Thursday, July 25, 2024

Classy With "Savoir-Faire"

Walking on Planet C

Classy With "Savoir-Faire"

Classy With "Savoir-Faire"

I have a new appreciation for playing guitar. About a year ago, shortly after I was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of prostate cancer, I also had a neurological event that caused me to lose hand strength. My right hand is not quite what it was but it's getting better.

Next year I'm going to play live more than I've ever done since the CHIC Organization originally formed. I want to have the most complete musical experience I've ever had. We'll play a repertoire that includes medleys of more ethereal CHIC compositions as well as other big hits that we don't usually play because of time limitations.

I'm working on bringing a musical extravaganza to our world audience next year that's Classy With "Savoir-Faire."

Playing a bit of Savoir-Faire

Playing the intro to "Savoir-Faire" with Charlie Christian's guitar - the most expensive guitar I've ever played


CHIC "Savoir-Faire"


Le Freak:
An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny
Written by Nile Rodgers

Category: Biography & Autobiography - Personal Memoirs; Biography & Autobiography - Composers & Musicians; Music - Popular
Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: October 2011
Price: $ 12.99
ISBN: 978-0-679-64403-3 (0-679-64403-2)

Available as a hardcover and eBook.

You will hear a Nile Rodgers song today. It will make you happy.

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: "Le Freak," "Good Times," "We Are Family," "Like a Virgin," "Modern Love," "I'm Coming Out," "The Reflex," "Rapper's Delight." Aside from his own band, Chic, he worked with everyone from Diana Ross and Madonna to David Bowie and Duran Duran (not to mention Mick Jagger, Debbie Harry, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson, Prince, Rod Stewart, Robert Plant, Depeche Mode, Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel, Grace Jones, Bryan Ferry, INXS, and the B-52's), transforming their music, selling millions of records, and redefining what a pop song could be.

Read more about order the memoir here:
"Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny"