Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Prodigal-Jerome Meriwether

The Prodigal-Jerome Meriwether

RR-42245-A - Sinner's prayer
(J.Meriwether-V. Vaughn)

RR-42245-B -Someone is Going to Meet Me

Supernatural Productions
19401 W. McNichols
Detroit, Michigan 48219

Producer : Jerome Meriwether
Assistant : Jerry Kyser
Composer : Jerome Meriwether
Music director : T. Thomas


Co-writer of the top side is Viola Vaughn, who later moved with her husband, jazz musician Sam Sanders, to Senegal, Africa,  Jerome Meriwether wrote several songs with her.  See BMI database

One 2001 article describe him as a griot and tour leader at the Motown Historical Museum :
"Motown was the heartbeat of young America," said Jerome Meriwether, griot and a tour leader at the Motown Historical Museum. "But these cats were the heartbeat of Motown."

Though they get 33,000 visitors a year -- many from Europe -- there are likely to be only four or five other guests when you arrive to join a tour led by -- if you're lucky -- Jerome Meriwether.

Meriwether, it must be said, is the kind of guy who somehow manages to get away with wearing sunglasses on a dark and stormy day.

He calls the old musicians who once hit gold in these rooms "cats.".  It also doesn't hurt that he went to school with Smokey Robinson and that his neighbors were "all the cats that were playing over here." He'll show you photos of Detroit-bred stars like Mary Wells ("My Guy"), the Supremes, the Contours and the Miracles, a display case with three pink sequined dresses worn by the Supremes, and five bright green sequined jackets from the Temptations.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Juanita Stewart Miles (Revel)

Juanita Stewart Miles
Organist : Wm. Brown
Pianist : A. Tolbert

37387 - Jesus You're My Friend 
(J. Miles, Tieway Music BMI)

37388 -  [unknown title]            

Revel Records
Dist.: Bennett's Records
3152 Delta Dr. Jackson, Ms. 39213


Detroit gospel singer, Juanita Stewart Miles had previously recorded a full album on Tieway Records. See this blog here

Ring My Door Bell

Chuck Jones and  the Links

CP-3637 - Ring My Door Bell

CP-3638  - Give My Heart A Break
B. Nelson, Nelson Pub. Co.

Belle Meade 424

Not listed in the AS/PMA discography