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The Original Chicago House Classics

Various Artists Audio CD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (25 Mar 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Music Club
  • ASIN: B00005YXJ2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,223 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Your LoveFrankie Knuckles 6:470.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Can You Feel ItMr. Fingers 5:300.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Love Can't Turn AroundFarley 'Jackmaster' Funk 5:390.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Do It ProperlyAdonis 5:260.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Move Your BodyMarshall Jefferson 6:430.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Promised LandJoe Smooth 5:080.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Baby Wants to RideFrankie Knuckles 8:340.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. You Used To Hold MeRalphi Rosario 6:560.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. House NationThe House Master Boyz 8:120.69  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Pump Up LondonMr. Lee 7:130.69  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Can't Get EnoughLiz Torres 5:220.69  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Bring Down The WallsRobert Owens 5:420.69  Buy MP3 

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A lesson in House 12 Nov 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I'm not quite sure how the previous reviewer came to his 2 star review. There are some SOLID gold tunes on this album.
There are some INCREDIBLY influential tunes on here.
Can U feel it is House at it's finest & Frankie Knuckles 'Your Love' is just sublime, as is Raplhi Rosario's 'You used to hold me'. Marshall Jeffersons 'Move your Body' is another killer cut.
All these tunes are entitled to their Hall Of Fame status.
A 2 star review just doesn't do them justice.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
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If you see anything published by the previous reviwer who dismisses this becuase he doesn't like it; don't bother reading it. You can't produce the history of something only from the bits of it you like. That's like missing out on the big bang when writing about the historty of the universe.
This early Chicago house was the start of a collosal movement that went worldwide and is still around twenty years later (at time of writing).
Sure it sounds dated now, but in the clubs in the late eighties (not early nineties that scarygeorge says) this was tremendously ground breaking and we danced our shoes off to this stuff. From hearing the first Jack Your Body and Love Can't Turn Around many of us were in the record shops on Saturdays buying up all this stuff week in week out.
I've got all the tracks from this album from origianls in the eighties.
It's all home grown black Chicago house and is pure.
(The only track that doesn't belong is "Pump up London" as this was Acid House but still produced by Mr Lee a Chicago House founder.) If I were on a desert island I might take Ralphi Rosario featuring Xavier Gold's U Used to Hold Me...absolutely fantastic soul lifting spine tingling track.
Anyway listen to this as a sample or a document of what spawned EVERY western non hip hop dance genre since.
I have the box set of this era from London Records series "House Sound of Chicago" label and it has 12 albums of this stuff - the amount of music being produced in Chicago at the time was prolific.
These are just a few of the big hits that made it big at the time. A pity there aren't more comprehensive and definitive catalogues of this retrospective stuff.
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The guy that marked it one star it's obvious you know nothing about Chicago house music scene! The other person saying it's stark and cold also as above...A lot of the music was made off the back end of disco and 80's boogie, stripped down to a basic form using hardware that was cheap that gave a raw, grainy, dark feel to it. This collection is actually more upbeat than some of the stuff that came out, i.e C&J Masters "face it". Garage was the more soulful side of things usually.
This is a compilation that has a few lesser tracks in but yet has Adonis "do it properly" a huge bootleged track with a few versions by different artists Denise Motto, 2 blacks a Puerto rican et al, the former being by far the best cut. Also Acid house for all it's gimmicks and fashionablity was a credible style which is still Chicago House (the Mr Lee track is not a good example) so warrants being on this album.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad 12 Sep 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Already have most of the tracks and bought it for the 4 I didn't out less than 4 x iTunes downloads so no complaints!
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars classic house 21 Feb 2010
Format:Audio CD
Every fan of dance music should have the original house anthems that reignited dance music from the late 1980s into the 1990s.
Those who don't know these songs, please be quiet!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic 7 Dec 2012
By james
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is one of the best dance albums I have heard. It has classic house and an almost perfect introduction into Chicago House.
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