Time To Jack/Jack For Daze
"The original house sound that put Chicago on the map as the house music capital, Time To Jack is one of those first few seminal tracks that helped shape the development of Chicago house. Dark, deep bassline, haunting string stab, and MPC sampled vocal chanting over TR808 drum pattern beats. Featuring Chicago house vocalist K. Joy, Chip E. started spinning records in 1982; by 1984 he was producing records. In 1985, Street Mix magazine declared Chip E. as the 'Godfather of house music.' In 1987 he became the first (and still the only) Chicago artist to be in regular rotation on all 3 major Chicago radio stations (WBMX, WGCI, B96). Former B96 programming manager Joe Bohannon (Joe Bo) made the decision to add 'If You Only Knew' to regular rotation and with that began the transition of the station from CHR (contemporary hit radio) to a dance music station. Chip E. took DJ/remixer Frankie Knuckles under his wing when he co-produced Frankie's first record You Can't Hide. Other artists Chip E. jump started into the music world were Liddell Townsel, Kevin Irving, and Harri Dennis of The It. By the age of 21 Chip E. was a world wide name. This is the first authorized reissue of this classic 1986 release that helped shape the sound of Chicago house, and dance music around the globe."