Chic is an American group formed in 1976 in New York by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards, joined a year later by Tonu Thompson, Raymond Jones and Norma Jean Wright. A last recruit, Luci Martin, will arrive in 1978.
They released their first single "Dance, dance, dance (Yowsah, yowsah, yowsah) in 1977 followed by little" Evrerybody dance ". Esteem success.
It was a year later in 1978 that the reputation of the group exploded with the release of the cult single "Le Freak", a disco monument from the late 70s which sold over 6,000,000 copies !
Building on this interplanetary success, they re-offend a year later with the album "Risqué", from which a new mega hit, "Good times", will be released.
At the same time, the accomplices Rodgers and Edwards will compose and produce titles which will prove to be huge hits for other groups or singers: "We are family" for the Sister Sledge, the enormous "Spacer" for Sheila , "Upside down", "I'm coming out" and "My old piano" for Diana Ross, among others…. !
At the beginning of the 80s, the Disco wave died out completely and the group negotiated this turn relatively poorly. Separation is inevitable.
Rodgers and Edwards will produce in the years which follow an impressive number of artists who for the majority will know notable successes (Diana Ross, David Bowie, Madonna, Duran Duran… among others).
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
Dance, dance, dance (Yowsah, yowsah, yowsah) 1977
Everybody dance 1978
You can get by 1978
Le Freak 1978
I want your love 1978
Good times 1979
My forbidden lover 1979
My feet keep dancing 1979
Rebels are we 1980
Real people 1980
State fright 1981
Soup for one 1982
Give me the lovin 1983
You are beautiful 1984
Jack le freak 1987
Chic mystique 1992
1977 ... the first steps of a small group totally unknown but which will not remain so for a long time. The basics are already there, it only remains to unroll. And to unroll, it will unroll !
1978 ... the rise in power is linear and we feel that this group is capable of doing great things. Even very great things !
1978 ... after a fanfare start, the group suddenly goes into an air gap with this title. A title that will not even be ranked despite an obvious quality. Go figure ...
1978 ... then comes THIS title. The group signs here quite simply one of the biggest Dance hits of the XXth century, even of all time. An intergalactic and transgenerational tube that propels One Shot group members to the rank of planetary stars. MAS-TER-PIE-CE simply !
1978 ... an equally brilliant suite. Undeniably the group with the best Funk sound of all time !
1979 ... new intergalactic hit which definitely consecrates them as one of the best Dance bands of all time. A unique know-how that literally crushes the competition. We touch to perfection !
1979 ... the group unrolls with absolutely disconcerting ease. Each title released almost instantly becomes a global mega hit. Masters of the world !
1979 ... 100 % Dance, 1000 % Dance, 10 000 % Dance, this is the guiding line of the group. A style that they master perfectly and that allows them to be close to the stars !
1980 ... a slight change in decade compared to the two previous years which we would describe as exceptional. The rest will prove more difficult to manage than expected ...
1980 ... the exceptional sound is still exceptional, fortunately. This allows the group to stay in the lead, but beware of dropping out at the start of the new decade ...
1981 ... the unique sound that brought them to the highest peaks is still there, which is not necessarily the case with melodic inspiration. The beginning of the dropout ...
1982 ... fortunately this excellent title arrives, much more inspired than the previous one. A title that will generate a HUGE hit 18 years later ... But what title is it ? Response immediately after ...
2000 ... and yes, one of the biggest Dance titles of the 2000s is the cover of Soup for One. Like what, when a title is highly inspired, it is until the end. MO-NU-MEN-TAL !
1982 ... a beautiful year 1982 with two large caliber titles which allow the group to stay afloat. But it is clear that fighting with competition is getting harder and harder ...
1983 ... the group still believes in it and continues to deliver quality. But for how long ...?
1984 ... for the moment, he resists and he resists rather well. Yet another world class title which shows once again that this group is truly one of the best of its generation. HU-GE !
1987 ... 10 years after the original, a remix version of "Le Freak" of very high class. When the band remixes himself ...
1992 ... one of the rare groups to have had titles classified over 3 distinct decades. An incredible feat mainly due to this almost unique Funk sound that will forever remain their trademark !
Super Bonus to celebrate the incredible talent of the alien Nile Rodgers. He offers to Sheila in 1979 and on a set what will surely remain one of the biggest Dance hits of all time. One more concerning him. Masterpiece !
1979 ... but it's not just Sheila ! New gift this time to the Sister Sledge, still in 1979. HU-GE !
1980 ... and by chance, who is still behind this mega hit ? Nile Rodgers once again. His unique Funk touch really works miracles and above all makes everyone who approaches him happy !
2013 ... and who can be found on one of the biggest Dance hits of the 2010s. Nile Rodgers once again. An absolutely unique know-how !
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