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New To 2 and Nile Rodgers

Nile Rodgers, ahead of his performance at Radio 2 Live At Home, chooses the Tracks of My Years in an interview first broadcast in 2008. Plus, time to 'Stop For PopMaster' at 1030.

Nile Rodgers, ahead of his performance with Chic at Radio 2 Live At Home, chooses the Tracks of My Years, with music from The Bee Gees and Duran Duran. 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

Thu 10 Sep 2020 09:30

Music Played

  • Nina Simone

    Ain't Got No, I Got Life

    • (CD Single).
    • Sony BMG.
  • Kylie Minogue

    Say Something

    • DISCO.
    • BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd..
  • James Ingram & Michael McDonald

    Yah Mo B There

    • Duets - 36 Of The World's Greatest Ev.
    • Telstar.
  • Detroit Emeralds

    Feel The Need In Me

    • Heart Full Of Soul (Various Artists).
    • Global Television.
  • KT Tunstall

    Suddenly I See

    • (CD Single).
    • Relentless Records.
  • BTS

    Dynamite

    • (CD Single).
    • BigHit Entertainment.
  • George Benson

    Love Ballad

    • George Benson - The Very Best Of.
    • Warner E.S.P..
    • 6.
  • Coldplay

    Viva La Vida

    • Viva La Vida Or Death & All His Friends.
    • Parlophone.
    • 1.
  • Gregory Porter

    Concorde

    • All Rise.
    • Decca Records Jazz France.
  • Eurythmics

    Right By Your Side

    • Eurythmics - Greatest Hits.
    • RCA.
  • Kool & The Gang

    Cherish

    • Heart Full Of Soul 2 (Various Artist.
    • Global Television.
    • 3.
  • RECORD OF THE WEEK

    • Paloma Faith

      Better Than This

      • (CD Single).
      • RCA.
  • Dan Hartman

    I Can Dream About You

    • I Can Dream About You.
    • MCA.
  • Elton John

    Pinball Wizard

    • Caribou.
    • Mercury.
  • The Pretenders

    Maybe Love Is In NYC

    • Hate For Sale.
    • BMG Rights Management (UK).
  • Stereophonics

    Have a Nice Day

    • Now 49 (Various Artists).
    • Now.
  • McFLY

    Happiness

    • Young Dumb Thrills.
    • BMG Rights Management (UK).
  • Janet Jackson

    Someone To Call My Lover

    • (CD Single).
    • Virgin.
  • Calvin Harris & The Weeknd

    Over Now

    • (CD Single).
    • Columbia.
  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK

    • Billy Ocean

      We Gotta Find Love

      • One World.
      • Sony Music.
  • Angie Stone

    Wish I Didn't Miss You

    • (CD Single).
    • J Records.
  • Miley Cyrus

    Midnight Sky

    • (CD Single).
    • RCA.
  • Cupid’s Inspiration

    Yesterday Has Gone

    • Yesterday Has Gone.
    • Repertoire.
  • TRACKS OF MY YEARS

    • Bee Gees

      Stayin' Alive

      • Bee Gees - Their Greatest Hits.
      • Polydor.
  • Duran Duran

    The Reflex

    • Now 1984 (Various Artists).
    • Now.
    • 6.
  • Bon Jovi

    Do What You Can

    • 2020.
    • Island.
  • Gabrielle

    When A Woman

    • (CD Single).
    • Go Beat.

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