Frankie Knuckles Mixes & Charts

Frankie Knuckles

Frankie Knuckles' nearly five year stint at the Warehouse had a huge influence on Chicago's dance music scene. Robert Williams encouraged Knuckles to move from New York to Chicago in 1977 to headline his new after-hours juice bar, the Warehouse, at 206 S. Jefferson Street. Knuckles became famous for spinning disco edits alongside the latest underground cuts.

In December 1982, Knuckles moved to the Power Plant just as local producers started making recordings. There Knuckles began collaborating with Jamie Principle on a series of songs, the first of which were issued on Persona Records. The Power Plant closed suddenly in late 1985, after which Knuckles spun briefly for WBMX, Medusa’s, Coconuts, and Gallery 21. In 1987, with house music climbing the British pop charts, Knuckles left for London. After a few months, he returned to New York and to focus on production work as part of Def Mix, ultimately winning a Grammy for Remixer of the Year in 1997.

Below are tracklists compiled from early mixes found at deephousepage.com. They illustrate the wide range of music Chicago youth called “house.” Additions and corrections are welcome.

Key:   Chicago   Detroit   Europe

Warehouse Era

#41. frankiew

Live at the Warehouse, 1982

People’s Choice: Hey Everybody (Party Hearty) label
  1. Yello: Bostich
  2. Forrrce: Keep on Dancin’ [bassline]
  3. Taana Gardner: When You Touch Me
  4. Billy Nichols: Give Your Body Up to the Music
  5. Peech Boys: Don’t Make Me Wait
  6. Sparque: Let’s Go Dancin’
  7. Loose Joints: Is It All Over My Face
  8. People’s Choice: Hey Everybody (Party Hearty)
  9. Forrrce: Keep On Dancin’
  10. Hi Voltage: Somewhere Beyond
  11. Skatt Bros.: Walk The Night
  12. D-Train: Keep On

#85. frankie13

  1. Ecstasy, Passion & Pain: Touch and Go
  2. Pam Todd & Love Exchange: Let’s Get Together
  3. Two Tons of Fun: Just Us
  4. Billy Frazier & Friends: Billy Who?
  5. Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band: Cherchez La Femme
  6. Loleatta Holloway: Hit and Run

#194. frankie120

[Last two tracks in longer copy from Drewski’s Mixes Database]

  1. intro
  2. The Whatnauts: Help Is on the Way (break)
  3. Le Pamplemousse: Le Spank
  4. Rose Royce: Do Your Dance (edit)
  5. Skyy: First Time Around
  6. B.T. Express: Give Up The Funk (Let’s Dance)
  7. Queen Samantha: Take A Chance

#253. frankie702

Live at the Warehouse, 1982

  1. Talking Heads: I Zimbra
  2. Elektrik Funk: On a Journey (I Sing The Funk Electric)
  3. Sharon Redd: Beat the Street
  4. Jocko: Rhythm Talk

#808. frankiewarehouse1981a

Live at The Warehouse, Chicago 8/28/1981

  1. Skatt Bros.: Walk The Night
  2. Giorgio Moroder: I Wanna Rock You
  3. Debbie Jacobs: Don’t You Want My Love
  4. Modern Romance: Salsa Rappsody
  5. Plunky and Oneness of Juju: Always Have to Say Good-Bye
  6. Dynasty: I’ve Just Begun to Love You
  7. New Birth: Deeper (Instrumental)
  8. Ashford & Simpson: It Seems to Hang On
  9. Geraldine Hunt: It Doesn’t Only Happen at Night

808. frankiewarehouse1981b

Live at The Warehouse, Chicago 8/28/1981

  1. Henderson & Whitfield: Dancin’ to The Beat
  2. Black Ivory: Mainline (break)
  3. Weeks & Co.: Rock Your World
  4. Loose Joints: Is It All Over My Face
  5. Roy Ayers Ubiquity: Running Away
  6. D-Train: You’re The One For Me (Instrumental)
  7. Ednah Holt: Serious, Sirius Space Party
  8. Kraftwerk: Numbers/Computer World 2

Power Plant (and Beyond)

#5. frankie1

1986-1987

  1. Nightlife Unlimited: Peaches & Prunes (edit)
  2. Chip E.: It’s House
  3. House People: Godfather of House
  4. Farley Jackmaster Funk: Farley Knows House
  5. The It: Donnie
  6. Frankie Goes to Hollywood: Relax (Sex Mix)
  7. Craig Loftis: Yes It’s Right (unreleased)
  8. David Joseph: You Can’t Hide (Your Love From Me)
  9. Mr. Fingers: Mystery of Love

#8. frankie2

The Trammps: Disco Inferno cover

Warehouse, 1979 ~1983? [Last track in longer copy from Drewski’s Mixes Database]

  1. Steve Harvey: Tonight (Dub Mix)
  2. Rodney Franklin: The Groove
  3. Roy Ayers Ubiquity: Running Away
  4. Chaka Khan: I’m Every Woman
  5. Stevie Wonder: Do Like You
  6. The Trammps: Body Contact Contract
  7. The Trammps: Love Epidemic
  8. Two Tons of Fun: I Got the Feeling
  9. Broadway: Kiss You All Over

#26. frankie5

WBMX ~1988

  1. Leonore O’Malley: L’amour Toujours
  2. Ripple: The Beat Goes On and On
  3. Anthony White: Block Party
  4. Love Committee: Law and Order

#49. frankie8

WBMX 8/30/1986

  1. Pam Todd & Love Exchange: Let’s Get Together
  2. Heaven & Earth: I Really Love You
  3. Positive Force: We Got the Funk
  4. Brass Construction: Walkin’ the Line
  5. Raze: Jack The Groove
  6. Jamie Principle: Your Love (edit)
  7. Patrice Rushen: Haven’t You Heard
  8. Patrice Rushen: Never Gonna Give You Up
  9. Raww: Don’t You Try It

#59. frankie10

Power Plant, 1984-1985

  1. Chi Chi Liah: Proud Mary
  2. Broadway: Kiss You All Over
  3. ADC Band: More & More Disco
  4. Wood, Brass & Steel: Funkanova
  5. Crown Heights Affair: Far Out
  6. The Originals: Down to Love Town (break)
  7. Johnny Hammond: Los Conquistadores Chocolates
  8. The Trammps: Disco Party (edit)
  9. The Trammps: Disco Inferno
  10. Bo Kool: (Money) No Love
  11. East Coast: Meat The Beat
  12. Suzi Lane: Harmony
  13. Kebekelektrik: War Dance
  14. Tata Vega: I Just Keep Thinking About You Baby

#128. frankie84

~1983-1984

  1. Thelma Houston: I’m Here Again (edit)
  2. Dee Dee Bridgewater: Bad for Me (edit)
  3. The Originals: Down to Love Town (break)
  4. The Dells: Get on Down (edit)
  5. Persia: Inch by Inch (edit)

#142. frankie92

Live at Club C.O.D, [late] 1980s

  1. Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes: Bad Luck [echo]
  2. Side Effect: Always There
  3. Fingers Inc.: A Path
  4. B.T. Express: Peace Pipe (edit)
  5. Shawn Christopher: People of All Nations (House Mix)
  6. Don Armando’s Second Avenue Rhumba Band: Deputy of Love (edit)
  7. Sylvester: Living for the City (Dub Version)
  8. Harry Thumann: Underwater

#173. frankie102

First WBMX mix ’80s

  1. Jimmy “Bo” Horne: Spank/The Whispers: And the Beat Goes On (edit)
  2. Fingers Inc.: It’s Over
  3. Willie Colón: Set Fire to Me (Inferno Dub)
  4. J.M. Silk: I Can’t Turn Around

#182. frankie105

Live at the Power Plant, 1985

Convertion: Let’s Do It label
  1. Jamie Principle: Your Love (early version)
  2. Chip E.: MB Dance
  3. Jackmaster Dick’s Revenge: Sensuous Man Goes Disco (unreleased version)
  4. Double Exposure: My Love Is Free (Disco Madness Remix)
  5. The Dells: Adventure (No Way Back - No Way Back Pt. 2) (edit)
  6. Lenny Williams: Midnight Girl (edit)
  7. Convertion: Let’s Do It
  8. The Whatnauts: Help Is on the Way (break)
  9. Cheryl Lynn: You Saved My Day

#272. frankie847

Live at the Power Plant, 1980s

  1. Giorgio Moroder: E=MC²
  2. Giorgio Moroder: I Wanna Rock You
  3. Jungle Wonz: The Jungle
  4. Frankie Knuckles: You Can’t Hide (House Beats)
  5. Carolyn Harding: Memories (B1)
  6. Virgo: Go Wild Rhythm Trax A1
  7. Robert Owens: Bring Down the Walls
  8. J.M. Silk: I Can’t Turn Around
  9. Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes: The Love I Lost
  10. Jamaica Girls: Somebody New

#330. frankie1015, 360. pplant2.rm

Live at the Power Plant, 1984

  1. Dolos: Night So Right
  2. Affinity: Don’t Go Away (Runaway Dub)
  3. The Players Association: Love Hangover
  4. Double Exposure: My Love Is Free
  5. Loleatta Holloway: Runaway
  6. Herbie Hancock: Stars In Your Eyes
  7. Enchantment: Settin’ It Out
  8. Forrest: She’s So Divine (The Trix)
  9. Victor: Go’ on Do It

#373. frankie108

Live at the Power Plant, 1983

Persia cover
  1. Tia Monae: Don’t Keep Me Waiting
  2. The Maniacs: Sweet Ladies (Instrumental)
  3. Tony Cook & The Party People: On the Floor
  4. Pushe: Don’t Take Your Love Away
  5. Sinnamon: Thanks to You
  6. Fresh Band: Come Back Lover (Dub Mix)
  7. Persia: Inch by Inch (reversed)
  8. Powerline: Double Journey
  9. Bruce Johnston: Pipeline
  10. Logg: Dancing in the Stars
  11. Logg: You’ve Got That Something

#394. gallery21a

Live at Gallery 21, 1987

  1. K.I.D.: Hupendi Muziki Wangu?! (You Don’t Like My Music)
  2. James Wells: True Love Is My Destiny
  3. Exodus: Together Forever (Dub)
  4. Change: Glow of Love
  5. Ian Dury/The Seven Seas Players: Spasticus Autisticus(Version)
  6. Mike T: Do It Any Way You Wanna
  7. Don Ray: Standing In The Rain
  8. General Johnson: Can’t Nobody Love Me Like You Do
  9. Trussel: Love Injection

#406. frankiebmx [missing first track], 33. frankie6.rm [partial],
1062. WBMX1985MickeyOliverFrankieKnuckles.mp3 [starts at 27:40; missing last 3 tracks]

WBMX, Saturday Night Dance Party 1985

  1. Central Line: Walking Into Sunshine
  2. Cheryl Lynn: You Saved My Day (edit)
  3. Billy Ocean: Night (Feel Like Gettin’ Down)
  4. Willie Colón: Set Fire to Me
  5. Fingers Inc.: Never No More Lonely [early version?]
  6. Marshall Jefferson and On The House: Move Your Body
  7. Frankie Knuckles: You Can’t Hide (House Beats)
  8. Farley Jackmaster Funk: Farley Knows House
  9. Persia: Inch by Inch
  10. The Strikers: Inch by Inch (Instrumental)
  11. Tamiko Jones: Can’t Live Without Your Love

#481. frankie86

Live at Sauers, Chicago, 1986

  1. Chip E.: Time to Jack [?]
  2. Adonis: No Way Back (Instrumental)
  3. Fingers Inc.: It’s Over
  4. Princess: After the Love Has Gone (DJ Bad Mix)
  5. Tullio De Piscopo: Stop Bajon
  6. Janet Jackson: Let’s Wait Awhile
  7. Janet Jackson: Funny How Time Flies (When You’re Having Fun)
  8. Womack and Womack: Baby I’m Scared of You

#529. frankie1987 (Frankie Knuckles WBMX 1987),
158. frankie100.rm [partial]

WBMX 1987

  1. One Way feat. Al Hudson: Music
  2. Sterling Void: Take It Higher
  3. Robert Owens: Bring Down the Walls
  4. Philly Cream: Love Can’t Turn Around
  5. J.M. Silk: I Can’t Turn Around (House of Trix Mix)
  6. On the House with Marshall Jefferson: Ride the Rhythm (Instrumental) (Remix)
  7. Colonel Abrams: Speculation (Woo Woo Version)
  8. Frankie Knuckles: It’s A Cold World
  9. On The House: Pleasure Control (Instrumental)
  10. Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes: The Love I Lost

#561. frankiepp1984b

Live at the Power Plant, 1984

First Choice: Let No Man Put Asunder label
  1. First Choice: Let No Man Put Asunder [echo effects at beginning]
  2. Lefturno: Out of Sight
  3. Convertion: Sweet Thing
  4. One Way: Shine on Me (M&M Mix)
  5. Jamie Principle: I’m Gonna Make You Scream
  6. T.J. Swann & Company: Get Fly (Part 2)
  7. MFSB: Love Is the Message/Martin Luther King Jr. acapella
  8. Loleatta Holloway: Love Sensation

Frankie Knuckles Mix 1985 Pt1

Source: Zernell (grimyedits)
[part 2 same as frankieknuckles1985rc]

  1. Frontline Orchestra: Don't Turn Your Back on Me
  2. Fantastic Four: I Got To Have Your Love
  3. K.I.D.: Hupendi Muziki Wangu?! (You Don't Like My Music)
  4. Klein & M.B.O.: The MBO Theme
  5. Chip E.: MB Dance
  6. Kleeer: I Love to Dance
  7. Love Committee: Pass the Buck
  8. MFSB: Love Is the Message

#565. frankieknuckles1985rc (frankieknuckles1985-)

Power Plant, 1985

  1. MFSB: Love Is the Message
  2. Love Committee: Law and Order
  3. Love Committee: Just as Long as I Got You
  4. The O’Jays: I Love Music (edit)
  5. Goody Goody: It Looks Like Love
  6. The Three Degrees: Dirty Ol’ Man
  7. T.S. Monk: Stay Free of His Love
  8. Klein & MBO: I Love You
  9. Dee Dee Bridgewater: Bad for Me (edit)
  10. Kleeer: Keep Your Body Workin’
  11. Harry Thumann: Underwater
  12. Tia Monae: Don’t Keep Me Waiting

#591. frankieanniv

Power Plant 2nd anniversary, Dec. 1984
[same West End records medley as in mix 41]

  1. Inner Life: Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
  2. Kikrokos: Life Is A Jungle (edit)
  3. Fantastic Aleems: Get Down Friday Night
  4. Jackie Moore: This Time, Baby
  5. Serious Intention: You Don’t Know
  6. Jackson Five: Forever Came Today
  7. David Joseph: You Can’t Hide (Your Love From Me)
  8. Billy Nichols: Give Your Body Up to the Music
  9. Peech Boys: Don’t Make Me Wait
  10. Sparque: Let’s Go Dancin’
  11. Loose Joints: Is It All Over My Face
  12. People’s Choice: Hey Everybody (Party Hearty)
  13. Forrrce: Keep On Dancin’

#815. frankieknucklesearly80sKevenA

Chicago, early ’80s

  1. One Way: Shine on Me
  2. Positive Force: We Got the Funk
  3. Hydro featuring Lorna: I’ll Make Your Day Tonight
  4. The Strikers: Inch by Inch (Instrumental)
  5. Persia: Inch by Inch
  6. Machine: There But For The Grace Of God Go I
  7. South Shore Commission: Free Man (edit)
  8. Made In USA: Melodies (break)
  9. Michael Jackson: Thriller (edit)

815. frankieknucklesearly80sKevenB

Chicago, early ’80s

  1. Michael Jackson: Thriller (edit)
  2. Sylvester: I Need You
  3. Convertion: Sweet Thing
  4. Convertion: Let’s Do It
  5. Gladys Knight and The Pips: When You’re Far Away
  6. Jean Carn: Was That All It Was
  7. Gwen Guthrie: It Should Have Been You

#827. FrankieKnucklesWBMX_Dave

Friday Night Jams, WBMX 1980s

  1. On the House with Marshall Jefferson: Ride the Rhythm (Instrumental) (Remix)
  2. White Knight: White Knight Jacks
  3. Kajsa: Try, Try Again (Mansion Mix)
  4. The Night Writers: Over You (Instrumental Mix)
  5. Jungle Wonz: The Jungle
  6. Ragtyme feat. Byron Stingily: I Can’t Stay Away (Power Pella)
  7. Carolyn Harding: Memories
  8. Diana Ross: No One Gets the Prize (edit)
  9. Diana Ross: Once In The Morning
  10. The Trammps: Can We Come Together

#955. frankieknucklespowerplantb,
234. frankie129.rm [partial]

Live at the Power Plant, mid-1980s

  1. Marshall Jefferson and On The House: Move Your Body
  2. First Choice: Doctor Love
  3. Billy Paul: Only the Strong Survive (edit)
  4. Nick Straker Band: A Little Bit of Jazz
  5. Master C & J: Dub It
  6. Diana Ross: No One Gets the Prize (edit)
  7. Ashford and Simpson: Found A Cure
  8. Cleavage: Barah
  9. The Trammps: Disco Party (edit)
  10. J.M. Silk: I Can’t Turn Around

955. frankieknucklespowerplanta

Live at the Power Plant, mid-1980s

Fingers Inc.: A Path label
  1. J.M. Silk: I Can’t Turn Around
  2. Jimmy “Bo” Horne: Spank/The Whispers: And the Beat Goes On/First Choice: Love Thang [medley; same as frankie102.mp3 track 1]
  3. First Choice: Let No Man Put Asunder (edit of Disco Madness remix)
  4. Visual: Somehow, Someway
  5. South Shore Commission: Free Man (edit)
  6. Phreek: Weekend
  7. Phyllis Hyman: Old Friend
  8. Fingers Inc.: A Path/Virgo: Go Wild Rhythm Trax A1
  9. Billie: Nobody’s Business

#1005. FrankieKnucklesBelmontBeach1985a

Live at Belmont Ave. Beach Gay Pride Day (live mic), 1985 [loud!]

  1. Serious Intention: You Don’t Know
  2. Made In USA: Melodies (break)
  3. Jamie Principle: Your Love
  4. J.M. Silk: Music Is The Key
  5. Visual: The Music Got Me
  6. The Dells: Get on Down (edit)
  7. Klein & M.B.O.: Dirty Talk
  8. Alexander Robotnick: Problèmes D’Amour
  9. Chip E.: Time to Jack
  10. Chip E.: It’s House
  11. Cymande: Bra (break)

1005. FrankieKnucklesBelmontBeach1985b,
105. frankie20.rm [partial]

Live at Belmont Ave. Beach Gay Pride Day (live mic), 1985 [loud!]

  1. Phreek: I’m A Big Freak (R•U•1•2)
  2. Frankie Knuckles: Baby Wants to Ride
  3. Black Ivory: Mainline (break)
  4. Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes: The Love I Lost
  5. Teddy Pendergrass: You Can’t Hide From Yourself
  6. beats
  7. J.M. Silk: I Can’t Turn Around (unreleased version)
  8. First Choice: Let No Man Put Asunder

#1040. frankieknucklespowerplant1983a
(Frankie Knuckles @ The PowerPlant 1983)

Live at the Power Plant, 1983

  1. Shining Star: The Stranger
  2. Montana Sextet: Who Needs Enemies (With a Friend Like You) (Instrumental)
  3. Klein & M.B.O.: Dirty Talk
  4. Rare Essence: Disco Fever (edit) [samples over top]
  5. Dee Dee Bridgewater: Bad for Me (edit)
  6. Thelma Houston: I’m Here Again (edit)
  7. Two Tons of Fun: I Got the Feeling
  8. Yello: Bostich
  9. Persia: Inch by Inch (edit)
  10. First Choice: Let No Man Put Asunder (edit)

1040. frankieknucklespowerplant1983b
(Frankie Knuckles @ The PowerPlant 1983 side 2)

Live at the Power Plant, 1983

The Whatnauts: Help Is on the Way label
  1. First Choice: Let No Man Put Asunder (edit) [samples over top]
  2. Phreek: Weekend
  3. NYC Peech Boys: Life Is Something Special (acapella)
  4. Donna McGhee: It Ain’t No Big Thing [echo effects]
  5. The Whatnauts: Help Is on the Way (break)
  6. Loleatta Holloway: Hit and Run (1988 Remix)
  7. Liquid Liquid: Optimo
  8. Alessandro Novaga: Eletronic Drums [sic] Fusi Four
  9. Gichy Dan: Cowboys and Gangsters

#1071. Frankieknucklessummer1984
(Frankie ‘goes to hollywood’ knuckles summer 1984)

1984

  1. Tamiko Jones: Can’t Live Without Your Love
  2. Frankie Goes to Hollywood: Two Tribes
  3. Thelma Houston: You Used to Hold Me So Tight (Dub Version)
  4. Frankie Goes to Hollywood: Welcome to the Pleasuredome
  5. Candi Staton: Victim
  6. Phyllis Hyman: You Know How To Love Me

#1124. FrankieKnucklesWBMX8687

WBMX, Chicago 1986

  1. Womack and Womack: Baby I’m Scared of You
  2. Positive Force: We Got the Funk
  3. House People: Godfather of House
  4. Cultural Vibe: Ma Foom Bey (Special ZZB Version/Rhythm Version)
  5. Adonis: No Way Back (Instrumental)
  6. The Rude Boy Farley Keith: Give Your Self to Me
  7. Subject: Celebrate (Pt. II)
  8. First Choice: Let No Man Put Asunder (edit of Disco Madness remix)
  9. Jamaica Girls: Need Somebody New
  10. J.M. Silk: I Can’t Turn Around/First Choice: Let No Man Put Asunder acapella

#1338. Frankie_Knuckles_WBMX_103186_DHP

Friday Night Jams on 102.7FM WBMX 10/31/86

Farley “Jackmaster” Funk: Love Can’t Turn Around label
  1. Sister Sledge: Lost In Music (Special 1984 Nile Rodgers Remix)
  2. House People: Godfather of House
  3. Robert Owens: Bring Down the Walls
  4. Sleezy D.: I’ve Lost Control
  5. Marshall Jefferson: Destination [unreleased]
  6. Sweet D: Turn It
  7. Farley “Jackmaster” Funk: Love Can’t Turn Around
  8. Raww: Don’t You Try It
  9. Goody Goody: It Looks Like Love
  10. Mario Reyes: What Ever Turns You On
  11. Marshall Jefferson: Move Your Body
  12. Razz: Razz-Matazz
  13. El DeBarge with DeBarge: You Wear It Well

#1355. Knuckles@Gallery21-1987deephousepage

Live at Gallery 21, 1987

  1. Ralphi Rosario: You Used to Hold Me
  2. First Choice: Let No Man Put Asunder
  3. Thompson & Lenoir: Can’t Stop the House (Instrumental)
  4. Rhythim Is Rhythim: Move It
  5. Risque III: Don’t You Know
  6. Rhythim Is Rhythim: Nude Photo
  7. House Gang: Workin My Body
  8. Caroline Crawford: Coming on Strong
  9. A Taste of Honey: Boogie Oogie Oogie
  10. Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes: The Love I Lost
  11. Love Committee: Just as Long as I Got You

#1395. BadBoyBillandFrankieKucklesWBMX1986

WBMX, 1985-86 [Bad Boy Bill up to 14:10]

  1. J.M. Silk: I Can’t Turn Around
  2. Bruce Johnston: Pipeline
  3. The Cage feat. Nona Hendryx: Do What You Wanna Do
  4. Razz: Kill Yourself Dancing
  5. Liaisons Dangereuses: Peut Être ... Pas
  6. Yaz: Situation (Dub Version)
  7. J.M. Silk: I Can’t Turn Around (House In E-flat minor)
  8. On the House with Marshall Jefferson: Ride The Rhythm
  9. Sterling Void: Take It Higher (Dub Mix 1)
  10. Matt Warren: The Way to My Heart
  11. Robert Owens: Bring Down the Walls
  12. Frankie Knuckles: You Can’t Hide (House Beats)
  13. Ragtyme feat. Byron Stingily: Can’t Stay Away
  14. The Night Writers: Over You (Instrumental Mix)
  15. On The House: Pleasure Control (Instrumental)
  16. Magnifique: Magnifique (Part 2)
  17. Stephanie Mills: You Can Get Over

#1467. FrankieKnuckles112186WBMXdeephousepage

Saturday Night Live Chicago Dance Party - WBMX 11/26/86

  1. Loleatta Holloway: Dreamin’
  2. Matt Warren: Way to My Heart (Chicago House Mix)
  3. J.M. Silk: I Can’t Turn Around
  4. Billy Paul: Only the Strong Survive (edit)
  5. Sterling Void: Take It Higher
  6. Frankie Knuckles: You Can’t Hide (House Mix)
  7. My Mine: Hypnotic Tango (87 Powerhouse Mix)
  8. Bumblebee Unlimited: Lady Bug (Remix)
  9. Master C & J: Dub It

#1606. 1985KnucklesCountingDeep_0

Counting Deep (courtesy of Marcus Chapman), 1985

  1. Peter Jacques Band: One Two Three (Counting On Love)
  2. AKB: Stand Up, Sit Down
  3. Cory Daye: Green Light
  4. [sound effect] Fantasy: You’re Too Late
  5. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes: Baby, You Got My Nose Open (edit)
  6. Phreek: I’m A Big Freak (R•U•1•2)
  7. Loleatta Holloway: Hit and Run
  8. Loleatta Holloway: Runaway
  9. Double Exposure: My Love Is Free
  10. Claudja Barry: Sweet Dynamite
  11. Double Exposure: Ten Percent
  12. The Salsoul Orchestra: Magic Bird of Fire
  13. The Dells: Get on Down (edit)
  14. Lenny Williams: You Got Me Running (edit)
  15. Front Line Orchestra: Don’t Turn Your Back On Me

Charts

Apr 9, 1981

Records of the Week: Frankie Knuckles/U.S. Studio
(Wilcots, Brett. “Sound Advice.” Gay Chicago. 9 Apr. 1981: 16.)

  • Nick Staker: Just a Little Bit of Jazz
  • People’s Choice: Hey Everybody
  • Billy Ocean: Nights
  • Grace Jones: Pull Up to the Bumper
  • Ramona Brooks: I Want You Back
  • Empress: Dyin’ to be Dancin’
  • Change (all cuts)
  • Escorts: Make Me Over
  • Brian Eno & David Byrne: Jezebel Spirit
  • Yoko Ono: Walking on Thin Ice

Nov 3, 1983

Courtesy of Frankie Knuckles of Power Plant
(Parks, Tom. “Dance Beat.” Gay Chicago. 3 Nov. 1983: 28.)

  1. Rufus & Chaka: Ain’t Nobody
  2. Shannon: Let the Music Play
  3. Gary’s Gang: Makin’ Music
  4. Sharon Redd: I Love How You Feel
  5. Quando Quango: Love Tempo
  6. Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney: Say, Say, Say
  7. TZ: I’ve Got the Hots for You
  8. Jimmy “Bo” Horne: You’re So Good to Me
  9. Instant Funk: (Just Because) You’ll Be Mine
  10. New Order: Confusion
  11. Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel: White Lines (Don’t Don’t Do It)
  12. Take Three: Tonight (All Right)
  13. Curtis Hairston: I Want You (All Tonight)
  14. Armenta: I Wanna Be with You
  15. Twilight 22: Electrik Kingdom
  16. Bohannon: Rock Your Body
  17. Serge Ponsar: Out in the Night
  18. One Way: Shine on Me
  19. Talking Heads: Slippery People
  20. Jennifer Holliday: Just Let Me Wait

New Releases:

  1. Cuba Gooding: Happiness Is Just Around the Bend
  2. Lama: Love Is the Rocks
  3. The Broads: Sing, Sing, Sing
  4. Jessie Rogers: One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show
  5. Loleatta Holloway: Love Sensation (Remix)
  6. Earl Young’s Trammps: What Happened to the Music

Nov 1, 1984

Frankie Knuckles Power Plant Playlist
(Parks, Tom. “Dance Beat.” Gay Chicago. 1 Nov. 1984: 31-32.)

  • Frankie Goes to Hollywood: Two Tribes
  • Jago: I’m Going to Go
  • Diana Ross: Swept Away
  • Hugh Masekela: Don’t Go Lose It, Baby
  • Baja: Mascara
  • Dazz Band: Let It All Blow
  • Colonel Abrams: Music Is the Answer
  • Circuit: Release the Tension
  • Stephanie Mills: Medicine Song
  • Answering Service: Calling Mr. Telephone
  • Conversion: Can’t Stop Dancing
  • Danny Alias: Civil Defense
  • Ritchie Weeks: Your Next Door Neighbor
  • Paul Hardcastle: Sound Chaser
  • Gwendolyn: Come to Me

Sep 5, 1985

Music Playlist courtesy of Frankie Knuckles of Power Plant
(Parks, Tom. “Dance Beat.” Gay Chicago. 5 Sep. 1985: 44-45.)

  • Steve Arrington: Dancing in the Key of Life
  • Chip E.: Time to Jack
  • Steve Hurley: Music Is the Key
  • Gwen Guthrie: Padlock
  • Supertramp: Cannonball
  • Colonel Abrams: Trapped
  • Hanson and Davis: Tonight
  • Prince: Pop Life
  • Front 242: Commando Mix
  • Jamie Principle: Waiting on My Angel
  • Rick James: Can’t Stop
  • Chocolate: That East Street Beat
  • Sly and Robie Band: Get to This—Get to That
  • Total Contrast: Take a Little Time
  • Ritchie Weeks: Sugar Daddy

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