Nile Rodgers Invented Funk

put simply, on this album and the follow-up, Highway 61 Revisited, Dylan invented modern rock music. party music in the charts for the next three decades. Its main men Nile Rodgers and Bernard.

Nile Gregory Rodgers Jr. (born September 19, 1952) is an American record producer, The song, created by Rodgers from original Chic outtake tapes from the 70s, with Bernard Edwards, In just a few days, I'd emerge as a chucking funk guitarist who knew more jazz chord inversions than most of my R&B counterparts.".

They inspired Nile Rodgers to form Chic and see if a disco group could be. and helping them to grow from a clever but limited new-wave band to barnstorming art-funk innovators. Bramhall, Greater.

Apr 8, 2016. Chic Happens: Nile Rodgers on Being a Legend, Not a Star. For Rodgers, the music he's made is the superstar, and it's not going away any time soon. infused from front to back with a funky, euphoric spirit that is instantly.

Nile. music." Rodgers spends the next 10 minutes demonstrating on his unamplified Strat the minutiae of Chic harmony, augmented 13ths and all. His interviewer feels like crying with joy. "So that.

Hip, hilarious and heartfelt, Nile Rodgers’ Le Freak is as dapper. he co-founded with Bernard Edwards. Just so, Rodgers — both bloke and bio — has alchemized what could have been a destructively.

Nile Rodgers laughs a lot, but not at you. The 66-year-old can be talking about a near-death experience (more on that later), or about convincing wonky-funk artist NAO to sing disco on his new album –.

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In 1977 Rodgers formed the funk/disco/soul band CHIC along with bass player. of the team that created Daft Punk's 2013 album Random Access Memories.

DNCE & Nile Rodgers Mashup “Cake by the Ocean” and “Le Freak” The Joe Jonas-fronted funk-pop crew of DNCE was joined by disco legend Nile Rodgers at the show. After the quartet blasted through their.

Apr 16, 2018. Chic (currently known as Chic featuring Nile Rodgers) was a pioneering all-black disco band with a hard funk underpinning first made critically.

Prince’s mix of funk, pop and rock isn’t much of a departure from songs. with some critics dismissing Nile Rodgers’ pioneering group as "a disco band." In reality, Chic’s influence on dance music.

May 23, 2013. You might know him as the leader of Chic, or the guy playing guitar on Daft Punk's "Get Lucky," but he's responsible for a lot more of your.

No Clean Singing Dendritic Arbor There should be no shortage of strong, qualified candidates who can turn. Well, Miles would skip from Baton Rouge to Ann Arbor while singing "The Victors," to take over the place where he played. The sound is less chipmunk soul than spooky atmospherics, featuring vocals from. aided in no small part by the release of

May 31, 2013. In 1992, Rodgers & Edwards reunited for a new-look Chic and took the band. musically and Bernard Edwards' rolling, funky bass fingering is one of several. Their successive albums made few waves until 1979's 'We Are.

The greatest songs written, produced and performed from Chic's Nile. featuring the New Wave funk title track and lead single that worked its way to. “Le Freak” and “Good Times” are both two of the most important dance songs ever made.

Jan 20, 2015. From Chic, Sister Sledge, Diana Ross, David Bowie, Duran Duran, guitarist reads like a virtual Who's Who of four decades of dance music and funk. guitar grooves courtesy of the man and the instrument that created them.

A certain kind of funk was always at the heart of Duran Duran’s sound, but it seems like you’ve doubled down on it. I suppose that’s hard to avoid when Nile Rodgers is involved. when the Sony.

The King of funk and disco is behind so many of your favourite hits. Not only did CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers perform for Radio 2 in Concert in 2017, but Nile.

From Chic to Daft Punk, Nile Rodgers is the creative force behind some of the. Rodgers gave those dreams a beat—and helped invent pop as we know it today. His legacy as a funk-rock visionary is assured, and his autobiography serves.

The new funk arose on opposite coasts at about the same time. Diana Ross’s Workin’ Overtune, produced by Nile Rodgers, the hottest black producer of the early Eighties, imitates an L.A. and.

Jul 6, 2014. Nile Rodgers and Prince Funk Up David Bowie's 'Let's Dance'. Over the weekend, he made a stop at New Orleans' Essence Festival where.

John’s guitar twisted, shouted and, arguably, invented punk at least as. counter-culture rebels and astral travellers. Funk became disco with the effortless upswing of Nile Rodgers’ plectrum and.

Rodgers is famously the busiest man in show business, and when he isn’t playing guitar, writing, producing, performing, collaborating or rehearsing, he can be found, well, asleep. There just aren’t.

Nile Rodgers and Chic performed. which also laid the foundation for urban funk, dance-pop and hip-hop in the post-disco.

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Central Line, like their Brit-soul compatriots Hi-Tension and Light of the World, were trying to make slick synth-funk in the vein of Herbie Hancock. On their third album, Nile Rodgers and Bernard.

Chic legend Nile Rodgers is set to stand in for Robbie Williams as a judge on this weekend’s edition of ‘The X Factor’ while he is absent on a South American tour. The 66 year old funk and R&B.

got the crowd pumped and ready for an astounding funk-filled rendition of David Bowie’s ‘Lets Dance’. His voice paid homage.

Feb 5, 2014. The musician and super-producer tells Paul Lester about Chic's good times, about working with David Bowie and Daft. We just didn't want to be the ones who made Aretha go disco. It was funk but it wasn't Parliament.

Designed by Bill Putnam and based on the then recently invented Field Effect Transistor (FET. smoothing out any peaks to keep it sitting in a groove. Funk players in the Jimmy Nolen or Nile Rodgers.

Nile Rodgers is one of the few black producers to achieve creative and. between funk and rock with high production values which also underscore Rodgers'. was cutting edge technology, the machines were made to serve the songs rather.

Jul 19, 2009. Nile Rodgers, the funkmaster general, talks candidly to Nick. "So that's what New York funk sounds like, as invented by us, arbitrarily.

Apr 2, 2016. Chic co-founder Nile Rodgers and the latest incarnation of the group will be. to a jazzier vibe I said, 'David, have I made this record too funky?

This, surely, is what music visualisers were invented for. They never seemed to recover from. temporarily turning the tune a bit Nile Rodgers. Or next time you pause to collect glowing Luminites.

Jun 11, 2013. Nile Rodgers talks to Helen Donlon about Madonna's dazzling work rate, the. To me the more information you hear, the less funky it is. in 1977, releasing the Bernard Edwards created 'Dance Dance Dance' (with Luther.

For as long as the Billboard Hot 100 has existed. Sister Sledge, "He’s the Greatest Dancer" (1979) Chic’s Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards gifted Sister Sledge with that busy, unrelenting, even.

The presence of 1970s disco icons Nile Rodgers and Chic on the new Love Supreme. promoters Jazz FM and their partners may find they have invented the British jazz world’s Glastonbury. Even if you.

Oct 18, 2011. In this exclusive excerpt from Nile Rodgers's new memoir, Le Freak, the. Funk rock had just made its way across the pond, and bands like Ian.