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New York House & Garage 12s
The selection here covers house's most creatively vital period from the late eighties to early nineties when, particularly in the UK, the house and rave scene was huge. While the house sound was being jacked in Chicago, New York and New Jersey continued to make soulful dance records but embraced the growing production technologies available (and taking some influence from their peers in the Windy City). This is evident in the fact that while we in England were calling these records 'house', in NY and Jersey they referred to it simply as 'club' music, as they had referred to most dance music played in the clubs throughout the eighties.
Of course these records don't compare to the slickness of most of today's house productions but there is an innocence and rawness to many of these records which were made before house and the club scene became big business. From early soulful vocal tunes by groups like Blaze and Ten City to the more raucous sounds of Todd Terry and early Nu-Groove releases many timeless tunes were made. So if you are looking for a strong vocal club cut or a classic tune to take you back to the heady years of the house scene you should find something here of interest.
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Featured New York House & Garage 12s
Billie - Nobody's Business
US FLEETWOOD 12 inch - £6 Nr. Mint
Classic early raw Garage sound produced by Timmy Regisford & Boyd Jarvis!
Delta 12 - Volatile / Feel Safe
US HANGMAN 12 inch - £6
V. experimental house sound from the Hangman
Ivan Goff featuring Tina Brown - Hard Core Party
US BIG CITY 12 inch - £5 Sealed
Early house DJ Harvey spin from the early days of Tonka
Jazz Documents - Secret Code
US NUGROOVE 12 inch - £5 Strict VG / writing on label
RHEJI BURRELL found the excrushiatingly cheesy and annoying sax sound on his M1 keyboard and decided to make his JAZZ DOCUMENTS EP - fortunately he only used it on one side and he redeems himself with two deep keyboard led Instrumentals
Jeanne Harris - Just Another Man
US STUDIO 12 inch - £2 EX
NYC house tune from 1987 with strong female vocal
KC Flightt - Jump For Joy / Hot Days Of Summer
US RCA 12 inch Promo with Picture sleeve - £3 Mint / Unplayed
3 versions + Hot Days Of Summer
KC Flightt - Jump For Joy
US RCA 12 inch Promo - £3 Mint / Unplayed
4 versions Inc. Original Jump Mix / Nervous Club Remix
Logic - The Warning / The Final Frontier
UK PLANET PACIFIC 12 inch Picture cover - £5 Strict VG / sticker on cover
Classic East Coast deep house sound from 1990!
Philly Cream - Love Can't Turn Around
US COTILLION 12 inch Promo in Company Sleeve - £4 Mint / Unplayed / saw cut
East coast cover version of the Chicago classic!
Raze - Jack The Groove / Jump In Your Dance
US GROVE ST. 12 inch - £3 Nr. Mint with writing on label
Original 4 track EP containing their 1st hit before Break 4 Love
Romanthony - Falling From Grace (Re-Mixes)
UK AZULI 12 inch With Official sleeve Sticker - £5 VG+
Suzie and the Cubans - I Feel It
US POPULAR 12 inch - £3 Strong EX
Ten City - Devotion
US ATLANTIC 12 inch Company Sleeve - £5 VG+
Classic soulful house tune from B. STINGILY & MARSHALL JEFFERSON from 1987
Tony G - Tony's Song
US MICMAC 12 inch - £8
Sound of 88 house features spoken word from the godfather movie!
Touch - Without You
US SUPERTRONICS LP - £5 VG+
Lots of nice male vocal soulful garage tunes & a few Soul tunes too
Tribal House - Dim Dae
US POW WOW 12 inch - £5
Classic early afro house from WINSTON JONES
Tribal Son - Rhythmic Rituals
US EASY STREET 12 inch - £10
New Jersey style drum & bassline 7 cut EP
Wendell Williams - Everybody
US MINIMAL 12 inch Picture cover - £2 Nr. Mint - looks unplayed
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