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Guitar Great Dennis Coffey Releases Live '68 LP "Hot Coffey in the D: Burnin' at Morey Baker’s Showplace Lounge"
Guitar Great Dennis Coffey Releases Live '68 LP "Hot Coffey in the D: Burnin' at Morey Baker’s Showplace Lounge"

By JR on 12:13 PM

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"Hand-numbered, 180g black vinyl, mastered by the legendary Bernie Grundman Mastering Studios and pressed by Record Technology, Inc. (RTI).

Never-before issued recordings from legendary Motown guitarist, Dennis Coffey, captured live at Morey Baker’s Showplace Lounge in Detroit in 1968. One of the Funk Brothers, as featured in the Grammy award winning documentary “Standing in The Shadows of Motown”, Coffey has played with countless musicians from Quincy Jones to Barbra Streisand, and Michael Jackson to Stevie Wonder.


Hot Coffey in the D was produced by Mike Theodore and Coffey, the same team that produced the recently rediscovered folk singer Rodriguez’s debut album Cold Fact (1970) and the soundtrack to the Academy Award winning documentary “Searching for Sugar Man”. These recordings showcase Coffey in his prime, raw and unfiltered, with fellow Detroiters organist Lyman Woodard (former musical director for Martha and the Vandellas) and drummer Melvin Davis (Smokey Robinson, Wayne Kramer).

The package features striking cover art by acclaimed comic book artist and Metro Detroit native, Bill Morrison (The Simpsons, Futurama), rare photos, as well as essays by veteran music journalist and album co-producer Kevin Goins, who interviewed Dennis Coffey, Melvin Davis and Mike Theodore for the project, and Resonance producer Zev Feldman."

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