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The Love Song and Nile Rodgers

Nile Rodgers, chooses the Tracks of My Years, in an interview first broadcast in 2008, plus there's a play of Nik Kershaw's comeback single 'Cloudy Bay'.

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

There's also a play of Nik Kershaw's comeback single 'Cloudy Bay', plus 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

Wed 9 Sep 2020 09:30

Music Played

  • The Killers

    Human

    • Day & Age.
    • Mercury.
    • 1.
  • Ava Max

    Who's Laughing Now

    • Heaven & Hell.
    • Atlantic.
  • Earth, Wind & Fire

    Let's Groove

    • 15th Anniversary Music Celebration (Various Artists).
    • Rhino.
  • Dodgy

    Good Enough

    • Now That's What I Call Music! 34 (Various Artists).
    • Now.
  • Dermot Kennedy

    Giants

    • (CD Single).
    • UMGRI Interscope.
  • Pet Shop Boys

    Miracles

  • Justin Timberlake

    Can't Stop The Feeling!

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK

    • Paloma Faith

      Better Than This

  • The Rasmus

    In The Shadows

  • Barbra Streisand & CĂ©line Dion

    Tell Him

  • Lola Lennox

    Back At Wrong

  • Sonique

    Alive

  • Eagles

    One Of These Nights

  • The Shires

    Crazy Days

  • Wings

    Listen To What The Man Said

  • Clean Bandit & Mabel

    Tick Tock

  • Craig David

    Magic

  • Nik Kershaw

    Cloudy Bay

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK

    • Billy Ocean

      Nothing Will Stand In Our Way

  • Stevie Nicks

    Edge Of Seventeen

  • The Rolling Stones & Jimmy Page

    Scarlett

  • Bronski Beat

    Smalltown Boy

  • TRACKS OF MY YEARS

    • Donna Summer

      Love To Love You Baby

  • Sister Slege

    We Are Family

  • Erasure

    Nerves Of Steel

  • Buggles

    Video Killed The Radio Star

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