Get well soon Nile Rodgers

Nile

Nile Rodgers this week announced he had an aggressive form of cancer – sad news. I hope he can fight it.

I recommend following Nile on Twitter, Facebook and/or following his blog – they all give a fascinating insight into a fascinating life. His ‘Morning Walk’ Twitter and Facebook posts and photos are especially cool, his reminiscences of what happened at various locations around New York – the place he heard the first demo of Madonna’s Like A Virgin, where he wrote the China Girl guitar riff for Bowie, where he passed out with Joey Ramone before being found and sent to rehab…

(And if you don’t know who Nile Rodgers is, then you don’t have any business getting on a dancefloor, sugar.)

Here are just a few of my all-time favourite Nile Rodgers productions – not counting the multitude of work he did for Madge, Duran Duran, the B-52s and many, many more (and let’s not even go into how many massive hits have been based on Chic samples, thanks to Nile and Bernard Edwards’ ridiculously contagious riffs)… The man is a true legend.

Individual links below or take the jukebox option with a little YouTube playlist I whipped up…

And this one, which I can’t find anywhere on the net…

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About missjenferguson

Lover of books, beer, chilli & records. Proud Peckhamite.
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