Box 1 (Volumes 1 To 8)
The Tracks That Built The House
Colonel Abrams Trapped (Dance Version) 6:32
Shirley Lites Heat You Up (Melt You Down) 6:54
Candido Jingo 5:44
Positive Force We Got The Funk 5:41
First Choice Let No Man Put Asunder (A "Shep Pettibone Mix") 5:16
Jimmy 'Bo' Horne* Spank 5:13
Two Man Sound Que Tal America (Midnight Mix) 5:51
Sharon Redd Can You Handle It 5:07
Geraldine Hunt Can't Fake The Feeling 5:15
Sparque Let's Go Dancing (Club Dancing) 8:11
The Tracks That Built The House
"D" Train* You're The One For Me (Vocal Version) 6:36
Raw Silk Do It To The Music (Vocal Mix) 6:34
Ripple Beat Goes On 4:50
Klein & MBO* Dirty Talk 5:36
Martin Circus Disco Circus 6:37
Fat Larry's Band Act Like You Know 6:37
T-Connection At Midnight 5:12
"D" Train* Keep On 6:44
Telex Moskow Diskow (Original Version) 4:34
Instant Funk I Got My Mind Made Up 6:36
D.J. International - The Early Years
J. M. Silk* Music Is The Key (House Key) 7:26
Arrogance Crazy (Club Mix) 5:31
The It Donnie (Club Mix) 3:48
Shawn Christopher People Of All Nations (Club Mix) 7:26
Chip E. Inc.* Featuring K. Joy Like This (Extended Mix) 5:47
Farm Boy Move (Club Mix) 5:44
J.M. Silk Shadows Of Your Love (House Mix) 6:33
Mark Imperial J'Adore Danser (Club Mix) 6:25
White Knight Never Give Up (Club) 5:29
Fingers Inc. A Path (Club Mix) 5:18
The D.J. Underground Tracks
Liz Torres Featuring Kenny 'Jammin'' Jason* What You Make Me Feel (Fierce Mix) 7:42
The House Rockers* Featuring Frankie 'Hollywood' Rodriguez* And Jimmy L.A. Perna Everybody Do It! (Hollywood Mix) 6:11
House People Godfather Of House (Club Version) 4:57
E.S.P. It's You (Vocal) 4:15
Tyree* Featuring Chic (2) I Fear The Night (Subterranean Mix) 6:47
Fingers Inc. It's Over (Dub) 6:13
Raz Amour Puerto Riqueno (Puerto Rican Lover) (Spanish Club Mix) 4:52
Fingers Inc. Mystery Of Love (Club Mix) 6:40
Steve 'Silk' Hurley* Jack Your Body (Club) 6:53
Professor Funk & The House Brothers Work Your Body Rap 5:13
D.J. International Classics
Mario Reyes What Ever Turns You On (Club Mix) 6:15
Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk* Feat. Ricky Dillard It's U (House Mix) 7:16
Chip E. Time To Jack 4:30
Femme Fion Jack The House 5:52
M K II* Used By DJ (Vocal) 5:55
Kenny 'Jammin'' Jason* With 'Fast' Eddie Smith* Can U Dance 6:54
Fingers Inc. It's Over (Club Mix) 4:43
Dymond Wild About Your Love (Club Mix) 6:14
Chip E. If You Only Knew (Radio Edit) 4:25
Julian 'Jumpin'' Perez* Featuring Connie V. Jack Me 'Til I Scream (Jumpin' Mix) 5:22
Trax Classix
Adonis No Way Back 4:58
On The House Featuring Marshall Jefferson Ride The Rhythm (Remix) 6:31
Farley Jackmaster Funk* Funking With The Drums Again (Farley Farley) 5:05
Farm Boy Jackin' Me Around (Farm Mix) 6:56
Boris Badenough Hey Rocky (Extended) 6:38
Marshall Jefferson Move Your Body (The House Music Anthem) 7:46
Sampson 'Butch' Moore* House Beat Box (Instrumental) 5:27
Sweet D Thank Ya 5:35
Kevin Irving Children Of The Night 6:50
Phuture Acid Tracks 4:33
The Chicago Independents
Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk* Featuring Daryl Pandy* Love Can't Turn Around 5:39
Denise Motto Imnxtc 5:19
Ralphi Rosario Featuring Xavia Gold* You Used To Hold Me 6:56
Libra Libra I Like It 6:30
Liz Torres Featuring Edward Crosby Can't Get Enough (Club) 5:21
The House Master Boyz* & The Rude Boy Of House House Nation 8:12
On The House Pleasure Control (Radio) 4:28
The Elect I'm House 5:33
Hercules 7 Ways (Vocal) 6:50
Ramos (2) The Jackin' National Anthem 4:04
The Anglo-American House
Blaze Whatcha Gonna Do (Vocal) 5:45
Mel&Kim* Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend) (The Morgage Mix) 6:30
Cleavage Barah (The House Mix) 5:17
Phil Fearon Ain't Nothing But A House Party 6:43
Harlequin Four's Featuring Barbara Tucker Set It Off 5:50
Jack'N Chill* The Jack That House Built 5:45
Raze Jack The Groove 4:15
Kissing The Pink Certain Things Are Likely (Garage) 6:18
Cultural Vibe Ma Foom Bey (Love Chant Version) 5:34
Mirage (12) Jack Mix #2 (Featuring: Jack Your Body. Respectable. Showing Out. Male Stripper. Axel F.. Jackin'. Underwater) 7:40
Box 2 (Volumes 9 To 15)
The Anglo-American House
Nitro Deluxe This Brutal House (US Version) 5:24
Jack E. Mokassa* The Opera House 6:02
Mel&Kim* Respectable (Tabloid Mix) 5:20
Gary L.* Time (Time To Party) 8:05
Wired (3) To The Beat Of The Drum (On The Burn Mix) 5:20
2 Puerto Ricans, A Blackman And A Dominican Do It Properly (Def Mix) 6:14
Kenny D* & Tommy Musto Everything Bamboo (Club Version) 5:19
Wally Jump Junior And The Criminal Element* Turn Me Loose 7:13
Movement* The Movement 4:59
Home Wreckers Jackin' (EMU Style) 6:04
The Lost Tracks
Risque Rhythm Team* 122 House 5:11
Matt Warren Way To My Heart (Chicago House Mix) 7:37
Mink What Does It Take (Fashion Mix) 5:30
Rhythim Is Rhythim Nude Photo 5:36
Philly Cream Love Can't Turn Around (Vocal Club Version) 5:26
Quest (9) Mind Games (Street Mix) 6:43
Kreem Triangle Of Love (Vocal Mix) 5:29
Master Plan Electric Baile (Commercial Mix) 5:07
Billie Nobody's Business (Radio Mix) 6:27
Thompson & Lenoir Can't Stop The House 6:21
The House Remixes
Chic Jack Le Freak 6:33
Loleatta Holloway Hit And Run '88 Gotta Be Number One 6:02
Dalis Rock Steady 4:29
Cerrone Supernature '88 6:47
Patrick Adams Featuring Lari Lee* Jack In The Bush 6:23
Freeez I. O. U. (Megamix) 6:02
Paris Grey Don't Make Me Jack (Tonite I Want To House You) (Club Mix) 5:45
John Rocca I Want It To Be Real (Farley's Hot House Piano Mix) 7:06
Turntable Terror Trax, Vol. 2* Let's Begin 5:25
Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk* And The Shy Boyz U Ain't Really House (Club Mix) 5:25
House - The Future
Criminal Element Orchestra Put The Needle To The Record 6:07
Jellybean* Featuring Steven Dante The Real Thing (West 26th Street Mix) 7:46
Kelly Charles You're No Good For Me (Club Mix) 5:59
L.A. Mix Don't Stop Jammin' (The Brutal Remix) 5:12
Rhythim Is Rhythim Strings (Flam-Boy-Ant Mix) 4:59
M.A.R.R.S.* Pump Up The Volume (Original Version) 5:09
Full House Communicate (Club Mix) 6:26
Secret Secret We Came To Jack 5:07
T-Coy Carino 6:30
The Beatmasters Featuring The Cookie Crew Rock Da House (Remix) 6:39
Pop Goes The House
Bomb The Bass Beat Dis (Extended Dis) 6:00
S-Express* Theme From S-Express 6:01
Coldcut Feat. Yazz And The Plastic People* Doctorin' The House 5:44
Krush House Arrest (The Beat Is The Law) 6:37
Yazz And The Plastic Population The Only Way Is Up 5:47
Was Not Was* Spy In The House Of Love (Jeffrey B. Young And Dangerous Mix) 6:34
Two Men A Drum Machine And A Trumpet* Tired Of Getting Pushed Around 3:53
Penthouse 4 Bust This House Down (The Turnaround Mix) 6:15
Cut To Shock Featuring E.F. Cuttin' Put That Record Back On 6:33
Pop Stars Pop Goes The House 6:16
The Acieed Trax
D-Mob* Feat. Gary Haisman We Call It Acieed (The Matey Mix) 5:46
Fast Eddie* Acid Thunder 4:34
The Night Writers Let The Music (Use You) 7:57
Swan Lake In The Name Of Love (Club Mix) 5:23
Tyree* Acid Over (Tyree's Mix) 6:31
Jolly Roger Acid Man (Original Mix) 5:04
Baby Ford Oochy Koochy (F.U. Baby Yeh Yeh) (Konrad Cadet Mix) 5:49
Royal House Can You Party (Todd Terry's B-Boy Remix) 6:08
Bam Bam Give It To Me 6:12
Adonis And The Endless Poker* The Poke 5:56
The Future - Deep House And More
Inner City Big Fun 7:20
Phase II Reachin' (Brotherhood Mix) 5:57
The Bighouse Featuring Shampel "C" With D.J. Mack Get Off That Wall (Vocal) 5:52
Jungle Brothers I'll House You 4:58
Paul Rutherford Get Real (Happy House Mix) 5:55
Kraze The Party 6:13
Fingers Inc. Featuring Chuck Roberts Can You Feel It 5:32
Jamie Principle Baby Wants To Ride (Club Mix) 6:28
Bam Bam Where Is Your Child 5:39
The Todd Terry Project Weekend (Club Version) 5:48

Versions (2)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
57020 Various The History Of The House Sound Of Chicago(15xCD, Comp, Ltd, RM + Box) BCM Records 57020 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1988 Sell This Version
BOX 170-555210 Various The History Of The House Sound Of Chicago(15xCD, Comp, Ltd, RM + Box) BCM Records BOX 170-555210 Germany 1989 Sell This Version


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May 20, 2008
referencing The History Of The House Sound Of Chicago, 15xCD, Comp, Ltd, RM + Box, 57020

This compilation should really be called the history of the European rave scene.

Its far less a history of house music development in Chicago. A lot of the tracks are less then stellar. Many were obvious attempts by mainstream outlets to cash in on the hot club sound of the time. Though sadly many of the tracks did not really capture the sound of Chicago.

If nothing else his is certainly an exibition of how disco influenced house music and boogie and then later garage and Chicago house. Follow that development by how Chicago house and Chicago Acid house then Detroit Techno influenced dance music in Europe. We see Italo House contributions to the selection as well as early rave tracks and British attempts at acid.

It certainly a historical collection but maybe not in the way it was marketed.


January 2, 2008
referencing The History Of The House Sound Of Chicago, 15xCD, Comp, Ltd, RM + Box, 57020

Though a classic compilation with many important titles from the "Golden Era" of Chicago House Music, most of the versions/mixes on this compilation are NOT the same ones that were played by Chicago radio DJs (on radio stations WBMX and WGCI for example), that originally made many of these songs into the classics that they are. There are some good versions/mixes here, but unfortunately it has more filler/budget versions and Disco tunes than the versions known and loved by those who grew up on House in Chicago in the 80's.

A useful compilation if you can get it for a reasonable price, but by no means an accurate representation of the true history of Chicago House. For Chicago House of this era it was the Chicago DJs and their talent, high standards, and hard work that were a primary ingredient of the Chicago House sound, a style that was much more than the sum of its parts. Chicago DJs were very selective and would often only play a key minute or two of a track if that's all they thought was good, then flawlessly mix into something else, rarely letting a mix get monotonous or uninspiring. There was a certain level of consistency and quality control in Chicago radio in the mid-80's, that filtered out the weaker versions, set a standard for what stylistic excesses were allowed, made up for a lot of mastering issues common at the time, and played a key role in defining House Music during the mid-80's. Unfortunately that doesn't get carried through to many compilations and releases in general and it can be difficult to track down the best versions of many of these classic tracks.


August 17, 2007
edited over 12 years ago
referencing The History Of The House Sound Of Chicago, 15xCD, Comp, Ltd, RM + Box, 57020
This huge 15 CD album is a one of a kind, being released in 1989 when acid house was getting bigger & Raindance held the worlds first legal all night rave, ment that this album was released when some of the tunes were new & fresh.

Each cd is dedicated to a certain label or genre from Trax Records to DJ International Records to Anglo American House to Deep House & it does it well. You can tell that they have really thought about the tunes that they put onto this album & their all complete & full 12" versions, which also makes this album ideal for all of you CDJ's out there :o)


August 4, 2004
edited over 15 years ago
referencing The History Of The House Sound Of Chicago, 15xCD, Comp, Ltd, RM + Box, 57020

Yes, indeed, this must be THE definitive collection if you want to know about the roots of house music and how it evolved through the early years. Full 12" versions here, no dodgy "Radio Edits", choc-a-bloc with some hard-to-find rarities... A true reference point.