A certain few track's are all right up there in my soul, record's with feeling, soul, and inspiration.
Records that no matter how much they are played and how many time's I have heard them still get that same reaction when I play or hear them.
The Source & Candi Staton's 1986 soul vibration of "you got the love" on label streetwave is one such record.
With lyrics that have left a pattern deep into my heart I will just never tire of it, through all my growing up various cut's of this record have been released and they mean something, I can hear it and relate it to something and somewhere, a lot of music does this I would imagine with everyone.Well over the last few year's those lyrics have meant more to me than ever, and also to my close circle of friends, the writing is on the wall as they say and none truer as now as the part lyrics sit proudly on our wall.....
Obviously the track is better known by most vocally over the top of a Chicago house dub, through it's various form's it's all quite easily palmed off under one banner but it all run's a bit deeper than that, above is the streetwave release from 1986 of Candi's legendary vocal, but even before that (which when you think about it in terms of it being 25 years ago is mind blowing) in 1984 is Jamie Principles demo version of his record "Your Love", a chilling vocal and something quite special that would eventually help shape dance music.
This track is Jamie Principle's, his song & his vocal, an amazing vocal that's replaced by Candi Staton's vocal and re-released as "You Got The Love" in much later life.
I have the original from him of this record that dates back to 1984, a bit choppy but a great listen, it was then re-worked and played through Chicago during 1985 before being released in 1986 but not with Frankie Knuckles and was produced by Mark Trollan on the Persona record label, it was clearly turned out as Jamie Principles "Your Love".
Frankie Knuckles then re-released it in 1987 under his production but with Jamie still on vocal's, simply as Frankie Knuckles presents.....Your Love. It was this version though that paved way's in Chicago and worldwide and established it as a legendary house classic.
All of these path's lead up to the mash up in 1991 of the Your Love dub and Candi's You Got The Love vocal mixed by DJ Eren, which again lead up to numerous edit's, mash up's and remixes throughout the year's, none of which come close to the original's although a very tasty version on the Disco Deviance record label in 2009 by cosmic boogie certainly turned head's in the form of "Feel's Good (you got the love), I will leave it now with a few pictures of the past and some records for you to have a browse through, plenty know the history of this and have these copies but for those that don't and are reading this for the first time I hope you enjoy it and it pieces thing's together for you.
Jamie Principle 'Your Love' demo version circa 83-85
Jamie Principle 'Your Love' 1st release produced by Mark Trollan 1986
Frankie Knuckles 'Your Love' 1987
The Source feat Candi Staton 'You Got The Love' DJ Eren mix 1991
Cosmic Boogie edit 'Feels Good (you got the love)' 2009