Is house music 20?

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Just occured to me. Is house music officially 20 years old yet? And if not, when will it be? (Or if so, when was it?)

phil jones (interstar), Tuesday, 22 March 2005 14:47 (fourteen years ago) link

house music is at least 28 years old.

jed_ (jed), Tuesday, 22 March 2005 15:00 (fourteen years ago) link

well, jesse saunder's 'on and on' which is claimed to be the first ever house record came out in 1983 so......

stirmonster, Tuesday, 22 March 2005 15:00 (fourteen years ago) link

it's older i'd have thought.

piscesboy, Tuesday, 22 March 2005 15:00 (fourteen years ago) link

my sums got mixed up.

jed_ (jed), Tuesday, 22 March 2005 15:01 (fourteen years ago) link

it seems none of you remember house music when it was house

Ronan (Ronan), Tuesday, 22 March 2005 15:02 (fourteen years ago) link


jed_ (jed), Tuesday, 22 March 2005 15:04 (fourteen years ago) link

I personally consider the first house record to be Jamie Principle's "Waiting On My Angel", which was released in 1985, so yes. House is 20 years old. Sure, there were earlier songs like "Fantasy" and "I Like to Do It in Fast Cars" (both 1983), but those records weren't really all that big.

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Tuesday, 22 March 2005 15:07 (fourteen years ago) link

but 'on and on' was HUGE!

stirmonster, Tuesday, 22 March 2005 15:08 (fourteen years ago) link

Well, the Trax 20th anniversary boxset came out in like '04?

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 22 March 2005 15:10 (fourteen years ago) link

three years pass...

Michael Freedberg of the Boston Phoenix, the greatest house and disco critic of all time (and almost the only one for a long time), on his new livejournal blog:

THe music of the 1950s had no follow-up. The next phase was Soul, then funk, both terrific but in no way music of the 1950s.

Then came house. House was the 1950s all over again -- though with later rhythm music embedded, and all of it futurized, computered, i-podded, mp3'd. Whatever -- house made me relive, re-taste, re-embed myself in the 1950s.

xhuxk, Friday, 20 February 2009 04:13 (ten years ago) link

i was thinking about bo diddley and house music the other night and there it is on his blog. thanks xhuxk.

tricky, Friday, 20 February 2009 04:33 (ten years ago) link

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