Episode 68: Eddie Neal Housemaster B

Way back in November 2008 we posted a mix from 1988 by old school Boston house legend Eddie Neal with a whole back story (which proves how small the world is) and interview (which includes a major Boston dance music history lesson). Now, Eddie has hit us up again with some new recordings from the vault. This time around we travel to 1990 for a Chicago style house jackup that perfectly contextualizes the current Chicago house sound revival. Here’s what Eddie had to say:

This mix came about in the Summer of 1990. Four months prior to the mix, I left the HUB CLUB in Boston where I had served as one of the resident DJs and Promotions Manager for about two years. “The Decade Dance” was the clubs welcoming in 1990 New Year’s Eve Party. It was a big production I had planned with attention to every detail. The best club and house music from each year from 1980 to 1990 was showcased every 30 minutes in spectacular fashion with special celebrity introductions, sound effects, remixes. For me, it was about the music and the heads on the dance floor. After New Year’s the club started to veer away from its rep as an underground house music venue. It was time to go.In the months that followed, I returned to the private mobile sector, continued working in radio and helped kick-off the short-lived “Underground” in the South End. However I missed the wild Hub Club Friday and Saturday nights where I could tell a story with the music. Housemaster B is a throwback to the earlier era of underground house with a few influences of hip hop and acid.

In the months that followed, I returned to the private mobile sector, continued working in radio and helped kick-off the short-lived “Underground” in the South End. However I missed the wild Hub Club Friday and Saturday nights where I could tell a story with the music. Housemaster B is a throwback to the earlier era of underground house with a few influences of hip hop and acid.

Tracklist:
Bass Lives On – Farley Jackmaster Funk
Dog A Bassline – Intense
Make Your Body Move – Jomanda
After The Storm – Nemesis
I’m Glad You Came To Me – Bas Noir
You Used To beat Me – Ralphi Rosario
French Kiss – Big Louis
Shadows Of Your Love – J.M. Silk
Grandpa’s Party – Monie love
Ride The Rhythm – This Aint Chicago
Acid Trip – Farley Jackmaster Funk
Open Our Eyes – Marshall Jefferson w/ Truth

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The Adventures of Soul Clap Episode 68: Eddie Neal Housemaster B
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