May 18, 2023
As an author, he's the final word on Hastings Street myth and lore--the blues, the blood, the boundaries bloated and bemused. When it comes to what Hollywood says, they refer to his books and then twist it up with some glamor that never happened to sell tickets. Cohassey calls their bullshit and bluffs. He talked to those that knew John Lee Hooker, that worked the strip, that knew where the actual clubs were and went behind the scenes. Ahmad Jamal, Yusef Lateef, Elvin Jones, and ...Jack Kerouac? Ernest Hemingway? Neil Young? Back room cross-dressing? Yeah, this one dives deep folks! Soundgarden's Ben Sheppard worships him. You don't want to get John Cohassey started unless you plan to listen--he will give you the real story if you have time to pay attention. Here in part 2 we get down to particulars with Sunnie Wilson, Hemingway, Joe Louis, and how Hollywood continues to twist Detroit's plot. Listen up now!