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Jerome Derradji122 BPM (The Birth Of House Music)

Label:Still Music – Stillm3cd006
Format:
CD, Mixed
2 x CD, Compilation
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:House, Electro, Funk, Disco

Tracklist

Jerome Derradji Chicaflange House Mix
1-1Mr Lee & Kompany*Jackmaster (Jerome Derradji Edit)
Edited ByJerome Derradji
1-2Mitchbal & Larry Williams (2)Do That Stuff (Dance Mix)
1-3Mitchbal & The HousemasterWhen I Hear The Music
1-4Risque Rythum Team*The Jackin Zone
1-5Jeanette ThomasShake Your Body
1-6Libra LibraI Am Music (Instrumental)
1-7Unfinished BusinessOut Of My Hands (Club Mix)
1-8Dezz & Grant*The House Is On Fire
1-9Mr Lee & Kompany*Can You Feel It
1-10Z-Factor Feat. Jesse SaundersFantasy (Instrumental) (Jerome Derradji Edit)
Edited ByJerome Derradji
Unmixed
2-1Jeanette ThomasShake Your Body
Producer, Mixed ByJimmy Polo*, Mitchbal, Tony Bowie
Written-ByN. Mitchbal*, T. Bowie*
2-2Mitchbal & The HousemasterWhen I Hear The Music
ProducerMitchbal
Written-ByN. Mitchbal*, Housemaster*
2-3Unfinished BusinessOut Of My Hands (Club Mix)
EngineerRon Gresham
Mixed ByFrankie Knuckles
Written-ByLawrence Hanks, R.G. Massey*
2-4Dezz & Grant*The Chicago Fire
Producer, Mixed ByDezz & Grant*, Mitchbal
Vocals [Guest Vocalist]Darryl (Diva) Pandy*, Irving Collier
Written-ByGrant
2-5Mitchbal & Larry Williams (2)Do That Stuff (Dance Mix)
ProducerMitchbal
Written-ByLarry Williams (2)
2-6Libra LibraI Am Music (Instrumental)
Producer, Mixed ByJimmy Polo*, Mitchbal, Tony Bowie
Written-ByJimmy Polo*, Tony Bowie
2-7Mr Lee & Kompany*Jackmaster (Vocal Mix)
ProducerMitchbal
Written-ByL.Haggard*
2-8Z-Factor Feat. Jesse SaundersFantasy (Instrumental)
ProducerMitchbal
Written-ByJesse Saunders
2-9Risque Rythum Team*The Jackin Zone
Mixed ByCount Cool, M.R. Lee*
ProducerMitchbal, Mr. Lee
Written-ByK. Shelby*, L. Haggard*
2-10Mr Lee & Kompany*Can You Feel It
EngineerRoger Heiss
Mixed ByJam Master "J"*
ProducerMitchbal, Mr. Lee
Written-ByL. Haggard*
3-1Z-Factor Feat. Jesse SaundersI Am The DJ
EngineerGeorge Warner
ProducerJesse Saunders, Mitchbal
Written-ByJ. Saunders*, N. Mitchbal*
3-2Libra LibraI Like It (Club Mix)
EngineerRon Gresham
Mixed ByB. Wilcots*, Mitchbal
ProducerBrett Wilcots, Mitchbal
Written-ByJ. Polo*, N. Mitchbal*, T. Bowie*
3-3Risque Rythum Team*More Than Just A Dance (Backyard Mix)
ProducerKeith Shelby*, Mitchbal, Mr. Lee
Written-ByK. Shelby*, L. Haggard*
3-4Libra LibraWhere Did My Love Go (Vocal)
ProducerMitchbal
Written-ByJ. Polo*, N. Mitchbal*, T. Bowie*
3-5Z-Factor(I Like To Do It In) Fast Cars
Arranged ByZ Factor*
ProducerNemiah Mitchbal Jr.*
3-6Mr Lee*I Can't Forget (Vocal Mix)
ProducerMitchbal
Written-ByL. Haggard*, R. Smith*
3-7Z-FactorI Synthesize
ProducerMitchbal
Written-ByJ. Saunders*, N. Mitchbal*, V. Lawrence*
3-8Z-FactorMy Ride
ProducerMitchbal
3-9Risque Rythum Team*That's The Beat
Mixed ByCount Cool, Mr. Lee
ProducerMitchbal, Mr. Lee
Written-ByK. Shelby*, L. Haggard*
3-10Libra LibraI Am Music (Ninja Mix)
Producer, Mixed ByJimmy Polo*, Mitchbal, Tony Bowie
Written-ByJimmy Polo*, Tony Bowie
3-11Mc Ghe*I Got Broke Breakdancin' (Instrumental)
ProducerAl Mc Ghee*, Mitchbal
Written-ByA. Mc Ghee*, L. Hanks*, N. Mitchbal*
3-12Mitchbal & FriendsLove Is The Answer (Farley "The King Of House Music" Jackmaster Funk Remix - Bonus Track)
Featuring [Vocals]Cynthia Butts*
Music By, Producer [Additional Production], RemixFarley "The King Of House Music" Jackmaster Funk*
Written-ByN. Mitchbal*
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Credits

  • Compiled By, DJ Mix, Producer [Additional Production]Jerome Derradji (tracks: 1-1 to 1-10)

Notes

All tracks published by Mitchbal Music & Itsillmusic except track 3, Jamilla Music, and track 12, Mitchbal Music.

℗ 2012 Still Music, Chicago, Illinois.
© 2012 Still Music, Chicago, Illinois.

Previously unreleased tracks*:
*Track 2-2 Previously unreleased Cat# CC8901 - Date 1987-1988.
*Track 2-5 Previously unreleased. Recorded 1/18/87.
*Track 2-7 Previously unreleased. Recorded 5/24/87.
*Track 3-4 Previously unreleased. Recorded 5/30/86.
*Track 3-7 Previously unreleased. Recorded in 1983.

Track 2-1: Produced and mixed at Tone Zone Studio Chicago.
Track 2-3: Mixed at Chicago Trax Studio.
Track 2-4: Produced and mixed at Chicago Trax Studio.
Track 2-5: Recorded at Tone Zone Studio.
Track 2-6: Produced and mixed at Tone Zone Studio.
Track 2-7: Recorded at Tone Zone Studio.
Track 2-9: Mixed and produced at Chicago Trax & Tone Zone Studios.
Track 2-10: Produced at Tone Zone Studio.

Track 3-1: Produced at Paragon Studios.
Track 3-2: Mixed at Chicago Trax & Tone Zone Studios.
Track 3-4: Recorded at Tone Zone Studios.
Track 3-6: Produced at Tone Zone Studios.
Track 3-7: Recorded at Sky Hero Production.
Track 3-9: Produced at Chicago Trax & Tone Zone Studios.
Track 3-10: Produced & mixed at Tone Zone Studio.

Incidental information and track listing errors.

2-4 is listed as 'The House Is On Fire' while it is in fact 'The Chicago Fire' (the B side mix from the <a href="http://www.discogs.com/Dezz-Grant-The-House-Is-On-Fire/release/37945">original 12" release</a>).
3-1 is the version which appears on Z-Factor's 1984 <a href="http://www.discogs.com/Z-Factor-Dance-Party-Album/release/302513">Dance Party Album</a>.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5060120875105

Other Versions (1)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
122 BPM (The Birth Of House Music) (2×LP, Compilation)Still Music, Still MusicSTILLMDLP006, Stillmlp006US2012

Reviews

tony.lee's avatar
tony.lee
Edited 9 years ago
Being the proud owner of every release on Mitchbal and Chicago Connection Records the first thing I had to consider was if this 3 x CD release was worth purchasing. Of course like many other fanatics of the early sound of Chicago house I was lured in with the chance of hearing some previously unreleased tracks and because of that my review will concentrate on those. The only way I feel I can review those tracks is to compare them to other tracks already known to the outside world.

'Jackmaster' is much in the same vein as Mr Lee & Kompany's earlier track 'Can You Feel' with a more intense feel to it. Imagine a slightly less manic 'Work The Box' by Santos, with elements of White Knight's 'White Knight Jacks' and you might have some idea. 'When I Hear Music' could have easily come out on fellow Chicago label D.J. International and sounds almost like a Peter Black release with it's uplifting gospel inspired vocals and melodic but simple keys, somewhat like 'How Far I Go'. 'Do Dat Stuff' is a very simple but funky track indeed. Probably the hardest to define but no less the interesting for that. I don't know why but I was left with a 'Work It To The Bone' feeling although with it's early 80's influence this is a very different track indeed. 'Where Did My Love Go' is much like the other Libra Libra tracks with it's positive vibes set over a positive melody. Just as good as 'I Am Music' or 'I Like It' I'm surprised it never received a release. The last two have very little to do with the rest of the collection. 'I Synthesize' comes from another genre entirely. Sounding almost like a Detroit version of New Wave that would eventually turn into Techno....and 'Love Is The Answer', being a production from around 2006, is more a celebration track than anything else.

Spread out over three CD's with just about every Mitchbal / Chicago Connection release covered this is a must for anyone interested in those early days. It is easy to forget it wasn't just Trax and D.J. International that were responsible for this sound we all love, and this package is a reminder that needs to be made. The mix CD is put together with respect for the tracks that make it and is simply but effective with a nod to the past. The in-closed booklet is also a worthy addition and if like me you're mad about this stuff you'll find a moment to read it from start to finish and find yourself longing for the past. So was it worth purchasing? For me an absolute yes.