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The Genealogy Of Vocals In Club Music

This mix by frequent Electronic Beats contributor Finn Johannsen draws a genealogy of vocals in club music from 1983 to 1986. Check out the comprehensive tracklist below, and then dive into almost three hours of vocal greatness. We’re already excited for the next parts of the series.

For more techno and house history, check out these live recordings from Front, a legendary Hamburg nightclub that operated between 1983 and 1997.


Thelma Houston – I’d Rather Spend The Bad Times With You (Extended Dance Version)
Siedah Garrett – Do You Want It Right Now
Kimberly Ball – Bad Times (I Can’t Stand It) Part 2
Aretha Franklin – Get It Right (Long Version)
Jesse’s Gang – Real Love (Edit)
Jamie Principle – Waiting for My Angel (Bob Heckmann Remix)
Visual – The Music Got Me
J.M. Silk – Music Is The Key
Colonel Abrams – Music Is The Answer
Hugh Masekela – Don’t Go Lose It Baby (Stretch Mix)
Willie Colón – Set The Fire to Me (Latin Jazzbo Version)
Steve Arrington – Feel So Real (Vocal Extended Version)
Leon Debouse – We Go Better Together (Vocal Mix)
Sharon Redd – Love How You Feel
Matt Warren – The Way To My Heart (Club Mix)
Serious Intention – You Don’t Know (Special Remix)
J.M. Silk – Shadows Of Your Love (Fierce Mix)
Colonel Abrams – I’m Not Gonna Let (Extended Version)
Alisha – Baby Talk
Regina – Baby Love (Vocal Long Version)
Raww – Don’t You Try It
C-Bank – Nightmare Of A Broken Heart
J.M. Silk – I Can’t Turn Around (House Of Trix Mix)
Farley Jackmaster Funk & Jesse Saunders – Love Can’t Turn Around (Houseapella)
Farley Jackmaster Funk & Jesse Saunders – Love Can’t Turn Around (Houseapella Instrumental)
Farley Jackmaster Funk & Jesse Saunders – Dub Can’t Turn Around