Detroyt was an R&B family singing quartet from Detroit, Michigan that consisted of the Boone family: Curtiss, Everett, Herschel and Petrena. They were led by Rick Timas & Vincent Bramley (who are known for writing New Edition’s song “Cool It Now”).
In 1983, Curtiss & Herschel released a single “((Party People) Throwdown” under the name “Boone Bros.”
In 1984, the quartet released their only self-titled album on Tabu Records. It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts at all.
The first single “Physical Lover” peaked at #84 on Billboard’s Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for only 4 weeks.
The follow-up single “Back to Back” failed to make any impact on the charts and after that, it seemed as if Detroyt faded into obscurity.
Curtiss Boone went on to write & perform on albums by artists such as Wendy Moten, Oleta Adams, Tina Moore and Gerald Alston.
Herschel Boone appears to still be active in the music business, writing & providing vocals on albums by artists such as Tamika Patton, Anita Baker, Rhonda Clark, Aaron Hall, Keith Washington, Tim McGraw, John Fogerty and most recently, Kid Rock.
It’s unknown what Everett and Petrena are up to these days.
To see a fan-made video for “Physical Lover,” go to:
To see a fan-made video for “Back to Back,” go to: