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VariousJackmaster 2

Label:Westside Records (2) – JACKLP 502
Series:Jackmaster – 2
Format:
2 x Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Limited Edition
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:House, Acid House

Tracklist

A1Fast Eddie Smith*Jack To The Sound
Producer, Written-ByFast Eddie Smith*
5:03
A2Hollywood And The HeatI Need You
Written-ByF. Rodriguez*, J. Smooth*
5:50
A3Rocky JonesChoice Of A New Generation
Producer, Written-ByRocky Jones
8:03
A4Joe SmoothInside My Mind
Producer, Written-ByJoe Smooth
6:53
B1Ex-SampleAnd So It Goes7:00
B2Masters At Work (2)Dum Dum Cry
Producer, Written-ByTodd Terry
6:10
B3Secret SecretWe Came To Jack
Producer, Written-BySecret Secret
5:02
B4Professor FunkBox Head
Producer, Written-ByProfessor Funk
4:15
B5Anthony ThomasPromised Land
Producer, Written-ByJoe Smooth
5:03
C1Blake BaxterWork
Producer, Written-ByBlake Baxter
5:05
C2Andre OwensDestiny Of Love
Producer, Written-ByAndre Owens, Professor Funk
3:02
C3The ChildrenBrothers Gonna Work It Out
ProducerAdonis Smith*, Vinnie Long*
Written-ByW. Hutch*
6:53
C4Peter BlackMy Love Is Free
ProducerPeter Black, Rocky Jones
Written-ByA. Felder*, B. Seigler*
6:27
C5Targa (3)Love Invasion
ProducerRocky Jones
5:00
D1Jackmaster BlackDJ Mega Track
ProducerRocky Jones
6:10
D2Jamie PrincipalPrince Of Housemedley
ProducerRocky Jones
6:45
D3FXFaith, Hope & Charity
Mixed ByColin Faver
6:35
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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 015712 220238
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): JACK LP 502 A-¹ DAMONT 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): JACK LP 502 B-¹ DAMONT C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): JACK LP 502 C-¹ DAMONT 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): JACK LP 502 D-¹ DAMONT 2

Other Versions (5)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Jackmaster 2 (CD, Compilation)Westside Records (2)CDJACK502UK1988
Jackmaster 2 (2×LP, Compilation)ZYX RecordsZYX 60003Germany1988
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Jackmaster 2 (2×Cassette, Compilation, Limited Edition)Westside Records (2), Westside Records (2)ZCJACK502, ZC JACK 502UK1988
Jackmaster 2 (2×LP, Compilation, Limited Edition, Test Pressing, White Label)Westside Records (2)JACKLP 502UK1988
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Jackmaster Vol. 2 (CD, Compilation)ZYX RecordsZYX CD 80008Germany1988

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  • jancito303's avatar
    jancito303
    Some very insightful comments here, and to add my 2 cents: you can still get this for a steal. Rocky Jones' Choice of a new generation alone is worth the price.
    • funk_wid_it's avatar
      funk_wid_it
      Edited 2 years ago
      It's criminal, frustrating and sad that fantastic deep house gems like 'I Need You', 'Inside My Mind' and 'We Came To Jack' never got released on 12" with alternate mixes; these are all fantastic tracks that just couldn't be played out back in the day due to the low volume compilation pressing. A common problem that most of us remember well. Of the three tracks mentioned above, only Joe Smooth's highly sought after 'Inside My Mind' managed to find its way onto a 12" release, albeit on a very rare and ultra-limited 12" promo. I've always wondered how many copies there were. I presume not many. What was Rocky thinking (or should that be not thinking?)?
      • tnadnort's avatar
        tnadnort
        Tip:

        Joe Smooth "Inside My Mind" appears as the B side to the 1989 French 7" release of "Promised Land" on Disques Dreyfus.

        Jamie Principal "The Prince Of House Medley" appears on it's own as the B side to 1988 German 12" release of "DJ International Acid House Megajackmix" on ZYX Records.
        • insom90s's avatar
          insom90s
          I totally agree with all the previous comments but for me the ultimate track on this comp is 'I Need You' by 'Hollywood And the Heat' AKA Joe Smooth & Frankie Rodriguez. Absolute timeless classic!! Also 'Choice of A New Generation' by 'Rocky Jones' is worth checking along with numerous others!! Don't forget 'Promised Land' is on here too! This LP really does showcase a very special time in the early days of House Music's evolution. Essential:)
          • meltdog's avatar
            meltdog
            Some great tracks on this comp, I bought this back in the day...Joe Smooth's Inside My Mind is worth the purchase of this LP...it can also be found on Joe Smooth's first Lp
            • MI's avatar
              MI
              This compilation actually has quite a few exclusive or rather elusive tracks on it. Who is Andre Owens, i'd love to have a full length version of his 'Destiny of Love'. Secret Secret has it's only appearance here. Professor Funk's Box Head is exclusive to this album as is Blake Baxter's Work from the top of my head. All great tracks if you ask me, all published by Rocky Jones' Popstar, maybe he still has a vault of tapes somewhere. So, yes, an essential compilation.

              • bosscat2's avatar
                bosscat2
                Joe Smooth's 'Inside My Mind' is an outstanding slice of early deep house, and this exclusively featured track makes Jackmaster 2 an essential compilation. Also includes the original mix of 'Promised Land'. Superb in indeed...
                • privilegedmanproductions's avatar
                  My favourite record of all time - Jackmaster 2. I still have this record and will never part with it!

                  Love Invasion is one of the forgotten classics of the 80's house era. I first heard this on Westside's Jackmaster 2 compilation in '88 and played it non stop!!

                  I loved this track so much I covered it myself with our dance project Kandystand in an up to date style.

                  Fantastic soulful lyrics written by Gavin Christopher and Rocky Jones, and his sister Shawn Christopher brings her soulful voice to the vocals.

                  My only criticism is that the original track didnt sound mastered that well (could have done with a little more compression) but hey this was the pioneering 80's when gear was expensive...

                  20 years of house and tracks like this still sound fresh....

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