Frankie Knuckles ‎– House Masters

Defected ‎– HOMAS23CD
2 × CD, Compilation

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1-1 Frankie Knuckles Featuring Jamie Principle Your Love
Featuring – Jamie PrincipleProducer – Frankie KnucklesWritten-By – Brian Walton*, Frankie Knuckles
1-2 Frankie Knuckles Presents Satoshi Tomiie Tears (Classic Vocal)
Engineer – John PoppoMixed By – Frankie KnucklesPresenter – Frankie KnucklesProducer – Frankie Knuckles, Satoshi TomiieWritten-By – Frankie Knuckles, Robert Owens, Satoshi Tomiie
1-3 Frankie Knuckles The Whistle Song (Sound Factory 12" Mix)
Executive-Producer – John Brown (4), Judith Weinstein*Mastered By – Herb Powers*Producer – Eric Kupper, Frankie Knuckles, John PoppoProgrammed By – Eric KupperRemix, Producer [Additional Production] – Eric Kupper, Frankie KnucklesWritten-By – Eric Kupper
1-4 Alison Limerick Where Love Lives (Classic Mix)
Engineer – John PoppoKeyboards – Eric Kupper, Peter "Ski" Schwartz*Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – David Morales, Frankie KnucklesVocals – Alison LimerickWritten-By, Producer – Lati Kronlund
1-5 Hercules & Love Affair Blind (Frankie Knuckles Remix)
Mixed By – Eric BroucekProducer – Andrew Butler, Tim GoldsworthyRemix, Producer [Additional Production] – Frankie KnucklesVocals – Anthony*Written-By – Andy Butler*, Anthony*
1-6 Frankie Knuckles Featuring Roberta Gilliam Workout (1992 Vocal Mix)
Executive-Producer – Judy WeinsteinFeaturing – Roberta GilliamProducer – Frankie Knuckles, John PoppoWritten-By – Danny Madden, Eric Kupper, Frankie Knuckles, Robert Brown (3)
1-7 Frankie Knuckles With Jamie Principle Baby Wants To Ride
Featuring [With] – Jamie PrincipleProducer – Frankie KnucklesWritten-By – Byron Walton, Frankie Knuckles
1-8 Andrea Mendez Bring Me Love (Classic Frankie)
Engineer [Mix] – David SussmanEngineer [Overdubs] – Nir ErelbaumKeyboards, Percussion – Satoshi TomiiePiano – Terry BurrusProducer – Miles MorganRemix, Producer [Additional Production] – Frankie KnucklesWritten-By – Andrea Mendez, Miles Morgan
1-9 Frankie Knuckles Only The Strong Survive (Club Mix)
Engineer – Tommy WhiteExecutive-Producer – Rocky JonesProducer – Frankie KnucklesVocals – Ricky DillardWritten-By – Jerry Butler, Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff
1-10 Frankie Knuckles It's Hard Sometime (FK Classic Club)
Arranged By [Vocal Arrangements] – Danny MaddenFlute – Paul ShapiroKeyboards [Additional] – Eric KupperPercussion – David MoralesPiano – Terry BurrusProducer – Frankie Knuckles, John PoppoVocals [Uncredited] – Shelton BectonWritten-By – Danny Madden, Frankie Knuckles, Satoshi Tomiie
1-11 Adeva Beautiful Love (Extended)
Producer – SmackRemix, Producer [Additional Production] – Frankie KnucklesWritten-By – Jacks*, Daniels*, Patterson*
2-1 Inner City Whatcha Gonna Do With My Lovin' (Def Mix)
Producer – Kevin "Reese" Saunderson*Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – David Morales, Frankie KnucklesWritten-By – James Mtume, Reginald Lucas*
2-2 Sounds Of Blackness The Pressure (Frankie Knuckles Classic Mix)
Producer – Gary Hines, Jimmy Jam & Terry LewisRemix, Producer [Additional Production] – Frankie KnucklesVocals – Ann Bennett-Nesby*Written-By – James Harris III, Terry Lewis
2-3 The Night Writers Let The Music Use You (Club Mix)
Producer, Mixed By – Frankie KnucklesWritten-By – McAllister*, Evans*
2-4 First Choice Let No Man Put Asunder (Frankie Knuckles 12" Remix)
Engineer – John PotokerExecutive-Producer – Joe Cayre, Ken Cayre, Stan CayreProducer – Baker-Harris-Young Productions*Remix – Frankie KnucklesWritten-By – Bruce R. Gray*, Bruce Andre Hawes*
2-5 Frankie Knuckles Rain Falls (FK Original)
Executive-Producer – John Brown (4), Judith Weinstein*Music By – Billy Schlosser, Lisa Michaelis, Satoshi TomiieProducer – Frankie Knuckles, John PoppoProgrammed By [Additional Keyboard Programming], Grand Piano, Realization – Peter "Ski" Schwartz*Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – John PoppoVocals [Uncredited] – Lisa Michaelis
2-6 Chaka Khan Ain't Nobody (Hallucinogenic Version)
Engineer [Assistant] – Abdu MalahiEngineer [Remix] – John PoppoProducer – Russ TitelmanProgrammed By [Additional Percussion & Keyboard Programming] – David Morales, Peter SchwartzRemix, Producer [Additional] – Frankie KnucklesWritten-By – Hawk Wolinski*
2-7 Loose Ends Hangin' On A String (Frankie Knuckles Club Mix)
Engineer – John PoppoKeyboards [Overdubs], Percussion [Overdubs] – Satoshi TomiiePiano – Terry BurrusProducer – Nick MartinelliRemix, Producer [Additional Production] – Frankie KnucklesWritten-By – Carl MacIntosh*, Jane Eugene, Steve Nichol
2-8 Frankie Knuckles Featuring Adeva Too Many Fish (Classic Frankie Version)
Engineer – John PoppoMixed By – Frankie KnucklesProducer – Danny Madden, Frankie KnucklesVocals, Featuring – AdevaWritten-By – Danny Madden, Frankie Knuckles, Patricia Daniels
2-9 Lisa Stansfield Change (Knuckles Mix)
Performer – Lisa StansfieldProducer – Andy Morris (5), Ian DevaneyRemix, Producer [Additional Production] – Frankie KnucklesWritten-By – Andy Morris (5), Ian Devaney, Lisa Stansfield
2-10 Pet Shop Boys Left To My Own Devices (Frankie Knuckles Royal Piano Version)
Producer – Stephen Lipson, Trevor HornRemix, Producer [Additional Production] – Frankie KnucklesWritten-By – Chris Lowe, Neil Tennant
2-11 Frankie Knuckles Presents Director's Cut (3) Featuring Jamie Principle I'll Take You There (Directors Cut Classic Signature Mix)
Executive-Producer – Frankie Knuckles, Judy WeinsteinKeyboards, Drum Programming – Eric KupperPresenter – Frankie KnucklesProducer, Arranged By – Eric Kupper, Frankie KnucklesVocals, Featuring – Jamie PrincipleWritten-By – Jamie Principle

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Issued in a three-panel cardboard sleeve, housed in an embossed outer sleeve.

All profits to the Frankie Knuckles Fund

℗ & © 2015 Defected Records Limited

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 26194 31172 8
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 06BA
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1): ITH0180/CD1 HOMAS23CD/CD1
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2): ITH0180/CD2.3 HOMAS23CD/CD2
  • Rights Society: MCPS
  • Label Code (GVL Code): GVL 12153

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
HOMAS23D5 Frankie Knuckles House Masters(24xFile, WAV, Comp) Defected HOMAS23D5 UK 2015
HOMAS23CDJP Frankie Knuckles House Masters(2xCD, Comp) Defected HOMAS23CDJP Japan 2015 Sell This Version
HOMAS23D5 Frankie Knuckles House Masters(24xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) Defected HOMAS23D5 UK 2015


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March 6, 2019

The best entry in the House Masters series. These 22 tracks take you through each FK era right from the very beginning up to the recent Director's Cut projects. There's a lot of incredibly melodic vocal tracks in this package. Highly recommended for fans of 90s and Soulful House, and a respectful tribute to Frankie's passing. The man definitely deserves a Volume Two.


March 30, 2018
No Tongue 'n' Cheek's Tomorrow on there ? Criminal.....


August 21, 2015

This is an amazing collection of house music. Sound quality is superb, booklet is well written, and the music is the work of a genius that was decades ahead of his time. Absolutely essential.