Chicago House Music Oral History Project
 
Interview with Reggie 'DJ Purple'  Davenport

Authors

Micah Salkind

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Reggie Davenport came of age to the sound of hot mixing Chicago radio DJs during the 1980s. Shows on WKKC helped train him as a music lover at a young age, and he has kept his finger on the pulse of house music radio in the City ever since. He also cultivated his love of house music even when he left home to serve in the armed forces abroad, partying around England and the UK when he wasn’t on base. Today Davenport DJs online and around Chicago as DJ Purple.

Publication Date

2014

Publisher

Columbia College Chicago

City

Chicago

Keywords

House Music, Chicago, Illinois, DJ Purple, hotmixing, disc jockey

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Disciplines

African American Studies | Gender and Sexuality | History | Latina/o Studies | Music | Regional Sociology

Comments

This interview is part of the Chicago House Music Oral History Project held at Columbia College Chicago and was captured for Do You Remember House? Chicago's Queer of Color Undergrounds authored by Micah Salkind and published in 2019. The work integrates histories of music, production, DJing, dance, fashion, and slang and addresses movements that led to the development of Chicago's house music.

Interview with Reggie 'DJ Purple'  Davenport

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