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Chicago House - Green Velvet (aka Curtis Alan Jones)
May 21, 2014 5:19 PM   Subscribe

Green Velvet (aka Curtis Jones) has been on the Chicago House scene for almost two decades I purchased a pretty green vinyl disc many years back, not knowing what was on it. Prior, had not heard any Chicago House. I received a pleasant sonic surprise when I placed the turntable stylus on Curtis Alan Jones' (aka Green Velvet, etc. etc.) Preacher Man (give it about two minutes to let the beat marinate). (may be NSFW, depending on work environment)

More from Green Velvet:
Answering Machine Here, Jones takes some personal tragicomic (outwardly hilarious) answering machine messages and puts them to the beat). (NSFW, language)

(all of the following possible NSFW due to mildly provocative dancing)
La-la-la-la-la

Bonus House: (Basement Jaxx and Mark Farina) (possibly NSFW):
Basement Jaxx

Mark Farina
posted by Vibrissae (16 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wow. I spun a lot of Green Velvet back in the day.

Cameras ready, prepare to flash.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 5:22 PM on May 21 [3 favorites]


Remember his incredible mix of U Got Me Up?
posted by roger ackroyd at 5:37 PM on May 21


The Stalker melted my brain the first time I heard it. La La Land is probably his best known song.
posted by Blue Meanie at 6:04 PM on May 21


I first read the headline as Velvet Jones.
posted by Melismata at 6:11 PM on May 21


I'm sorry, percolator is his best known.
posted by empath at 6:25 PM on May 21 [4 favorites]


Remember his incredible mix of U Got Me Up?
posted by roger ackroyd at 5:37 PM on May 21 [+] [!]


Sure do, it was a Toronto club staple when I moved here back in '93. Undisputed house music classic.

Also: Sometimes, I want to leave my body.
posted by tantrumthecat at 6:26 PM on May 21 [1 favorite]


I would say without any irony that green velvet is the bob Dylan of the club scene.
posted by empath at 6:34 PM on May 21 [4 favorites]


This music makes me want to dance and laugh all at once, what a great human being.
posted by oceanjesse at 6:36 PM on May 21 [1 favorite]


Ghetto house banger alert
posted by ACair at 7:23 PM on May 21


Previously
posted by empath at 7:24 PM on May 21


What he's really a master at, and the Preacher Man thing is a good example of it, is recontextualizing warnings of the dangers of a libertine lifestyle, as an advertisement for that lifestyle.
posted by empath at 7:31 PM on May 21 [1 favorite]


Vibrissae: Green Velvet (aka Curtis Jones)

aka Cajmere, Curan Stone, Geo Vogt, Gino Vittori, Half Pint, Jazzy, The Underground Crew*, and Underground Goodies (Discogs)

* "Kingston Green" - THIS IS GOOD! Deep house circa 1992!
posted by filthy light thief at 8:22 PM on May 21


And for modern deep house from another "green" man, I highly suggest Jacques Greene. Not really the same vibe as Green Velvet's variations (at least, of what I've heard of the Velvet), but I really enjoy JG.
posted by filthy light thief at 8:29 PM on May 21


Flash was the one that made it big in the UK. While we are on the nitrous oxide balloon house tip, here is Josh Wink and Fuckpony.
posted by asok at 2:00 AM on May 22


read this thread last night, listening today.

thanks
posted by djseafood at 3:39 PM on May 22


What he's really a master at, and the Preacher Man thing is a good example of it, is recontextualizing warnings of the dangers of a libertine lifestyle, as an advertisement for that lifestyle.
posted by empath at 7:31 PM on May 21 [1 favorite −] Favorite added! [!]


Holy shit, you're right. Seriously.
posted by tantrumthecat at 8:33 PM on May 23


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