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    Nile Rodgers - Bio

    I thought the Funk Brothers (Hans and Sergio) might enjoy this. I'm sure others will as well.

    Bio about Nile Rodgers, guitarist.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVmAX...ature=youtu.be

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    I look forward to watching this when I get home. Thanks for posting!
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    The story of how the song "Freak Out" came to be is fantastic!

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    Ooh, a full hour long BBC Bio! I can't wait to watch this tonight, thanks Shawn!

    I couldn't resist clicking on it.. just for a few seconds.

    When Debbie and Chris (Blondie) mentioned "Good times" as being the basis for all Hip hop, well I couldn't agree more. I started doing more electronic and hip hop music when I got burned out on guitar fifteen years ago. I still work for other bands and artists, but I am also working on a solo project (hip hop), and I can't believe that I am playing guitar on every single song so far!

    Bernie and Nile were/are so much more than Disco!

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    The list of songs Nile played on/co-wrote is simply amazing. Even if you think you don't like his music, watch the movie, it will change your mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    The list of songs Nile played on/co-wrote is simply amazing. Even if you think you don't like his music, watch the movie, it will change your mind.
    Truth.

    He's like Steve Lukather or Ray Parker Jr. in that regard, those guys WERE popular music for twenty years.

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    Great stuff.

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    "THAT'S what do-do-do-do means!"

    ~Nile Rodgers
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    I was in high school when C'est Chic was released. Back then, music was divided along racial lines. Yet, it did not seem strange to find a copy of C'est Chic in a music collection that contained albums such as Aqua Lung, Toys in the Attic, Cat Scratch Fever, Dreamboat Annie, and almost the entire Led Zeppelin catalog.

    Bernard Edwards and Larry Graham pretty much invented modern bass technique. While there were other good funk bassists, one can trace just about every enduring funky bass line back to Bernard or Larry. Bernard Edward's influence on Flea is as transparent as a pane of glass. Anyone who was at Experience last year experienced and felt Larry Graham's influence on bassists.


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    Watched it. Great. Totally didn't know about INXS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    The story of how the song "Freak Out" came to be is fantastic!
    Funny how rejection can motivate people to greatness.
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    Just watched it, thanks Shawn I never knew that a lot of the funky jams I dig some from the same source.

    Even my partners dad didn't know who he was, he dug it too!

    Thanks again

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    HUGE Nile Rogers fan, thanks for posting that!
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    INXS, Madonna, B-52's, Bowie, Jeff Beck, Mich Jagger, Duran Duran, Sister Sledge, Diana Ross, etc, etc. Nile played on over 2 Billion dollars worth of music sales. That is a phenomenal accomplishment.

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    WOW!!! That was awesome..had no idea that he was all over the music industry like that... amazing accomplishment!!
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    He's a pretty amazing guy.
    If something is too hard to do, then it's not worth doing. You just stick that guitar in the closet next to your short-wave radio, your karate outfit and your unicycle and we'll go inside and watch TV.
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