"In The Beginning There Was Jack and Jack had a Groove" The House Music Gospel, The Preacher's Anthem are just a few of the descriptions given to the now famous speech. Fans of House, Dance and other genres of music for that matter can most certainly finish the rest of the verse that Chuck "THE ORIGINAL VOICE OF HOUSE MUSIC " Roberts so eloquently spoke on one of House Music's most defining recordings. This is evident by the Millions of YouTube plays and samples by all Genre’s of DJ’s. This is proof of the power of those spoken words.
How it all started: When: The year 1987 Who: "Jack" Where: A heavenly studio on the West side of Chicago What: Chuck explained to his people spoken in a godly voice straight from the House Book of Genesis in omniscient detail of how house music was born and the impact on it has on your body and soul. Then Jack disappeared back into the heavens only to be heard all over the world but never seen. For you see in Jack's realm there is no time. Since then House Heads have anticipated his return for 30 years to come into the presence of more knowledge and wisdom of Jack's House. Little did they know it was written for the year 2018 we would see the return of Jack and his soul stirring words of musical edification.
“In The Beginning There Was Jack” was released on Ultra Music in 2018. Produced by Terry Hunter and also featuring Monique Bingham. This is a refreshed version of the original classic “My House”. Here are just a few of what the media articles and music industry Tastemakers have to say about the most prolific and iconic messages in dance music:
DJ Wayne WilliamsSr. VP of A&R at RCA Records and world famous House Music DJ and Gatekeeper states " Chuck's Acapella is arguably the most important recording in house music history next to Marshall Jefferson's "Move Your Body"
Grammy Nominated DJ Terry Hunter states : My House speaks directly to the people. It's obvious as it has lasted 30 years and DJ's of all genre's still have him in their rotation.
DJ Kenny Dopestates" Chuck’s Acapella this is one most influential acapella s in dance music history".
And the list goes on...In August 2016 Spotify Warner Music Group named this recording#1 out of 50 Greatest House Music Recordings of all time
In 2014 Rolling Stone Magazine named Can You Feel It Featuring Chuck Roberts now famous speech #6 of the 20 greatest house records of all time.
In July 2016 the U.K.'s BBC Music calls the speech one of the most spiritual experiences in dance music
What’s up with Chuck you may ask? Well, The Chicago Native has been in music for many years and it's no wonder that he honed his vocal skills starting from his youth singing in the Church Choirs and going on to form his own R&B Bands “Mister” and “The Verdict” on NUANCE Records penning such classics as That's Where I Come In and I Wanna Thank You in the 1980’s.
Unbeknownst to Chuck he would become an ICON in House Music History by forming the group Rhythm Controll and writing the classic “My House”. After the success of My House he enjoyed a brief stint on ZYX Records in the U.K. However, he continue to concentrate his efforts on R&B music production producing music over the years contributing to projects on Death Row Records for Danny Boy (the voice behind 2Pac's "I Ain't Mad at Cha"). Additionally Chuck has also worked with Sony Music producing for Glenn Jones, Bobby Debarge and many others. Chuck has also continued to work with various Gospel Groups writing and producing.
2018 proved to be a very special year as it’s the 30th anniversary of the iconic recording My House as a result Chuck is now a member of the Ultra Music Recording family. The new rendition of his famous speech entitled: "In The Beginning feat Monique Bingham" is out NOW!!!see the video https://youtu.be/pp8hIRUIg8g
2019 Chuck is featured on Timmy Trumpets and Kastra “Wassup Listen To The Horns”out now on all outlets.
“Genesis” a new release from Yousef Circus Records out of the UK by Yousef and Harry Romero featuring Chuck Roberts. Out Now.
“The Poet” feat Chuck Roberts a new release from Wh0 out of the UK on WH0 Plays Records
“Haus” by DJ Siege featuring Chuck Roberts
Chuck recently completed another epic performance in Malmo Sweden during the Hip Hop Weekender Dance Festival.