Dance, Dance, Dance: The Best of Chic

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All Music Guide - John Floyd
You think disco was nothing more than assembly line funk and freeze-dried beats? Then you need to step into the crisp grooves and walloping boogie found on this stunning collection of Chic's '70s recordings. Such hits as "Good Times," "Dance Dance Dance," and "Le Freak" used the stylistic innovations of James Brown and Sly Stone as a blueprint for a new era of funk. Bernard Edwards' basslines are so provocative they seem to talk, while Nile Rodgers' skeletal guitar runs hark back to Steve Cropper's slashing style. Sure, the songs don't say much. Sure, the dance mixes collected here ramble on after about six minutes. But once you step into these grooves -- grooves that ...
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All Music Guide - John Floyd
You think disco was nothing more than assembly line funk and freeze-dried beats? Then you need to step into the crisp grooves and walloping boogie found on this stunning collection of Chic's '70s recordings. Such hits as "Good Times," "Dance Dance Dance," and "Le Freak" used the stylistic innovations of James Brown and Sly Stone as a blueprint for a new era of funk. Bernard Edwards' basslines are so provocative they seem to talk, while Nile Rodgers' skeletal guitar runs hark back to Steve Cropper's slashing style. Sure, the songs don't say much. Sure, the dance mixes collected here ramble on after about six minutes. But once you step into these grooves -- grooves that influenced an entire generation of artists from David Byrne to Prince -- you will realize that these were indeed good times.
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  • Release Date: 11/5/1991
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678233326
  • Catalog Number: 82333

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chic Primary Artist
Luther Vandross Vocals
Jon Faddis Trumpet
David Lasley Vocals
George Young Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Alex Foster Saxophone
Bernard Edwards Bass, Conductor, Vocals
Nile Rodgers Guitar, Conductor
Jocelyn Brown Vocals
Gloria Agostini Harp
Marianne Carroll Strings
Robin Clarke Vocals
Michelle Cobbs Vocals
Tom Coppola Keyboards
Eddie Daniels Horn
Sammy Figueroa Percussion
Jeanie Fineberg Saxophone
Diva Gray Vocals
Cheryl Hong Strings
Kenny Lehman Woodwind
Luci Martin Vocals
Robert Millikan Horn
Karen Milne Strings
Meco Monardo Horn
Gene Orloff Concert Master
Barry Rodgers Trombone
Robert Sabino Piano, Keyboards, Clavinet
Ellen Seeling Trumpet
Norma Jean Wright Vocals
Alfa Anderson Vocals
Joe Rossy Tubular Bells
Andrew Barrett Keyboards
Tony Thompson Drums
Raymond Jones Keyboards, fender rhodes
Technical Credits
Bernard Edwards Arranger, Producer
Nile Rodgers Arranger, Producer
Alfred Brown String Contractor
Jean Charles Costa Liner Notes
Kenny Lehman Arranger, Producer
Michael Mazzarella Research Coordination
Bob Defrin Art Direction
Chic Strings Contributor
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