Robert West

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        Detroit soul pioneer Robert West was born March 1, 1912, in Montgomery, AL, relocating to the Motor City in 1935. According to the Soulful Detroit website, in 1957 he formed Silhouette Records, doubling as manager for the Falcons, a local doo wop group featuring future solo stars Eddie Floyd (West's nephew) and Mack Rice. West also produced the Falcons' "Sent Up," far and away the most successful of the eight singles issued on Silhouette during its brief existence, among them re... Read more

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