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PopMaster and Nile Rodgers

Nile Rodgers, ahead of his performance with Chic at Radio 2 Live At Home, chooses the Tracks of My Years in an interview first broadcast in 2008. Plus The Love Song after 10.

Nile Rodgers, ahead of his performance with Chic at Radio 2 Live At Home, chooses the Tracks of My Years, with music from Sly & The Family Stone and Steve Winwood.. As the co-founder of CHIC and the Chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Nile pioneered a musical language that generated chart-topping hits like "Le Freak" - the biggest selling single in the history of Atlantic Records - and sparked the advent of hip-hop with "Good Times'. Nile transcends all styles of music across every generation with a body of work that's garnered him inductions into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2017 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2016. Most recently, he was appointed as the first ever Chief Creative Advisor for the legendary Abbey Road Studios to cap off a year that included "festival best" performances at both Glastonbury and Coachella which resulted in the BBC nominating the band for the BBC MusicAwards as "Best Live Performance Of 2017" and the LA Times stating "Nile Rodgers' influence stretches all over Coachella, beaming the sound of a better future". His work in the CHIC Organization and his productions for artists like David Bowie, Diana Ross, and Madonna have sold over 500 million albums and 75 million singles worldwide while his innovative, trendsetting collaborations with Daft Punk, Avicii, Sigala, Disclosure, and Sam Smith reflect the vanguard of contemporary music. In 2018 Nile Rodgers & CHIC released their first new studio album, "It's About Time" in over 26 years to critical acclaim and a Top 10 position in the UK album charts.

Ken also has the daily love song, record and album of the week plus another round of the legendary music quiz called PopMaster. If you'd like to get in touch with the show email Ken.Bruce@bbc.co.uk

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Tue 8 Sep 2020 09:30

Music Played

  • Scissor Sisters

    I Don't Feel Like Dancin'

    • (CD Single).
    • Polydor.
  • Kylie Minogue

    Say Something

    • DISCO.
    • BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd..
  • The Jacksons

    Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)

    • Rhythm Divine 2 (Various Artists).
    • Dino.
  • Everything but the Girl

    Missing (Todd Terry Remix)

    Remix Artist: Todd Terry.
    • Passion (Various Artists).
    • Universal.
  • RECORD OF THE WEEK

    • Paloma Faith

      Better Than This

      • (CD Single).
      • RCA.
  • Wham!

    Club Tropicana

    • The Best Summer Ever (Various Artist.
    • Virgin.
  • Four Tops

    Loco In Acapulco

    • Their Greatest Hits.
    • Telstar.
  • McFLY

    Happiness

    • Young Dumb Thrills.
    • BMG Rights Management (UK).
  • Lady Gaga

    Bad Romance

    • Now That's What I Call Music 75 (Various Artists).
    • Now.
    • 1.
  • Neil Diamond

    September Morn

    • Neil Diamond - The Ultimate Collectio.
    • Columbia/Mca.
  • Miley Cyrus

    Midnight Sky

    • (CD Single).
    • RCA.
  • The Cardigans

    My Favourite Game

    • Q The Album (Various Artists).
    • Virgin.
  • Christopher Cross

    Sailing

    • Christopher Cross.
    • Warner Bros.
  • Sam Smith

    My Oasis (feat. Burna Boy)

    • (CD Single).
    • Capitol.
  • Starship

    We Built This City

    • Now 1985 (Various Artists).
    • Now.
    • 1.
  • The Pretenders

    Maybe Love Is In NYC

    • Hate For Sale.
    • BMG Rights Management (UK).
  • Will Young

    Joy

    • 85% Proof (Deluxe Edition).
    • Island.
    • 7.
  • Biffy Clyro

    Space

    • A Celebration Of Endings.
    • Warner Records.
  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK

    • Billy Ocean

      One World

      • One World.
      • Sony CG.
  • Sheryl Crow

    Soak Up The Sun

    • (CD Single).
    • A&M.
  • Nell Bryden

    These Changes

    • The Collection.
    • 157 Records.
  • Level 42

    Lessons In Love

    • Now That's What I Call Music '86.
    • Now.
  • TRACKS OF MY YEARS

    • Sly & the Family Stone

      Dance To The Music

      • 100% Dance - Dancing Through The 70's (Various Artists).
      • Columbia.
    • Steve Winwood

      Higher Love

      • Burning Hearts (Various Artists).
      • Telstar.
  • Gregory Porter

    Concorde

    • All Rise.
    • Decca Records Jazz France.
  • Phil Collins

    I Cannot Believe It's True

    • Singles.
    • Rhino.
    • 2.

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