History Music / Chic

20th Dec '15 11:52:47 AM Morgenthaler
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One of the key groups in the Disco genre. Formed in New York in 1976 by Bernard Edwards (bass) and Nile Rodgers (guitar), they recruited drummer Tony Thompson and vocalist Norma Jean Wright to make a self-titled debut album which included the hits "Dance Dance Dance (Yowsah Yowsah Yowsah)" and "Everybody Dance". Wright went solo and Chic continued with Edwards [[StepUpToTheMicrophone stepping up to the microphone]] and joined by various other vocalists including Alfa Anderson, Luci Martin (who sang lead on most of the singles) and Fonzi Thornton. A young LutherVandross was a back-up singer.

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One of the key groups in the Disco genre. Formed in New York in 1976 by Bernard Edwards (bass) and Nile Rodgers (guitar), they recruited drummer Tony Thompson and vocalist Norma Jean Wright to make a self-titled debut album which included the hits "Dance Dance Dance (Yowsah Yowsah Yowsah)" and "Everybody Dance". Wright went solo and Chic continued with Edwards [[StepUpToTheMicrophone stepping up to the microphone]] and joined by various other vocalists including Alfa Anderson, Luci Martin (who sang lead on most of the singles) and Fonzi Thornton. A young LutherVandross Music/LutherVandross was a back-up singer.
16th Apr '15 4:24:46 PM bt8257
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* IAmTheBand: Previously a RevolvingDoorBand, but since the death of Bernard Edwards in 1996 Chic has been Nile Rodgers and whoever is on stage with him at the time. Other than Nile, the only regular reamining from the Edwards days is lead vocalist Sylver Logan Sharp, who joined in 1991.
* ItsPronouncedTropay: [=BerNARD=] Edwards.

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* IAmTheBand: Previously a RevolvingDoorBand, but since the death of Bernard Edwards Edwards' death in 1996 1996, Chic has been Nile Rodgers and whoever is on stage with him at the time. Other than Nile, the only regular reamining from the Edwards days is lead vocalist Sylver Logan Sharp, who joined in 1991.
* ItsPronouncedTropay: ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: [=BerNARD=] Edwards.
18th Sep '14 10:37:15 AM Patachou
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11th Apr '14 2:13:20 AM Q4
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One of the key groups in the Disco genre. Formed in New York in 1976 by Bernard Edwards (bass) and Nile Rodgers (guitar), they recruited drummer Tony Thompson and vocalist Norma Jean Wright to make a self-titled debut album which included the hits "Dance Dance Dance (Yowsah Yowsah Yowsah)" and "Everybody Dance". Wright went solo and Chic continued with various other vocalists including Alfa Anderson, Luci Martin and Fonzi Thornton. A young LutherVandross was a back-up singer.

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One of the key groups in the Disco genre. Formed in New York in 1976 by Bernard Edwards (bass) and Nile Rodgers (guitar), they recruited drummer Tony Thompson and vocalist Norma Jean Wright to make a self-titled debut album which included the hits "Dance Dance Dance (Yowsah Yowsah Yowsah)" and "Everybody Dance". Wright went solo and Chic continued with Edwards [[StepUpToTheMicrophone stepping up to the microphone]] and joined by various other vocalists including Alfa Anderson, Luci Martin (who sang lead on most of the singles) and Fonzi Thornton. A young LutherVandross was a back-up singer.



* AscendedFanon: Two songs that SampledUp Chic originals have ended up being incorporated back into the Chic tracks when played live:
** "Good Times" started being played as a medley with "Rappers Delight" almost as soon as the latter was released, and has been played that way ever since.
** A similar thing happened with Modjo's "Lady (Hear Me Tonight)" being put into a medley with Chic's original "Soup For One" - the latter being Rescued From The Scrappy Heap as a result.
26th Feb '14 2:40:18 AM Q4
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One of the key groups in the Disco genre. Formed in New York in 1976 by Bernard Edwards (bass) and Nile Rodgers (guitar), they recuited drummer Tony Thompson and vocalist Norma Jean Wright to make a self-titled debut album which included the hits "Dance Dance Dance (Yowsah Yowsah Yowsah)" and "Everybody Dance". Wright went solo and Chic continued with various other vocalists including Alfa Anderson, Luci Martin and Fonzi Thompson. A young LutherVandross was a back-up singer.

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One of the key groups in the Disco genre. Formed in New York in 1976 by Bernard Edwards (bass) and Nile Rodgers (guitar), they recuited recruited drummer Tony Thompson and vocalist Norma Jean Wright to make a self-titled debut album which included the hits "Dance Dance Dance (Yowsah Yowsah Yowsah)" and "Everybody Dance". Wright went solo and Chic continued with various other vocalists including Alfa Anderson, Luci Martin and Fonzi Thompson.Thornton. A young LutherVandross was a back-up singer.



** Their one studio cover was Music/SamCooke's "Having a Party", on Norma Jean Wright's "solo" album.

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** Their one studio cover was Music/SamCooke's Sam Cooke's "Having a Party", on Norma Jean Wright's "solo" solo album.
26th Feb '14 1:56:38 AM Q4
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* CoverVersion: ''[[Music/JimiHendrix Stone Free]]'', with an assist from [[Music/GunsNRoses Slash]] and Steve Winwood.

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* CoverVersion: A live version of ''[[Music/JimiHendrix Stone Free]]'', with an assist from [[Music/GunsNRoses Slash]] and Steve Winwood.Winwood.
** Their one studio cover was Music/SamCooke's "Having a Party", on Norma Jean Wright's "solo" album.
25th Feb '14 2:55:36 PM MrMatt
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* ''[[LiveAlbum At Budokan]]'' (1996)


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* CoverVersion: ''[[Music/JimiHendrix Stone Free]]'', with an assist from [[Music/GunsNRoses Slash]] and Steve Winwood.
25th Feb '14 12:27:11 AM Q4
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* StrictlyFormula: A weak example, but they developed three rules for writing a hit song:
** "Deep Hidden Meaning": in fact, the meaning was often neither deep nor hidden, but the idea was that a song should have a ''point'' and stick to it.
** Have a breakdown section.
** Get to the hook as quickly as possible. Listen to any of Chic's hit productions and you'll notice they start with the chorus.
23rd Feb '14 7:55:06 AM Akriloth2160
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* PrecisionFStrike: The original draft of what would go on to be "Le Freak" originally had "Fuck off!" in place of "Freak out!", directed towards the exclusivity of Studio 54.
15th Nov '13 11:33:38 AM TrustBen
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* LoopedLyrics: "Stage Fright"
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