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Top 10 Ladies of House

June 23rd, 2011 by JACK | No Comments

Jack’s Top 10 Ladies of House (plus one Bonus!) have been revealed. In case you may have missed our count down, here is a review of our selections summarized below. #11: Aya http://lettherebehouse.tumblr.com/post/4397263042/top-10-ladies-of-house  #10: Bucie http://lettherebehouse.tumblr.com/post/4397388116/introducing-10-top-10-ladies-of-house #9: Monique Bingham http://lettherebehouse.tumblr.com/post/4594305262/introducing-9-top-10-ladies-of-house #8: Sara Devine http://lettherebehouse.tumblr.com/post/4794225243/introducing-8-top-10-ladies-of-house #7: Lisa Shaw http://lettherebehouse.tumblr.com/post/5017568546/introducing-7-top-10-ladies-of-house  #6: Roísín Murphy http://lettherebehouse.tumblr.com/post/5406158011/introducing-6-top-10-ladies-of-house #5: Joi Cardwell http://lettherebehouse.tumblr.com/post/5619232903/introducing-5-top-10-ladies-of-house […]

Celebrating Our #1 Lady of House – La India

June 16th, 2011 by JACK | No Comments

For some it was one of those WMC nights where they wish they could be in a few places at once. For me there was no doubt. One of my favorite parties, Feel The Spirit, with a live performance by India was the place to be. Growing up listening to that familiar voice and having […]

La India, First Lady of House

June 16th, 2011 by JACK | No Comments

#1 Ladies of House: India   Before we finally get to number 1, I’d like to thank a few other house divas that didn’t quite make my list.  Again, it was a list of personal faves and I can’t disagree with the exclusion of a lot of these incredible singers. Dajae, Inaya Day, Julie McKnight, […]

Introducing #2 Barbara Tucker: Top 10 Ladies of House

June 8th, 2011 by JACK | No Comments

  #2 Lady of House: Barbara Tucker Ms. Barbara Tucker was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and like many soul-singers, she discovered her love for the craft in the church choir. However her father Jayotis Washington was part of the well-known group The Persuasions, and also broke her into the entertainment industry. As […]

Introducing #3 Ultra Nate: Top 10 Ladies of House

June 1st, 2011 by JACK | No Comments

#3 Lady of House: Ultra Naté One cold winter’s day three months or so ago, a few friends and I were headed out to College Street here in Toronto. We settled on a place, but noticed a bit of commotion across the street. When I asked my more scene savvy friends what was a gwannin’, […]

Introducing #5 Joi Cardwell: Top 10 Ladies of House

May 18th, 2011 by JACK | No Comments

#5 Lady of House: Joi Cardwell The next and last 5 names on this list truly define the word, “legendary”.  And when it comes to the earliest memories of House music, one of the few tracks that stand out has a bit of an introductory exchange of dialogue: “Excuse me?  Charles?  My name is on […]

Introducing #6 Roísín Murphy: Top 10 Ladies of House

May 11th, 2011 by JACK | No Comments

#6 Lady of House: Roísín Murphy In the summer of 1994, a young Irish singer named Roísín Murphy left her home for the big lights of Sheffield in the UK. That’s where she would eventually meet boyfriend Mark Brydon and together, form the music group Moloko. The collaboration produced many songs of which quickly became staples […]

Introducing #7 Lisa Shaw: Top 10 Ladies of House

April 27th, 2011 by JACK | No Comments

#7 Lady of House: Lisa Shaw Lucky number 7 brings up one of the sweetest voices in the genre.  She has been favourably compared to Sade and the resemblance in her simplistic tone is clear.  Her voice is silky smooth and pitch control seemingly effortless.  Lisa Shaw has several big hits under her belt, includingLet it Ride, Free, […]

Introducing #8 Sara Devine: Top 10 Ladies of House

April 20th, 2011 by JACK | No Comments

#8 Lady of House: Sara Devine Here’s my Randy Jackson impression if he watched this video: “Yo… Yo… Yo dawg… yo… YOU KILLED IT! That’s what I’m talkin bout! You came out and nailed all your runs, your pitch was perfect, you brought the energy out of the crowd, yo, you are da bomb and […]

Introducing #9 Monique Bingham: Top 10 Ladies of House

April 13th, 2011 by JACK | No Comments

Introducing #9. Having been in the scene, joining the collective known as Abstract Truth in the mid 90’s, Ms. Bingham has established legendary status. Monique has worked with everyone in house (Gilles Peterson, Francois K, Naked Music, Kerri Chandler, Frankie Feliciano, Quentin Harris) on some incredible music. (“Kissing Strangers”, “You Can’t Have New York”, “In […]

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