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The Very Best Of Chic
March 14, 2000. Get the CD from Amazon.com
 
Chic was one of the big groups of the late 1970s disco fever. The booklet to the CD The Very Best of Chic tells their story. Part of the group was Nile Rodgers, born in 1952 in New York City. He had studied with the renowned jazz guitarist Ted Dunbar at the Manhattan School of Music. Singer Robbie Dupree later had other successes with Steal Away and Hot Rod Hearts. Bassist Bernard Edwards was born in 1952 in Greenville, North Carolina. He lacked formal training but made up for this with playing experience. Tony Thompson played drums. Female singers Norma Jean Wright and Alfa Anderson became part of the group and with them Chic had a number 6 hit on both the Pop and R&B Billboard charts in early 1978 with Dance, Dance Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah) and ended up selling a million copies. Other hits followed and include Everybody Dance and I Want Your Love. But, to be honest, among the 13 songs on The Very Best of Chic album only two will be remembered: the number one Pop and R&B hits Le Freak (1978) and Good Times (1979). If you are still suffering from disco fever - get it.

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