Jesse Saunders

Jesse Saunders

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Jesse Saunders
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Jesse Saunders is a House Music pioneer. First, as an addition to the band Z-Factor, Saunders wrote and recorded the 1983 single (released in March 1984) "Fantasy" for Mitchbal Records. He then founded his own record label Jes Say Records and released "On And On," (in January 1984) that release is said to be the first house record. Many years prior to this, Jesse had been editing and recording on reel-to-reel tape machines. He was also founder of Chicago's Dance Mania before handing it over to Ray Barney in 1986. He maintained his legend status in Chicago despite leaving for the West Coast and a major-label production deal with Geffen Records by 1986 (well before the scene exploded around the world). There, Saunders began recording more R&B-oriented projects (like Jesse's Gang) meanwhile remixing and working production for various pop artists. In 1996, with the release of "Take Me Higher", he formed Broken Records (3). Through Broken Records he has released the timely hits "What's This FX", "On & On 2003", "I Hear House Music", and "Now That We Found Love". He continues to tour and break new artists through this entity.
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Jesse Saunders Discography

Albums

MB8400 Z-Factor Featuring Jesse Saunders Z-Factor Featuring Jesse Saunders - Dance Party Album(LP, Album, Bla) Mitchbal Records MB8400 US 1984 Sell This Version
JS 9201 Jesse Saunders House Trax Vol. 1(LP) Just Say Recording JS 9201 US 1992 Sell This Version
BR-0808 Jesse Saunders House Muzik(14xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Broken Records (3) BR-0808 US 2008
DPL036 Jesse Saunders Now That We Found Love(7xFile, MP3, 320) Deeplomatic Recordings DPL036 Spain 2015

Singles & EPs

Z-Factor Featuring Jesse Saunders Z-Factor Featuring Jesse Saunders - Fantasy Mitchbal Records US 1984 Sell This Version
Jesse Saunders Funk-U-Up (Maxi) Jes Say Records US 1984 Sell This Version
Jesse Saunders On And On Jes Say Records US 1984 Sell This Version
Jesse's Gang With Jesse Saunders Jesse's Gang With Jesse Saunders - Real Love Jes Say Records US 1985 Sell This Version
MB8502 Z-Factor Featuring Jesse Saunders / Mc Ghee* Z-Factor Featuring Jesse Saunders / Mc Ghee* - Fantasy / I Got Broke Breakdancin'(12", MP) Mitchbal Records MB8502 US 1985 Sell This Version
PR 103 Jesse Saunders Waiting On My Angel(12") Precision Records (5) PR 103 US 1985 Sell This Version
Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk* & Jessie Saunders* Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk* & Jessie Saunders* - Love Can't Turn Around (Single, Maxi, EP) House Records (3) UK 1986 Sell This Version
J&G 099 Jesse Saunders Work For My Love(12") J & G (2) J&G 099 US 1989 Sell This Version
OG 4168 Steve "Silk" Hurley / Farley "Jackmaster" Funk & Jesse Saunders Steve "Silk" Hurley / Farley "Jackmaster" Funk & Jesse Saunders - Jack Your Body (Club Your Body) / Love Can't Turn Around (Club Mix)(12") Old Gold (2) OG 4168 UK 1990 Sell This Version
JS 9202 Jesse Saunders I Just Want To (Meet Me A Whore/Slut)(12") Just Say Recording JS 9202 US 1992 Sell This Version
202-9-1 Jesse Saunders Light My (House) Fire(12") Miracle Records (3) 202-9-1 1992 Sell This Version
Jesse Saunders Yeah (Maxi) Just Say House UK 1996 Sell This Version
Marshall Jefferson & Jesse Saunders Marshall Jefferson & Jesse Saunders - 12" Of Love Just Say House UK 1996 Sell This Version
UCA 047-6 Jesse Saunders Take Me Higher(12") UCA Records UCA 047-6 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
BR-12-9602 Jesse Saunders X-stacy Makes You Dance (Take Me Higher)(12") Broken Records (3) BR-12-9602 US 1996 Sell This Version
Marshall Jefferson & Jesse Saunders Marshall Jefferson & Jesse Saunders - One More Chance (Maxi) UCA Records Germany 1998 Sell This Version
BR-9901-2 Jesse Saunders I Can't Stand It(12", Promo) Broken Records (3) BR-9901-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
Safe 01 Jesse Saunders Excited(12") Safe (2) Safe 01 Sweden 1999 Sell This Version
BR-0802 Jesse Saunders Luv 2 Luv U(CD, Single, Promo) Broken Records (3) BR-0802 US 2008 Sell This Version
BR-1119 Jesse Saunders vs. Mr. Qwertz* Jesse Saunders vs. Mr. Qwertz* - I Hear House Music(4xFile, MP3, Single) Broken Records (3) BR-1119 US 2011
HA 1001 Jesse Saunders Body Music (The Remixes)(12") Houseattics HA 1001 US Unknown Sell This Version