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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
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
disco fever - get it.
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