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Nile Gregory Rodgers (born September 19, 1952 in New York City) is a prolific and influential musician, composer, arranger, guitarist and music producer, and co-founding member of the seminal multi-platinum hit R&B band Chic, with influential bassist, the late Bernard Edwards. is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... In popular music an arrangement is a setting of a piece of music, which may have been composed by the arranger or by someone else. ... the very definition of a guitarist is cody allen and taylor hines because of there un ending guitar skills and awsomnes. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... For other uses, see Chic. ... A bassist is a musician who plays a double bass or electric bass (also referred to as bass guitar). ... Bernard Edwards (1953-1996), born in Greenville, North Carolina, was a bass player and record producer, both as a member of Chic and on his own. ...

Chic in 1992: Sylver Logan Sharp, Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers, Jenn Thomas

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Biography

Rodgers began his career as a session guitarist in New York, playing with the Sesame Street band in his teens, and then working in the house band at Harlem's renowned Apollo Theater, backing artists like Aretha Franklin, Ben E. King, Nancy Wilson, and Parliament Funkadelic. A studio musician is a professional musician who is hired on a freelance basis by a performer, group, advertising jingle agency, film music director, or for any other reason, yet is not otherwise affiliated with these artists or products. ... Sesame Street is an American educational childrens television series for preschoolers and is a pioneer of the contemporary educational television standard, combining both education and entertainment. ... A house band is a group of musicians, centrally organized by a band leader, that regularly play a venue every night it is open for business and are synonymous with the establishment. ... This article is about the Harlem neighborhood in New York City. ... Apollo Theater marquee, c. ... Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American R&B, Pop and Gospel singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... Ben E. King (born Benjamin Earl Nelson on September 28, 1938, in Henderson, North Carolina) then moved to Harlem, NY at the age of nine. ... Nancy Wilson (b. ... P-Funk is a musical genre associated with George Clinton and other members of Parliament Funkadelic, which had a heyday in the 1970s, and still continues to attract new fans thanks both to the legacy of stank samples it bequeathed to hip hop, and the live shows that the band...


1970s

He met bassist Bernard Edwards in 1970. They formed a rock band called The Boys (later known as the Big Apple Band) and played numerous gigs around New York City, but despite interest in their demos, they could not get a record contract when the music companies discovered they were black; the discrimination of the day said black artists couldn't play "rock". Bernard Edwards (1953-1996), born in Greenville, North Carolina, was a bass player and record producer, both as a member of Chic and on his own. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Boys may refer to: The Boys (band), an American band The Boys (film), an Australian drama film This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... This article is about discrimination in the social science context. ...


These experiences, in addition to activist tenor of the times, led to Rodgers' active involvement in the Black Panther Party in New York City. The 1999 documentary film Public Enemy contains history and interviews with Rodgers about these times. Not the type to give up on their musical dreams, in 1977 Rodgers and Edwards joined forces with drummer Tony Thompson to form the funk/R&B band Chic (NB: There is a degree of controversy over Chic being referred to as disco), and went on to score numerous top ten hits and helped propel disco to new levels of popularity. Their songs "Everybody Dance", "Le Freak" and "Good Times" remain among the most sampled songs of the late 1970s/early 1980s R&B era. Activism, in a general sense, can be described as intentional action to bring about social or political change. ... The Black Panther Party (originally called the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense) was an African American organization founded to promote civil rights and self-defense. ... Tony Thompson (November 15, 1954 – November 12, 2003) was a session drummer with a long list of studio credits. ... For other uses, including related musical genres, see Funk (disambiguation). ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... For other uses, see Chic. ... For other uses, see Chic. ... This article is about the music genre. ... This article is about the music genre. ... Le Freak was a 1978 hit disco single by Chic. ... Good Times is a song by the band CHIC, recorded for their 1979 album Risqué. In August of that year, it became the bands second #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ...


"Good Times" signals the start of the take-off of hip hop music as its sample immensely contributed to the success of Sugarhill Gang's Rapper's Delight, the first rap hit ever. Chic dissolved in 1983. As Chic's tight sound and yet rich composition became increasingly popular and sought-after, Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers began doing record production, sometimes together, sometimes apart. Rodgers and Bernard Edwards produced, wrote, and performed with the band Sister Sledge. Good Times is a song by the band CHIC, recorded for their 1979 album Risqué. In August of that year, it became the bands second #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... The Sugarhill Gang is an American hip hop group, known mostly for one hit, Rappers Delight, the first hip hop single to become a Top 40 hit. ... Rappers Delight is a 1979 single by American hip hop trio The Sugarhill Gang; it was one of the first hip hop hit singles. ... For other uses, see Chic. ... For other uses, see Chic. ... Bernard Edwards (1953-1996), born in Greenville, North Carolina, was a bass player and record producer, both as a member of Chic and on his own. ... In the music industry, record producer designates a person responsible for completing a master recording so that it is fit for release. ... Bernard Edwards (1953-1996), born in Greenville, North Carolina, was a bass player and record producer, both as a member of Chic and on his own. ... Sister Sledge is an American musical group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, formed in 1972 and consisting of four singers, all of whom are sisters: Kim, Debbie, Joni, and Kathy Sledge. ...


1980s

In 1980 they produced the album diana for Diana Ross, yielding the smash hits Upside Down and I'm Coming Out (which remains Ross' best selling album). Diana is a 1980 album by American R&B singer Diana Ross, released on the Motown label. ... For the author-illustrator, see Diana Ross (author). ...


In 1981, Deborah Harry worked with both Rodgers and Edwards on the album Koo Koo. Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Debbie Harry on the cover of her collection Most of All: Best Of Deborah Harry (born July 1, 1945) is a Miami-born American rock and roll musician who originally gained fame as the frontwoman for New Wave band Blondie, which originated in the late 1970s and achieved commercial success... Debbie Harry released her first solo album, Koo Koo, in August 1981 while still a member of the group Blondie. ...


In 1983, they produced David Bowie's album Let's Dance (to date Bowie's best sales album) with several hit singles, and in 1984 produced Madonna's blockbuster album Like a Virgin Madonna's breakthrough album, spawning her two signature hits ("Material Girl" and the title track). Rodgers helped develop Madonna's career significantly. Duran Duran worked extensively with Rodgers after he produced the hit single, "The Reflex", in 1983 and followed up with "The Wild Boys" for inclusion on their 1984 live album Arena. He worked with members John Taylor and Andy Taylor on their side project Power Station in 1985, which produced two hit singles. David Bowie (IPA: []) (born David Robert Jones on January 8, 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger and audio engineer. ... David Bowie scored his first truly commercial blockbuster with Lets Dance (1983), a dance album with co-production by Chics Nile Rodgers. ... Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie (born August 16, 1958), better known as simply Madonna, is a six-time Grammy[1] and one-time Golden Globe award winning American pop singer, songwriter, record and film producer, dancer, actress, author and fashion icon. ... Like a Virgin is the second studio album by singer Madonna. ... Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie (born August 16, 1958), better known as simply Madonna, is a six-time Grammy[1] and one-time Golden Globe award winning American pop singer, songwriter, record and film producer, dancer, actress, author and fashion icon. ... Audio sample Material Girl is a song written by Peter Brown and Robert Rans for American singer Madonnas second album, Like a Virgin. ... Duran Duran are an English rock band notable for a long series of popular singles and vivid music videos. ... Arena is a live album by Duran Duran, originally released worldwide in 1984 (see 1984 in music), and reissued with two bonus tracks in 2004, (see 2004 in music). ... Taylors first solo recording was a hit single for the 9½ Weeks movie soundtrack. ... Andy Taylor (born February 16, 1961) is an English guitarist, singer, and songwriter, best known as a member of Duran Duran and The Power Station. ... left to right: Robert Palmer, Andy Taylor, John Taylor, and Tony Thompson Power Station was a pop group made up of singer Robert Palmer, bassist John Taylor and guitarist Andy Taylor of Duran Duran, and former CHIC drummer Tony Thompson; two other CHIC members, Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers were...


In 1986, he produced the entirety of Duran Duran's Notorious album, which yielded a #2 title track hit. During a live set, Simon Le Bon introduced Rodgers to "Skin Trade", saying "Well, this band went through a difficult time (during Notorious (album)|Notorious]]). The band might not have made it if it weren't for this gentleman..." He contributed to numerous other projects and appearances with members of the band throughout the 1980s and 1990s, and in 2002-2003 helped to produce Astronaut, the new album by the original five members of the band. Duran Duran are an English rock band notable for a long series of popular singles and vivid music videos. ... Notorious is the fourth album by Duran Duran. ... Simon John Charles Le Bon (born October 27, 1958) is the lead singer and lyricist of the pop/rock band Duran Duran. ... Skin Trade is the 15th single from Duran Duran. ... Astronaut is an album by British band Duran Duran, first released on October 11, 2004 (see 2004 in music). ...


Let alone unofficially, Rodgers officially produced, or was credited by, or played with, (sometimes all at the same time) and influenced significantly so many major artists and genres that it is difficult to keep an up-to date record. It ranges from Soul with Joss Stone to pop with Britney Spears, to Dance with the Shapeshifters, and even to rock with guitar heroes like Stevie Ray Vaughan or Eric Clapton. Joss Stone (born Joscelyn Eve Stoker on 11 April 1987) is an English soul, R&B, and blues singer, songwriter, and occasional actress who has sold over ten million albums worldwide and won two BRIT Awards and one Grammy Award. ... Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is a Grammy Award-winning[1] American pop singer, dancer, actress, author and songwriter. ... Shapeshifting, transformation or transmogrification refers to a change in the form or shape of a person. ... Stephen Stevie Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990), born in Dallas, Texas, was an American blues guitarist. ... Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born 30 March 1945), nicknamed Slowhand, is an Grammy Award winning English guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ...


His legacy to the music art and business is of utmost significance, and while this is acknowledged by the industry and the artists, Rodgers remains an unknown to the mainstream public who, however, know about the Chic name, which no individual was fronting. This band, however crucial and influential it remains to the music (while it is difficult to keep counts, it is likely that Chic has been as much sampled as James Brown, or if not comes close second), only describes partially the multi-faceted talent of Rodgers. For other uses, see Chic. ...


He formed the short-lived experimental band Outloud in 1987 with acclaimed French session musician/producer/keyboardist, Philippe Saisse; they released a single album, Out Loud, on Warner Bros. Records. Saisse has often played with Rodgers during in the Chic tours. Philippe Saisse is a smooth jazz and New Age music keyboardist. ... Warner Bros. ... For other uses, see Chic. ...


1990s

After a 1992 birthday party where Rodgers, Edwards, Paul Shaffer and Anton Fig played old Chic hits to rapturous response, Rodgers and Edwards organized the reunion of the old band. They recorded new material and played live all over the world, to great audience and greater critical acclaim. In 1996, Rodgers was honored as the Top Producer In the World in Billboard Magazine, and was named a JT Super Producer. That year he performed with Bernard Edwards, Sister Sledge, Steve Winwood, Simon Le Bon and Slash in a series of commemorative concerts in Japan which provided a career retrospective. Unfortunately his longtime musical partner and close friend Bernard Edwards died of pneumonia during the trip, a blow that Rodgers took very hard. Paul Shaffer Paul Allen Wood Shaffer (born November 28, 1949 in Fort William (now Thunder Bay), Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian-American musician, actor, voice actor, author, comedian and composer currently seen as the bandleader on the Late Show with David Letterman. ... Anton Fig is a top session drummer noted for his work as the drummer for David Lettermans house band. ... For other uses, see Chic. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... Bernard Edwards (1953-1996), born in Greenville, North Carolina, was a bass player and record producer, both as a member of Chic and on his own. ... Sister Sledge is an American musical group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, formed in 1972 and consisting of four singers, all of whom are sisters: Kim, Debbie, Joni, and Kathy Sledge. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Simon John Charles Le Bon (born October 27, 1958) is the lead singer and lyricist of the pop/rock band Duran Duran. ... Saul Hudson (born July 23, 1965), more widely known as Slash, is an English/American guitarist best known as the former lead guitarist of Guns N Roses and as the current lead guitarist of Velvet Revolver. ... Bernard Edwards (1953-1996), born in Greenville, North Carolina, was a bass player and record producer, both as a member of Chic and on his own. ... This article is about human pneumonia. ...


In 1998, Rodgers founded Sumthing Distribution, the largest African-American owned independent music label distribution company in America. Sumthing currently focuses on the distribution in a fast-growing new genre: video game soundtracks. Sumthing Distribution is a New York based company started by Nile Rodgers that distributes recording artist and independent record labels. ... “Computer and video games” redirects here. ...


2000s

The September 11, 2001 attacks prompted Rodgers to found the We Are Family Project. To begin, he organized a re-recording of the Sister Sledge song We Are Family by over 200 celebrities, and another recording involving over 100 beloved children's characters, each with accompanying videos and documentaries. He has prompted the United States Congress to create a "National We Are Family Day" to be celebrated on March 11 each year ([1]). In July 2002, he officially created the We Are Family Foundation to promote tolerance and multiculturalism and to support victims of intolerance. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... Sister Sledge is an American musical group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, formed in 1972 and consisting of four singers, all of whom are sisters: Kim, Debbie, Joni, and Kathy Sledge. ... We Are Family is the title of: The album by Sister Sledge. ... Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate President pro tempore Dick Cheney, (R) since January 20, 2001 Robert C. Byrd, (D) since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political... is the 70th day of the year (71st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The We Are Family Foundation was founded by Nile Rodgers in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks. ...


Rodgers has received a Lifetime Achievement Award and a Heroes Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. On September 19, 2005, Nile Rodgers was honored at the Dance Music Hall of Fame ceremony in New York when he was inducted for his many outstanding achievements as a producer, along with former fellow band mate Bernard Edwards. In the winter of 2005, Rodgers opened a state-of-the-art recording studio at Amanyara, the first Aman Resort in the Caribbean, on the Turks and Caicos Islands. In the summer of 2006 Rodgers organised most of a tribute concert to Ahmet Ertegün at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. This included performances by Chic, Robert Plant, Steve Winwood and many other artists who had performed for Ertegün's Atlantic Records. In 2007, Rodgers made contributions to the upcoming Wu-Tang Clan album, 8 Diagrams. The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences is known variously as NARAS or The Recording Academy. ... is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Dance Music Hall of Fame was created in 2004 by music industry veteran Daniel Glass to honor the creators and innovators of dance music. ... Bernard Edwards (1953-1996), born in Greenville, North Carolina, was a bass player and record producer, both as a member of Chic and on his own. ... A recording studio is a facility for sound recording. ... “West Indian” redirects here. ... Ahmet Ertegün (July 31, 1923 – December 14, 2006) was the Turkish-American co-founder and executive of Atlantic Records, described as one of the most significant figures in the modern recording industry [1] . He also co-founded the New York Cosmos soccer team of the North American Soccer League. ... For other uses, see Chic. ... Robert Anthony Plant (born August 20, 1948, West Bromwich, West Midlands, England) is an English rock singer and songwriter, most famous for his membership in the rock band Led Zeppelin, but also for his successful solo career. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... “Wu-Tang” redirects here. ... 8 Diagrams is the upcoming album by New York hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan, originally scheduled for release through Street Records Corporation on July 7, 2007. ...


Selected discography

Chic

  • Chic (1977)
  • C'est Chic (1978), which includes his signature extended solo on "Savoir Faire"
  • Risqué (1979)
  • Real People (1980)
  • Take It Off (1981)
  • Soup For One (soundtrack, Chic/various artists) (1982)
  • Tongue in Chic (1982)
  • Believer (1983)
  • Chic-Ism (1992)
  • Live at the Budokan (1999)

Chic is the debut album by American R&B band Chic, released on Atlantic Records in 1977. ... Cest Chic is a 1978 album by CHIC. CHIC Cheer - 4:42 Le Freak - 5. ... Risqué is a 1979 album by Chic. ... Real People is the fourth studio album by American R&B band Chic, released on Atlantic Records in 1980, including the singles Rebels Are We (US R&B #10, Pop #61, July 1980) and Real People (#51 R&B, #79 Pop). ... Take It Off is the fifth studio album by American R&B band Chic, released on Atlantic Records in late 1981. ... Soup For One is a soundtrack album to the movie Soup For One by American R&B band Chic et al, released on the label WEA in 1982, the first Chic album not to be issued on Atlantic Records. ... Tongue In Chic is the sixth studio album by American R&B band Chic, released on Atlantic Records in late 1982. ... Believer is the seventh studio album by American R&B band Chic, their last for the Atlantic Records label. ... Chic-Ism is the eighth studio album by American R&B band Chic, released on the WEA label in 1992. ... Live at The Budokan is a live album by American R&B band Chic, released on Nile Rodgers label Sumthing Else in 1999. ...

Solo

  • Adventures in the Land of the Good Groove (1983)
  • B-Movie Matine] (1985)
  • Out Loud (1987)
  • Chic Freak and More Treats (1996)

Official Production (partial)

Norma Jean is the debut solo studio album by American R&B singer Norma Jean Wright, released on Bearsville Records in 1978. ... Norma Jean Wright (born in Elyria, Ohio) was the lead vocalist of the soul, R&B and disco group CHIC, from 1977 to 1978. ... We Are Family is a 1979 album by Sister Sledge. ... Sister Sledge is an American musical group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, formed in 1972 and consisting of four singers, all of whom are sisters: Kim, Debbie, Joni, and Kathy Sledge. ... King of the World is a 1980 album by French singer Sheila, released under the name Sheila and B. Devotion. ... Definition 1: Sheila is the stage name of a French pop singer whose real name is Annie Chancel (she is not related to Jacques Chancel, the TV host). ... Love Somebody Today is a 1980 album by Sister Sledge. ... Diana is a 1980 album by American R&B singer Diana Ross, released on the Motown label. ... For the author-illustrator, see Diana Ross (author). ... John Royce Mathis (b. ... Debbie Harry released her first solo album, Koo Koo, in August 1981 while still a member of the group Blondie. ... Deborah Ann Harry (born July 1, 1945, in Miami, Florida) is a Grammy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated musician most famous for being the lead singer for the punk rock/new wave band Blondie. ... David Bowie scored his first truly commercial blockbuster with Lets Dance (1983), a dance album with co-production by Chics Nile Rodgers. ... David Bowie (IPA: []) (born David Robert Jones on January 8, 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger and audio engineer. ... Kim Carnes (born July 20, 1945 in Pasadena, California) is a Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter. ... Southside Johnny (real name John Lyon, born December 4, 1948 in Neptune, New Jersey) is an American singer, harmonica player, and songwriter, who usually fronts his band The Asbury Jukes. ... INXS (pronounced In Excess) are an Australian rock group. ... Like a Virgin is the second studio album by singer Madonna. ... Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie (born August 16, 1958), better known as simply Madonna, is a six-time Grammy[1] and one-time Golden Globe award winning American pop singer, songwriter, record and film producer, dancer, actress, author and fashion icon. ... The Reflex is the 11th single by the band Duran Duran. ... The Wild Boys is the twelfth single from the band Duran Duran. ... Duran Duran are an English rock band notable for a long series of popular singles and vivid music videos. ... Geoffrey Arnold (Jeff) Beck (born June 24, 1944 to Arnold and Ethel Beck in Wallington, Greater London) is an English rock guitarist. ... Shes the Boss is the solo album debut by Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and was released in 1985. ... Michael Phillip Mick Jagger CBE (born July 26, 1943) is an English rock musician, actor, songwriter, record and film producer and businessman. ... Heres to Future Days is the Thompson Twins fifth album (fourth to be released in the USA). ... The Thompson Twins were an English New Wave/pop band normally associated with the 1980s. ... Do You is a 2007 song by singer and songwriter Ne-Yo. ... Sheena Easton (born Sheena Shirley Orr on April 27, 1959, Bellshill, North Lanarkshire, Scotland) is a Scottish Grammy Award-winning pop singer and theatre & television actress. ... Home of the Brave was the fourth album release by Laurie Anderson, issued in 1986. ... Laurie Anderson (born Laura Phillips Anderson, on June 5, 1947, in Glen Ellyn, Illinois) is an American experimental performance artist and musician. ... Notorious is the fourth album by Duran Duran. ... Inside Story is Grace Joness eigth studio album, and her first with the Manhattan Records label. ... Grace Jones (born Grace Mendoza on May 19, 1948, in Spanish Town, Jamaica) is a model, singer and actress. ... Inside Out was a metalcore band from Orange County, California, most notable for being the first band fronted by Zack de la Rocha, later of Rage Against the Machine. ... Philip Bailey (born May 8, 1951, Denver, Colorado) is an American R&B, soul, gospel and funk singer, best known as one of the longtime members of Earth, Wind & Fire. ... Alwyn Lopez Al Jarreau (born March 12, 1940) is an American singer. ... Cosmic Thing is the fifth studio album by New Wave band The B-52s, released in 1989. ... The B-52s are a New Wave rock band formed in Athens, Georgia, an important center of alternative rock. ... Look up SLAM in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Dan Reed Neywork is a funk rock/funk metal band formed by Dan Reed in 1984. ... For the article on the baseball player Eddie Murphy, see Eddie Murphy (baseball player). ... Workin Overtime is a 1989 album released by American soul singer Diana Ross, released on the Motown label. ... Family Style is a blues-rock album by the Vaughan Brothers, released September 1990. ... Move to This is the debut album by English dance artist Cathy Dennis. ... Cathy Dennis (born March 25, 1969 in Norwich, England) is a Grammy Award winning dance-oriented pop singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. ... The Heat is the third album by R&B singer Toni Braxton released in 2000. ... Good Stuff is the sixth studio album by new wave band The B-52s, released in 1992. ... Black Tie White Noise is an album by David Bowie. ... Your Filthy Little Mouth is the fourth full-length studio album by David Lee Roth (of Van Halen), released in 1994. ... Little Wonder is song and single by David Bowie, Reeves Gabrels and Mark Plati from the 1997 album Earthling. ... Samantha Cole is a New York City based Dance-pop singer/songwriter who is also a popular performer at nightclubs. ... All-4-One is a male R&B group best known for their hit single I Swear from their self-titled 1994 debut album. ... Just Me is the fourth studio album by Australian singer Tina Arena. ... Tina Arena (born Filippina Lydia Arena on November 1, 1967, in Moonee Ponds, Melbourne, Australia) is an ARIA award winning singer/songwriter. ... Cheb Mami, real name Mohamed Kélifati (born July 11, 1966, Saïda, Algeria) is an Algerian-born raï singer. ... An album by Michael Bolton Track listing Dance With Me I Wanna Hear You Say It Only A Woman Like You All That You Deserve Love With My Eyes Closed To Feel Again Center Of My Heart, The This Is The Way Simply Slowly I Surrender ... Michael Bolotin (born February 26, 1953), better known as Michael Bolton, is an American singer-songwriter, known for his soft rock ballads and powerful singing vocals. ... Shady Satin Drug, released October 26, 2004 from pop/rock band Soul Decision. ... Soul Decision is a Canadian pop group who have managed to achieve breakthrough success in the U.S. The group is comprised of singers Trevor Guthrie and David Bowman, along with keyboard player Ken Lewko, and more recently, guitarist James Reid, bass player Tino Zolfo and drummer Terepai Richmond. ... Astronaut is an album by British band Duran Duran, first released on October 11, 2004 (see 2004 in music). ... This article is about evolution in biology. ... MorissonPoe is a rock band from Raleigh, North Carolina, currently signed to Nile Rodgers label, Sumthing. ...

Soundtracks

Soup For One was a sexually-themed romantic comedy that was directed and written by Jonathan Kaufer and produced by Mary Worth. ... Directed by relatively unknown Amos Poe, this stylized 80s flick is a New Jack City type underworld crime thriller. ... For the reality television series starring Victoria Beckham, see Victoria Beckham: Coming to America. ... Earth Girls Are Easy is a 1988 American comedy/musical film directed by Julien Temple. ... “Beverly Hills Cop III” redirects here. ... Public Enemy is a 2002 South Korean film directed by Kang Woo-suk. ... Rise of Nations is a real-time strategy computer game, developed by Big Huge Games and published by Microsoft on May 20, 2003. ... This article is about the video game. ... Perfect Dark Zero is a first-person shooter video game developed by Rare and published by Microsoft exclusively for the Xbox 360 video game console. ...

Biographical reference work

  • "Everybody Dance: Chic and the Politics of Disco", book by Daryl Easlea, Helter Skelter Publishing (24 Oct 2004), ISBN 1-900924-56-0 [2]

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Chic (1331 words)
Chic was the brainchild of guitarist Nile Rodgers and bassist Bernard Edwards, who stripped disco of its usual glossy production, bringing it down to bass, rhythm guitar, and 4/4 drums (played by Tony Thompson), with minimal string and keyboard sweetening.
Rodgers and Edwards were still in great demand as producers, but for some reason they felt compelled to put together another Chic LP.
Rodgers does slip in some examples of his terrific rhythm guitar work ("You Are Beautiful"), and there are a couple of memorable tracks ("In Love With Music"), but most of the disc would've been better left in a vault somewhere.
Nile Rodgers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1190 words)
Nile Gregory Rodgers (born September 19, 1952, in New York) is a prolific and influential musician, composer, arranger, guitarist and music producer, and co-founding member of the seminal multi-platinum hit RandB band CHIC, with influential bassist Bernard Edwards.
Rodgers began his career as a session guitarist in New York, playing with the Sesame Street band in his teens, and then working in the house band at Harlem's renowned Apollo Theater, backing artists like Aretha Franklin, Ben E. King, Nancy Wilson, and Parliament Funkadelic.
Rodgers and Bernard Edwards produced, wrote, and performed with the band Sister Sledge.
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