Nile Rogers celebrates a birthday today

Nile Rogers celebrates a birthday today

640 436

Nile Rodgers performs with his band Chic on the third day of the Glastonbury music festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset June 28, 2013. REUTERS/Olivia Harris (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)Ken Sumka | 88Nine Radio Milwaukee

Nile Rodgers performs with his band Chic on the third day of the Glastonbury music festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset June 28, 2013. REUTERS/Olivia Harris (BRITAIN – Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

88Nine Radio Milwaukee
The incomparable Nile Rodgers, of Chic, and producer of so many greats, turns 63.

The phrase ‘slinky lead guitar’ may as well have been invented to describe Nile Rodgers’ work, first with disco pioneers Chic, which he co-founded with Bernard Edwards, to work with Sister Sledge, David Bowie, Madonna and Duran Duran to contemporary work with Pharrell WIlliams and Daft Punk. You  can’t go wrong with “Good Times” and the late 90’s cover from Zhane plays it pretty straight.

 

 

 

The original “Good Times” by Chic

And the Zhane cover.

Send your suggestions to shadow@radiomilwaukee.org