Frankie Knuckles ‎– The Whistle Song

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The Whistle Song was actually first created by Eric Kupper.
Eric had met Frankie Knuckles & David Morales at Arthur Baker's Shakedown Sound Studios, & had done some work with them on "Tears" featuring vocalist Robert Owens. Later on in 1990 Eric heard Knuckles & Morales play at the Red Zone.
After 1 particular night - a Def Mix party at Red Zone when Knuckles was djing - Eric was so inspired that the next day he went into the studio & came up with an untitled track (later to be called the whistle song). He gave a copy on cassette tape to Frankie, who transferred it onto reel-to-reel & began playing it at the Sound Factory... People were asking, "what's that track.. the whistle song one?"
Then Eric, Frankie, & John Poppo put some more work into the track & it was released.

Tracklist

The Whistle Song (Paul Shapiro Reigns Supreme 12" Mix) 6:53
The Whistle Song (EK 12" Mix) 7:20
The Whistle Song (Sound Factory 12" Mix) 6:42
The Whistle Song (Paul Shapiro Supreme 7" Mix) 4:14

Versions (15)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
0-96323 Frankie Knuckles The Whistle Song(12") Virgin 0-96323 US 1991 Sell This Version
VUSTX 47 Frankie Knuckles The Whistle Song(12") Virgin America VUSTX 47 UK 1991 Sell This Version
VUST 47 Frankie Knuckles The Whistle Song(12") Virgin America VUST 47 UK 1991 Sell This Version
614 564 Frankie Knuckles The Whistle Song(12") Virgin 614 564 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
DMD 1678 Frankie Knuckles The Whistle Song(12", Promo) Virgin Records America, Inc. DMD 1678 US 1991 Sell This Version
DMD 1678 Frankie Knuckles The Whistle Song(12", Promo) Virgin Records America, Inc. DMD 1678 US 1991 Sell This Version
DMD 1632, 0-96323 Frankie Knuckles The Whistle Song(12", Promo) Fire Island Classics, Fire Island Classics DMD 1632, 0-96323 US 1991 Sell This Version
DMD 1632 Frankie Knuckles The Whistle Song(12", Promo) Virgin Records America, Inc. DMD 1632 US 1991 Sell This Version
V jST 47 Frankie Knuckles The Whistle Song(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Virgin America V jST 47 UK 1991 Sell This Version
VUS 47, 114 564 Frankie Knuckles The Whistle Song(7", Single) Virgin, Virgin VUS 47, 114 564 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
VUS 47 Frankie Knuckles The Whistle Song(7", Single, Jukebox) Virgin America VUS 47 UK 1991 Sell This Version
PRCD 4013 Frankie Knuckles The Whistle Song(CD, Maxi, Promo) Virgin Records America, Inc. PRCD 4013 US 1991 Sell This Version
VUSCD 47, 664 564 Frankie Knuckles The Whistle Song(CD, Single) Virgin America, Virgin America VUSCD 47, 664 564 UK 1991 Sell This Version
4-98762 Frankie Knuckles The Whistle Song(Cass, Single) Virgin Records America 4-98762 US 1991 Sell This Version
VUS 47, 114 564 Frankie Knuckles Whistle Song(7") Virgin America, Virgin America VUS 47, 114 564 UK 1991 Sell This Version

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Harthouse

Harthouse

May 11, 2016
referencing The Whistle Song, CD, Single, VUSCD 47, 664 564
All these years, didn't noticed any difference between Track 2 and 3, except Track 2 is 6 seconds longer?!?
crazyjay

crazyjay

April 4, 2014
referencing The Whistle Song, 12", 0-96323
I USED TO HAVE THIS SONG ON CASSETTE TAPE ALBUM AND NOW I GONNA GET IT ON VYNL.NOT ONLY THAT THIS SONG WAS USED IN COMMERCIALS AS WELL.R.I.P FRANKIE KNUCKLES
rev.robert

rev.robert

November 21, 2002
referencing The Whistle Song, 12", 0-96323

i'd just got out of college and was going gett a degree in sound engineering in nyc. you could not escape this song that summer of '91. it was everywhere.

what makes it such a great song is its' simplicity. the melody, the beat are hot, and you have to whistle when you hear this song.