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Nile Rodgers' Final 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 there's The Love Song at 1015

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

Music Played

  • Tavares

    Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel

    • 20 Songs Of Love From The 70's (Vario.
    • MFP.
  • Lola Lennox

    Back At Wrong

    • (CD Single).
    • LaLennoxa.
  • Cher

    Love & Understanding

    • (CD Single).
    • Geffen.
  • Train

    50 Ways To Say Goodbye

    • Cailfornia 37.
    • Sony.
    • 5.
  • RECORD OF THE WEEK

    • Paloma Faith

      Better Than This

      • (CD Single).
      • RCA.
  • Jamiroquai

    Canned Heat

    • (CD Single).
    • Sony.
  • Andy Burrows & Matt Haig

    Barcelona

    • Reasons To Stay Alive.
    • Fiction.
  • a‐ha

    Take On Me

    • Fantastic 80's Disc 1 (Various Artis.
    • Columbia.
    • 1.
  • Ava Max

    Who's Laughing Now

    • Heaven & Hell.
    • Atlantic.
  • Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

    Ballad Of The Mighty I

    • (CD Single).
    • Sour Mash Records.
  • Chris Thompson

    If You Remember Me (Theme From 'The Champ')

    • (Single).
    • Planet Records.
  • Dermot Kennedy

    Giants

    • (CD Single).
    • UMGRI Interscope.
  • Giorgio Moroder & Philip Oakey

    Together In Electric Dreams

    • Our Friends Electric (Various Artists.
    • Telstar.
  • The Walker Brothers

    No Regrets

    • Best Of Scott Walker & The Walker Bro.
    • Fontana.
  • Nell Bryden

    These Changes

    • The Collection.
    • 157 Records.
  • Kaiser Chiefs

    Ruby

    • (CD Single).
    • B-Unique.
  • Roachford

    Gonna Be The One

    • Twice In A Lifetime.
    • BMG Rights Management (UK).
  • Carly Simon

    Let The River Run

    • The Very Best Of Carly Simon.
    • Global Television.
  • Jc Stewart

    I Need You To Hate Me

    • (CD Single).
    • Warner Records.
  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK

    • Billy Ocean

      All Over The World

      • One World.
      • Sony CG.
  • Artful Dodger & Romina Johnson

    Movin' Too Fast

    • Huge Hits 2000 (Various Artists).
    • Global Television.
  • Clean Bandit & Mabel

    Tick Tock

    • (CD Single).
    • Atlantic.
  • Keane

    Somewhere Only We Know

    • (CD Single).
    • Transcopic Records.
  • TRACKS OF MY YEARS

    • Chic

      Le Freak

      • The Very Best Of.
      • Rhino.
  • James Brown

    Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine Part 1 & 2

    • And They Danced All Night.
    • Debutante.
  • Travis

    The Only Thing (feat. Susanna Hoffs)

    • 10 Songs.
    • BMG Rights Management (UK).
  • Odyssey

    Native New Yorker

    • Million Sellers Vol.17 - The Seventie.
    • Disky.

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  • Fri 11 Sep 2020 09:30

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