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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.
www.warr.org /chic.html   (1331 words)

  Nile Rodgers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nile_Rodgers   (1190 words)

 Wikipedia: Nile Rodgers
Nile Rodgers (born September 19, 1952) is a prolific guitarist and music producer.
After being active in the Black Panther Party in New York, he helped propel disco to new levels of popularity while partnered with Bernard Edwards in the late 1970s and early 1980s, He produced, wrote, and performed for the groups Chic and Sister Sledge.
Duran Duran worked extensively with Rodgers after he produced the hit single "Wild Boys" for inclusion on their 1984 live album Arena.
www.factbook.org /wikipedia/en/n/ni/nile_rodgers.html   (213 words)

 Dance Music Hall of Fame
Nile first picked up a guitar while still in school and there was no stopping the evident talent that quickly emerged.
Nile was invited to Japan to perform a retrospective of his career, and was joined by Bernard Edwards, Sister Sledge, Steve Winwood, Simon LeBon and Slash, as they performed the hits that Nile took part in creating.
Nile collaborated with Joss Stone's new album, and produced a new Duran Duran album with all the original band members, and a new Soul Decision album, both to be released in 2004.
www.dmhof.com /dmhofi2005/producers/nilerodgers.html   (828 words)

 ChicTribute.com/Archives/Nile Rodgers biography by James Manheim in Contemporary Musicians, September 1992.
Nile Rodgers is best known as the lead guitarist and co-leader, along with bassist Bernard Edwards, of Chic, one of the most successful disco groups of the late 1970s.
Rodgers had been introduced to Bernard Edwards in 1970, and the two were active in various nightclub ensembles.
Rodgers recorded two solo albums over the course of the 1980s and briefly formed a group known as Outloud, which released a self-titled album in 1987.
www.chictribute.com /arkiv/artiklar/nilebio.html   (1353 words)

 USI » Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE) » RISC » Nile Rodgers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Nile Rodgers, a popular music composer for Sister Sledge ("We are Family") and Diana Ross ("I'm Coming Out") who is now the pioneering king of the video game soundtrack industry, is the keynote speaker for this year's RISC Showcase at 8:30 a.m.
Rodgers recognized that music is becoming as integral to the game experiences as soundtracks are to movies, and is the go-to guy responsible for recent hits such as Microsoft Xbox's Outlaw Volleyball and Halo, along with the next pop phenomenon Halo 2, being released in 2004.
Rodgers picked up a guitar while still in school and there was no stopping the evident talent that quickly emerged.
www.usi.edu /ctle/RISC/nrodgers.asp   (569 words)

 Nile Rodgers Official Website
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 Full Sail: Music Legend Nile Rodgers Visits Full Sail
With chart-topping singles as a guitarist and songwriter for Chic, and as producer on countless best-selling albums, Nile Rodgers has established himself as one of the defining artists of his generation.
Harking back to his days at the Apollo, Nile was again able to seamlessly adapt himself to the varying style of each artist he worked with as he jumped from project to project.
After three decades in the industry, Nile Rodgers is one of few artists of his generation who continues to explore and develop different areas of his craft.
www.fullsail.com /news/195-music-legend-nile-rodgers-visits-full-sail.html?section=ra&pg=9   (1221 words)

 Nile Rodgers Music - Favorite Songs - Lyrics From   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Nile Rodgers' contribution to popular music has been extremely significant, whether it be penning some of the most influential and popular songs...
Nile Rodgers' contribution to popular music has been extremely significant, whether it be penning some of the...
Nile Gregory Rodgers (born September 19, 1952, in New York) is a prolific and influential musician, composer, arranger, guitarist and music...
www.lyricsfrom.com /artists/n/Nile-Rodgers.html   (1828 words)

 Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards (2)
In that short amount of time the one thing that changed was the confidence with which Nile and 'Nard played.
Nile's marvelously distinctive guitar takes centre stage, having finally seemed to found a voice.
Instantly recognisable, Nile's style is more adventurous and unpredictable than possibly anything outside of Brazilian music.
www.wholecircleround.co.uk /discovision/spins/chic2.htm   (330 words)

 Nile Rodgers and Chic at B.B. Kings Blues Club, NYC
Nile's band (billed Nile Rodgers & Chic) is nine members strong with two vocalists, percussion, drummer, sax, trumpet, keyboardist and pianist.
Nile came out in a fl suit and white blocks all over it, making him very shiny on the flened stage.
Nile was very interactive, witty and funny onstage with periodically shouting, "Ain't no party like a disco party" and for the audience to respond same, effectively setting the tone for the show.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/80s_music/90185/1   (528 words)

 CHIC featuring NILE RODGERS booking - Disco Music Artists - Corporate Entertainment Booking
At a birthday party for Nile Rodgers, a number of years back at the the China Club, where Bernard was one of the honored guests, the two got back on stage together.
In 1996, Nile Rodgers was honored as JT Super Producer of the Year, Japan's tribute to top producers in the United States.
Nile was invited to Japan to perform a retrospective of his career, and was joined by Bernard, Steve Winwood, Simon LeBon, Slash, and Sister Sledge.
delafo.securesites.net /music_acts/chic.htm   (793 words)

 Produced by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards
Nile Rodgers' guitar break on the title track is outrageously good, and the track is insanely energetic.
Yet Nile claims "Our concept was to make it more avant-garde, and their concept was to make it a little bit more accessible and commercial." Diana's vocals on the CHIC tracks are gutsier performances.
Nile Rodgers definitely produced her "Invisible Hands" track from "Invitation to Dance" in 1983, but there's a rumor she worked with CHIC earlier.
www.skierpage.com /chic/produced.htm   (2514 words)

 Nile Rodgers Goes Outlaw - Xbox
The career of Nile Rodgers is one of the most enduring and prolific in music - from Madonna to Eric Clapton.
Nile and his late partner Bernard Edwards introduced the world to CHIC in 1977.
Nile is responsible as either artist, producer, or writer of songs that have accounted for sales of over 100 million records.
news.teamxbox.com /xbox/4146/Nile-Rodgers-Goes-Outlaw   (790 words)

 JamBands.Com - August 1999 - Strangefolk Introduces The Chic Nile Rodgers To Its Garden of Eden
This release, which is tentatively scheduled to appear in late January or February is being produced by noted musician and studio stalwart Nile Rodgers.
I knew that Strangefolk was in the process of finding a producer, and I thought that this would be an interesting combination, to bring together his sensibilities which are grounded in 70's classic funk but obviously extend much further, and mate that with the grooves of Strangefolk.
I remember when Luke was laying down some stuff on drums, Nile would just sit down next to him, bob his head and listen "yeah, yeah, right on, that's it." There's something about that- he's definitely a good coach and an inspiring figure.
www.jambands.com /aug99/features/strangefolk.html   (2445 words)

 Nile Rodgers
Nile Rodgers has lent his magic musical touch to such hits as Rise of Nations, Age of Mythology and Halo.
A @!*%-rate guitarist, Nile Rodgers was half of the premier ´70s production/performance team that was the heart and soul of Chic.
Indeed, the only area Rodgers hasn´t been successful in is as a performer; his 1985 LP, B-Movie Matinee, fizzled, with the single "Let´s Go Out Tonight" reaching only number 35 on the R&B charts and completely flopping otherwise.
www.xbox365.com /news/zcomment.cgi?article=EpVlFkAZFFDfBjxGBH   (1078 words)

 CHIC-FREAK - Chic Music Online ...
Edwards' and Rodgers' skills were also in demand for outside projects and their handiwork was evident on "Upside Down" (Diana Ross), "We Are Family" (Sister Sledge) and "Spacer' (Sheila B. Devotion).
A year later Rodgers produced Madonna's first major hit album, Like A Virgin, and helped Duran Duran to the top of the US charts with a remix of "The Reflex".
Rodgers continues as a popular producer and in 1998 founded his own distribution and record label Sumthing Else.
www.soulpixel.net /chic-freak   (446 words)

 ChicTribute.com/Archives/'Nile Rodgers Sophisticated Funk' interview by Gene Santoro in Down Beat Magazine, September ...
Nile Rodgers is one point where those traditions meet.
As Nile reveals, "Half of all the guitar parts and half of all the bass parts were done by Jimmy Bralower, who sampled guitars and put them into chips in the LinnDrum and made them play all these complex rhythms.
Groovemaster, which Rodgers cites as his favorite tune on the LP, has him doing double duty on guitar and bass for a pure James Brown-type groove.
www.chictribute.com /arkiv/artiklar/0985down.html   (2622 words)

 The Future of Audio in Gaming - Nile Rodgers Interview - Xbox
Nile has now been hard at work with his newly formed company, Sumthin Else Music Works, where he has decided to pursue the various paths offered to him in the gaming industry.
Here’s what Nile had to say about his background, how he got into gaming, and how he perceives the gaming business in relation to the music industry he has been so much a part of for so long.
Nile Rodgers: I started fooling around with some of the early 8-bit titles because a couple of Japanese companies had approached me with the idea of working on music for their games.
interviews.teamxbox.com /xbox/1363/The-Future-of-Audio-in-Gaming-Nile-Rodgers-Interview/p1   (989 words)

 Rolling Stone : Nile Rodgers Enters Rap Game: Nile Rodgers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Nile Rodgers has the standard VH1 Behind The Music life story: Artistmakes hit record, artist works with diverse group of artists, artist hasrecord company problems and gets jerked for his royalites, artist has drugproblems, artist re-evaluates his life and gets clean, and, finally, artisttakes control of his business and starts his own record label.
According to Rodgers, after Mooney D won the battle, he spentexactly one day flossing with his $30,000, jewel encrusted Rolex beforepawning it off and giving the money to Patterson charities.
Rodgers feels that artists and labels should be involved in the community."[As a Panther,] we believed in serving the community," he says, adding thatlabels should act the same way towards their artists.
www.rollingstone.com /artists/nilerodgers/articles/story/5920660/nile_rodgers_enters_rap_game   (564 words)

 Conker - Nile Rodgers: Musician Extraordinaire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Rodgers was responsible for collecting and organizing the game’s soundtrack.
Rodgers’ own musical star rose when, as a teenager, he became the guitar player for the Sesame Street television show.
We Are Family Foundation celebrates our common humanity and the vision of a global family by creating and supporting programs that inspire and educate individuals of all ages about diversity, understanding, respect and multiculturalism; and to support those who are victims of intolerance.
community.conker.com /behindthescenes/nile_rodgers_interview.htm   (907 words)

 Amardeep Singh: Star Struck (Nile Rodgers); Cultural Hybridity and Outsourcing
The first three were professors, with Nile Rodgers at the end.
Nile Rodgers was like the Timbaland of the 1980s – everything he touched turned platinum.
At the panel Nile (can I call him Nile?) talked about his experiences traveling abroad, and his ambivalence about his role in the American media machine.
www.lehigh.edu /~amsp/2004/03/star-struck-nile-rodgers-cultural.html   (1198 words)

 Review of 'Everybody Dance: Chic and the Politics of Disco' on the official website of Laura Hird
Nile ends up in a house band in New York, he jams with Hendrix, he has an original style (you can recognise Rodgers’ guitar, rhythmic, funky, it’s just his), he’s a star-waiting-to-happen.
Rodgers was a shit-hot guitarist, Edwards a great bass-player, and they had great ears.
One of the Chic voices, Luther Vandross, records ‘Young Americans’ with Bowie, and Rodgers eventually produces Bowie’s biggest-selling album, ‘Let’s Dance.’ Rodgers himself is inspired by a sighting of Roxy Music on British TV, so inspired he models Chic’s stage persona on the arty posers, and rips off their album covers.
www.laurahird.com /newreview/everybodydance.html   (886 words)

 Biography for Nile Rodgers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Nile then produced Duran Duran's "The Reflex"; single, which stayed at No. 1 for 15 weeks.
Nile is currently in the studio with the original members of Duran Duran producing their next album to be released in 2002.
He is also working with famed French artist/producer Cerrone and finishing the highly anticipated new CHIC album - of which the single "Let's Bounce" debuted in the hit movie Rush Hour 2.
www.imdb.com /name/nm0734755/bio   (987 words)

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