Forging friendships through SoulfulDetroit : (L-R) David Meikle, Ronnie McNeir, Harry Dhesi, Fred Bridges
We are indebted to Fred for sharing his story with SoulfulDetroit. It has been a fascinating journey during which Fred took us on a personal tour of those famous haunts in Detroit, provided us with three face to face interviews and replied to over 100 e-mails.

And what of the rich vein of music which Fred and his contemporaries delivered during those halcyon days?

Well, perhaps this essay by the late Dave Godin says it all. 

Note the credits on the 45 are wrong. They should read Fred Bridges and Richard Beasley.

Special thanks to  Davie Gordon, Graham Finch, Ron Murphy, Dave Flynn, Dave Rimmer, Robert Pruter and  Robb K for assistance with discographical information.

David and Lowell


Notes thanks to David Meikle.

Label scan courtesy of Graham Finch

Dave Godin text courtesy of Ady Croasdell at Ace/Kent Records, London


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