Thelma Record Company

8040 Dexter

This was the home of Hazel and Robert Coleman and their daughter Thelma. 

They had a lengthy collaboration with the great Don Davis, including Da-Co Productions and Da-Co Records, which preceded Thelma.

Their early Thelma releases gave them enough confidence to open a store front at 6519 Grand River, where a lot of serious Northern Soul was administered.

Thelma became Berry Gordy's first wife in 1954.

Notes thanks to David Meikle.



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