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The Resource Le Freak : an upside down story of family, disco, and destiny, Nile Rodgers

Le Freak : an upside down story of family, disco, and destiny, Nile Rodgers

Label
Le Freak : an upside down story of family, disco, and destiny
Title
Le Freak
Title remainder
an upside down story of family, disco, and destiny
Statement of responsibility
Nile Rodgers
Title variation
Freak
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Today's pop music--genre-crossing, gender-bending, racially mixed, visually stylish, and dominated by dance music with global appeal--is the world that Nile Rodgers created. In the 1970s and 1980s, he wrote and produced the songs that defined that era and everything that came after. Aside from his own band, Chic, he worked with everyone from Diana Ross and Madonna to David Bowie and Duran Duran, transforming their music and redefining what a pop song could be. But before he reinvented pop music, Nile Rodgers invented himself. Born into a mixed-race, bicoastal family of dope-fiend bohemians, he was on his own by age 16, half-hippie and half-Black Panther. He jammed with Jimi Hendrix, toured with Big Bird, and played in the legendary Apollo Theater house band. And then he discovered disco... Here he gives us the behind-the-scenes tales of the songs we all know, and lovingly re-creates the outsider subcultures that live on in the world of pop he helped to set in motion.--From publisher description
Summary
Today's pop music--genre-crossing, gender-bending, racially mixed, visually stylish, and dominated by dance music with global appeal--is the world that Nile Rodgers created. In the 1970s and 1980s, he wrote and produced the songs that defined that era and everything that came after. Aside from his own band, Chic, he worked with everyone from Diana Ross and Madonna to David Bowie and Duran Duran, transforming their music and redefining what a pop song could be. But before he reinvented pop music, Nile Rodgers invented himself. Born into a mixed-race, bicoastal family of dope-fiend bohemians, he was on his own by age 16, half-hippie and half-Black Panther. He jammed with Jimi Hendrix, toured with Big Bird, and played in the legendary Apollo Theater house band. And then he discovered disco... Here he gives us the behind-the-scenes tales of the songs we all know, and lovingly re-creates the outsider subcultures that live on in the world of pop he helped to set in motion.--From publisher description
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10009416
Cataloging source
DLC
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Rodgers, Nile
Dewey number
  • 781.64092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Rodgers, Nile
  • Guitarists
  • Sound recording executives and producers
Target audience
adult
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an upside down story of family, disco, and destiny
Label
Le Freak : an upside down story of family, disco, and destiny, Nile Rodgers
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
ocn699764805
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 318 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780385529655
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2011015885
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)699764805
Label
Le Freak : an upside down story of family, disco, and destiny, Nile Rodgers
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
ocn699764805
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 318 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780385529655
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2011015885
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)699764805

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