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Fingers Inc.

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Chicago House

Can You Feel It

A Can You Feel It
B My House (Acappella)

Desire Records

Cat No: WANTX 6
Released: 1988



Format: Vinyl Triple 12 Album
Genre: Chicago House

The Sound Of DJ International / Underground


two missing tracks (A3 and E2) and E1 is jack your body by Silk

A1 -ESP Its You
A2 - Chip E Time to Jack
B1 - JM Silk Music is the Key #
B2 - Chip E Like This
B3 - Sterling Void Dont Wanna Go #
C1 - Fast Eddie Acid Thunder
C2 - Sterling Void Its Alright

D.J. International Records

Cat No: DJISX1001
Released: 2015



Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Chicago House


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


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


Joe Smooth

Format: Vinyl Album
Genre: Chicago House

Promised Land

A1 Promised Land (4:00)
A2 Can't Fake The Feeling (5:30)
A3 Oh So True (4:20)
A4 He's All I Need (4:40)
A5 Inside My Mind (6:53)
B1 I Try (4:40)
B2 I'll Be There (5:00)
B3 Purple Haze (3:00)
B4 Perfect World (5:00)
B5 Going Down (5:00)

D.J. International Records

Cat No: DJART 903
Released: 1988
Out Of Stock


Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Chicago House

No Way Back

A1 No Way Back (Vocal)
A2 No Way Back (The Advent’s No Return Part 1) (7:31)
B1 No Way Back (Instrumental)
B2 No Way Back (The Advent’s No Return Part 2) (7:38)

Trax Records

Cat No: TXR19
Released: 2006
Out Of Stock

Gallifré & Mondeé Oliver

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Chicago House

Don't Walk Out On Love (Frankie Knuckles Remix)

A1 Don't Walk Out On Love (Frankie's Club Remix) (7:18)
A2 Don't Walk Out On Love (Frankie's Dream Version) (4:09)
B1 Don't Walk Out On Love (Latin Remix) (6:25)
B2 Don't Walk Out On Love (Radio Edit) (4:16)

Groovin Recordings

Cat No: GR 1226
Released: 2018


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


Jesse's Gang

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Chicago House


A1 Spies (Bond Version)
A2 Spies (Instrumental)
A3 Spies (Original Mix)
B1 Spies (House Version)
B2 Spies (Dub)

Jes Say Records

Cat No: JS 9988
Released: 1986


Peter Black

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: Chicago House

How Far I Go

A1 How Far I Go (I Go Radio)
A2 How Far I Go (House Appella)
B1 How Far I Go (House)
B2 How Far I Go (House Music)
B3 How Far I Go (Acid House)


DJ International

Cat No: DJ957
Released: 1988



Format: Vinyl Double Album
Genre: Chicago House

The House Sound Of Chicago - Vol. II - Chicago Trax

A1 On The House Pleasure Control
A2 Adonis No Way Back
A3 Santos (3) Work The Box
A4 Duane & Co. J.B. Piano Traxx
A5 Marshall Jefferson The House Music Anthem - Move Your Body
B1 Boris Badenough What's Up Rocky
B2 Sweet D Thank Ya
B3 Mr. Fingers Can You Feel It
B4 Virgo R U Hot Enough
C1 Hercules 7 Ways To Jack
C2 On The House Ride The Rhythm
C3 Mr. Fingers Washing Machine
C4 The Rude Boy Farley Keith Give Yourself To Me
C5 Master C & J When You Hold Me
D1 Sampson \"Butch\" Moore House Beat Box
D2 Adonis We're Rocking Down The House
D3 Fresh (2) Dum Dum
D4 Willie Wonka What Is House?
D5 Jungle Wonz The Jungle

London Records

Cat No: LONDP 32
Released: 1987
Out Of Stock

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


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


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
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.