DETROIT 2015 - Detroit MetroTimes - Best Online Forum for Detroit-based Discussion 2015

ENJOY DETROITYES?


AND HAVE ADS REMOVED DETAILS »





Welcome to DetroitYES! Kindly Consider Turning Off Your Ad BlockingX
DetroitYES! is a free service that relies on revenue from ad display [regrettably] and donations. We notice that you are using an ad-blocking program that prevents us from earning revenue during your visit.
Ads are REMOVED for Members who donate to DetroitYES! [You must be logged in for ads to disappear]
DONATE HERE »
And have Ads removed.