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Le Freak : an upside down story of family, disco, and destiny

Author: Nile Rodgers
Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Today's pop music--genre-crossing, gender-bending, racially mixed, visually stylish, and dominated by dance music with global appeal--is the world that Nile Rodgers created. In the 1970s and 1980s, he wrote and produced the songs that defined that era and everything that came after. Aside from his own band, Chic, he worked with everyone from Diana Ross and Madonna to David Bowie and Duran Duran, transforming their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographie
Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Nile Rodgers; Nile Rodgers; Nile Rodgers; Nile Rodgers; Nile Rodgers
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nile Rodgers
ISBN: 9780385529655 0385529651
OCLC Number: 699764805
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 318 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue: the theory of relativity --
Can they be that close? : The ballad of Beverly and Bobby ; Nothing to fear but the fear of fear itself ; Go West, young boy ; Like fathers, like sons-variations on a Mormon theme ; Hippie happenstance ; In search of the lost chord --
Roam if you want to : Chic sh*t happens: the rise and call of the disco revolution ; The second wind ; Let's dance ... again ; Who's that opening-act girl? ; Anything worth doing is worth overdoing! ; Vive la révolution! --
I made it through the wilderness : The dance, dance, dance of death ; We're gonna party like it's 1996 ; We are family.
Other Titles: Upside down story of family, disco, and destiny
Responsibility: Nile Rodgers.

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Today's pop music--genre-crossing, gender-bending, racially mixed, visually stylish, and dominated by dance music with global appeal--is the world that Nile Rodgers created. In the 1970s and 1980s, he wrote and produced the songs that defined that era and everything that came after. Aside from his own band, Chic, he worked with everyone from Diana Ross and Madonna to David Bowie and Duran Duran, transforming their music and redefining what a pop song could be. But before he reinvented pop music, Nile Rodgers invented himself. Born into a mixed-race, bicoastal family of dope-fiend bohemians, he was on his own by age 16, half-hippie and half-Black Panther. He jammed with Jimi Hendrix, toured with Big Bird, and played in the legendary Apollo Theater house band. And then he discovered disco ... Here he gives us the behind-the-scenes tales of the songs we all know, and lovingly re-creates the outsider subcultures that live on in the world of pop he helped to set in motion.--From publisher description.

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