Joe Von Battle owned Joe’s Record Shop at 3530 Hastings Street. He opened his shop and recording studio in the late ‘40’s and it became legendary in its time. The building was destroyed to build the Chrysler Freeway. The business relocated to 12th Street, where it remained until it was destroyed in the ‘67 Riots.
Marsha Music Live On Hastings Street! The Story Of Joe Von Battle/The ArtX Festival, SoulfulDetroit.com, March 2013
Joe Von Battle – Requiem for a Record Shop Man, Marsha Music, November 2008