Marshall Jefferson ‎– The House Music Anthem

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TX117 Marshall Jefferson The House Music Anthem(12", Red) Trax Records TX117 US 1986 Sell This Version
D.J. 12-1002-40 Marshall Jefferson And On The House Marshall Jefferson And On The House - Move Your Body - The House Music Anthem(12") D.J. International Records, BCM Records D.J. 12-1002-40 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
DJ941 Marshall Jefferson And On The House Marshall Jefferson And On The House - Move Your Body - The Original D.J. International Recording(12") D.J. International Records DJ941 US 1986 Sell This Version
BOY-005 Marshall Jefferson And On The House Marshall Jefferson And On The House - Move Your Body(12") Boy Records (4) BOY-005 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
TART 3 Marshall Jefferson And On The House Marshall Jefferson And On The House - The House Music Anthem(12") Affair Record Company Ltd TART 3 UK 1986 Sell This Version
TX117 Marshall Jefferson The House Music Anthem(12", Bla) Trax Records TX117 US 1986 Sell This Version
TX117 Marshall Jefferson The House Music Anthem(12", Gre) Trax Records TX117 US 1986 Sell This Version
TART 3 Marshall Jefferson And On The House Marshall Jefferson And On The House - The House Music Anthem(12", W/Lbl) Affair Record Company Ltd TART 3 UK 1986 Sell This Version
TRAXT 4 Frankie Knuckles Presents Marshall Jefferson Frankie Knuckles Presents Marshall Jefferson - Move Your Body ('90 Remix)(12") Radical Records (5), Trax Records TRAXT 4 UK 1989 Sell This Version
TRAXT 4 Frankie Knuckles Presents Marshall Jefferson Frankie Knuckles Presents Marshall Jefferson - Move Your Body ('90 Remix)(12") Radical Records (5), Trax Records TRAXT 4 UK 1989 Sell This Version
TRAXS 4 Marshall Jefferson Move Your Body ('90 Remix)(7") Radical Records (5) TRAXS 4 UK 1989 Sell This Version
TX194 Frankie Knuckles Presents Marshall Jefferson Frankie Knuckles Presents Marshall Jefferson - Move Your Body ('90 Remix)(12") Trax Records TX194 US 1990 Sell This Version
TX194 Frankie Knuckles Presents Marshall Jefferson Frankie Knuckles Presents Marshall Jefferson - Move Your Body ('90 Remix)(12", TP, W/Lbl) Trax Records TX194 US 1990 Sell This Version
DJLTD 1 Frankie Knuckles Move Your Body(12", Ltd) World Dance Records DJLTD 1 UK 1990 Sell This Version
TX 317 Pound (3) Move Yo' Body (12") Trax Records TX 317 US 1993 Sell This Version
EDM 5001 Marshall Jefferson Move Your Body ('93 Trance Mix)(CD, Maxi) Essential Dance Music EDM 5001 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
TRXUK 005 Marshall Jefferson Move Your Body (Adonis Remixes)(12") Trax Records TRXUK 005 UK 1996 Sell This Version
TRXUK005 Marshall Jefferson Move Your Body (Adonis Remixes)(12", Promo, W/Lbl, Sta) Trax Records TRXUK005 UK 1996 Sell This Version
TX 117 Marshall Jefferson The House Music Anthem(12", RE) Trax Records TX 117 US 1998 Sell This Version
S12DJ-006 Marshall Jefferson Move Your Body(12") Simply Vinyl (S12) S12DJ-006 UK 2001 Sell This Version
S12DJ-006 Marshall Jefferson Move Your Body / Dub Your Body(12") Simply Vinyl (S12) S12DJ-006 UK 2002 Sell This Version
S12DJ006 Marshall Jefferson Move Your Body(12") Simply Vinyl (S12) S12DJ006 UK 2004 Sell This Version
TX 117 Marshall Jefferson The House Music Anthem(12", RE) Trax Records TX 117 US 2004 Sell This Version
GHHM1 Marshall Jefferson Move Your Body (Gotta Have House) (2010 House Mix)(12", S/Sided, Unofficial, W/Lbl, Sti) Not On Label (Marshall Jefferson) GHHM1 2010 Sell This Version
OHR 001 Curtis McClain Move Your Body (The Remake)(File, MP3, 320) Open House Recordings OHR 001 US 2011
OHR 004 Curtis McClain Move Your Body Remixes Part I(6xFile, MP3, 320) Open House Recordings OHR 004 US 2011
OHR 005 Curtis McClain Move Your Body Remixes Part II(6xFile, MP3, 320) Open House Recordings OHR 005 US 2011
OHR 007 Curtis McClain Move Your Body Remixes Part III(5xFile, MP3, 320) Open House Recordings OHR 007 US 2011
NS033 Marshall Jefferson Feat. Curtis McClain Marshall Jefferson Feat. Curtis McClain - Move Your Body (Maurice Joshua Remix)(File, MP3, Single, 320) Nu Soul NS033 US 2012
UL 3295 Marshall Jefferson Featuring Curtis McClain Marshall Jefferson Featuring Curtis McClain - The House Music Anthem (Move Your Body) (2012 Version) - Reboot Remix(2xFile, MP3, 320) Ultra Records UL 3295 US 2012
UL3421 Marshall Jefferson Featuring Curtis McClain Marshall Jefferson Featuring Curtis McClain - The House Music Anthem (Move Your Body) (2012 Version)(2xFile, MP3, 320) Ultra Records UL3421 US 2012
UL 3308 Marshall Jefferson Featuring Curtis McClain Marshall Jefferson Featuring Curtis McClain - The House Music Anthem (Move Your Body) - Remix Project(20xFile, MP3, 320) Ultra Records UL 3308 US 2012
5032698671700 Marshall Jefferson The House Music Anthem(3xFile, WAV, RM) Harmless 5032698671700 UK 2013
TX117 Marshall Jefferson The House Music Anthem(12", RE, RM) Trax Records TX117 UK 2014 Sell This Version
UL5918 Tchami + Marshall Jefferson Tchami + Marshall Jefferson - Move Your Body (Future House)(File, MP3, 320) Ultra Records UL5918 US 2015
FREAK042 Marshall Jefferson Move Your Body (Skapes Remix)(File, MP3, 320) Freakin909 FREAK042 US 2017
GET762-7 Marshall Jefferson The House Music Anthem(7", Single) Trax Records, Get On Down GET762-7 US 2018 Sell This Version
Move Your Body II Marshall Jefferson Move Your Body (Mike Ink Remixes)(12", Unofficial) Not On Label (Marshall Jefferson) Move Your Body II Germany Unknown Sell This Version
EDM 12002 Marshall Jefferson Move Your Body (P.V.'s Remixes)(12") Essential Dance Music EDM 12002 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
TX117 Marshall Jefferson The House Music Anthem(12", RE, Red) Trax Records TX117 US Unknown Sell This Version

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markusruiz15

markusruiz15

April 10, 2018
referencing The House Music Anthem, 12", Red, TX117
I love this song so much I listen to it everyday
kbornsanders

kbornsanders

January 5, 2017
referencing The House Music Anthem, 12", RE, RM, TX117
The copy that I possess is in fact the same one depicted here with the red label and still in the original Chicago Trax Jacket. NOt a generic jacket and or sleeve. I can provide a pic to verify authenticity of my vinyl to potential buyer/s
christhornton

christhornton

April 3, 2016
referencing The House Music Anthem, 12", Bla, TX117
What is the difference between black and red vinyl stickers ?
Traxus

Traxus

October 17, 2015
referencing The House Music Anthem, 12", Red, TX117

FYI, this is the release with the piano intro; I bought the DJ International version first and was bummed as this was the one I was looking for
inspector.godot

inspector.godot

January 17, 2015
referencing The House Music Anthem, 12", RE, RM, TX117
Anyone else having the problem that the very first seconds of A1 sound distorted (like pitched up and down)? May be due to the warping of my record, though... Bad quality!
littlemartin

littlemartin

September 19, 2014
referencing The House Music Anthem, 12", Red, TX117
No Way Back, Dub Can't Turn Around & this right here changed my life. No question. Still does for me 28 years later what it did in 1986. So powerful, so intense, so wonderful, so exhilarating... Those feckin' hi hats coming at you like a ton of bricks.

The back story is fascinating, thank you Ian.
ian_s

ian_s

August 20, 2013
referencing The House Music Anthem, 12", Red, TX117
More info: This was meant to have been released on Marshall's own Other Side label, but at the last minute Larry Sherman scratched out the Other Side label number on the mothers and replaced it with a Trax number. If you own a release with a scratched out Other Side number you know it's an original release. Larry also didn't bother too re-master or re-cut it. Also the release was meant to be credited as On The House, as Curtis McClain, Thomas Carr & Rudy Forbes had helped write the tune. Larry just credited it to Marshall Jefferson, which caused a lot of friction between Marshall and the other people involved. They came around his house to confront him, Marshall telling them it was Larry's fault, which they didn't believe. They only believed him when they confronted Sherman, who told them to piss off. A friend of Curtis called Norman David got Marshall to sign an affadavit stating that they had sang the vocals on the record. They took this to Larry who claimed that he had given Marshall $150,000 and that he had put Marshall's name on the song as that was required in the contract. They went back to Marshall demanding their cut only for Marshall to tell them that he ad not received a penny from Sherman and had, in fact, paid HIM $1,500 to press up the release, which they didn't believe, even after he had showed them the receipt. They then said that Sherman had offered them a contract, which they were going to sign and get rich, a course of action which Jefferson tried to stop. They later had 2 releases, but got paid nothing from Sherman.
ian_s

ian_s

August 20, 2013
referencing The House Music Anthem, 12", Red, TX117
Marshall had this song in his head whilst working at the post office. He figured out all the parts , then got fellow PO workers and friends Curtis MCClain, Thomas Carr & Rudy Forbes to join him at Lito Manlucu's studio. They recorded a version, but his 3 friends thought that it sucked. That night he took the tune to the Sheba Baby club and played it to the DJs Mike Dunn, Tyree Cooper and Hugo Hutchinson. They loved it, but wouldn't play because of the piano, which they thought wasn't "House music". He then drove to the Music Box to play it to Ron Hardy. In his car he played it to K.Alexi Shelby who was also not impressed, also thinking that it wasn't House music.
In the club he gave it to Hardy, who played it straight away, then played it back-to-back 5 times. It became the biggest tune in Chicago and Hardy asked him not to give it to other DJs. Eventually Marshall couldn't stifle demand from other DJs anymore and he gave it to Frankie Knuckles to play. He also took it to Larry Sherman at Trax. He also hated it and said it wasn't House because of the piano. Marshall didn't care and paid Larry to press it up....which finally happened 13 months later. The version on DJ International came about because Marshall thought he could record a superior version in a bigger studio. He went to Paragon studios to record it.
PHUTURE303

PHUTURE303

June 19, 2010
referencing The House Music Anthem, 12", TART 3

What a tune, i want to rate this 6 out of 5. Top class house music at its best. My favorite house track of that era.

September 3, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
referencing Move Your Body, 12", S12DJ-006
Almost without any effort at all, many people will claim this as one the quintessential dance tunes of all time. For something that emerged in 1986, there's little doubt that its hallmark "house music" sound was years ahead of its time, and despite it being tightly based on a relatively little known R&B track by Imagination, many will credit Marshall Jefferson's timeless classic as lighting the way for future House producers. Having said all that, there is still something bizarrely corny (or perhaps insidiously gay) about this Chicago classic. It must be the way the remarkably simple piano hook integrates with the bassline, or maybe it's just that feeling you get when you're waiting for the chorus to kick in. Whatever it is, this track seems to have a leg over either side of the fence separating the dairy from the meat.