Frankie Knuckles

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Also performs as: The Night Writers (aka Frankie Knuckles, house)


Francis Nicholls, better known by his stage name Frankie Knuckles (January 18, 1955 – March 31, 2014), was an American DJ and record producer.

Knuckles was born January 18, 1955 in The Bronx, New York; he later moved to Chicago. He played an important role in developing and popularizing house music in Chicago during the 1980s, when the genre was in its infancy. Due to his importance in the development of the genre, Knuckles was often known as "The Godfather of House Music." Chicago named a stretch of street and a day after Knuckles in 2004 for this role. His accomplishments earned him a Grammy Award in 1997. Knuckles was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame in 2005 as recognition for his achievements.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Beyond the Mix Frankie Knuckles 1
1995 Welcome to the Real World Frankie Knuckles & Adeva 1
2004 A New Reality Frankie Knuckles 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 United DJs of the World Frankie Knuckles & David Morales 1
1995 United DJs of America, Volume 4: David Morales & Frankie Knuckles David Morales & Frankie Knuckles 1
1996 Ministry of Sound: Sessions 6 Frankie Knuckles 1
1998 Best of Frankie Knuckles Frankie Knuckles 1
2000 Choice: A Collection of Classics Frankie Knuckles 1
2000 The Godfather of House Music Frankie Knuckles 1
2004 Frankie Knuckles Presents His Greatest Hits From Trax Frankie Knuckles 1
2015 Defected presents House Masters Frankie Knuckles 1

Album + DJ-mix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2014 XLR8R Podcast 336: Frankie Knuckles Frankie Knuckles 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Live at Ministry of Sound, 1991 Frankie Knuckles 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 Baby Wants to Ride / Your Love Frankie Knuckles 1
1989 Tears Frankie Knuckles & Satoshi Tomiie 4
1991 The Whistle Song Frankie Knuckles 3
1995 Too Many Fish Frankie Knuckles feat. Adeva 1
1995 Whadda U Want (From Me) Frankie Knuckles feat. Adeva 2
2004 Bac n da Day Frankie Knuckles 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 Ultimate Production Frankie Knuckles feat. Jamie Principle 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Rain Falls Frankie Knuckles 1
1991 The Whistle Song Frankie Knuckles 1

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