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The Original Chicago House Classics

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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: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,700 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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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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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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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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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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Great album all the classics ( well most of them ) 1 or 2 missing mainly The Nightwriters but a great album to have as part of any dance collection or a great introduction into Chicago House .
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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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This is a killer of an album. Taking back to the roots of Chicago....if you love house then you will adore this! Wicked and i love it! 11/10
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The CD has some real classics such as Frankie Knuckles and Marshall Jefferson etc. There are a couple of not so good tracks but overall it is a great compilation. Any true house music fan should add this to their collection, the tracks are over 20 years old but still sound fresh...this is where it all began
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