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Baby Wants To Ride/Your Love
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7"

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6/1/2018

"By the time the Jungle Brothers rapped about it in 1988, House music had been bumping in NYC clubs for years. Even though the genre would go on to become a global phenomenon, House music had humble beginnings in predominantly gay and black clubs in Chicago. Musically, House music was inspired by the eclectic dance records played by DJs Frankie Knuckles and Ron Hardy at clubs like 'The Warehouse' and 'Muzik Box'. With a growing club scene, labels like Trax Records and DJ International played a major role in the development of the genre. Founded in 1984, Trax was an important outlet for house music in its early days, releasing many classics including 'No Way Back' by Adonis, Larry Heard's 'Can You Feel It,' and the first so-called house anthem in 1986, 'Move Your Body' by Marshall Jefferson. This latter tune gave a massive boost to house music, extending recognition of the genre outside of Chicago. The story behind the making of these recordings, is quite peculiar. 'Your Love' was written Jamie Principle, young Chicago Native with a strict religious family who grew up listening to the likes of pop, gospel, classic and RnB. A talented musician, Principle could play the clarinet and keyboards as well as drums for his local church. His first major relationship with a lady named Lisa Harris inspired him to write 'Your Love' and experiment with home recordings. Although his demo tape was turned down by every New York label that received it, his tape somehow spread like wildfire throughout the clubs of Chicago. Jamie himself never became aware of its popularity due to his strict upbringing and parental ban from nightclubs. Because of its local popularity, the first commercial release of 'Your Love' was produced by Mark 'Hot Rod' Trollan and pressed as a 12" single on Persona Records in 1986. The final - and ultimately definitive -- version was released the next year on Trax Records produced by Frankie Knuckles."