New Documentary Explores The Birth Of Miami’s Motown

During the mid-1960s, Florida A&M University classmates Willie Clarke and Johnny Pearsall had an idea to make records.

Helene Smith – Sings Sweet Soul! An original Deep City record.

Clarke was an art education major and former A&M band drummer. With the business-savvy Pearsall, he founded Deep City Records, Florida’s first black-owned record label. They ran it out of Pearsall’s Liberty City record store.

Source: wlrn.org

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