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Album Veröffentlichung:
1979

HRA-Veröffentlichung:
04.04.2014

Label: Warner Music Group

Genre: R&B

Subgenre: Funk

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  • 1Good Times08:10
  • 2A Warm Summer Night06:12
  • 3My Feet Keep Dancing06:39
  • 4My Forbidden Lover04:40
  • 5Can't Stand To Love You02:58
  • 6Will You Cry (When You Hear This Song)04:07
  • 7What About Me04:07
  • Total Runtime36:53

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They made two great albums, yet for some reason this one comes out on top over C'est Chic. They represented the pinnacle of late 70s disco music, with a brand of slick soul that was made for the dance floor. Nile Rodgers and the late Bernard Edwards were the Babyfaces of their day. Their compositions, record production and sparing musicianship (guitar and bass, respectively) made Chic such a classy unit. Hard to imagine listening to this in a normal home environment as the fantasy of white suits and exotic cocktails is just too much to bear. 90s urban R&B owes everything to Chic.

Nile Rodgers, guitar
Bernard Edwards, vocals, keyboards
David Lasley, vocals
Diva Gray, vocals
Fonzi Thornton, vocals
Ullanda McCullough, vocals
Luci Martin, vocals
Alfa Anderson Barfield, vocals
Luther Vandross, vocals
Alfa Anderson, vocals
Michelle Cobbs, vocals
Karen Karlsrud, strings
Cheryl Hong, strings
Karen Milne, strings
Barry Rogers, trombone
Jeanie Fineberg, horns
Ellen Seeling, horns
Jon Faddis, horns
Alex Foster, horns
Andrew Barrett, keyboards
Raymond Jones, keyboards
Robert Sabino, keyboards
Tony Thompson, drums
Jose Rossy, percussion
Sammy Figueroa, percussion

Recorded at The Power Station and Electric Lady, New York, New York
Engineered by Bob Clearmountain
Produced by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards

Digitally remastered

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CHIC are one of the superpowers of late-’70s disco, a mixed-gender band from New York City that provided some of the biggest and most enduring hits of the Studio 54 era.

Best know for: A pair of epochal #1 pop smashes in “Le Freak” and “Good Times,” as well as club classics like “I Want Your Love,” “Everybody Dance” and “Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah).” “Good Times” in particular has provided one of the great through-threads of the last 30 years of pop music, with its legendary bass line appearing (in various incarnations) in pop songs ranging from Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust” to Daft Punk’s “Around the World”—and, most notably, providing the hook for Sugarhill Gang’s “Rappers’ Delight,” the song that brought hip-hop to the masses.

In addition to the irrepressible “Good Times,” Chic have made their influence felt through the production and songwriting work that group masterminds Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards did for other artists of their era, including Sister Sledge (“We Are Family”) and Sheila B. and Devotion (“Spacer”), as well as established artists looking to get on the disco bandwagon like Diana Ross (“Upside Down”) and David Bowie (“Let’s Dance”) and some of the biggest artists from next generation of pop, like Madonna (“Like a Virgin”) and Duran Duran (“A View to a Kill”). Oh, and French dance artist Modjo sampled their “Soup For One” for their 2001 hit “Lady (Hear Me Tonight),” which is pretty cool.

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