The Afternoon Shift: Chicago House music and a review panel

WBEZ's Lee Bey and local DJs Alan King and Wayne Williams talk about the birth of the house genre in Chicago. Then, our panel talks about Jim Nayder, Chicago festivals and racial rifts in Chicago's gay community.

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  1. Chicago as the birthplace of House music


    Chicago is the birthplace of House Music, a danceable blend of R&B and electronic club music, seamlessly mixed by DJs. It was a mainstay in late 1970s and early 1980s clubs like the Garage and the Warehouse--the club that gave the genre its name. House went global in the late 1980s and is the forerunner of a host of modern dance music styles including trance, electronica, liquid funk, techno and EDM.


    The old House  clubs are gone now. But the music is still celebrated here. Tomorrow at 63d and Hayes Drive in Jackson Park, the massive Chosen Few House Music picnic kicks off. Named for the group of pioneering House music DJs called the Chosen Few, the yearly event draws 30,000 devotees. To discuss the picnic and House music, Chosen Few DJs Alan King and Wayne Williams are in studio. 
  2. Felix Da Housecat, DJ Pierre and Marshall Jefferson at The Arches
    Felix Da Housecat, DJ Pierre and Marshall Jefferson at The Arches
  3. Alderman Dick Mell resigns, Chicago festival season is here and remembering Jim Nayder

    Ken Davis, host of "Chicago Newsroom" on CAN-TV Mick Dumke, reporter for the "Chicago Reader" join the show to review this week's news. 
  4. Alderman Dick Mell - December 1987
    Alderman Dick Mell - December 1987
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