p the boiler: He created the music scene that was the soundtrack to most of my youth - him, Bad Boy Bill and Julian Perez.B96 was where it was at
Ishkur: Today is a classic Chicago house day.
mekkab: /or something like that, cue Ishtar and Litchspurks to both correct me and argue with each other, at the same time.
HOUSE RESOLUTIONWHEREAS, The members of the House of Representatives of theState of Illinois are pleased to honor Frankie Knuckles and hiswork as the pioneer of house music; andWHEREAS, While growing up in the Bronx during the 1960s,Frankie's earliest musical influences were jazz artists; afterstudying commercial art and costume design in his teens,Frankie found his true calling, spinning records; he craftedand began spinning at various legendary venues in New YorkCity, New York; andWHEREAS, In 1977, Frankie relocated to Chicago to becomethe resident DJ for the Warehouse, an after hours nightclubwhere the music genre "house" derived its name from, marking apivotal event in modern music; andWHEREAS, Frankie eventually moved into the recordingstudio, where his production and remixing skills equaled hisgenius in the DJ booth; he has produced and remixed songs forDiana Ross, Luther Vandross, Michael Bolton, Mary J. Blige, theSounds of Blackness, Michael and Janet Jackson, Toni Braxton,The Pet Shop Boys, and others; he received a Grammy Award in1997, becoming the first artist to be recognized in the"Remixer of the Year" category; he has served as a Governor andTrustee for the New York City chapter of the National Academyof Recording Arts and Sciences; andWHEREAS, As an artist, Frankie has enjoyed the success of 2Virgin Records releases, "Beyond the Mix" and "Welcome to theReal World"; Frankie continues to pack dance floors with hisunique style; his many admirers and fans have given him thenickname "the Godfather of House"; andWHEREAS, Frankie devotes and contributes much of his timeto a number of AIDS charities; he was inducted into the City ofChicago's Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame in 1996; therefore, beitRESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THENINETY-THIRD GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that wehonor Frankie Knuckles and his work as the pioneer of housemusic; and be it furtherRESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution bepresented to Frankie Knuckles as an expression of our respectand esteem. And this is fresh
stonelotus: Frankie Bones is getting a kick out of these replies.
21-7-b: mixes herehttp://www.gridface.com/features/frankie_knuckles_playlists.html
northguineahills: 21-7-b: mixes herehttp://www.gridface.com/features/frankie_knuckles_playlists.htmlThanks!
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