Consider yourself warned: This clip will probably bum you out that time travel still isn’t a thing.
On the heels of the passing of Grammy-winning house music pioneer Frankie Knuckles, the Media Burn video archive shared a previously unseen mini-documentary of the Oct. 25, 1986 opening of the Power House club in Chicago on Wednesday. The documentary was produced by filmmaker Phil Ranstrom.
The clip features a brief interview with Knuckles, plus footage of patrons dancing to what Knuckles coined as “disco’s revenge” and a performance from the Steve “Silk” Hurley-led J.M. Silk. These were the glory days of Chicago house.
“House music to me represents yet another form of black music that has broken from the street into peoples’ homes,” Simon Low, then an executive with RCA Records, says in the clip. “House music is intrinsically a Chicago phenomenon. You can hear it. I mean, all this music they’re playing tonight has come out of Chicago.”
To watch the video, go here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/02/godfather-of-house-music-video_n_5078764.html?utm_hp_ref=black-voices.