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Nile Rodgers chooses the Tracks of My Years

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 another edition of PopMaster.

Nile Rodgers, ahead of his performance with Chic at Radio 2 Live At Home, chooses the Tracks of My Years, with music from David Bowie and Madonna. 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

Mon 7 Sep 2020 09:30

Music Played

  • Average White Band

    Let's Go Round Again

    • The Best Of.
    • Rhino.
  • Lola Lennox

    Back At Wrong

    • (CD Single).
    • LaLennoxa.
  • Take That

    Shine

    • (CD Single).
    • Polydor.
  • Electronic

    Getting Away With It...

    • (CD Single).
    • Factory Records.
  • Ava Max

    Who's Laughing Now

    • Heaven & Hell.
    • Atlantic.
  • Tom Jones

    It's Not Unusual

    • Fifty Number Ones Of The 60's (Variou.
    • Global Television.
  • Boyzone

    Picture of You

    • Hits Zone - The Best Of 97 (Various).
    • Polygram Tv.
  • Bryan Ferry

    Let's Stick Together

    • Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music - Street Life.
    • Eg.
  • BTS

    Dynamite

    • (CD Single).
    • BigHit Entertainment.
  • Belinda Carlisle

    Heaven Is A Place On Earth

    • A Place On Earth - Greatest Hits.
    • Virgin.
  • The Hollies

    The Air That I Breathe

    • The Gold Album (Various Artists).
    • The Hit Label Ltd.
    • 14.
  • RECORD OF THE WEEK

    • Paloma Faith

      Better Than This

      • (CD Single).
      • RCA.
  • The La’s

    There She Goes

    • Love - 38 All Time Love Classics.
    • Polygram Tv.
  • Thin Lizzy

    Do Anything You Want To

    • Greatest Hits.
    • Universal Music TV.
  • Erasure

    Nerves Of Steel

    • The Neon.
    • Mute.
  • The Police

    Spirits In The Material World

    • The Police - Message In A Box (Cd 3).
    • A&M.
  • Dermot Kennedy

    Giants

    • (CD Single).
    • UMGRI Interscope.
  • Electric Light Orchestra

    Livin' Thing

    • Light Years - The Very Best Of ELO.
    • Epic.
  • The Struts & Robbie Williams

    Strange Days

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

    • Billy Ocean

      Betcha Don't Know

      • One World.
      • Sony CG.
  • Keala Settle & The Greatest Showman Ensemble

    This Is Me

    • The Greatest Showman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.
    • Atlantic.
    • 7.
  • Clean Bandit & Mabel

    Tick Tock

    • (CD Single).
    • Atlantic.
  • Prince

    When Doves Cry

    • 4Ever.
    • Warner Bros.
  • TRACKS OF MY YEARS

    • David Bowie

      Let's Dance

      • David Bowie - Best Of Bowie.
      • EMI.
    • Madonna

      Like A Virgin

      • Celebration.
      • Warner Bros.
      • 7.
  • The Shires

    Crazy Days

    • Good Years.
    • BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd..
  • Tony Christie

    (Is This the Way to) Amarillo

    • Dance Hits Of The '60's & '70's.
    • Old Gold.

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  • Mon 7 Sep 2020 09:30

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