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NILE SOLO FIRST TIME ON CD!

Nile Rodgers Posted on 2009-01-06 14:34

(Stockholm 26/12 08) CHIC fans Pietro Cannas and Graham Lewis reports: “The first solo album of Nile Rodgers “Adventures In The Land Of The Good Groove” will be released on CD January 21st 2009 and it contains 2 bonus tracks “The Land Of The Good Groove” and “Yum-Yum” in extended versions.”

This is very exiciting as this is, to my knowledge, the first time this album has been released on CD. Imho Nile Rodgers best solo effort. So hurry up and order a copy one never knows how long it will stay in stock. The price is 8,99 GBP.

The Webshop puts it like this: “World Exclusive, 1st time ever on CD and very much desired and requested, Nile Rodgers 1983 Solo album. Available now for Preorder, Release date 21st January 2009, all preorders shipped on 21st January 2009 without delay.

The CD is released by “Funky Town Grooves” and they are also releasing Fonzi’s track from “Soup For One” “I Work For A Livin’” on the compilation “Mirage Soul & Funk Collection Volume 1”.(pocat)

1983 NILE SOLO REVIEW GO! PRE-ORDER THE NILE RODGERS CD GO! PRE-ORDER THE COMPILATION CD GO!



FONZI ALBUM TRACKS FOUND

Fonzi Thornton Posted on 2009-01-06 14:29

(Stockholm 12/12 08) CHIC fan Wouter Heijke mailed me, a couple of days ago, and said he had found the track list of the unreleased CHIC project featuring CHIC choir leaderFonzi Thornton supposedly done in 1982. I was understandibly very excited. The info comes from the US Copyright Database. It seems that the Fonzi album was done in 1981, and it did include “I Work For A Livin’” and “Riding” both released as part of the soundtrack for the movie “Soup For One” (1982) “Riding” was however not on the soundtrack album. As far as I know the album, except the two above mentioned tracks were never finished, but was a collection of demo’s that Nile & Nard were shopping around record co.’s with, trying to get a record deal for Fonzi. This didn’t happen so most of the project was shelved. However the demo’s still exist. According to the database, the album was entitledDon’t Throw My Love Away“.

To Nile Rodgers: I would like to say that we fans want this album released even if it’s in demo form. In fact we want it in any shape or form. Why not release it as a digital download? That seems to be the most cost-effective way for you to get it out.

THANK YOU TO WOUTER HEIJKE FOR THIS INFO

FONZI ALBUM PAGE GO! US COPYRIGHT DATABASE GO! TRACK LIST GO!

Below photo: Fonzi Thornton UK 2005 Full size

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CHIC AT PROMS 2009

CHIC Posted on 2009-01-06 14:22

(Stockholm 30/11 08) Frenchic reports: Nile Rodgers and the CHIC Ladies (Sylver Logan and Jessica) will be at the Night of the Proms on 27 and 28 march 2009 at the Spiroudôme Charleroi in Belgium. A way to hear CHIC with strings and a symphony orchestra.

NIGHT OF THE PROMS SITE GO! MAP GO!



MATHIS/CHIC TRACK PLAYED

Johnny Mathis Posted on 2009-01-06 14:19

(Stockholm 29/11 08) CHIC fan Simon Parr found a note on the net saying that the DJ Ralph Tee at JazzFM had played the title track “I Love My Lady” from the still unreleased CHIC production with Johnny Mathis, in the summer of 2008. He contacted Ralph and asked him to play it again, which he did on November 9th 2008. After playing it Ralph mentioned that three tracks off this album will be included in the “coming”??? CHIC box.

-Having heard this excellent albeit unusual CHIC track it still baffles me why the full album can not be released. To include just three of the tracks from the album in the CHIC box is tantamount to a maddening tease, which makes me almost not wanna buy the boxWhy!!!!! not include the full album?

DISCUSS THE TRACK IN THE FORUM GO!



NEW TRACK FROM NORMA JEAN

Norma Jean Wright Posted on 2009-01-06 14:14

(Stockholm 16/09 08) Charles Schillings has just released “Be Gone” a new track featuring Norma Jean Wright on lead vocal.

CHARLES SCHILLINGS ON MYSPACE GO! DOWNLOAD TRACK FR / US

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