When applying for an internship, writing a flattering rap about your prospective employer is guaranteed to give you an edge over the competition. So learned Paris Ross, who penned a bouncy tribute to her favorite radio station, WBMX, in the Spring of 1982. Program Director Lee Michaels was impressed; he not only brought Ross onboard for the summer, but recorded her song for play over the station’s influential airwaves. When Ross performed her WBMX rap at the station’s summer beach party, The Chicago Party was there.
Paris Ross’s untitled tribute to House music’s childhood home is just one of many Chicago memories preserved for eternity inside our forthcoming compilation Ultra-High Frequencies: The Chicago Party. We will stack history on top of history text Tuesday when we screen the DVD component of Ultra High Frequencies at Wicker Park’s historic Chopin Theatre (1543 W. Division St @ Ashland). Doors open at 6:30 and the program starts at 7:30pm. Admission is only $5, records will be available (and discounted), and refreshments will be refreshing.
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