Chicago House Music Oral History Project
 
Interview with Bernard Johnson

Authors

Micah Salkind

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Bernard Johnson is known for his work as a promoter in Chicago’s house scene during the 1990s. He is well-regarded for his work promoting gay nightlife for men of color with Rails Marketing Group, and for bringing together house and hip hop during Saturday night parties at Da Prop House. In particular, he programmed DJ Steve “Miggidy” Maestro in the club’s basement, and brought house DJs from Baltimore, Atlanta, New York, and other cities to Chicago.

Publication Date

2013

Publisher

Columbia College Chicago

City

Chicago

Keywords

House Music, Chicago, Illinois, promoter, Rails Marketing Group, Da Prop House, Steve 'Miggidy' Maestro

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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

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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 Bernard Johnson

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