Monday, February 23, 2009

"Gotta Have House......Music"

This post is for my best friend De'Wayne (since 9th Grade) who's from Chicago and now living on the East coast. He's also one of the people responsible for helping me to take my mixing skills to another level by having me practice almost everyday after school. In high school we caught many by surprise b/c they didn't know we were DJs until we appeared on the school talent show w/ our Hip-Hop group called the Def Crew, which consisted of 2 DJs, 3 MCs, and 2 B-Boys/Dancers. To go by his old school name, "DJ Chi-Dawg" introduced me to the Chicago House sound in the early 80's by the tapes he recorded from the Chi-town radio station WBMX. As we walked to school nearly every morning carrying a boombox, that really helped put the pep in our step to try and keep tempo while we trotted down the block. Two or three years ago, I went to a thrift store and regained many of the singles that are included in this mix at the cost of about 50 cents for 12"s and a dollar for LPs. You may even hear a few crackles in the vinyl. To help relive those analog memories, grab a copy of the mix below. Part two will be posted soon. Bless Brother!

Track listing:
1. Jump To It - Aretha Franklin
2. The Glow of Love - Change ft. Luther Vandross
3. I Can't Turn Around - Isaac Hayes
4. Trapped - Colonel Abrams
5. You're The One For Me - D-Train
6. Weekend - Class Action
7. Is It All Over My Face - Loose Joints
8. Jack Me Til I Scream - Julian 'Jumpin' Perez ft. Connie V
9. Jack Your Body - Steve 'Silk' Hurley
10. Let No Man Put Asunder - First Choice
11. French Kiss - Lil' Louis
12. Love Can't Turn Around - Farley Jackmaster Funk ft. Darryl Pandy
13. Move Your Body - Marshall Jefferson
14. Good Life (Magic Juan Mix) - Inner City
15. Show Me Love (Stonebridge Club Mix) - Robin S
16. Work That Motherf*&%#r - Steve Poindexter

Classic House Mix by: DJ Kool Emdee @ The Record Realm

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