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Frankie Knuckles - Live at the Warehouse, Chicago 1977

Frankie Knuckles - Live at the Warehouse, Chicago 1977

Playing tracks by

Ecstasy, Kid Creole & The Coconuts, Double Exposure and Teddy Pendergrass.

It all started in Chicago’s Southside in 1977, when a new kind of club opened. This new Chicago club called The Warehouse gave House music its name. Frankie Knuckles, who opened The Warehouse, mixed old disco classics and new Eurobeat pop. It was at this legendary club where many of the experiments were tried. It was also where Acid House got its start.

One of the leading DJs at that time was New York born Frankie Knuckles, also called the Godfather of House. Indeed, he was more than a DJ; he was an architect of sound, who experimented with sounds and thus added a new dimension to the art of mixing. In fact, he took the raw material of the disco he spun and added pre-programmed drum tracks to create a constant 4/4 tempo. He played eight to ten hours a night, and the dancers came home exhausted. Thanks to him The Warehouse was regarded as the most atmospheric place in Chicago.



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Paola Ballestrazzi

I love your Music ..i love you foreve Frankie Knuckles !!!

Warren Haney

Great mix!!!

Lloyd Taylor

the year was born get down to funk

DJ Lee Fisher

dj Jerome hill


Ecstasy, Passion & Pain – Touch And Go (probably the 1986 remix/re-edit)
Pam Todd – Let’s Get Together (1977)
Two Tons O Fun – Just Us (1980)
Billy Frazier – Billy Who? (1980)
Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band – Cherchez La Femme (1976)
Loleatta Holloway – Hit and Run (1977)
Double Exposure – My Love Is Free (1976)
Made In USA – Melodies (1977)
The Jackson – Forever Came Today (1975)
Originals – Down To Love Town (1976)
Teddy Pendergrass – More I Get, More I Want (1977)
Three Degrees – Dirty Ol’ Man (1973)
Loleatta Holloway – Dreamin (1976)
Patti Labelle – The Spirit’s In It (1981)
Montana – A Dance Fantasy (Medley) (1978)
MFSB – Love Is The Message (1973)
The Salsoul Orchestra – You’re Just The Right Size (1976)


Thanks for this!! So it can't be 1977 if there are tracks from 1980??

Russell King

masterful job by the godfather...never missed a beat....flawless honor to have played side by side with him and as an opening act for him on occasion...very down to earth......great colleague...better friend...terrible loss to the music industry....words can never convey the sentiment shared by so many...

Bobby D'Ambrosio

As always, magic



Adam Wilkinson

Quality, funky and uplifting. 🤗