Perfect Distractions: Frankie Knuckles presents ‘Tales from The Tone Arm’

Sometimes its all about the sun on your back (or the memory of it), dancing and prancing with friends, good time Sundays and plenty of vocals. Sometimes it’s about your history; your clubbing history and the DJs history. And no DJ has more history than Mr Frankie Knuckles. And so when his latest compilation, the genius Tales From Beyond The Tone Arm on Nocturnal dropped into my inbox today I had to share the love. The love he has for a good tune, the love I have for him. The Godfather of House doesn’t disappoint with more classics and upfront wonders to satisfy every right proper house head out there.  Two CDs, two sides ; Classic and Soultronic and more than two reasons to love this epic celebration of why we love house music. Uplifting, classy and very, very Frankie. A reflection on our past that is a real investment in the future. We’re in it together!

Release Date :  CD 12th November 2012 | Digital 19th December 2012

CD1 – The Classic Side

1. Frankie Knuckles pres. Director’s Cut – The Whistle Song (Re-Directed)
2. Hardsoul feat. Ron Carroll – Back Together (Director’s Cut Classic Club Mix)
3. Frankie Knuckles pres. Director’s Cut feat. Sybil – Let Yourself Go (A Director’s Cut Master)
4. Richard Earnshaw feat. Jocelyn Brown – Worthy (Director’s Cut Classic Club Mix)
5. Frankie Knuckles pres, Director’s Cut feat. Jamie Principle – I’ll Take You There (Director’s Cut Classic Signature Mix)
6. Groove Assassin & Kenny Bobien – About Love (Sean McCabe’s Alt Vocal Dubbed Mix)
7. Hani & Andrea Martin – Middle Of The Night (Extra Sauce Mix)
8. Kruse & Nuremburg feat. Stee Downes – Last Chance (Original Version)
9. Kenny Summit & Director’s Cut pres. Yasmeen – Loving You (Original Mix)
10. Candi Staton – Hallelujah Anyway (Director’s Cut HalleDubya Anyway)
11. Lil’ Louis – Fable (Director’s Cut Classic Club Mix)
12. Il Padrinos feat. Jocelyn Brown – That’s How Good Your Love Is (Club Mix)

CD 2 – The Soultronic Side 

1. Frankie Knuckles pres. Director’s Cut feat. B. Slade – You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) (DJ Meme’s Mix Of Epic Proportions)
2. Joey Negro – Feel It (Alex Kenji Remix)
3. The Shapeshifters & C-Dock – Nothing But Love For You (Director’s Cut Breathtaking Adventure)
4. Human Life – In It Together (Director’s Cut Signature Togetherness)
5. Colton Ford – Let Me Live Again (A Director’s Cut Master)
6. Ono– I’m Movin’ On (Director’s Cut Club Mix)
7. Quentin Harris & Ultra Nate – Give It 2 U (Frankie Knuckles’ ‘Gagatha Christie’ Mix)
8. Inaya Day & Robin S – Right Now (A Director’s Cut Master)
9. DJ Vivona & Joi Cardwell – Return To Love (A Director’s Cut Treatment)
10. Dbow – Get Involved (Original Mix)
11. DJ Chus & Rob Mirage – Back 2 NY (Original Stereo Mix)
11a. Frankie Knuckles pres. Director’s Cut feat. Jamie Principle – Your Love (Acapella)
12. Frankie Knuckles pres. Director’s Cut feat. Jamie Principle – Your Love (Belocca & Soneec Vocal Dub)
13. Frankie Knuckles pres. Director’s Cut feat. B. Slade – Get Over U (Rober Gaez ‘Mustache’ Mix)