Thursday, June 3, 2010


This is a real shout out to Detroit. With all the mayhem, devastation, and death the media claims to be running the city right now, here is something that hollers back to the “olden days” of the city. This was a time when jobs were plentiful and Mayor Coleman Young was still alive to see the city being run with love. The city has its own local television and radio station, channel 62 and 107.5 WGPR. And after you got off at the plant, you could hear MOJO, one of the baddest DJ’s ever to spin a record on the radio. But on the TV channel, you were privy to The Scene, the local dance show hosted by none other than the infamous Nat Morris. Young people gathered to show off their best moves, clothes and be entertained by the latest local group or national sensation.

Yeah, those were the days when the city popped. I’m not saying that there wasn’t any crime because that element of Detroit has been known for a long time in the place I like to affectionately call the D. But, in 1987, the community still stood strong. The Pistons reigned supreme in basketball; even against the best, Mr. Michael Jordan. There wasn’t a Hockeytown downtown, there was no Comerica Park or Ford Field, just Joe Louis arena, Cobo Hall and Tiger Stadium and the authentic people of the city who liked to have a good time after 5pm when the whistle blew for many at the Big 3.
The Scene was on and on this day, we were watching Gumby Live. Enjoy, Detroit.

-J.C. Brooks


  1. I find it odd that Most if not all of the "Scene" dancers are dead. What happened? From what I understand WPGR was started and run by Modern Masons(AKA Freemasons). Strange coincidence? Does anyone know what happened. I read that one young lady was murdered. I hope that's not the truth. How did the rest of them die?

    1. The one that was murdered it was a hit on some guys she was with. She just happened to be there. It had nothing to do with Freemasons.