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Rhythim Is Rhythim & Model 500

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Chicago House

Strings Of Life / Off To Battle / KAOS

A1 Rhythim Is Rhythim Strings Of Life (Piano Mix) (7:32)
A2 Rhythim Is Rhythim Strings Of Life (Exclusive Remix) (6:58)
A3 Rhythim Is Rhythim Strings Of Life (Flam-Boy-Ant Mix) (6:50)
B1 Model 500 Off To Battle (Remix) (7:45)
B2 Model 500 Off To Battle (Original Version) (6:25)
B3 Rhythim Is Rhythim KAOS (6:42)

Jack Trax

Cat No: 12 J TRAX 11
Released: 1989

£10.00

Master C & J

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Chicago House

In The City

A1 In The City (Club Mix) (7:23)
B1 In The City (Devil Mix) (7:32)
B2 In The City (Insane Mix) (4:56)

Trax Records

Cat No: TXR9
Released: 2006

£16.00

Blade Boy

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Chicago House

Don't Hold Back

A1 Don't Hold Back
A2 Don't Hold Back Again
B1 Dance To The Funky Beat
B2 Dance To The Funky Beat Again

Housetime Records

Cat No: HT 1028
Released: 1990

£8.00

Master C & J

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Chicago House

One Day We'll All Be Free

A1 One Day We'll All Be Free (Edward "Getdown" Crosby Mix)
A2 One Day We'll All Be Free (Jesse Jones Mix)
B One Day We'll All Be Free (Mark Imperial Mix)

Streetside Records

Cat No: SS 101
Released: 1988
Out Of Stock

Frankie Knuckles

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Chicago House

Your Love / Baby Wants To Ride

A Your Love (5:20)
B Baby Wants To Ride (5:25)

Radical Records

Cat No: TRAXT 3
Released: 1989

£20.00

Various

Format: Vinyl Double Album
Genre: Chicago House

Jackmaster Phuture Trax

A1 Tyree Cooper Hardcore Hip House (4:43)
A2 "Fast" Eddie Smith My Melody (5:13)
A3 Joe Smooth Reign (4:59)
A4 Chip E. No Reason (7:24)
B1 Marshall Jefferson & Dancing Flutes Do The Do (6:17)
B2 Hokus Pokus Different World (5:00)
B3 K.A. Posse Dog Dance (4:52)
B4 Marshall Jefferson & Dancing Flutes Give A Little More (5:09)

Westside Records (2)

Cat No: HAPYLP 1
Released: 1989
Out Of Stock

Virgo Four

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Chicago House

E-Series Part Three

A1 Coco Beach Cafe
A2 I Will Rock You
B1 St. Tropez
B2 I Can Only Be Me

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Chiwax

Cat No: CHIWAX V403
Released: 2015

£10.00

The Housemaster Boyz & The Rude Boy Of House

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Chicago House

House Nation

A1 House Nation
A2 House Nation (Acca House)
B1 House Nation (The International Remix)
B2 House Nation (Track'N The House)

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Trax Records

Cat No: TXR 6
Released: 2015

£9.95

Marshall Jefferson & Jamie Principle

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Chicago House

Move Your Body / Baby Wants To Ride

A Marshall Jefferson Move Your Body (7:47)
B Jamie Principle Baby Wants To Ride (8:37)

Trax Records

Cat No: TX 117
Released: 2002
Out Of Stock

Marshall Jefferson & Dancing Flutes

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Chicago House

Do The Do

A1 Do The Do (Got 2 Mix) (4:20)
A2 Do The Do (Do The House) (6:12)
B1 Do The Do (Do The Flutes) (3:43)
B2 Do The Do (Dub The Do) (5:30)

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Westside Records

Cat No: DJINT 10
Released: 1989

£8.00

Armando

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Chicago House

Trackside

A1 Armando Untitled 1
A2 Armando Untitled 2
A3 Unknown Artist Disco Tape #7
A3 Rhythm Controll My House (Accapella)

Privatepress Records

Cat No: Trackside1
Released: 2015

£12.45

Pierre's Pfantasy Club

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Chicago House

G. T. B.

A Got The Bug (5:23)
B1 Got The Bug (Dub) (4:19)
B2 Got The Bug (Instrumental) (5:23)

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Trax Records

Cat No: TX157
Released: 2015

£8.95

Jackmaster Hater

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Chicago House

Lost Traxx

A1 Jacks The Boxx (9:48)
A2 I Like House Music (2:32)
A3 Boxx Jackin' (Dub Version) (4:50)
B1 Jack My My Body (Boxx Version) (4:35)
B2 Pump The Boxx (7:02)
B3 Jack Traxx (House Music Mixx) (6:54)

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Kstarke Records

Cat No: KR006
Released: 2012

£11.00

Joe Lewis

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Chicago House

Chi House EP

A1 Funky Disco
A2 Let Yourself Go
B1 Electric Love
B2 House Beats '95

Chiwax Classic Edition

Cat No: CCE025
Released: 2016

£8.95

Larry Heard

Format: Vinyl Double Album
Genre: Chicago House

Dance 2000 (Part 2)

A1 Future Step Lesson (6:58)
A2 Evolution Of Mind (6:01)
B1 Sunset (7:13)
B2 Spinal Tap (5:56)
C1 After Hours (6:38)
C2 Motherland (6:37)
D1 Give Me Heaven (4:48)
D2 A Long Short Story (9:15)

Distance

Cat No: Di0861
Released: 1998
Out Of Stock
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Information on the Chicago House genre

Chicago house is the earliest style of house music. The term "House music" is thought to have originated in North America at a Chicago, USA, nightclub called The Warehouse. While the origins of the name are unclear, one of the most popular beliefs is that the term can be traced to the name of that club.

House music was developed in the houses, garages and clubs of Chicago initially for local club-goers in the "underground" club scenes, rather than for widespread commercial release. As a result, the recordings were much more conceptual and longer than the music usually played on commercial radio. House musicians used analog synthesizers and sequencers to create and arrange the electronic elements and samples on their tracks, combining live traditional instruments and percussion and soulful vocals with preprogrammed electronic synthesizers and "beat-boxes".

Main stream record stores often did not carry these 12 inch vinyl singles, as they were not available through the major record distributors. In Chicago, records stores such as Importes Etc., State Street Records, JR’s Music shop and Gramaphone Records were the primary suppliers of this music. The record-store Importes Etc, is believed to be where the term “house” was introduced as a shortening of "Warehouse".

The music was still essentially disco until the early 1980s when the first stand-alone drum machines were invented. House tracks could now be given an edge with the use of a mixer and drum machine. This was an added boost to the prestige of the individual DJs. Underground club DJs like Ron Hardy and radio jocks The Hot Mix 5 played Italo Disco tracks like "Dirty Talk" and the "MBO Theme" by Klein M.B.O., Early B-Boy Hip Hop tracks such as Man Parrish's "Hip Hop, Be Bop (Don't Stop)" and Afrika Bambaataa and the Soul Sonic Force's Planet Rock and Looking for the Perfect Beat as well as electronic music by Kraftwerk; these genres were influential to the Chicago genre of House.

Jesse Saunders “Jes Say Records” who had club hits with more “B-boy Hip Hop” oriented tracks like “Come to Me” by Gwendolyn and “Dum Dum” as well as the Italo Disco influenced “Under Cover” by Dr. Derelict released the first Chicago home made house hit, “On and On” (1984) which had hypnotic lyrics, driving bassline, and percussion. This was the first house record pressed and sold to the general public.

In 1985, Mr Fingers's landmark "Can You Feel It?"/"Washing Machine"/"Mystery of Love" showed a jazz-influenced, lush, sound that was created using a Roland TR-707 and Jupiter 6 synthesizer. This song helped to start the trend for the Deep house genre, which had a slower beat of 110-125 bpm. In the same year, Chip E.'s "It's House" is a good example of the Chicago House Music style. In 1986, Phuture's "Acid Trax" (1986) showed the development of a house music subgenre called acid house which arose from experiments with a 303 machine by Chicago musicians such as DJ Pierre.

Early house recordings were Jamie Principle and Frankie Knuckles' "Your Love"; "On and On" by Jesse Saunders (1984) and Chip E.'s "The Jack Trax" featuring the songs “It’s House” and “Time to Jack”, which used complex rhythms, simple bassline, sampling technology, and minimalist vocals. By 1985, house music dominated the clubs of Chicago, largely in part due to the radio play the music received on 102.7 FM WBMX which was the brainchild of Program director Lee Michaels through WBMX's resident DJ team, the Hot Mix 5.
The Roland TB-303 bass synthesizer

The music and movement was also aided by the electronic music revolution - the arrival of cheap and compact music sequencers, drum machines (the Roland TR-909, TR-808 and TR-707, and Latin percussion machine the TR-727) and bass modules (such as the Roland TB-303) gave House music creators even wider possibilities in creating their own sound. The acid house subgenre was developed from the experiments by DJ Pierre, Larry Heard (Mr. Fingers), and Marshall Jefferson with the new drum and rhythm machines.

Many of the songs that defined the Chicago house music sound were released by DJ International Records and Trax Records. In 1985, Trax released "Jack the Bass" and "Funkin' with the Drums Again" by Farley Jackmaster Funk. In 1986, Trax released "No Way Back" by Adonis, Larry Heard's (as Fingers Inc.) "Can You Feel It?" and "Washing Machine", and an early house anthem in 1986, "Move Your Body" by Marshall Jefferson, which helped to boost the popularity of the style outside of Chicago.

In 1987, Steve 'Silk' Hurley's "Jack Your Body" was the first House track to reach No.1 in the UK Top 40 pop chart. 1987 also saw M/A/R/R/S' "Pump Up The Volume" reach No.1 in the UK Top 40 pop chart. In 1989 Hurley transformed Roberta Flack's soft ballad "Uh Oh Look Out" into a boisterous dance track. S'Express's "Theme from S'Express" (1988) is an example of a disco-influenced, funky acid house tune. It uses samples from Rose Royce's song "Is it Love You're After" over a Roland 303 bassline. In 1989, Black Box - "Ride on time" (which sampled Loleatta Holloway's 1980 disco hit, Love Sensation) hit number 1 in the UK top 40 and Technotronic's song "Pump Up the Jam" (1989) was one of the early house records to break the top 10 on the US pop charts. A year later, Madonna's "Vogue" went to number one on charts worldwide, becoming the highest selling single on WEA up to that time. In 1992, Leftfield's song "Release the Pressure" helped to introduce a new subgenre of house called progressive house.

House music also had an influence of relaying political messages to people who were considered to be the outcasts of society. It offered a "home" for those who didn't fit into mainstream American society, especially celebrated by many black gays. Frankie Knuckles made a good comparison of House saying it was like "church for people who have fallen from grace" and Marshall Jefferson compared it to "old-time religion in the way that people just get happy and screamin'" . Deep house was similar to many of the messages of freedom for the black community. Both House CDs by Joe Smooth, "Promised Land" and Db "I Have a Dream" give similar messages of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. House was also very sexual and had much mystic in it. It went so far as to have a "eroto-mystic delirium" . Jamie Principle's "Baby Wants to Ride" begins in a prayer but surprisingly is about a dominatrix who seduces a man to "ride" her through the rest of the song.