Move Your Body - Marshall Jefferson

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  • The soaring saxophone that kicks off this mix belongs to Pockets, whose 'Come And Go With Me' dates all the way back to 1977 from the Earth, Wind and Fire stable. It's a good point to start Marshall Jefferson's examination of the evolution of Chicago house, and shows the development from disco roots to more minimal tracks from the likes of Mr Fingers. It also shows just how many of the originals have been re-worked to become hits - one of the most obvious being the hookl "I'm surprised to see your suitcase at the door", belonging to First Choice's 'Let No Man Put Asunder'. This is a real good time party album, and the positive vibes keep coming from the mischievous riff supporting Isaac Hayes' 'I Can't Turn Around' to the dance-around-the-handbag disco of Cheryl Lynn. Jefferson balances these with harder-edged sounds from the likes of Phuture, whose 'Acid Tracks' was the record to break acid house in the likes of Danny Rampling's Schoom club. With an excellent biography of the godfather himself, plus commentary on each track. this is the perfect way into the early house music vibe, and offers a perfect historical guide. Not to mention the damn good party you could have by playing it start to finish!
  • Tracklist
      01. Pockets – Come Go With Me 02. Logg – You've Got That Something 03. Isaac Hayes - I Can't Turn Around 04. Inner Life – I'm Caught Up (In A One Night Love Affair) feat. Jocelyn Brown 05. First Choice – Let No Man Put Asunder 06. Cheryl Lynn - You Saved My Day 4 07. Frankie Knuckles Feat. Jamie Principle - Your Love 08. Mr Fingers - Can You Feel It 09. Nightwriters – Let The Music Use You 10. Fingers Inc – Mystery Of Love 11. Jungle Wonz – Time Marches On 12. Serious Intention – You Don't Know 13. Peech Boys – Don't Make Me Wait 14. Phuture – Acid Tracks 15. Sleezy D – I've Lost Control 16. E.S.G. – Moody 17. Adonis – No Way Back 18. Joe Smooth – Promised Land 19. Quest - Mind Games 20. Marshall Jefferson – Move Your Body 21. Ten City – Devotion 22. Phortune – String Free 23. Ce Ce Rogers – Someday 24. Ralphi Rosario – You Used To Hold Me feat. Xavier Gold 25. Hercules – 7 Ways To Jack 26. William S – I'll Never Let You Go 27. Farley "Jackmaster" Funk & Jesse Saunders – Love Can't Turn Around 28. Chip E – Like This 29. Inner Life – Ain't No Mountain High Enough feat. Jocelyn Brown