Preview Ultra-High Frequencies: The Chicago Party.
For almost two dozen Saturday nights in 1982, Chicago UHF station WCIU — the same station that had premiered Soul Train a decade earlier — broadcast The Chicago Party, an oddball dance program that featured plenty of Chicago post-disco survivors and a heavy dose of late-night humor.
The crate-diggers non pareil at Numero have scoured the show’s archives for their latest compilation, Ultra-High Frequencies: The Chicago Party. The CD/LP/DVD compilation features five previously unreleased tracks, joined by music from forgotten 45s and 12″ records.
Also featured: a 100-minute video mixtape that includes highlights from The Chicago Party. Preview the compilation below with these three clips, featuring The Commodoresque funk act Magnum Force, a crew of masked dancers and an electro-fied Jerry Lewis impersonator. Ultra-High Frequencies: The Chicago Party is due out on March 3.