New York City's one hit allowed them to tour extensively, opening for The Jackson 5 on the American leg of their first world tour in Although there was label interest, record companies passed on the band after discovering its members were black, believing that black rock artists would be too hard to promote.
Thus, in the band was renamed as Chic. Inspired by Roxy Music , Chic developed a sound that was a fusion of jazz, soul, and funk grooves with melodies and lyrics with a European influence. Atlantic picked up an album option with Rodgers and Edwards, who quickly wrote more songs, and Chic's self-titled debut was released in November.
The success of Chic's first singles led Atlantic to offer Rodgers and Edwards the opportunity to produce any act on its roster. The disco backlash derailed Chic, and Edwards retreated from work,  while Rodgers' drug use accelerated. The song continued to influence the sounds of others, including Queen , with the hit "Another One Bites the Dust" and Blondie , who had a 1 hit with "Rapture".
With Chic no longer occupying most of his time, Rodgers was free to focus on working with other artists. Rodgers formed the short-lived experimental band Outloud in , with David Letterman 's guitarist, composer, and vocalist Felicia Collins and French session musician, producer, composer, and keyboardist Philippe Saisse ; the trio released a single album, Out Loud , on Warner Bros. Rodgers and Edwards reformed Chic in and recorded new material for the album Chic-Ism. Rodgers discovered his body.
He later said that when Edwards died he "cried like a baby and suffered intensely but eventually realised the best tribute to him would be to carry on and be the best I could be. The album was not overdubbed or changed in order to keep the recording pure. Sumthing focused on distributing video game soundtracks, and released the world's first 5.
In , Rodgers returned to work again with the original five members of Duran Duran when he co-produced Astronaut. Following the September 11th attacks, to start the healing process, Rodgers brought together more than musicians and celebrities to record "We Are Family".
The accompanying music video was directed by Spike Lee. Rodgers provided sleevenotes for the set, which was also reissued in I've had records which have done well [in the UK], but not in the States. But to have this ubiquitous record, that is a hit everywhere It's amazing to me! I'm out on the road and I can hear it wherever I go. I'm flabbergasted! Devotion and Norma Jean Wright. Up All Night reached No. Nile Rodgers' live performance at the Glastonbury Festival. A year later, in March , Rodgers released Chic 's first single in more than 23 years, " I'll Be There ", with a live streamed concert from The Roundhouse in London.
They plucked me out of the band and said, 'You're better than Chic. I am flattered and I think it's cool, but I feel like somebody put me in the lifeboat and told my family they can't get in.
On the evening of June Rodgers and Chic returned to the Glastonbury Festival , as headliners on the Pyramid Stage, for an audience of close to , It was Michael's only posthumous release.
It was the first Chic record to hit the Top 10 in 25 years. Since his debut with Chic on American Bandstand , Rodgers has performed on more than television programs. Rodgers plays a Fender Stratocaster with a neck, nicknamed The Hitmaker , which he acquired as a trade-in at a shop in Miami Beach, Florida. Exceptionally light, it has a maple fingerboard and a worn white finish.
Rodgers claims it has a unique sound. After Rodgers purchased the guitar, Edwards taught him how to play it in a chop chord style, which he called "chucking". In his autobiography, Rodgers wrote:  "He fingered the chords with his left hand, and his right hand would continuously play sixteen notes to the bar while accenting the main parts of the rhythm One lesson was all I needed.
For the next few nights straight, while my roommate pursued all manner of trysts, I was having a love affair in the bathroom with my new ax. In the early s, Rodgers woke up in the hospital to learn that his heart had stopped eight times, and he was alive only due to the actions of the doctor filling out his death certificate.
He stopped using drugs and alcohol in after a friend showed him a tape of a poor performance. Rodgers was diagnosed with an aggressive form of prostate cancer in October He documented his illness on a blog called Walking on Planet C. In , a growth on his right kidney was diagnosed as two different cancers within one mass.
The mass was surgically removed in November From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American record producer, songwriter, musician, composer and arranger.
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My only complaint is that I stupidly sold this record several years ago in a house-cleaning and because of the prices it now brings on vinyl and CD have been forced to replace it by buying the mp3 files.
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PillPack Pharmacy Simplified. As a massive Chic fan, this was a great read. Niles is a cool dude. I'm also a massive Carly Simon fan, I have the standard issue of "Why" on her two disc anthology, I would love to hear the 12" version. Excellent piece. Hey QH.. I'd definitely have to rate "Take it Off" as my favourite Chic album of the 80's as well. Anyway, glad you liked the post and thanks for the comment!
Ferociousness Incorporated. Been trying to find her work everywhere! She was recording across the hall when he was recording this album and he asked her to do some vocals. Hey Anonymous - Sarah Dash is indeed amazing! I love her voice and I think her first three albums on the Kirshner label have some real worthy gems on them..
Apollo Zero - Thanks for the correction! I'll be sure update the post later tonight.. Thanks I'd love to get the rest of the album I have the 2nd N. I Like it! Thanks Again PeppyfromPrinceton - no problem! Thanks a lot , thx u guys I can also share this sample resource If someone here is interested in making music www.
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