Martha Jean The Queen

This woman started it all for me. I was a sub teen in Detroit when I flipped to the end of the radio dial and heard this hi tuned, smooth as a fountain of chocolate female DJ voice for the first time and went nuts. My love of Soul music started right there under the Davidson underpass. Years later I went to my friend and first-bass-player-I-wouldn’t-do-a-demo-without, Kenny Lee Lewis’, wedding. He introduced me to his wife, Diane Steinberg, who introduced me to her mother. Knowing I was from Detroit Diane said, “You must know my mom, Martha Jean The Queen?” Having never met her and never dreaming that I would, I fell to my knees as here was the woman who literally put me on my path to Soul. To this day she’s my favorite dj ever.