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Who is Father Lion? Well, Chuck Roberts put it well when he said:
In the beginning there was Jack ... and Jack had a groove And from this groove came the grooves of all grooves.
And while one day viciously throwing down on his box, Jack boldly declared "Let There Be House" and House music was born.
"I am you see, I am the creator and this is my house And in my house there is only House Music. But I am not so selfish because once you enter my house it then becomes our house and our House Music.
And, you see, no one man owns house
because House Music is a universal language spoken and understood by all. You see, House is a feeling that no one can understand
really unless you're deep into the vibe of House. House is an uncontrollable desire to Jack your body.
And as I told you before this is our House and our House Music. And every House you understand there is a keeper. And in this house the keeper is Jack. Now some of you might wonder who is Jack and what is it that Jack does.
Jack is the one who gives you the power to Jack your body! Jack is the one who gives you the power to do the snake! Jack is the one who gives you the key to the wiggly worm!
Jack is the one who learns you how to rock your body!
Jack is the one that can bring nations and nations of all Jackers together under one house!
You may be black, you may be white, you may be Jew or Gentile. It don't make a difference in our house. And this is fresh!"
Chuck Roberts- Chicago - 1987
First appearance in 'Our House' by Rhythm Controll (Catch a Beat rec) 1987
Second appearance in 'Can You Feel It' by Mr Fingers (Larry Heard) 1988
So, when you see me at a show and say: "Hey Old Man, do you even know who this is?" Don't be surprised when I turn and say, " You named me Father Lion, and I've been here since the beginning. It is now time, Let us Unite the World, Together As One."