Various ‎– The History Of The House Sound Of Chicago

BCM Records ‎– 57020
15 × CD, Compilation, Limited Edition, Remastered
Box Set

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Box 1 (Volumes 1 To 8)
The Tracks That Built The House
1-1 Colonel Abrams Trapped (Dance Version)
Executive-Producer – Steven MachatMixed By – Timmy RegisfordWritten-By – Colonel Abrams, Marston Freeman
1-2 Shirley Lites Heat You Up (Melt You Down)
Mixed By, Co-producer – Nick Martinelli & David ToddOther [Special Thanks] – David De PinoWritten-By, Producer – F. Floravante*, J. Parente*, L. Parente*
1-3 Candido Jingo
Executive-Producer – Joe Cayre, Ken Cayre, Stan CayreProducer, Arranged By – Joe CainWritten-By – Michael Olatunji*
1-4 Positive Force We Got The Funk
Producer – Billy Jones, Nate Edmonds, Sylvia RobinsonWritten-By – B. Williams*, B. Reynolds*, N. Edmonds*
1-5 First Choice Let No Man Put Asunder (A "Shep Pettibone Mix")
Engineer [Mixing Engineer] – John PotokerProducer – Baker-Harris-Young Productions*Remix – Shep PettiboneWritten-By – B. Gray*, B. Hawes*
1-6 Jimmy 'Bo' Horne* Spank
Producer – H.W. Casey & R. Finch*, R. Smith*Written-By – Ronald L. Smith
1-7 Two Man Sound Que Tal America (Midnight Mix)
Producer – Roland KlugerRemix – Richie RiveraWritten-By – Deprijck*
1-8 Sharon Redd Can You Handle It
Arranged By – Rodney BrownMixed By – Bob Dawson, Willie Lester + Rodney BrownProducer – Willie Lester & Rodney Brown*Written-By – R. Brown / W. Lester*
1-9 Geraldine Hunt Can't Fake The Feeling
Arranged By – Giuliano SalerniProducer – Mike Pabon AustinWritten-By – Geraldine Hunt, K. Dyson*
1-10 Sparque Let's Go Dancing (Club Dancing)
Engineer – Frank Filiberti*Mixed By – Francois K.*, Larry LevanProducer, Arranged By – Larry JosephWritten-By – L. Joseph*
The Tracks That Built The House
2-1 "D" Train* You're The One For Me (Vocal Version)
Engineer – John PotokerMixed By – Francois Kevorkian*, Hubert Eaves IIIProducer, Arranged By – Hubert Eaves IIIRecorded By – Mike*, Pete*Written-By – H. Eaves III*, J. Williams*
2-2 Raw Silk Do It To The Music (Vocal Mix)
Mixed By – Nick Martinelli And David Todd*Producer, Arranged By – Ron Dean MillerWritten-By – Bert Reid, Ron Dean Miller
2-3 Ripple Beat Goes On
Producer – RippleWritten-By – B. Sherrer*, F. Smith*, K. Carter*, V. Burks*, W. Carter*
2-4 Klein & MBO* Dirty Talk
Arranged By [Co-arranged] – Davide PiattoArranged By, Producer – Mario Boncaldo, Tony CarrascoWritten-By – Boncaldo*, Carrasco*
2-5 Martin Circus Disco Circus
Producer, Arranged By – Michel ArdanWritten-By – A. Pewzner*, G. Blanc*
2-6 Fat Larry's Band Act Like You Know
Producer – Larry James, Nick MartinelliWritten-By – M. Birts*, N. Martinelli*, T. Price*
2-7 T-Connection At Midnight
Producer – Cory WadeWritten-By – D. Mackey*, T. Coakley*
2-8 "D" Train* Keep On
Mixed By – Francois Kevorkian*, Hubert Eaves IIIProducer, Arranged By – Hubert Eaves IIIWritten-By – H. Eaves III*, J. Williams*
2-9 Telex Moskow Diskow (Original Version)
Producer – TelexWritten-By – Graumar, Telex
2-10 Instant Funk I Got My Mind Made Up
Mixed By – Larry LevanProducer – Bunny SiglerWritten-By – K. Miller*, R. Earl*, S. Miller*
D.J. International - The Early Years
3-1 J. M. Silk* Music Is The Key (House Key)
Lead Vocals – Keith NunnallyMixed By – Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk*, J.M. SilkProducer – J.M. Silk, Rocky JonesWritten-By – Steve 'Silk' Hurley*
3-2 Arrogance Crazy (Club Mix)
Executive-Producer – Rocky JonesWritten-By, Producer – J. Patterson*, L. Stewart*
3-3 The It Donnie (Club Mix)
Engineer – Jerry SotoLead Vocals – Chip E., Harri*, Robert OwensMixed By – Chip E.Producer – Chip E., Rocky JonesWritten-By – Chip E., Harri*, Larry Heard
3-4 Shawn Christopher People Of All Nations (Club Mix)
Engineer – Larry SturmProducer – F. Rodrigo*, L. Sturm*, P. Balsano*Remix – Bruce ForestWritten-By – Phil Balsano
3-5 Chip E. Inc.* Featuring K. Joy Like This (Extended Mix)
Featuring – K. JoyProducer – Chip E.Written-By – Chip E., Kim Sutter*
3-6 Farm Boy Move (Club Mix)
Engineer – Larry SturmProducer – Dean AndersonVocals – Daryl Pandy*, Etheridge WilliamsWritten-By – David Walkins*, Dean Anderson
3-7 J.M. Silk Shadows Of Your Love (House Mix)
Engineer – Larry SturmExecutive-Producer – Rocky JonesMixed By – Bruce Forest, Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk*, Steve Hurley*Producer – Steve 'Silk' Hurley*Written-By – D, Wilson*, K. Nunnally*, P. Black*
3-8 Mark Imperial J'Adore Danser (Club Mix)
Engineer – Larry SturmProducer [Associate] – Dane RoewadeVocals – Karen Froehlich, Mark ImperialWritten-By, Producer, Mixed By – Mark Imperial, Ralphi Rosario
3-9 White Knight Never Give Up (Club)
Mixed By – Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk*Producer – Nick H., Rocky JonesWritten-By – Nick H.
3-10 Fingers Inc. A Path (Club Mix)
Executive-Producer – R. Jones*Vocals – R. Owens*Vocals [Additional], Arranged By – Keith NunnallyWritten-By, Producer – L. Heard*, R. Owens*
The D.J. Underground Tracks
4-1 Liz Torres Featuring Kenny 'Jammin'' Jason* What You Make Me Feel (Fierce Mix)
Featuring – Kenny 'Jammin'' Jason*Producer – Kenny Jason*Written-By – Liz Torres
4-2 The House Rockers* Featuring Frankie 'Hollywood' Rodriguez* And Jimmy L.A. Perna Everybody Do It! (Hollywood Mix)
Featuring – Frankie 'Hollywood' Rodriguez*, Jimmy L.A. PernaProducer – The House Rockers*Vocals – Anna V.*Written-By – Rodriguez*, Perna*
4-3 House People Godfather Of House (Club Version)
Producer – Chip E., Rambu ProductionsWritten-By – Chip E.
4-4 E.S.P. It's You (Vocal)
Producer – Daniel Ellington, E.S.P., Tom AdamsWritten-By – E.S.P.
4-5 Tyree* Featuring Chic (2) I Fear The Night (Subterranean Mix)
Featuring – Chic (2)Producer – Rocky JonesWritten-By – Tyree Cooper
4-6 Fingers Inc. It's Over (Dub)
Concept By – Fingers Inc.Producer, Mixed By – Larry HeardVocals, Mixed By – Robert OwensWritten-By – Fingers Inc.
4-7 Raz Amour Puerto Riqueno (Puerto Rican Lover) (Spanish Club Mix)
Engineer – Steve SpapperiWritten-By, Producer – Ralphi Rosario
4-8 Fingers Inc. Mystery Of Love (Club Mix)
Producer – Larry HeardWritten-By – L. Heard*, R. Owens*
4-9 Steve 'Silk' Hurley* Jack Your Body (Club)
Written-By, Producer – Steve 'Silk' Hurley*
4-10 Professor Funk & The House Brothers Work Your Body Rap
Written-By, Producer – Joe Smooth, Rocky Jones
D.J. International Classics
5-1 Mario Reyes What Ever Turns You On (Club Mix)
Backing Vocals – Reyes*, Roasrio*Executive-Producer – Rocky JonesLead Vocals – Neraida PaganWritten-By, Producer – Mario Reyes, Ralphi Rosario
5-2 Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk* Feat. Ricky Dillard It's U (House Mix)
Featuring – Ricky DillardKeyboards [Boards] – Danny 'Sweet D' Wilson*Mixed By – Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk*Producer – Farley JMF*Written-By – Farley Jackmaster Funk*, Ricky Dillard
5-3 Chip E. Time To Jack
Producer – Chip E., Kurt LandrumWritten-By – Chip E., Kim Suttner*
5-4 Femme Fion Jack The House
Mixed By – Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk*Producer – Chip E., Rocky JonesWritten-By – Tony*, Cherita*, Chip E.
5-5 M K II* Used By DJ (Vocal)
Mixed By – M K II*Producer – Joe Smooth, M K II*Written-By – K. Wright*
5-6 Kenny 'Jammin'' Jason* With 'Fast' Eddie Smith* Can U Dance
Executive-Producer – Rocky JonesProducer – Kenny Jason*Written-By – E. Smith*, K. Jason*
5-7 Fingers Inc. It's Over (Club Mix)
Vocals – R. Owens*Written-By, Producer – L. Heard*, R. Owens*
5-8 Dymond Wild About Your Love (Club Mix)
Mixed By – Bad Boy Bill, Eddie C. WorldProducer – Eddie C. World, Jez DanielsWritten-By – E. World*, J. Daniels*
5-9 Chip E. If You Only Knew (Radio Edit)
Edited By – The Boyz (3)Producer – Chip E., The Boyz (3)Vocals – Jack'N' House*Written-By – I. L. Eberhart, Lay Meia*
5-10 Julian 'Jumpin'' Perez* Featuring Connie V. Jack Me 'Til I Scream (Jumpin' Mix)
Producer, Arranged By, Mixed By – Julian 'Jumpin' Perez*Vocals – Julian Perez*Vocals, Featuring – Connie V.Written-By – J. Perez*
Trax Classix
6-1 Adonis No Way Back
Written-By, Producer – Adonis
6-2 On The House Featuring Marshall Jefferson Ride The Rhythm (Remix)
Mixed By – Frankie KnucklesVocals – Kevin IrvingWritten-By, Featuring – Jefferson*
6-3 Farley Jackmaster Funk* Funking With The Drums Again (Farley Farley)
Written-By, Producer – Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk*
6-4 Farm Boy Jackin' Me Around (Farm Mix)
Producer – Dean AndersonVocals – Erin WoodsWritten-By – D. Watkins*, D. Anderson*
6-5 Boris Badenough Hey Rocky (Extended)
Mixed By – Frankie KnucklesWritten-By – D. Anderson*
6-6 Marshall Jefferson Move Your Body (The House Music Anthem)
Mixed By – Ron HardyWritten-By, Producer, Arranged By – Virgo
6-7 Sampson 'Butch' Moore* House Beat Box (Instrumental)
Engineer – Larry SturmProducer – Steve 'Silk' Hurley*Written-By – Moore*, Hurley*
6-8 Sweet D Thank Ya
Written-By, Producer – Sweet D
6-9 Kevin Irving Children Of The Night
Mixed By – Frankie KnucklesProducer – Larry ShermanWritten-By – W. Grant*
6-10 Phuture Acid Tracks
Producer, Mixed By – Marshall JeffersonWritten-By – D.J. Pierre*, Herbert J.*, Spanky
The Chicago Independents
7-1 Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk* Featuring Daryl Pandy* Love Can't Turn Around
Engineer – Goh Motoda*Featuring – Daryl Pandy*Producer, Mixed By – J.M. Funk*, Jessie Saunders*Written-By – J.M. Funk*, V. Lawrence*
7-2 Denise Motto Imnxtc
Producer – Mike MacharelloWritten-By – D. Motto*, D. Thamm*, G. Shutack*, M. Macharello*
7-3 Ralphi Rosario Featuring Xavia Gold* You Used To Hold Me
Featuring – Xavia Gold*Mixed By – Kenny 'Jammin'' Jason*Producer – Kenny 'Jammin'' Jason*, Ralphi RosarioWritten-By – Ralphi Rosario
7-4 Libra Libra I Like It
Engineer – Ron GreshamMixed By – B. Wilcots*, MitchbalProducer – Brett Wilcots, MitchbalWritten-By – J. Polo*, N. Mitchbal*, T. Bowie*
7-5 Liz Torres Featuring Edward Crosby Can't Get Enough (Club)
Engineer – Tom HansonExecutive-Producer – Geno (12)Featuring – Edward CrosbyKeyboards [Additional] – Curt Underwood*Mixed By – Lugo Rusado*Producer – Jessie JonesWritten-By – Edward Crosby, Liz Torres
7-6 The House Master Boyz* & The Rude Boy Of House House Nation
Keyboards – Sweet DMixed By – The Rude Boy Of HouseWritten-By – The House Master Boyz*, The Rude Boy Of House
7-7 On The House Pleasure Control (Radio)
Lead Vocals – Curtis McClainMixed By – Ron HardyRecorded By – Roger E. Carpenter, Ron GreshamWritten-By, Producer, Arranged By – Marshall Jefferson
7-8 The Elect I'm House 5:33
7-9 Hercules 7 Ways (Vocal)
Producer – Marshall JeffersonWritten-By – Hercules, Marshall Jefferson
7-10 Ramos (2) The Jackin' National Anthem
Mixed By – Ralphi "The Razz" Rosario*Producer – Mickey Oliver, The Dragon ChildWritten-By – Oliver*, D. Child*
The Anglo-American House
8-1 Blaze Whatcha Gonna Do (Vocal)
Edited By – David MoralesMixed By – BlazeWritten-By – Blaze, Terry Edwards (4)
8-2 Mel&Kim* Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend) (The Morgage Mix)
Engineer – Mike DuffyProducer – Stock, Aitken, Waterman*Remix – Pete WatermanWritten-By – Stock / Aitken / Waterman*
8-3 Cleavage Barah (The House Mix)
Engineer – Michael NealExecutive-Producer – Steven FrancoProducer, Mixed By – Archie Lucas, Tyrone "Tito" Robinson*Written-By – Lucas*, Eaddy*, Robinson*
8-4 Phil Fearon Ain't Nothing But A House Party
Mixed By – Mix Master Pete Hammond*Producer – Stock / Aitken / Waterman*Written-By – C. Fisher*, J. Thomas*
8-5 Harlequin Four's Featuring Barbara Tucker Set It Off
Arranged By – Craig PeytonArranged By [Vocals] – Willie Daniels (2)Featuring – Barbara TuckerMixed By – Walter GibbonsProducer – George LogiosWritten-By – S. Standard*
8-6 Jack'N Chill* The Jack That House Built
Producer – Ed Stratton, Sonic Graffiti, Vlad NaslasWritten-By – Ed Stratton, Vlad Naslas
8-7 Raze Jack The Groove
Mixed By – Stephon Johnson, Vaughan MasonProducer, Executive-Producer – Vaughan MasonWritten-By – Stephon Johnson, Varryl Vano
8-8 Kissing The Pink Certain Things Are Likely (Garage)
Mixed By – Phil HardingProducer – Peter WalshWritten-By – KTP*
8-9 Cultural Vibe Ma Foom Bey (Love Chant Version)
Mixed By – Tony Humphries
8-10 Mirage (12) Jack Mix #2 (Featuring: Jack Your Body. Respectable. Showing Out. Male Stripper. Axel F.. Jackin'. Underwater)
Engineer – John Davies (2)Producer – Nigel Wright
Box 2 (Volumes 9 To 15)
The Anglo-American House
9-1 Nitro Deluxe This Brutal House (US Version)
Producer – Aldo MarinWritten-By – A. Marin*, Y.M. Scretching*
9-2 Jack E. Mokassa* The Opera House
Coordinator – Paul OakenfoldMixed By – Pete Waterman, Mixmaster Phil Harding*Written-By, Producer, Arranged By – Arthur Baker
9-3 Mel&Kim* Respectable (Tabloid Mix)
Producer – Stock, Aitken, Waterman*Remix – Mixmaster Phil Harding*Written-By – Stock / Aitken / Waterman*
9-4 Gary L.* Time (Time To Party)
Executive-Producer – Kelly Willoughby, Reginald WilloughbyMixed By – Boyd Jarvis, Timmy RegisfordProducer – Paul ScottWritten-By – Baby Face, Paul Scott
9-5 Wired (3) To The Beat Of The Drum (On The Burn Mix)
Executive-Producer – L. & D. Ropiak, S. Tancredi*Mixed By – Mike RogersWritten-By, Producer, Mixed By, Edited By – Tommy Musto
9-6 2 Puerto Ricans, A Blackman And A Dominican Do It Properly (Def Mix)
Mixed By, Edited By – David MoralesRecorded By – Steve "Griff" Griffin*Written-By, Producer, Arranged By – David Cole, Robert Clivilles*
9-7 Kenny D* & Tommy Musto Everything Bamboo (Club Version)
Mixed By – Larry DeCarmineProducer – Lenny D*, Tommy MustoWritten-By – Lenny D.*, Tommy Musto
9-8 Wally Jump Junior And The Criminal Element* Turn Me Loose
Mixed By – Timmy RegisfordVocals – Craig Derry, Will DowningWritten-By, Producer, Arranged By – Arthur Baker
9-9 Movement* The Movement
Engineer – Kevin CalhounExecutive-Producer – L. & D. Ropiak, Silvio TancrediWritten-By, Producer, Mixed By, Edited By – Tommy Musto
9-10 Home Wreckers Jackin' (EMU Style)
Mixed By – Francesco V., Richie JonesProducer [Additional] – Richie JonesProgrammed By [Emu] – Steve Dellangelo*Written-By, Producer – A. Coelho*, H. Raposo*
The Lost Tracks
10-1 Risque Rhythm Team* 122 House
Mixed By – Count Cool, M.R. Lee*Producer – Mitchbal, M.R. Lee*Written-By – K. Shelby*, L. Haggard*
10-2 Matt Warren Way To My Heart (Chicago House Mix)
Co-producer, Piano [Solo] – Tom O'CallaghanEngineer – Tom A.M.S. Hanson*Percussion – Jo Jo BeatWritten-By, Producer, Mixed By – Matt Warren
10-3 Mink What Does It Take (Fashion Mix)
Executive-Producer – Rick SiepakMixed By – R. Rimfire, S. MathewsProducer – R. RimfireVocals – Charles Stuart*Written-By – G. Gale, R. Siepak*, S. Mathews
10-4 Rhythim Is Rhythim Nude Photo
Producer – May Day*Written-By – May*, Burnatt*
10-5 Philly Cream Love Can't Turn Around (Vocal Club Version)
Producer – Tony CamilloWritten-By – J.M. Funk*, V. Lawrence*
10-6 Quest (9) Mind Games (Street Mix)
Producer, Mixed By – R. RimfireVocals – Liz TorresWritten-By – C. Bias*
10-7 Kreem Triangle Of Love (Vocal Mix)
Mixed By – Duane BradleyProducer – K. Saunderson*Vocals – Je'nine BarkerWritten-By – A.Forest*, D.Bradley*, J.Atkins*, K.Saunderson*, R.Matlock*
10-8 Master Plan Electric Baile (Commercial Mix)
Executive-Producer – Alex Rojo (2), Matt WarrenMixed By – Mario Diaz, Matt Warren, Michael Angelo*, Tom HansonProducer – Master Plan, Matt WarrenVocals – Pepper GomezWritten-By – Pepper Gomez, Tom O'Callaghan
10-9 Billie Nobody's Business (Radio Mix)
Mixed By – Boyd Jarvis, Timmy RegisfordWritten-By – Boyd Jarvis, Porter Grainger
10-10 Thompson & Lenoir Can't Stop The House
Engineer – Duane Thamm Jr.Producer – AdonisVocals – Brenda Parker, Kenya LenoirWritten-By – R. Lenoir & L. Thompson*
The House Remixes
11-1 Chic Jack Le Freak
Executive-Producer – Marc Kreiner, Tom CossieMixed By – Mixmaster Phil Harding*Producer – Bernard Edwards & Nile RodgersProducer [Mix Post Production] – Phil Harding & Ian CurnowProgrammed By – Ian CurnowWritten-By – Nile Rodgers / Bernard Edwards*
11-2 Loleatta Holloway Hit And Run '88 Gotta Be Number One
Producer, Arranged By – Gene WhiteWritten-By – A. Felder*, N. Harris*, R. Tyson*
11-3 Dalis Rock Steady
Mixed By – D. Anderson*, D. Brand*, R. Barnes*Producer – Derek Brand, Rice Barnes*Saxophone [Sax] – Steve EisenWritten-By – A. Franklin*
11-4 Cerrone Supernature '88
Producer, Arranged By – CerroneRemix – Simon HarrisWritten-By – Wisniak*, Cerrone, Lovitch*
11-5 Patrick Adams Featuring Lari Lee* Jack In The Bush
Arranged By – Patrick AdamsFeaturing – Lari Lee*Producer – Patrick Adams, Tony ArfiWritten-By – P. Adams*, S. Cooper*
11-6 Freeez I. O. U. (Megamix)
Mixed By – Arthur Baker, John "Jellybean" Benitez, John RobieProducer – Arthur BakerWritten-By – Baker*
11-7 Paris Grey Don't Make Me Jack (Tonite I Want To House You) (Club Mix)
Producer, Mixed By – "Housemaster" Baldwin*Vocals – Paris GreyWords By [New], Music By – T. Baldwin*Written-By – R.B. Fouler*, B. Williams*, T. Baldwin*
11-8 John Rocca I Want It To Be Real (Farley's Hot House Piano Mix)
Mixed By – Arthur Baker, Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk*, John RoccaProducer – John RoccaWritten-By – Stennett*, Rocca*
11-9 Turntable Terror Trax, Vol. 2* Let's Begin
Engineer, Mixed By – Craig BevanSampler [Sampling] – Sir Stephen (2)Written-By, Producer – Barry Zeger, Craig Bevan, Tony Rodriguez
11-10 Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk* And The Shy Boyz U Ain't Really House (Club Mix)
Producer – Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk*Written-By – Eric Matthes*, Farley*, Tony Lee*
House - The Future
12-1 Criminal Element Orchestra Put The Needle To The Record
Engineer – Rob PaustianMixed By [Co-mixed], Edited By – Gail King*Written-By, Producer, Mixed By – Wally Jump Jr.
12-2 Jellybean* Featuring Steven Dante The Real Thing (West 26th Street Mix)
Featuring – Steven DanteProducer – Jellybean*Written-By – A. Roman*, Toni C*
12-3 Kelly Charles You're No Good For Me (Club Mix)
Mixed By – James Bratton, Keith DumpsonProducer – Delores Drewry, James BrattonWritten-By – J. Bratton*, K. Charles*
12-4 L.A. Mix Don't Stop Jammin' (The Brutal Remix)
Written-By, Producer, Mixed By – Les Adams
12-5 Rhythim Is Rhythim Strings (Flam-Boy-Ant Mix)
Edited By [Edits] – StoneyExecutive-Producer – Mike SladeProducer, Mixed By – MaydayWritten-By – Mayday, Michael James (5)
12-6 M.A.R.R.S.* Pump Up The Volume (Original Version)
Engineer, Sampler [Samples] – John FryerProducer – M. Young*Scratches [Scratching] – C.J. Mackintosh*Scratches [Scratching], Performer [Drop-ins] – Dave DorrellWritten-By – S. & M. Young
12-7 Full House Communicate (Club Mix)
Executive-Producer – Rocky JonesProducer – Danny Wilson, Richie PattersonRemix, Producer [Additional Production] – Freddy BastoneWritten-By – D. Wilson*, R. Patterson*
12-8 Secret Secret We Came To Jack
Written-By, Producer – Secret Secret
12-9 T-Coy Carino
Producer – T-CoyWritten-By – Pickering*, Close*, Topping*
12-10 The Beatmasters Featuring The Cookie Crew Rock Da House (Remix)
Featuring – The Cookie CrewOther [Thanks To] – Tim WestwoodProducer – The BeatmastersWritten-By – M. Glanfield*, D. Pryce*, P. Carter*, R. Walmsley*
Pop Goes The House
13-1 Bomb The Bass Beat Dis (Extended Dis)
Musician [Bomb The Bass Are] – Captain Black (3), DJ Kid 33, Emilio PasquezProducer – Emilio Pasquez, Tim SimenonRecorded By – The Planet ControlWritten-By – Bomb The Bass
13-2 S-Express* Theme From S-Express
Arranged By [Strings And Orchestration] – Mark MooreProducer – Mark Moore, Pascal GabrielWritten-By – Moore*, Gabriel*
13-3 Coldcut Feat. Yazz And The Plastic People* Doctorin' The House
Featuring – The Plastic People*, YazzProducer – ColdcutWritten-By – More*, Black*, Yazz
13-4 Krush House Arrest (The Beat Is The Law)
Edited By – Mark BrydonProducer, Engineer, Mixed By – Mark Brydon, Robert GordonWritten-By – Campbell*, Gamble*, Joy*
13-5 Yazz And The Plastic Population The Only Way Is Up
Producer – ColdcutWritten-By – Jackson*, Henderson*
13-6 Was Not Was* Spy In The House Of Love (Jeffrey B. Young And Dangerous Mix)
Mixed By – Jeff YoungProducer – Paul Staveley O'DuffyRemix – Jeffrey B. Young*Written-By – David Was, Don Was
13-7 Two Men A Drum Machine And A Trumpet* Tired Of Getting Pushed Around
Engineer – Dave AndersonWritten-By, Producer – Cox*, Steele*
13-8 Penthouse 4 Bust This House Down (The Turnaround Mix)
Producer, Arranged By – Steve WarwickRemix – Les AdamsWritten-By – Warwick*
13-9 Cut To Shock Featuring E.F. Cuttin' Put That Record Back On
Featuring – E.F. Cuttin'Mixed By – Craig Bevan, Tony RodriguezProducer, Engineer – Craig BevanWritten-By – Zeger*, Bevan*
13-10 Pop Stars Pop Goes The House
Producer – Rocky Jones
The Acieed Trax
14-1 D-Mob* Feat. Gary Haisman We Call It Acieed (The Matey Mix)
Featuring – Gary HaismanRemix, Producer – Danny D.*Written-By – D, The*, Gary Haisman
14-2 Fast Eddie* Acid Thunder
Producer – Rocky JonesWritten-By – Fast Eddie*, Peter Black
14-3 The Night Writers Let The Music (Use You)
Engineer – Specs, Tommy WhiteProducer, Mixed By – Frankie KnucklesWritten-By – Alan Walker, Henry Watson
14-4 Swan Lake In The Name Of Love (Club Mix)
Engineer – Tony D*Percussion – Tito*Written-By, Producer, Mixed By, Edited By – Todd Terry
14-5 Tyree* Acid Over (Tyree's Mix)
Mixed By – Joe Smooth, Rocky Jones, Tyree*Written-By, Producer – Tyree*
14-6 Jolly Roger Acid Man (Original Mix)
Written-By, Producer, Arranged By, Mixed By – Eddie Richards
14-7 Baby Ford Oochy Koochy (F.U. Baby Yeh Yeh) (Konrad Cadet Mix)
Mixed By – SlappermixProgrammed By [Additional Keyboard Programming] – Mr. Salt*Remix – Baby Ford, Mark McGuireWritten-By, Producer – Baby Ford, Mr. Salt*
14-8 Royal House Can You Party (Todd Terry's B-Boy Remix)
Arranged By – Tony D*Executive-Producer – Thomas AshleyWritten-By, Producer – Todd Terry
14-9 Bam Bam Give It To Me
Producer – Chris 'Bam Bam' Westbrook*Vocals – Chrystal Neely*Written-By – Bam Bam
14-10 Adonis And The Endless Poker* The Poke
Written-By, Producer – Adonis
The Future - Deep House And More
15-1 Inner City Big Fun
Keyboards [Additional] – Mike StevensMixed By – Magic Juan*Producer – Kevin SaundersonVocals – Paris*Written-By – Forest*, Pennington*, Saunderson*
15-2 Phase II Reachin' (Brotherhood Mix)
Edited By – The Black Rascals*Engineer – E. Lotwis*, G. Louvis*, K. Hedge*, O. Vic*Mixed By – BlazeProducer – Blaze, Phase IIWritten-By – C. Herbert*, J. Edwards*, J. Milan*, K. Hedge*, V. Herbert*
15-3 The Bighouse Featuring Shampel "C" With D.J. Mack Get Off That Wall (Vocal)
Featuring – D.J. Mack, Shampel "C"Producer – Brett Edgar, Carl WhiteWritten By – JacksonWritten-By – Edgar*, White*
15-4 Jungle Brothers I'll House You
Executive-Producer – Tony D*Mixed By – Andre Debourg, Red AlertOther [Ear Advisor] – JimmyProducer – Michael Small (2), Nathaniel HallWritten-By – Small*, Hall*
15-5 Paul Rutherford Get Real (Happy House Mix)
Engineer – Mark StentProducer – B.M. White*, M. Fry*Written-By – Clayton*, White*, Fry*, Rutherford*
15-6 Kraze The Party
Engineer – Mike Costanza*Mixed By – Craig Kallman, Mike CostanzoProducer – Craig Kallman, ReeshaWritten-By – Reesha
15-7 Fingers Inc. Featuring Chuck Roberts Can You Feel It
Featuring – Chuck RobertsMixed By – Richards*, Wilkinson*, SextonProducer – Fingers Inc.Written-By – Roberts*, Heard*
15-8 Jamie Principle Baby Wants To Ride (Club Mix)
Producer – Jamie Principle, Larry Sturm, Philip Balsano*Remix – Steve "Silk" HurleyWritten-By – Jamie Principle
15-9 Bam Bam Where Is Your Child
Written-By, Producer – Bam Bam
15-10 The Todd Terry Project Weekend (Club Version)
Edited By – Chep "Just Wanna Edit" Nunez*Written-By, Producer, Mixed By – Todd Terry

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"Special collector's edition"
150 tracks on 15 compact discs. Comes in two different editions: two separate cardboard boxes containing 2 chubby 4-CD jewel cases or one larger cardboard box with 4 jewel cases.
Booklet "The History Of The House Sound Of Chicago" (63 pages, packaged in Box 2), containing:
- The story of the House Sound - from the very beginning to the latest Acid Trax.
- The photo gallery of the House Heroes.
- A special alphabetical listing - for easy location of every single track.

Release year does not appear printed.

Many tracks are slightly edited from, or early fades of, the stated versions.
Track 6-10 incorrectly is listed as "Acid Tracks" on release, it is actually "Your Only Friend" from Phuture's "Acid Tracks" release
Track 7-8 incorrectly is listed as "Force, The" with title "It's O.K., It's O.K." on release, it is actually "Elect, The" with title "I'm House".
Tracks 9-3 and 9-4 are switched on the cover listings, but correctly printed on the disc text.
Track 10-6 incorrectly is listed as the Underground Mix.
Track 11-3 incorrectly is listed as the Instrumental, but it is an edit of the vocal version.
Track 13-7 incorrectly is listed as The Mayhem Rhythm Mix, but it is the ordinary 7" version.
Track 14-9 is listed as the Club Mix but this is likely the Dub or Street Mix.
Track 15-1 incorrectly is listed as the Les Adams Remix, but is a slight edit of the 12" mix by Juan Atkins, on some releases titled "Remix" or "Juan Atkins Mix" but not to be confused with "Juan's Magic Remix", which is different.
Track 15-2 incorrectly is listed as the Latin Workout Mix.
Track 15-10 incorrectly is listed as "Just Wanna Dance" on the release; it is actually the B-side, "Weekend".

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  • Label Code: LC 8116
  • Barcode: 4 005934 570205

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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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January 24, 2020
edited about 1 year ago
I'm here because of Larry Heard songs. This compilation has the versions of Larry Heard songs that were released only in D.J. International Records, not in his Alleviated Records in CD, as far as I know.

The It "Donnie" and all Fingers Inc. songs (mainly "Mystery Of Love (Club Mix)" and "Can You Feel It (feat. Chuck Roberts)") are timeless.


May 20, 2008

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

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 13 years ago
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 16 years ago

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.