Chic - Chic
Chic - Chic
Chic - Chic
Chic - Chic

Chic - Chic

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Norma Jean Wright - Lead vocals (B1, B2, B3)

Bernard Edwards - Lead vocals (A3), bass guitar

Nile Rodgers - guitar, vocals

Tony Thompson - drums

Luther Vandross - vocals

Alfa Anderson - vocals

David Lasley - vocals

Robin Clark - vocals

Diva Gray - vocals

Kenny Lehman - woodwinds

David Friedman - orchestral bells, vibraphones

Raymond Jones - keyboards

Robert Sabino - keyboards

Andy Schwartz - keyboards

Tom Coppola - keyboards

Jeremy Wall - keyboards

George Young - flute, tenor saxophone

Vito Rendace - flute, tenor saxophone on "Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)"

Jon Faddis - trumpet

Jay Beckenstein - saxophone on Sao Paulo

Barry Rogers - trombone

Gerardo Velez - percussion

Sammy Figueroa - percussion

Alfred Brown - strings contractor

Gloria Agostini - harp

Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers, Kenny Lehman - arrangements


1 LP, standard sleeve

Original analog Master tape : YES

Record color : black

Speed : 33RPM

Size : 12”



Record Press : unspecified

Label : Friday Music

Original Label : Atlantic

Recorded at Electric Lady Studios, New York City

Engineered & mixed by Bob Clearmountain, Mike Frondelli, Robert Drake, Ron Johnson, Tom Savarese

Produced by Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers, Kenny Lehman

Remastered by Joe Reagoso

Originally released in 1977

Reissued in 2016



Side A :

            1 Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah) [2018 Remaster]

            2 São Paulo (2018 Remaster)

            3 You Can Get By (2018 Remaster)


Side B :

            1 Everybody Dance (2018 Remaster)

            2 Est-Ce Que C'est Chic (2018 Remaster)

            3 Falling in Love with You (2018 Remaster)

            4 Strike up the Band (2018 Remaster)


Reviews :

In the early seventies, Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards were playing in rock and soul bands across New York City and the east coast, meeting up with Tony Thompson along the way and forming the rudiments of what would become one of the most powerful and successful r&b units ever known as Chic.

In 1977, they hit the top of the charts a couple of times with their smash debut single Dance, Dance, Dance as well as the killer funk of Everybody Dance.

The first album simply titled Chic also featured some very amazing playing and more deep soul tracks like Sao Paulo, You Can Get By and the funk infused Strike Up The Band.

Along with vocalists Alfa Anderson, Norma Jean Wright and future superstar Luther Vandross, Chic was the band of choice for party people, dance clubs, and radio stations all over with this debut album.

With star power tracks and their stellar instrumental funk infused musicianship, Chic's debut became a staple at retail and on the dancefloors and started a trend which has now lasted over four decades for this Rock Hall Of Fame winning band.


Ratings :

AllMusic : 3 / 5 , Discogs : 4,31 / 5

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