The Rose Battiste Story

 Phelps Lounge was one of Detroit's most popular nightspots in the 1960's
(courtesy Graham Finch)

By 1970 she'd switched to working as a typist in Motown's corporate offices on Woodward Avenue. 

Word soon filtered through the building about her former singing career and it wasn't long before she was back in the studio, recording under the supervision of "Larry" Brown. 

Rose remembers cutting a handful of songs that she considers to be some of the most soulful recordings of her career. These including a remake of Jimmy Ruffin's Our Favorite Melody; but Motown moved to California in the early 70s and nothing from these sessions has seen the light of day.

Notes thanks to Graham Finch



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