Friday, 5 August 2011

SoulNRnB's Great Producers 15 - Bernard Edwards and Nile Rogers

With a sound of thier own, coming out of the "Disco" 70's era, came Nile Rogers and Bernard Edwards of Chic fame. So successfull was the sound they created that every artist of the time had to have a "Chic" tune, from Blondie to Diana Ross, even forming the instrumentation to the Sugarhill Gang's "Rappers Delight" with the tune "Good Times".

Here we are concentrating on thier more soulful side, including a few tunes that didnt see the light of day at the time.

With an individual sound, these two talents (Bernard Edwards sadly no longer with us) need to be inducted into my Great Producers list, if only for the fact that they gave me one of my favorite music stories.

Back in the 70's, when they were unknown, the guys were waiting in line to enter Studio 54, the famous club of the era. When they got to the front of the queue, they were told by the bouncers that they couldn't enter. They responded by shouting "Aaaaaaaahhhhh  F**K OFF!" which later morphed into the line "Aaaaaaaaaaahhhh FREAK OUT" from the Chic tune.

SoulNRnB's Great Producers 15
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