"BLUES.  FUNK.  BOOGIE.

DETROIT FRANK

IS NOTHING BUT THE BEST.

  LATER FOR THE REST."

John Lee Hooker
the Boogie Man, Godfather of the Blues

 

“DETROIT FRANK IS DOWN
WITH FUNKIN' THE BLUES."

Buddy Miles
formerly of Jimi Hendrix’s Band of Gypsys
 




In the early 70’s, DuMont played slide guitar with the Detroit Blues Band and appeared at local Blues festivals backing Mr. Bo Collins, Eddie Burns, and Bo Bo Jenkins.  He eventually formed the Living Room Blues Band and worked the circuit around Detroit and Chicago which included opening up with Chicago Pete and the Detroiters for Bo Didley and Ronnie Wood from the Rolling Stones at Harpo’s Concert Theater.  These performances were broadcast live on WDET’s Wayne State’s Blues After Hours radio program by the Famous Coachman.




In the late 70’s and early 80’s, DuMont appeared with the late Rob Tyner of the MC5 at the Soup Kitchen Saloon in Detroit and produced local Blues festivals to benefit Vietnam Veterans at Cass Corridor’s Miami Bar.  Among others, he’s also backed James Cotton and accompanied, on acoustic guitar, the producer of the Ann Arbor Blues ‘n Jazz Festival John Sinclair at Weeds Club in Chicago.

 

In 1981, DuMont bought Albert King’s original 1959 Flying V, Lucy, from the King himself in St. Louis, Missouri.



Also in the ‘80’s, DuMont moved to Southern California where he formed the All Stars which served as the house band for the Desert Hot Springs Spa Hotel.  His band included Rod “the Rocket” Welk, from Detroit, on harmonica; Paul Butterfield’s son, Lee Butterfield, on bass; Rob Rio on keyboards; and Ron McClurry on drums.  Among other things, the All Stars opened the Desert Blues Festival at Indian Wells’ Hyatt Grand Champions Resort and provided backing for regional talent at the festival.

 

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