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Watch an 'Unsung' Documentary Profiling Frankie Knuckles and the Birth of House Music

Featuring interviews with Jamie Principle, Marshall Jefferson, and archive footage of Knuckles himself.

by Angus Harrison
Dec 5 2016, 6:55pm

Via Discogs.

American documentary series Unsung premiered an episode profiling Frankie Knuckles and the birth of house music, last week. It's a story most of us will be familiar with, but the opportunity to enjoy interviews with Marshall Jefferson, Jamie Principle, Farley Jackmaster Funk, Jesse Saunders, and Steve Silk Hurley—as well as archive footage of Frankie Knuckles in conversation—is too good to pass by.

Tracing the story from the death of disco to the establishment of the Warehouse and the boom of Trax records, the episode also profiles the making of some of the biggest tracks in house music history, from "Your Love" to "Move Your Body." Less than three years after Knuckles' death, this is a golden opportunity to celebrate the man, and the world he helped create.

Watch the full documentary here.

Frankie Knuckles
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Marshall Jefferson
Jamie Principle
jackmaster funk
steve silk hurley