Frankie Knuckles

Frankie Knuckles

Real Name:
Francis Nicholls
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American DJ, record producer and remixer, born 18 January 1955 in South Bronx, New York City, New York, USA, died 31 March 2014 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Knuckles was the DJ at the Warehouse nightclub in Chicago from 1977 to 1982. It is widely accepted that his style of DJing and his selection and the appeal of the Warehouse gave house music its name, although in the beginning, the word 'house' was used only in Chicago to denote something which was cool, hip, fresh or bad. Knuckles had been long time friends with Larry Levan, they had had their musical upbringing together from going to clubs like Loft and the Gallery.

Due to his importance in the development of house, Knuckles was often known as "The Godfather of House Music", and as such the city of Chicago named a stretch of street and a day after Knuckles in 2004. His accomplishments earned him a Grammy Award in 1997. As well, Knuckles was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame for his achievements in 2005.
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Frankie Knuckles Discography

Albums

4-91618 Frankie Knuckles Beyond The Mix (Album) Virgin Records America, Inc. 4-91618 US 1991 Sell This Version
CDVUS82 Frankie Knuckles Featuring Adeva Frankie Knuckles Featuring Adeva - Welcome To The Real World (Album) Virgin CDVUS82 UK 1995 Sell This Version
DF2004 Frankie Knuckles A New Reality (Album) Definity Records DF2004 US 2004 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DJ 923 Frankie Knuckles You Can't Hide D.J. International Records DJ 923 US 1986 Sell This Version
DJ-903 Frankie Knuckle's* Ultimate Production D.J. International Records DJ-903 US 1987 Sell This Version
TX150 Frankie Knuckles Baby Wants To Ride / Your Love (Maxi, Single) Trax Records TX150 US 1987 Sell This Version
DJ 848 Frankie Knuckles Only The Strong Survive D.J. International Records DJ 848 US 1987 Sell This Version
TX151 Frankie Knuckles It's A Cold World Trax Records TX151 US 1987 Sell This Version
LPSMP 1 Frankie Knuckles / Romance Frankie Knuckles / Romance - Only The Strong Survive / All Dis Music(12", Smplr, Promo) FFRR LPSMP 1 UK 1988 Sell This Version
12TEK20 Frankie Knuckles Your Love (Remixes) (Single) Btech 12TEK20 Sweden 1989 Sell This Version
FXDJ 108 Frankie Knuckles presents Satoshi Tomiie Frankie Knuckles presents Satoshi Tomiie - Tears (Single) FFRR FXDJ 108 UK 1989 Sell This Version
TRAXT 4 Frankie Knuckles Presents Marshall Jefferson Frankie Knuckles Presents Marshall Jefferson - Move Your Body ('90 Remix) Radical Records (5), Trax Records TRAXT 4 UK 1989 Sell This Version
POCD-1011 Satoshi Tomiie & Frankie Knuckles Satoshi Tomiie & Frankie Knuckles - And I Loved You / Tears(CD, Maxi) London Records, FFRR POCD-1011 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
VUS 47, 114 564 Frankie Knuckles The Whistle Song (Single, Maxi) Virgin VUS 47, 114 564 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
DMD 1836 Frankie Knuckles Featuring Lisa Michaelis Frankie Knuckles Featuring Lisa Michaelis - Rain Falls Virgin America DMD 1836 US 1991 Sell This Version
0-96201 Frankie Knuckles Featuring Roberta Gilliam Frankie Knuckles Featuring Roberta Gilliam - Workout Virgin 0-96201 US 1991 Sell This Version
PRCD 4037 Frankie Knuckles Featuring Shelton Becton Frankie Knuckles Featuring Shelton Becton - It's Hard Sometime (Maxi, Single) Virgin PRCD 4037 US 1991 Sell This Version
VUSTDJ 60 Frankie Knuckles Rain Falls / Workout (Single) Virgin Records America, Inc. VUSTDJ 60 UK 1992 Sell This Version
DPRO-12721 Frankie Knuckles Featuring Adeva Frankie Knuckles Featuring Adeva - Too Many Fish (Maxi, Single) Virgin DPRO-12721 US 1995 Sell This Version
VUSCDJ 98 Frankie Knuckles Whadda U Want (From Me) (Maxi, Single) Virgin Records America, Inc. VUSCDJ 98 UK 1995 Sell This Version
SPRO-11002 Frankie Knuckles featuring Adeva Frankie Knuckles featuring Adeva - Passion And Pain (Maxi) Virgin Records America, Inc. SPRO-11002 US 1995 Sell This Version
VCRTDJ 3 Frankie Knuckles Featuring Adeva & Ricky Dillard's New Generation Chorale Frankie Knuckles Featuring Adeva & Ricky Dillard's New Generation Chorale - Walkin'(12", Promo) VC Recordings VCRTDJ 3 UK 1995 Sell This Version
DPRO - 11046 Frankie Knuckles Tell Me Why(CD, Single, Promo) Virgin Records America, Inc. DPRO - 11046 US 1995 Sell This Version
Y-38538, 7243 8 38538 1 6 Frankie Knuckles Love Can Change It / Walkin' (Maxi) Virgin Records America, Inc. Y-38538, 7243 8 38538 1 6 US 1995 Sell This Version
UCA L 007-6 Frankie Knuckles & Jamie Principal* Frankie Knuckles & Jamie Principal* - Baby Wants To Ride (The Remixes) UCA Records London UCA L 007-6 UK 1997 Sell This Version

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soul_survivor

soul_survivor

September 15, 2014
I LOVE YOU FRANKIE FOREVER...RIP & GOD bless you! thanks 4 all timeless music!
Deefex

Deefex

April 15, 2014
R.I.P. Truly a house/dance music legend. He will be missed.
funkseeker

funkseeker

April 5, 2014
How unfortunate! He definitely left us too soon and it is so hard to accept it. He was one of the very very few DJ's left around who still played that warm, feel-good house music today, Director's Cut was the best thing that came in these house music crash times for the past few years. My biggest musical dream was long live Director's Cut as it is just breathtaking formula, but happened the worst, he left us all just in the middle of the game. I was lucky to meet him couple of times in 2013 and especially at ADE where was the only one ever Director's Cut night together with Eric Kupper! I love you and I will be missing you very much big brother. Rest in peace beaut
stewy1970

stewy1970

April 3, 2014
R.I.P Frankie,You were a true ''House Music'' Pioneer.Your music will inspire for ever!
Respect from the U.K.
countsmiley

countsmiley

April 3, 2014
Devastating news to read it here as I saw nothing on the internet news about this. Not even a headline on Yahoo or Aol News that i saw. Growing up in NYC as a teen standing outside the club to listen to the music he played because I could not get in. They would leave the door open with a bouncer and i would write the lyrics to the songs and then go buy the CD's at Towers asking for every mix I could find. The best was still to come as the DIRECTOR'S CUT seemed to take us all back in time. I'm shaking right now...
steamybrown2003

steamybrown2003

April 2, 2014
Sleep tight beautiful man, may you and Larry forever be playing in Heaven together.
clary16

clary16

April 2, 2014
God Bless Frankie Knuckles ' Thanks for the Music .
Pentrazemine

Pentrazemine

April 2, 2014
The Godfather of House has just left the house.

Rest in Peace! :(
bajazzo

bajazzo

April 2, 2014
thanks ever so much, mr. knuckles. there will always be a place in our hearts for you. rest in peace...and in music.
caio.ck1

caio.ck1

April 2, 2014
I will always remember the strings piano and jazz influences created by Frankie at mid 90´s and news tastes productions now a days. Rest in Peace, brother.

Vou sentir falta da criatividade de Frankie em suas excelentes produções. A "verdadeira" House music está de luto. Descanse em paz brother.

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