Ron Hardy Mixes

Ron Hardy

In the mid-eighties, Ron Hardy was one of Chicago’s most influential DJs. When Frankie Knuckles left The Warehouse to open the Power Plant in November 1982, owner Robert Williams opened the Muzic Box at 1632 S Indiana Ave. He poached Ron Hardy from a small club called the Ritz. After the original Muzic Box was condemned, Williams moved the club to 326 N Michigan Ave.

Hardy’s style was imaginative, with radical tape edits, fast tempos, and heavy EQing. Most importantly, he played tracks handed to him by local producers.

The mixes below are from deephousepage.com. I documented each tracklist with help from forum members and Jason at suenomartino.net. Additions and corrections are welcome using the contact form.

For more information on Hardy, check out my interviews with VERB, who worked security at the club, and Bill Hardy, Ron’s nephew. In 2006, 5 Magazine published a gallery of Muzic Box photos.

Key:   Chicago   Detroit   Europe   unidentified

Unidentified

track 1, track 2, track 3, track 4, track 5, track 6, track 9

#40. ron2

Live at the Muzic Box, ~1985
Source: DeepHousePage.com

Isaac Hayes: Chocolate Chip cover
  1. Isaac Hayes: I Can’t Turn Around (edit)
  2. Black Ivory: Mainline (break)
  3. J.M. Silk: I Can’t Turn Around (early version)
  4. Jesse Saunders: Funk-U-Up (Bonus Beats)
  5. Martin Circus: Disco Circus Medley
  6. T-Connection: Do What You Wanna Do (edit)
  7. First Choice: Let No Man Put Asunder (edit of Disco Madness remix)
  8. Loose Joints: Is It All Over My Face
  9. Trussel: Love Injection

#48. ron3

Live at the Muzic Box (Part II), 1985
Source: DeepHousePage.com

  1. Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes: The Love I Lost
  2. Don Armando’s Second Avenue Rhumba Band: Deputy of Love/train sound effect
  3. unidentified track 1 [mp3]
  4. Taana Gardner: When You Touch Me
  5. Exodus: Together Forever (Dub)/train sound effect
  6. Jamie Principle: Waiting on My Angel
  7. Made In USA: Melodies (break)
  8. unidentified track 2 [mp3]
  9. Klein & M.B.O.: The MBO Theme
  10. Chip E.: MB Dance
  11. beats
  12. Two Tons of Fun: I Got the Feeling
  13. Adams/Fleisner: Modern Digital Recorded Drumcomputer Rhythm Tracks Track Nine (132 Beats A Minute)/Loleatta Holloway: Love Sensation (accapella)/train sound effect
  14. Sylvester: You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) (break)
  15. Chic: Everybody Dance (break)
  16. Cheryl Lynn: Star Love (edit)
  17. Sylvester: Dance (Disco Heat) (break)

#50. rong2

Live at the Muzic Box, 1984
Source: DeepHousePage.com

  1. MFSB feat. The Three Degrees: T.S.O.P. (The Sound of Philadelphia)
  2. Supertramp: Cannonball
  3. Ashford & Simpson: Found a Cure (edit)
  4. Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes: Don’t Leave Me This Way
  5. Billy Frazier & Friends: Billy Who? (edit)

#72. ron4

Chicago, ~1987
Source: DeepHousePage.com

  1. train effects
  2. Stevie Wonder: As
  3. Willie Hutch: Brother’s Gonna Work It Out
  4. Diana Ross: Love Hangover
  5. Roy Ayers Ubiquity: Running Away
  6. Side Effect: Always There
  7. James Brown: Bodyheat
  8. Farley “Jackmaster” Funk & Ricky Dillard: It’s U
  9. J.M. Silk: Let the Music Take Control (Insaneappella)
  10. Mr. Fingers: Can You Feel It/First Choice: Love and Happiness (intro)
  11. Jungle Wonz: The Jungle (edit)
  12. Jungle Wonz: Time Marches On
  13. Black Ivory: Mainline (break, then beginning)

#100. ron5

Live at the Muzic Box, 1987
Source: DeepHousePage.com

Jungle Wonz: Time Marches On label
  1. Willie Hutch: Brother’s Gonna Work It Out
  2. Rhythim Is Rhythim: Move It
  3. Thompson & Lenoir: Can’t Stop the House (Instrumental)
  4. Risque III: Don’t You Know
  5. Lidell Townsell: Party People Jack Your Body
  6. Chip E.: It’s House
  7. Jungle Wonz: Time Marches On
  8. Made In USA: Melodies (break)
  9. Thelma Houston: Don’t Leave Me This Way (break)
  10. Wood, Brass & Steel: Funkanova

#110. ron40

Live at the Muzic Box, 1985 [tape speed problems, crowd noise]
Source: DeepHousePage.com

  1. Kebekelektrik: War Dance (Tom Moulton LP version)
  2. Stephanie Mills: You Can Get Over
  3. Frankie Goes to Hollywood: Two Tribes (Annihilation Mix)
  4. Frankie Goes to Hollywood: Welcome to the Pleasuredome (Fruitness Mix)

#116. ron50

Live at the Muzic Box, mid-1980s
Source: DeepHousePage.com

  1. Pam Todd & Love Exchange: Let’s Get Together
  2. Billy Frazier & Friends: Billy Who?
  3. Evelyn “Champagne” King: I Don’t Know If It’s Right (break)
  4. The Charlie Calello Orchestra: Sing, Sing, Sing/“Bessie Smith” radio promo
  5. Bumblebee Unlimited: Everybody Dance

#136. ron88

Muzic Box, 1984
Source: DeepHousePage.com

  1. Chip E.: It’s House
  2. Double Exposure: My Love Is Free (Disco Madness remix)
  3. Persia: Inch by Inch
  4. Bumblebee Unlimited: Everybody Dance
  5. The Originals: Down to Love Town (edit)
  6. Love Committee: Law and Order (LP version)
  7. Patti Labelle: Get Ready (Looking for Loving) (edit)
  8. Alessandro Novaga: Faces Drums 3
  9. J.M. Silk: I Can’t Turn Around (early version)

#155. ron37

Live at Club C.O.D., 1980s
Source: DeepHousePage.com

Willie Hutch: The Mack cover
  1. Diana Ross: Love Hangover
  2. Willie Hutch: Brother’s Gonna Work It Out
  3. Janice McClain: Smack Dab in the Middle (break)
  4. Sylvester: I Need You (edit)
  5. Third World: Now That We’ve Found Love (break)
  6. McFadden & Whitehead: Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now
  7. Natalie Cole: Annie Mae

#167. ron100

Live at the Muzic Box, 1983
Source: DeepHousePage.com

  1. Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes: The Love I Lost/train sound effect
  2. Touchdown: Ease Your Mind (Remix U.S.)
  3. Robert Owens: Your Mind
  4. Powerline: Double Journey
  5. First Choice: Let No Man Put Asunder (edit of Disco Madness remix)
  6. Bumblebee Unlimited: Everybody Dance
  7. The O’Jays: I Love Music

#200. ron114

Live at US Studio/Muzic Box, 1/17/1984
Source: DeepHousePage.com

  1. MFSB: Love Is the Message
  2. thunderstorm effects
  3. Gaz Nevada: I.C. Love Affair (edit)/First Choice: Love and Happiness (intro)
  4. First Choice: Double Cross
  5. T.J. Swann & Company: Get Fly (Part 2)
  6. Tia Monae: Don’t Keep Me Waiting
  7. Loleatta Holloway: Love Sensation (Shep Pettibone Mix)
  8. Diana Ross: Love Hangover (edit)
  9. The Players Association: Love Hangover

#220. ron300

Live at the Muzic Box, 6/30/1984
Source: DeepHousePage.com

  1. Gaz Nevada: I.C. Love Affair
  2. Radio Band: Radio Rap
  3. Plastic Bertrand: Stop ou Encore
  4. Alessandro Novaga: Faces Drums 5/Indeep: Last Night a D.J. Saved My Life (acapella)
  5. I-Level: In the River (Dub Instrumental)
  6. Alessandro Novaga: Eletronic Drums [sic] Fusi Five & Six
  7. Three Million: I’ve Been Robbed
  8. Circle City Band: Magic (Instrumental)
  9. Billy Frazier & Friends: Billy Who?
  10. Jamie Principle: Your Love

#239. ron355

Live at Club C.O.D., 3/14/1987
Source: DeepHousePage.com

Tullio De Piscopo: Stop Bajon cover
  1. Candido: Thousand Finger Man
  2. On The House: Pleasure Control (Dub)
  3. Willie Hutch: Brother’s Gonna Work It Out [echo at end]
  4. MFSB: Love Is the Message
  5. Third World: Now That We’ve Found Love (break)
  6. Tullio De Piscopo: Stop Bajon
  7. Natalie Cole: Annie Mae
  8. Marvin Gaye: “T” Plays It Cool
  9. Jean Carn: Was That All It Was
  10. Double Exposure: My Love Is Free (Disco Madness remix) [echo at end]
  11. Side Effect: Always There

#262. ron973

Live at the Muzic Box (Part II), June, 1984
Source: DeepHousePage.com

  1. John Rocca: I Want It to Be Real (break)
  2. Kraftwerk: Numbers/Computer World 2
  3. Candido: Thousand Finger Man
  4. Dinosaur L: #5 (Go Bang!) (LP version)
  5. Montana Sextet: Heavy Vibes
  6. Fresh Band: Come Back Lover (Dub Mix)
  7. Jesse Saunders: Funk-U-Up (original + Bonus Beats)
  8. Noise Abroad: Vent That Spleen
  9. Hugh Masekela: Don’t Go Lose It Baby
  10. Lady B: To The Beat Y’all

#318. ron988

Live at the Muzic Box, ~1985
Source: DeepHousePage.com

  1. Isaac Hayes: I Can’t Turn Around (edit)
  2. Black Ivory: Mainline (break)
  3. J.M. Silk: I Can’t Turn Around (early version)
  4. Jackmaster Dick’s Revenge: Sensuous Women Goes Disco
  5. Two Tons of Fun: I Got the Feeling
  6. Jamie Principle: Your Love (early version)
  7. Fresh: The Real Love
  8. Jesse’s Gang: Real Dub
  9. 52nd Street: Can’t Afford (Unorganised Mix)
  10. Mike T: Do It Any Way You Wanna (Club Version)
  11. Bumblebee Unlimited: Everybody Dance

318. ron989

Live at the Muzic Box, ~1985
Source: DeepHousePage.com

  1. Bumblebee Unlimited: Everybody Dance
  2. Jamie Principle: Waiting on My Angel
  3. Made In USA: Melodies (break)
  4. unidentified track 2 [mp3]
  5. Solo: Dub Girls (Ah-Ah-Hi)
  6. Kikrokos: Life Is A Jungle (edit)
  7. Cerrone: Love in C Minor
  8. Cymande: Bra (edit)
  9. Nick Straker Band: A Little Bit of Jazz
  10. Patti Labelle: Get Ready (Looking for Loving) (edit)
  11. Thelma Houston: I’m Here Again (break)

#333. ron768

Live at the Powerhouse, ~1987 [everything sped up]
Source: DeepHousePage.com

Wood, Brass & Steel cover
  1. Rhythim Is Rhythim: Move It
  2. James Brown: Bodyheat
  3. Willie Hutch: Brother’s Gonna Work It Out
  4. MFSB: Love Is the Message
  5. Bumblebee Unlimited: Love Bug
  6. Diana Ross: Love Hangover
  7. Wood, Brass & Steel: Funkanova
  8. Coffee: I Wanna Be With You
  9. Armando: Land of Confusion/Eleanore Mills: Mr. Right (acapella)/First Choice: Love and Happiness (intro)
  10. Ralphi Rosario: You Used to Hold Me
  11. Thompson & Lenoir: Can’t Stop the House (Instrumental)
  12. Phuture: Phuture Jacks
  13. Coffee: I Wanna Be With You [again]

#395. ron1987

Live in Chicago, 1987
Source: DeepHousePage.com

  1. Eurythmics: Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
  2. unidentified track 3 [mp3]
  3. Frankie Goes to Hollywood: Two Tribes (Annihilation Mix)
  4. Phuture: Acid Tracks
  5. Magnifique: Magnifique
  6. Diana Ross: The Boss
  7. Chantal Curtis: Get Another Love
  8. Bonnie Oliver: Come Inside My Love (Instrumental)
  9. ESG: Moody (Spaced Out Mix)
  10. Goody Goody: #1 Dee Jay (Instrumental)
  11. K.I.D.: Hupendi Muziki Wangu (You Don’t Like My Music)

#405. ronaka

Live at AKA’s, 1990
Source: DeepHousePage.com

  1. L.T.D.: Love to the World
  2. Rodney Franklin: The Groove
  3. The Crusaders: Street Life (Disco Mix edit)
  4. Project 122: Bus Stop (House Dub Mix)
  5. Chaka Khan: Clouds
  6. Lil Louis & The World: 6 A.M.
  7. Sylvester: I Need You
  8. Sybil: Let Yourself Go
  9. Soft House Company: What You Need...
  10. Colonel Abrams: I’m Not Gonna Let You
  11. Logic: The Final Frontier (The Groove)
  12. Patrice Rushen: Haven’t You Heard
  13. Ron Trent: Altered States

#438. ron1987a

Live at the Muzic Box Club C.O.D., 1987
Source: DeepHousePage.com

  1. Gene Hunt: Living in a Land (early version)/Martin Luther King Jr. speech
  2. Dinosaur L: Go Bang! #5 (Francois K mix)
  3. DJ Pierre: Box Energy
  4. J.M. Silk: I Can’t Turn Around (House in E-Flat Minor)
  5. House Family: No Control/Tramaine: Fall Down (Spirit of Love) (acapella)
  6. The Night Writers: Let The Music (Use You)
  7. Farley “Jackmaster” Funk: Acid Trip
  8. Touchdown: Ease Your Mind (Remix U.K.)
  9. Da Posse: The Groove/Ten City: Devotion (acapella)
  10. unidentified track 4 [mp3]
  11. The Coachouse Rhythm Section: Time Warp
  12. Robert Owens: I’m Strong (Instrumental)
  13. Fingers Inc.: Music Take Me Up
  14. Farley “Jackmaster” Funk: The Funk Is On
  15. Fingers Inc.: Never No More Lonely

#455. ronjamie

Chicago, 1986
Source: DeepHousePage.com

Jamie Principle: Waiting on My Angel label
  1. Jamie Principle: Waiting on My Angel
  2. Musique: In the Bush
  3. Made In USA: Melodies (edit)
  4. B.T. Express: Peace Pipe
  5. 52nd Street: Can’t Afford (Unorganised Mix)
  6. The Chi-Lites: My First Mistake (edit)/First Choice: Let No Man Put Asunder
  7. Kat Mandu: The Break (break/backwards)
  8. The Trammps: Disco Party (edit)
  9. Alessandro Novaga: Faces Drums 3
  10. Weeks & Co.: Rock Your World (edit)
  11. Cymande: Bra (edit)

#461. hardy1000

Live at the Muzic Box, 1985
Source: DeepHousePage.com

  1. Loleatta Holloway: Catch Me on the Rebound (edit of Disco Madness remix)
  2. Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes: Bad Luck (edit)
  3. Loleatta Holloway: Hit and Run
  4. Jackmaster Dick’s Revenge: Sensuous Women Goes Disco
  5. Sheila E.: A Love Bizarre
  6. Peter Brown: Do Ya Wanna Get Funky With Me
  7. Kikrokos: Life Is A Jungle (edit)/sound effects
  8. Alessandro Novaga: Faces Drums 4
  9. Liaisons Dangereuses: Avant Après Mars

#489. hardy1200

Live at the Muzic Box, 1984
Source: DeepHousePage.com

  1. Solo: Dub Girls (Ah-Ah-Hi)
  2. Alias: Civil Defense (Dub)
  3. Frankie Knuckles feat. Jamie Principle: Bad Boy
  4. Jesse Saunders: On and On (4A & B)
  5. Kikrokos: Life Is A Jungle (edit)
  6. Candido: Jingo (Shep Pettibone Mix)
  7. Double Exposure: My Love Is Free
  8. First Choice: Let No Man Put Asunder (edit of Disco Madness remix)
  9. South Shore Commission: Free Man
  10. Taana Gardner: When You Touch Me (instrumental)/reversed

#521. ronbootleg

Live at the Muzic Box, 1985 [lots of EQing]
Source: DeepHousePage.com

Made In USA: Melodies cover
  1. Tavares: It Only Takes a Minute
  2. Cheryl Lynn: Star Love
  3. South Shore Commission: Free Man
  4. Made In USA: Never Gonna Let You Go (edit)
  5. Made In USA: Melodies (break)
  6. Loleatta Holloway: Dreamin’ (break)
  7. Quincy Jones: Stuff Like That
  8. Brothers Johnson: Stomp!
  9. Brass Construction: Movin’
  10. Michael Jackson: Working Day and Night
  11. Gayle Adams: Plain Out of Luck
  12. Gichy Dan: Cowboys and Gangsters
  13. Tasha Thomas: Shoot Me (With Your Love) (break)
  14. Inner Life: Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

#594. ronhardywilliam1980s

Live at the Muzic Box, ~1985
Source: DeepHousePage.com

  1. Oliver Cheatham: Get Down Saturday Night
  2. Stevie Wonder: Higher Ground
  3. Sylvester: Sell My Soul
  4. Undisputed Truth: You + Me = Love
  5. Machine: There But for The Grace of God Go I
  6. Mouzon’s Electric Band: Everybody Get Down
  7. Rafael Cameron: Together
  8. Aurra: Make Up Your Mind
  9. Jean Carn: Was That All It Was
  10. Roy Ayers: Don’t Stop The Feeling
  11. Love Committee: Law and Order (Walter Gibbons mix)
  12. Bunny Sigler: By The Way You Dance (break)
  13. Chocolette: It’s That East Street Beat (dub)
  14. Ripple: The Beat Goes On and On

#641. RonHardy1985

Live at the Muzic Box, 1985
Source: DeepHousePage.com

  1. Isaac Hayes: I Can’t Turn Around (edit)
  2. People’s Choice: Do It Anyway You Wanna
  3. The Whispers: One for the Money (edit)
  4. Loleatta Holloway: Hit and Run
  5. The Dells: Adventure (No Way Back - No Way Back Pt. 2) (edit)
  6. J.M. Silk: Music Is The Key (Basement Key)
  7. unidentified track 5 [mp3]/Colonel Abrams: Trapped (acapella)
  8. Chip E.: MB Dance
  9. Ron Hardy: Sensation (unreleased dub)/beats
  10. Direct Current: Everybody Here Must Party
  11. First Choice: Let No Man Put Asunder (edit of Disco Madness remix)

641. RonHardy1985Side2

Live at the Muzic Box, 1985
Source: DeepHousePage.com

  1. Chip E.: It’s House (part backwards)
  2. K Joy: Like This (House Mix)
  3. Skatt Bros.: Walk The Night
  4. Cymande: Bra (edit)
  5. Double Exposure: My Love Is Free (Disco Madness remix/12" version)
  6. Lenny Williams: Midnight Girl (edit)
  7. The Salsoul Orchestra: Ooh, I Love It (Love Break) (edit)
  8. MFSB: Love Is the Message (Special Edits by Mr. K) (edit of very end)
  9. Patti Labelle: Get Ready (Looking for Loving) (edit)

#718. RonHardyHiss, 10. ron1.rm [partial]

Muzic Box, ~1986
Source: DeepHousePage.com

Robert Owens: Bring Down the Walls label
  1. Ten City: Devotion
  2. Made In USA: Melodies (break)
  3. Steve “Silk” Hurley: I Don’t Know (aka Shooting Stars)/Martin Luther King, Jr. speech
  4. Drum Track/Class Action: Weekend (acapella), Ecstasy, Passion & Pain: Touch and Go (acapella)
  5. Cameo: I Just Want to Be
  6. Robert Owens: Bring Down the Walls (Dub)
  7. The Dells: Get on Down
  8. Blue Magic: Welcome to the Club (edit)
  9. Double Exposure: Ten Percent (Disco Madness remix)
  10. Billy Paul: Only the Strong Survive (edit)
  11. Carl Bean: I Was Born This Way (Club Mix)
  12. Double Exposure: My Love Is Free (Disco Madness remix)
  13. Sparque: Let’s Go Dancin’
  14. Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes: Don’t Leave Me This Way
  15. Adonis: We’re Rocking Down The House/Powerline: Double Journey/Marshall Jefferson: Move Your Body/Rhythim Is Rhythim: Move It
  16. [part of non-Ron Hardy mix]

#735. muzicbox121583a (RonHardyUS_Studio_Muzic Box 12), 187. ron112.rm [partial]

US Studio/Muzic Box, 12/15/1983
Source: DeepHousePage.com

  1. Curtis Hairston: I Want You (All Tonight)
  2. Peech Boys: Don’t Make Me Wait
  3. Gaz Nevada: I.C. Love Affair
  4. Serge Ponsar: Out in the Night
  5. Kasso: One More Round
  6. Paul Simpson Connection: Use Me Lose Me (Reprise Me)
  7. First Choice: Let No Man Put Asunder (Shep Pettibone Remix)
  8. Alessandro Novaga: Faces Drums 1
  9. Laid Back: White Horse
  10. Night Moves: Transdance
  11. Alessandro Novaga: Eletronic Drums [sic] Fusi Four
  12. Liquid Liquid: Optimo
  13. The Originals: Down to Love Town (edit)
  14. Farley Funkin Keith: Jackin the Bass [Funkin with the Drums]
  15. Fun Fun: Happy Station (Scratch Version)
  16. Positive Force: We Got the Funk

735. muzicbox121583b (RonHardyUS_Studio_Muzic Box 12)

US Studio/Muzic Box, 12/15/1983
Source: DeepHousePage.com

  1. Imagination: Burnin’ Up
  2. George Kranz: Din Daa Daa (Trommeltanz)
  3. Stopp: I’m Hungry (Caramba Mix)
  4. Black Ivory: Mainline (break)
  5. Paul Lewis: Girl You Need a Change of Mind
  6. The Broads: Sing - Sing - Sing (Mega Be-Bop-Mix)
  7. Trilogy: Not Love (Instrumental)
  8. Koto: Japanese War Game
  9. The Rolling Stones: Undercover of the Night
  10. Skatt Bros.: Walk The Night
  11. Black Gold: C’mon Stop
  12. Earl Young’s Trammps: What Happened to the Music (Dub Mix)

#796. ronhardy0702a

Muzic Box, ~1987
Source: DeepHousePage.com

  1. Jamie Principle: Your Love
  2. Roy Ayers Ubiquity: Running Away
  3. South Shore Commission: Free Man (break)
  4. Black Ivory: Mainline (edit)
  5. Kid Creole and The Coconuts: Endicott
  6. Bruce Johnston: Pipeline
  7. Risque III: Don’t You Know
  8. Dinosaur L: Go Bang! #5 (Francois K mix)

796. ronhardy0702b

Muzic Box, ~1986
Source: DeepHousePage.com

  1. Chaka Khan: I’m Every Woman
  2. The Jackson 5: Forever Came Today
  3. Cultural Vibe: Ma Foom Bey
  4. Third World: Now That We’ve Found Love
  5. Loose Joints: Is It All Over My Face (Female Version)
  6. Isaac Hayes: I Can’t Turn Around (edit)
  7. Secret Weapon: Must Be The Music

796. ronhardy0702c, 569. ronhardyrc.rm

Muzic Box, ~1985
Source: DeepHousePage.com

Black Ivory: Mainline label
  1. Caroline Crawford: Coming on Strong
  2. Bumblebee Unlimited: Everybody Dance
  3. Black Ivory: Mainline (break)
  4. First Choice: Double Cross
  5. Isaac Hayes: I Can’t Turn Around (edit)
  6. T-Connection: Do What You Wanna Do
  7. Patti Labelle: Get Ready (Looking for Loving) (edit)
  8. Sylvester: I Need You (edit)
  9. Loleatta Holloway: Dreamin’ (edit)
  10. Double Exposure: My Love Is Free (Disco Madness remix)

796. ronhardy0702d

Muzic Box, ~1985
Source: DeepHousePage.com

  1. Nightlife Unlimited: Peaches & Prunes (edit)
  2. Thelma Houston: Don’t Leave Me This Way (break)
  3. Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes: The Love I Lost (edit)
  4. Loose Joints: Is It All Over My Face
  5. J.M. Silk: I Can’t Turn Around (early version)
  6. Loleatta Holloway: Hit and Run
  7. T.C. Curtis: You Should Have Known Better (Instrumental)
  8. Geraldine Hunt: Can’t Fake The Feeling (break)
  9. Jamie Principle: Your Love (edit)

#861. ronhardycodsa

Live at Club C.O.D., 1980s
Source: DeepHousePage.com

  1. Lyn Collins: Think (About It)
  2. Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band: Cherchez La Femme
  3. MFSB: Love Is the Message
  4. Janice McClain: Smack Dab in the Middle
  5. Nightlife Unlimited: Peaches & Prunes (edit)
  6. Rinder & Lewis: Anger
  7. Wood, Brass & Steel: Funkanova
  8. Revelation: Get Ready for This (edit)
  9. Brass Construction: Movin’
  10. Inner Life: Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

861. ronhardycodsb

Live at Club C.O.D., 1980s
Source: DeepHousePage.com

  1. Inner Life: Ain’t No Mountain High Enough [Hardy on mic at break?!]
  2. Patti Labelle: Get Ready (Looking for Loving) (edit)
  3. Blue Magic: Welcome to the Club (edit)
  4. The Dells: Get On Down (edit)
  5. Diana Ross: No One Gets the Prize
  6. Spinners: Mighty Love
  7. Lenny Williams: Midnight Girl (edit)
  8. Imagination: Burnin’ Up
  9. Ian Dury/The Seven Seas Players: Spasticus Autisticus (Version)

#876. ronhardy1986J326b

Chicago, 1986
Source: DeepHousePage.com

  1. Cymande: Bra (edit)
  2. T-Connection: At Midnight (intro beats)/Peech Boys: Don’t Make Me Wait
  3. Master Jay and Michael Dee: T.S.O.B.
  4. Gayle Adams: Plain Out of Luck (edit)
  5. Brass Construction: Movin’
  6. Craig Loftis: Yes It’s Right
  7. Farley Funkin Keith: Jackin the Bass [Funkin with the Drums]
  8. Frankie Goes to Hollywood: Relax (Sex Mix)

#952. ronhardy1983-0403a

Muzic Box, 1983 [likely 1985, see below]
Source: DeepHousePage.com

The Chi-Lites: My First Mistake cover
  1. Double Exposure: My Love Is Free (Disco Madness remix)
  2. The Chi-Lites: My First Mistake (edit)
  3. Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes: Bad Luck (edit)
  4. Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes: The Love I Lost (edit)
  5. train effects
  6. Touchdown: Ease Your Mind (Remix U.S.)
  7. Robert Owens: Your Mind
  8. Powerline: Double Journey
  9. First Choice: Let No Man Put Asunder (edit of Disco Madness remix)
  10. Bumblebee Unlimited: Everybody Dance
  11. The O’Jays: I Love Music

952. ronhardy1983-0403b, 295. ron888.rm

Muzic Box, 1983 [likely 1985 with “Trapped”]
Source: DeepHousePage.com

  1. The O’Jays: I Love Music
  2. Phreek: I’m A Big Freak (R•U•1•2)
  3. J.M. Silk: I Can’t Turn Around (early version)
  4. Sylvester: You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)
  5. Stephanie Mills: You Can Get Over
  6. Salsoul Orchestra: Salsoul 3001 (intro)
  7. Colonel Abrams: Trapped (acapella) / unidentified track 5 [mp3]
  8. Direct Current: Everybody Here Must Party
  9. Alessandro Novaga: Eletronic Drums [sic] Fusi Five & Six
  10. Virgo: Under You
  11. Paul Lewis: Girl You Need a Change of Mind
  12. The Trammps: Body Contact Contract (break)
  13. Sparque: Let’s Go Dancin’

#1039. ronhardy1985tb1

Live at the Muzic Box, 1985
Source: DeepHousePage.com

  1. Anne Clark: Our Darkness (Remix)
  2. Robert Owens: Your Mind
  3. House People: Godfather of House
  4. Martin Circus: Disco Circus (break)
  5. Chip E.: Like This
  6. Bumblebee Unlimited: Everybody Dance
  7. Double Exposure: My Love Is Free (Disco Madness remix)
  8. Direct Current: Everybody Here Must Party
  9. Sleezy D.: I’ve Lost Control
  10. Taana Gardner: When You Touch Me
  11. The Originals: Down to Love Town (edit)
  12. Parlet: Pleasure Principle

1039. ronhardy1985tb2

Live at the Muzic Box, 1985
Source: DeepHousePage.com

  1. Parlet: Pleasure Principle
  2. Thelma Houston: Don’t Leave Me This Way (break)
  3. Thelma Houston: I’m Here Again (break)
  4. MFSB: Love Is the Message (edit)/Sister Sledge: Lost in Music/Double Exposure: My Love Is Free (brief samples)
  5. Sylvester: You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)
  6. Frankie Knuckles feat. Jamie Principle: Baby Wants to Ride (unreleased version)
  7. unidentified track 9 [mp3]
  8. Ron Hardy: Sensation (unreleased dub)
  9. Vince Lawrence: Virgo Tracks Again A3
  10. Loose Joints: Is It All Over My Face
  11. Vince Lawrence: Virgo Tracks Again A3
  12. Patti Labelle: Get Ready (Looking for Loving) (edit)
  13. Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes: Don’t Leave Me This Way

#1048. RonHardyBillHardy

~1984, compliments of Bill Hardy
Source: DeepHousePage.com

  1. Jamie Principle: Your Love (early version)
  2. Love Committee: Law and Order (Walter Gibbons mix)
  3. The Jackson 5: Forever Came Today (edit)
  4. Drum Track
  5. Bohannon: Let’s Start The Dance III (Instrumental)
  6. Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes: The Love I Lost (edit)
  7. Yello: Bostich
  8. Frankie Goes to Hollywood: Two Tribes (Annihilation Mix)

#1170. ronhardy1985-86-mark

Home studio mix, 1985-1986
Source: DeepHousePage.com

  1. Drum Track
  2. J.M. Silk: I Can’t Turn Around (several early versions)/First Choice: Let No Man Put Asunder (Acappella)
  3. Isaac Hayes: I Can’t Turn Around (edit)
  4. J.M. Silk: I Can’t Turn Around (early version)
  5. unidentified track 6 [mp3]
  6. Ron Hardy: Sensation (unreleased dub)
  7. dB feat. Bambi: I Have A Dream (Original Dream)
  8. Frankie Knuckles feat. Jamie Principle: Bad Boy
  9. Sleezy D.: I’ve Lost Control (House Side)
  10. Chip E.: It’s House (part backwards)
  11. The It: Donnie (Hardy Mix)
  12. Black Ivory: Mainline (break)
  13. Frankie Knuckles feat. Jamie Principle: Baby Wants to Ride
  14. train effects/Kikrokos: Life Is A Jungle (edit)
  15. Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes: Don’t Leave Me This Way (very briefly)
  16. Bumblebee Unlimited: Love Bug
  17. Voyage: Lady America
  18. Debbie Jacobs: Don’t You Want My Love
  19. Evelyn “Champagne” King: Shame
  20. Black Ivory: Walking Downtown (Saturday Night) (break)

#1181. RonHardy061984a

Live at the Muzic Box, 6/19/1984
Source: DeepHousePage.com

Jackmaster Dick’s Revenge: Sensuous Women Goes Disco label
  1. Lady B: To The Beat Y’all
  2. Alessandro Novaga: Faces Drums 3
  3. Noise Abroad: Vent That Spleen
  4. Prince: When Doves Cry
  5. Jamie Principle: Waiting on My Angel
  6. Frankie Goes to Hollywood: Relax (Sex Mix)
  7. Doctor’s Cat: Feel the Drive (Trans Europe Mix)
  8. Jackmaster Dick’s Revenge: Sensuous Women Goes Disco
  9. MFSB: Love Is the Message
  10. Roy Ayers Ubiquity: Running Away
  11. Tullio De Piscopo: Stop Bajon
  12. Jocelyn Brown: Somebody Else’s Guy (Remix break)
  13. Womack and Womack: Baby I’m Scared of You

1181. RonHardy061984b

Live at the Muzic Box, 6/19/1984
Source: DeepHousePage.com

  1. Womack and Womack: Baby I’m Scared of You
  2. South Shore Commission: Free Man (edit)
  3. Dinosaur L: #5 (Go Bang!) (LP version)
  4. The Originals: Down to Love Town (edit)
  5. First Choice: Let No Man Put Asunder (edit of Disco Madness remix)
  6. Jesse Saunders: On and On (5A)
  7. Hugh Masekela: Don’t Go Lose It Baby
  8. Double Exposure: My Love Is Free (Disco Madness remix)
  9. Craig Loftis: Yes It’s Right
  10. Klein & M.B.O.: The MBO Theme
  11. John Rocca: I Want It to Be Real (Instrumental)
  12. Fresh Band: Come Back Lover (Dub Mix)

#1297. 1105_ronhardy (Ron_Hardy - Muzic Box)

Live at the Muzic Box, 1986, courtesy of Jamie3:26
Source: DeepHousePage.com

  1. Nightlife Unlimited: Peaches & Prunes (edit)
  2. Two of China: Los Niños Del Parque (Tormenta-Mix)
  3. Virgo: Free Yourself
  4. Frankie Knuckles feat. Jamie Principle: Cold World
  5. Frankie Knuckles feat. Jamie Principle: Baby Wants to Ride
  6. Tempest Trio: Do You Like The Way It Feels
  7. Hercules: 7 Ways (Club)
  8. The Originals: Down to Love Town (edit)
  9. Parlet: Pleasure Principle
  10. Sleeque: One for the Money
  11. Carl Bean: I Was Born This Way (Better Days Version)/train effect
  12. Billy Paul: Only the Strong Survive (edit)
  13. Loleatta Holloway: Catch Me on the Rebound (Instrumental edit)
  14. Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes: Don’t Leave Me This Way
  15. Loose Joints: Is It All Over My Face (Male Version/Female Version)/reversed
  16. Blue Magic: Welcome to the Club (edit)
  17. Teddy Pendergrass: The More I Get, The More I Want (edit)

#1308. ron_hardy84v2

Live at the Muzic Box, ~1984, courtesy of Jamie3:26
Source: DeepHousePage.com

  1. Nick Straker Band: A Little Bit of Jazz
  2. Colonel Abrams: Music Is The Answer
  3. Kikrokos: Life Is A Jungle (edit)
  4. Interboro Rhythm Team: Watch The Closing Doors (Dub Version)
  5. Jamie Principle: Your Love (early version)
  6. Stopp: I’m Hungry (Caramba Mix)
  7. Junie Morrison: Tease Me (Dub)
  8. Isaac Hayes: I Can’t Turn Around (edit)
  9. MFSB feat. The Three Degrees: T.S.O.P. (The Sound of Philadelphia)
  10. Jesse Saunders: Funk-U-Up (Drum Apella)
  11. Jesse Saunders: Funk-U-Up (Bonus Beats)/Liaisons Dangereuses: Avant Après Mars

#1611, 1662. 1985HardyMusicBoxBadBoy_

Music Box Bad Boy, 1985, courtesy of Marcus Chapman
Source: DeepHousePage.com

Bumblebee Unlimited: Everybody Dance label
  1. Robert Owens: Your Mind
  2. Frankie Knuckles feat. Jamie Principle: Bad Boy
  3. Loose Joints: Is It All Over My Face (Female Version)
  4. The Originals: Down to Love Town/Sinnamon: I Need You Now (Acappella)
  5. J.M. Silk: I Can’t Turn Around (early version)
  6. Isaac Hayes: I Can’t Turn Around (edit)
  7. Chip E.: Time to Track
  8. Nick Straker Band: A Little Bit of Jazz (break)
  9. Jamie Principle: Your Love
  10. Mr. Fingers: Mystery of Love (The Toxic Avenger samples?)
  11. Gaz Nevada: I.C. Love Affair (spaceship effect)
  12. First Choice: Love Thang
  13. The Chi-Lites: My First Mistake (edit)
  14. The Trammps: Body Contact Contract (break)
  15. Cheryl Lynn: You Saved My Day
  16. Roy Ayers Ubiquity: Running Away
  17. Bumblebee Unlimited: Everybody Dance
  18. Thelma Houston: Don’t Leave Me This Way (break)
  19. Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes: Don’t Leave Me This Way (break)
  20. Slip: Don’t Leave Me This Way
  21. The Trammps: Disco Inferno [?]

#1614. 1988HardyClassic_

Ron Hardy Hardy Classic, 1986, courtesy of Marcus Chapman
Source: DeepHousePage.com

  1. Donna McGhee: It Ain’t No Big Thing
  2. Pam Todd & Love Exchange: Let’s Get Together
  3. Aleem: Hooked on Your Love (edit)
  4. MFSB: Love Is The Message (Special Edits by Mr. K)/train sound effect
  5. First Choice: Doctor Love
  6. Double Exposure: My Love Is Free (Disco Madness remix)
  7. Paul Lewis: Girl You Need a Change of Mind
  8. The Chi-Lites: My First Mistake (break)
  9. Gloria Gaynor: Casanova Brown (edit)
  10. Candido: Thousand Finger Man
  11. Crystal Grass: Crystal World

1614. 1988HardyClassicPt2_

Ron Hardy Hardy Classic, 1986, courtesy of Marcus Chapman
Source: DeepHousePage.com

  1. Eddie Kendricks: Girl You Need a Change of Mind (edit)
  2. Steve Arrington’s Hall of Fame: Way Out
  3. Side Effect: Always There
  4. The Police: Voices Inside My Head
  5. Bumblebee Unlimited: Love Bug
  6. Mike T: Do It Anyway You Wanna (Club Version)
  7. Montana Sextet: Heavy Vibes
  8. Willie Colón: Set Fire to Me (Inferno Dub)
  9. The Brothers: Under the Skin

#1661. 1989HardyUnderwater_

Ron Hardy Underwater, 1989, courtesy of Marcus Chapman
Source: DeepHousePage.com

  1. Viola: These Things Happen
  2. Gherkin Jerks: Tar-Disc
  3. Donna Summer: Bad Girls
  4. Bohannon: Lets Start The Dance
  5. Sylvester: I Need You (Underground Mix)
  6. Da Rebels: It’s Time To Jack The House
  7. Marshall Jefferson: The House Music Anthem (House Your Body)
  8. Fingers Inc.: Music Take Me Up
  9. Caroline Crawford: Coming on Strong
  10. T-Connection: Do What You Wanna Do
  11. Brainstorm: Lovin’ Is Really My Game
  12. ? [43:00]

# Resident Advisor Podcast: Ron Hardy

Live at Club C.O.D. 1987, courtesy of Zernell

  1. Teddy Pendergrass: The More I Get The More I Want
  2. Archie Bell & The Drells: Everybody Have A Good Time
  3. Wood, Brass & Steel: Funkanova
  4. Rhythim Is Rhythim: Move It
  5. Kikrokos: Life Is A Jungle
  6. J.M. Silk: I Can’t Turn Around (early version w/extra beats)
  7. Isaac Hayes: I Can’t Turn Around
  8. J.M. Silk: I Can’t Turn Around (different version)
  9. On the House: Move Your Body (multiple versions)
  10. Lidell Townsell: Party People Jack Your Body
  11. Thompson & Lenoir: Can’t Stop the House (Instrumental)
  12. Steve “Silk” Hurley: I Don’t Know (aka Shooting Stars)
  13. White Knight: White Knight Jacks
  14. The Dells: Get on Down (edit)
  15. Caroline Crawford: Coming on Strong
  16. Cheryl Lynn: Star Love
  17. Kleeer: Keep Your Body Workin’
  18. Taana Gardner: When You Touch Me
  19. Willie Hutch: Brother’s Gonna Work It Out
  20. Roy Ayers Ubiquity: Running Away
  21. Double Exposure: My Love Is Free
  22. Geraldine Hunt: Can’t Fake The Feeling
  23. Tavares: It Only Takes a Minute

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37 Comments

Thanks for preserving these play lists and keeping the spirit of Ron Hardy alive.

Anybody know where I can find Ron Hardy's version of "Godfather of House Music"? That is my favorite house track of ALL time!

641. RonHardy1985.rm
Live at the Music Box, 1985

Track #3 is "One For The Money" by The Whispers.

Great resource, thanks. Amazing listening to these mixes now, so far ahead of their time. I think track 6 'beats' on 1181 may be the flip side of On and On, the much vaunted 1st house record. You can listen to it on Youtube. Thanks again.

Glad to see someone continuing the playlists.. Nice one.

What a labour of love!!! ++ big ups!!

ab

Ha - it sure keeps on going. he sure did leave a legacy, didn't he! what's up, Sueno!

Elliott

This is crucial. I was looking for a song and came up on this website. Keep it up.

I was wondering how Ron felt about his music. It made me so happy. It made me whole and complete. Can someone who knew ron tell us how he felt about how he felt about his music. His music was let joy inside my soul. Me and my husband are still addicted today.

Sylvia,

I knew Ron from '85 til his death. If Ron was still here, he'd most likely be trippin' off all the praise. I remember walking to his play-brother's apartment where W/we were gonna crash for the night after a party he did at AKA's, and he asked U/us why people are always crowding around the booth and watching him instead of dancing. Brian (his play-brother) tried to explain that people were in awe of what he was doing, but he still couldn't grasp it. Deep down he had to know that he was the shyt, but he spoke in humble terms.

His attitude toward music was that if it was good, it should be played no matter what genre a song fell into. During the course of one party it wouldn't be uncommon to hear any of the party songs listed above, but also songs like "Take A Stroll Through Your Mind" by The Temptations, "Maureen" by Sade, "Walk The Dog" by Laurie Anderson, "Can't Hide Love" by Jimmy Smith, etc. His taste spanned many, many genres -- disco, house, dancefloor jazz, funk, soul, hip hop, rock, Latin jazz, easy listening... His knowledge of artists was remarkable. Per Ron's recommendations, I've added some great artists to My collection. If Ron were still alive I have absolutely no doubt whatsoever that he would've added drum 'n' bass, future jazz and broken beat to his repertoire.

I wish he was still here. I miss him so much and think about him damn near every day.

On entry #1170 (ronhardy1985-86-mark), track #17 is Black Ivory's "Walking Downtown (Saturday Night)".

This is such an awesome site. Big ups, homie.

Wow .. Amazing music, thanks a million :) I'll be 31 this year and have been listening to electronic music since I was 16. It's a beautiful thing to hear where it all came from.. Thanks again. Al

A big thank you to who ever put this together. Found a bunch of tracks that I love, big ups.

Thank you much and thank God for Rons
skills as a pionering wax engineer.
It's great to see that someone took the
time to preserve the icon for true>>>>
DeeP hOUSe D.J.s
AGAIN THANK YOU FROM COLD MONEY MIXERS

I'm from Chicago, grew up on Ron, Frankie, Pharris Thomas and the Hot Mix 5! Ron was/is a God when it comes to House. He will always be my favorite DJ of all time. I was one of those kids ('85, 17 y/o at the time) at the Box in downtown Chi at 4am crowded around the booth watching him "serve my soul"! I love this site, keep up the great work.

1st class!, just 1st class

peace

Thank u,just that simple

Ron Hardy was and still is the best house DJ to ever bless the turn tables. His music was electrifing. The only DJ who could make you dance a whole 3 day marathon. Love you and miss you. Go Ronny Ronny Ronny!!!!!!!

Once at THE BOX, Ron had me dancing SO hard,that I busted my head on the wall of the BOX, and did not even know it until three hours later.JACKIN 2 THE MOTHER FUCKIN MUZIC!!!!!!!!!!I love that NIGGA..ps LOV YOU RON THAKX.....MAIN.

Truly inspirational, thanks for putting these up