Susan Whitall

M.L. Liebler asked me to contribute an essay to this anthology about Detroit music, "Heaven was Detroit." Rather than revisiting a topic I'd already covered, I decided to take a more personal approach. It all started with a party in 1976...

Here we are at the St. Clair Shores Public Library, talking about "Heaven was Detroit." L-R front, Detroit jazz historian Lars Bjorn, Liebler, me, and S.R. Boland. Back row, L-R, Gary Graff, Herman Daldin and Willy Wilson.
Aretha Franklin is the ultimate hostess, here with me at her holiday soiree, Dec 2016.


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