Do You Remember House?
Chicago's Queer of Color Undergrounds
Reviews and Awards
"...expansive and deep..." -- Courtney Lau, Dance Research Journal
"[The] definitive study" -- Chicago Tribune
"This richly nuanced study shows how house music - one of Chicago's most important, enduring, and magical cultural creations - arose in underground spaces through the vision, determination, and energy of queer people of color. Just as importantly, through a wealth of first-person accounts, Salkind also reveals how house continues to resonate through this American city today. An essential contribution to critical race and sexuality studies and the history of club music." --Mark J. Butler, author of Playing with Something That Runs and Professor of Music Theory and Cognition, Northwestern University
"With Do You Remember House?, Salkind has given us a definitive study of a music that has until now received very little scholarly attention. Through years of ethnographic field work, dozens of oral history interviews, and meticulous archival research Salkind delivers a riveting story about how house music emerged, first as an underground creation and then as a commercially successful Chicago phenomenon that literally saved the lives of a generation of queer people of color. This book pays homage to house heads around the world." --E. Patrick Johnson, author of Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South