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Offline davidj

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Nile Rodgers
« on: January 30, 2014, 11:36:09 PM »
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  • I always liked Chic records despite not being much of disco type and he has written and made some stellar hits over the years.  The first time I heard SRV was on let's dance....

    Basically I have always been a big fan right up to "Get Lucky".

    Anyway here is a clip of him showing his chops:

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    « Last Edit: January 31, 2014, 09:29:32 AM by davidj »
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    Re: Nile Rodgers
    « Reply #1 on: January 31, 2014, 07:30:34 AM »
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  • I've got a lot of time for Nile Rogers and his style of playing - although I think he could be accused of milking the current situation with new found success.....there again he's had cancer and is selling out gigs again so I'd probably do the same in his position!

    Here's another YT clip where Nile breaks down his playing style.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CF-XDf_jf5w

    The thing I find with Nile is that his rhythmic work "swings" as opposed to being "bang on the beat 16th note patterns which can become fatiguing on the ear.


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    Re: Nile Rodgers
    « Reply #2 on: January 31, 2014, 09:38:23 AM »
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  • If you have time here is the full clip from Glastonbury last year - of the footage I saw it was my favourite by a country mile!  The band are right on the money and it's impressive to realise how many big hits Niles has created over the years.

    In the disco era you'd have found me shaking my long hair at Thin Lizzy rather than strutting my stuff in a disco. But I always had an instant liking for anything associated with the Chic Corporation and got to really love Niles' work as a result. 

    Unlike most Bowie fans (it seems) who found his Nile Rodgers productions to be an unwelcome change of direction - I think they are some of his best.  Each to their own of course. :)

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    Re: Nile Rodgers
    « Reply #3 on: January 31, 2014, 10:01:49 AM »
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  • Though not a fan at the time, I have come to appreciate Nile Rodgers' work rather later than most and I would most certainly agree with you David about his work with Bowie. ;) ;)
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    Re: Nile Rodgers
    « Reply #4 on: January 31, 2014, 10:52:48 AM »
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  • There was a full length Glastonbury Chic set in HD on Youtube, it was about 15 mins longer than the official set shown on the Beeb. It was removed after a month....shame I didn't download it. I recorded the official version on my digibox, still a cracking set.

     

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