Stereo Embers The Podcast: Don Was

Written by on 05/22/2024

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“Detroit Soul”

The six-time Grammy-Award winning Don Was’ resume has more highlights than a Steph Curry career retrospective. It’s just three pointer after three pointer with this guy. The Detroit-born musician, producer, film composer, documentarian and record executive got his start in the high school outfit The Saturns, but his band Was (Not Was) is the one that put him on the musical map. A kind of New Wave soul outfit, Was (Not Was) put out a handful of fabulous albums, and had a few hits before calling it a day. From there he became the music director and consultant for movies like Thelma and Louise, Toy Story, Honeymoon in Vegas and The Paper. He produced albums by the B-52’s, Iggy Pop, Bonnie Raitt, The Rolling Stones, Kris Kristofferson, and Bob Dylan, directed the Brian Wilson documentary I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times, and snagged an Emmy for his work on the CBS special “The Beatles: The Night That Changed America.” Remember, this is just a partial list. He’s hosted a show on Sirius XM, been in a band with the Dead’s Bob Weir, led the house band at the Library Of Congress and currently serves as the President of Blue Note Records. Oh, and he’s the voice of Neville the Dog in the children’s show Pete The Cat. His new band Don Was And The Pan-Detroit Ensemble play a raw blast of fevered R&B and kinetic soul. An energizing mix of originals and covers, their sound is a dynamic blend of feral grooves, prowling basslines and pure musical joy. They’re on tour for the rest of the month and the beginning of June with more to come.

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