A stunning document of the Chicago house scene in the 80s – tracks hand-picked by Marshall Jefferson, one of the most important forces on the scene at the time! The set's a great re-creation of the offbeat sound of Chicago house – a left-of-center take on soulful disco and the variety of different styles that cropped up in the post-funk, post-punk years. At some levels, Chicago's sound was more rhythmic and joyous than that of New York during the same period – very strongly into crowd-moving celebratory grooves that pumped all night long in the city's underground (and often illegal) club spaces. This 2CD set features 29 tracks in all – picked and mixed by Marshall in a timeline style that traces the full evolution of the Chicago sound. Tunes run the gamut from club classics from other cities, to homegrown numbers that soon helped Chicago get its own sound. Titles include "Your Love" by Frankie Knuckles, "I've Lost Control" by Sleezy D, "Acid Tracks" by Phuture, "Like This" by Chip E, "7 Ways To Jack" by Hercules, "String Free" by Phortune, "Mind Games" by Quest, "No Way Back" by Adonis
, "Promised Land" by Joe Smooth, "You've Got That Something" by Logg, "Mystery Of Love" by Fingers Inc, "Devotion" by Ten City, "Someday" by Ce Ce Rogers, "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Inner Life, "Moody" by ESG, and "You Don't Know" by Serious Intention.
(Out of print.)