Rhythm Controll ‎– My House

Catch A Beat Records ‎– 2160
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM

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℗ & © 1987 Madison Street Publishing (BMI).

Total duration for both B-side tracks on the label is 9:14

Available in a green label pressing and an identical clear blue label pressing.
Bootlegged in august 2008.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etchings): S-2160-A SIDE 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etchings): S.2160-B SIDE 2
  • Rights Society: BMI


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August 18, 2018
Hello everyone i worked for the owner of Catch a Beat Records "TOM LEWIS" for 10years as one of the dj spinning at the Factory night club. The main artist was "Quick Mix Claus" "Bruce Abbott" Chuck Roberts was ask to sing on the record. The label was base at the westside of chicago a club call the "FACTORY" Mr.Larry Heard doesn't own the rights of "MY HOUSE" he sample chucks vocal's to add on his Can You Feel It track.....



December 22, 2017
edited about 1 year ago

During the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE, The Netherlands) in october 2017 Chuck Roberts was invited to open the event. In an interview he told some details about his speech. In 1987 he was contacted by the producer of the track (Tony Lewis) to explain to the public what house music means. The speech was done in 5 takes and came straight from the heart according to Roberts.


October 4, 2012
wow, the tune that plays after the acapella is insanely good. I really wish there was a whole version like that! I don't think the acapella has anything to do with larry heard's production though, because every part is in the other mixes - just not arranged as well.


August 15, 2007
edited over 11 years ago
When you think about the timeless and most essential vocals on the history of dance music, several names may come into your mind: Sinnamon, Bernard Fowler from NYC Peech Boys, Byron Stingily from Ten City, Robert Owens, Colonel Abrams, and of course, Chuck Roberts, the guy behind the seminal vocals about House Music (also called "My House).
Most of you may have heard Chuck Robert's acappella under the classic "Can You Feel It" by Fingers Inc, a project of Larry Heard.
In fact, Desire Records was the label through where Larry Heard had the opportunity to release "Can You Feel It" with the Chuck Roberts acappella, but the original by Chuck Roberts came out one year before, on this obscure release on Catch A Beat.
The arrangements and atmosphere on "Can You Feel It" by Fingers Inc. are far more sophisticated to go with "My House" acappella than "My House" by Rhythm Controll, but this single was the very first place where "My House" acappella by Chuck Roberts came out.
The lyrics are very Soulful, emotional - a sort of testament about House Music, the importance of Jack, the true spirit of the genre, and its Universal nature (as you can witness on its whole ouverture "In the beginning, there was Jack / and Jack had a groove / And from this groove came the grooves of all grooves / And while one day viciously throwing down on his box / Jack boldly declared "Let There Be House!" / And House music was born!(...)")
The list of artists of different genres that sampled this acappella on their productions is unbelieveable and nearly impossible to mention: House (The Creator), Techno (FEOS vs. M/S/O), Drum n' Bass (Doc Scott, Nu:Tone), Industrial (Revolting Cocks) are only some of those who made use of this magnificent piece of history.


August 24, 2005
edited over 13 years ago

My House to me is the epitome of house. The song just has so much emotion for me, maybe it's all the times I have heard the acappella played by DJ's over the top of some other random record. But for me the original cannot be topped. Cost me an absolute fortune for this record but believe me if you have the chance to buy one do not miss it. No collection is complete without it.


June 2, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
The acapella is a little more than that...! First you have the Chuck Roberts acapella, then you have a short instrumental piece which then becomes the full Can You Feel It version with the accapella over it (Larry Heard is uncredited here!) Basically it is both sides of the Desire release of Fingers Inc plus a little more!


July 31, 2003

This record is the first & original release of the mega sampled speech : "My House" spoken by Chuck Roberts. It was later re-released on Desire records as "Can You Feel It (Remix)" from Fingers Inc. (Larry Heard). Note these versions owns some singing parts that not features the others releases (This is my house & my music, ...)