lunes, 21 de julio de 2008

In the beginning there was Jack!!

Uno de los primeros clásicazos del House sin duda alguna. Corría el año 1987 cuando la música House estaba todavía en plena etapa de gestación en el corazón de Chicago y Larry Heard (aka Mr. Fingers, aka Fingers Inc.) sacó este pelotazo llamado Can You Feel It. Además podría decirse que con este tema Mr. Fingers inventó el subgénero del Deep House.

La letra la verdad es que me encanta, sobre todo las tres últimas líneas:

In the beginning there was Jack, and Jack had a groove.
And from this groove came the groove of all grooves.
And while one day viciously throwing down on his box, Jack boldy declared,

"Let there be house!" and house music was born.

I am, you see, I am the creator, and this is my house!
And, in my house there is only house music. But, I am not so
selfish because once you enter my house it then becomes OUR house and
OUR house music!" And, you see, no one can own house because
house music is a universal language, spoken and understood by all.

You see, house is a feeling that no one can understand really unless
you're deep into the vibe of house. House is an uncontrollable
desire to jack your body. And, as I told you before, this is
our house and our house music. And in every house, you
understand, there is a keeper. And, in this house, the keeper
is Jack. Now some of you who might wonder.

Who is Jack, and what is it that Jack does?

Jack is the one who gives you the power to jack your body!
Jack is the one who gives you the power to do the snake.
Jack is the one who gives you the key to the wiggly worm.
Jack is the one who learns you how to walk your body.
Jack is the one that can bring nations and nations of all
Jackers together under one house.

You may be black, you may be white; you may be Jew or Gentile.
It don't make difference in our House.

And this is fresh!

Por cierto, aprovecho para ponerles aquí el Myspace de Larry Heard, uno de los "padres" del House junto con otros destacados como Frankie Knuckles.