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In June 1985.

In June 1985, “Warner Bros” label released “B-Movie Matinee”, the second Nile Rodgers studio album. It was recorded in 1985, at “The Power Station” and “Atlantic Recording Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Nile Rodgers and Tommy “Rock” Jymi.

Personnel:

  • Nile Rodgers – lead and backing vocals, guitars, keyboards
  • Alfa Anderson – lead and backing vocals
  • Frank Simms, George Simms, David Spinner, Curtis King – backing vocals
  • Tommy Jymi, Rob Sabino – keyboards
  • Jimmy Bralower – guitars, bass, drums
  • James Farber – recording, mixing
  • Eric Mahler – second engineer
  • Bobby Warner, Malcolm Pollack, Josh Abbey – additional engineers
  • Steve Rinkoff, Dave Greenberg, Ira McLaughlin, Dan Nash – additional second engineers
  • Joe Sidore, Gus “Nan Desuka” Skinas – digital engineering
  • Budd Tunnick, Kevin Jones – production managers
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Mick Haggerty – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Nile Rodgers, except where noted.

  1. Plan-9 – Nile Rodgers, Jimmy Bralower
  2. State Your Mind – Martin Celay
  3. The Face in The Window – Eric Lowen, Rick Boston, Dan Navarro
  4. Doll Squad
  5. Let’s Go Out Tonight
  6. Groove Master
  7. Wavelength
  8. Stay Out Of The Light

In July 1984.

In July 1984, “Capitol” label released “Signs of Life”, the fourth Billy Squier studio album. It was recorded April – June 1984 and was produced by Billy Squier and Jim Steinman.

Personnel:

  • Billy Squier- lead vocals, guitars, keyboards, synthesizers
  • Jeff Golub- guitars, slide guitar
  • Alan St. Jon – keyboards, synthesizers
  • Doug Lubahn- bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Bobby Chouinard – drums
  • Larry Fast– synthesizers
  • Jimmy Maelen– percussion
  • Eric Troyer, Rory Dodd- additional vocals
  • Brian May- guitar solo
  • Alfa Anderson – additional vocals
  • John Jansen: production assistant
  • Tony Platt: engineer
  • Gary Rindfuss: assistant engineer
  • B. Moore: mixing
  • Anjali Dutt: tape operator
  • George Marino: mastering
  • Bill Smith: cover art design, illustration
  • John Van Hamersveld: rear cover collage, inner sleeve design

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Squier.

  1. All Night Long
  2. Rock Me Tonite
  3. Eye on You
  4. Take a Look Behind Ya
  5. Reach for the Sky
  6. (Another) 1984
  7. Fall for Love
  8. Can’t Get Next to You
  9. Hand-Me Downs
  10. Sweet Release

On November 14, 1983.

On November 14, 1983, “Atlantic” label released “Believer”, the seventh Chic studio album. It was recorded in 1983, and was produced by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards.

Personnel:

  • Nile Rodgers- lead vocals, rap, guitar
  • Bernard Edwards- vocals, bass guitar
  • Tony Thompson- drums
  • Alfa Anderson – lead vocals
  • Luci Martin – lead vocals
  • Brenda White, Fonzi Thornton, Curtis King – vocals
  • Rob Sabino- keyboards
  • Jason Corsaro – sound engineer
  • Lynn Dreese Breslin – art direction
  • Pater Sato- illustration

Track listing:

All tracks by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers.

  1. Believer
  2. You Are Beautiful
  3. Take a Closer Look
  4. Give Me the Lovin’
  5. Show Me Your Light
  6. You Got Some Love For Me
  7. In Love With Music
  8. Party Everybody

On May 22, 1980.

On May 22, 1980, “Motown” label released “Diana”, the tenth Diana Ross album. It was recorded December 1979-March 1980, at “Power Station”, and “Electric Lady” in New York City, “Motown/Hitsville U.S.A. Studios” in Hollywood and was produced by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers.The album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Diana Ross –lead vocals
  • Alfa Anderson –background vocals
  • Fonzi Thornton– background vocals
  • Luci Martin – background vocals
  • Michelle Cobbs – background vocals
  • Bernard Edwards– bass guitar
  • Nile Rodgers– guitar
  • Tony Thompson– drums
  • Andy Barrett (Schwartz) –piano
  • Raymond Jones – keyboards
  • Eddie Daniels –saxophone
  • Meco Monardo– trombone
  • Bob Milliken –trumpet
  • Valerie Haywood (The Chic Strings) –strings
  • Cheryl Hong (The Chic Strings) – strings
  • Karen Milne (The Chic Strings) – strings
  • Gene Orloff– conductor
  • Bob Clearmountain– engineer
  • Bill Scheniman – engineer
  • James Farber – engineer
  • Neil Dorfsman– engineer
  • Ralph Osborn – engineer
  • Abdoulaye Soumare – assistant engineer
  • Jeff Hendrickson – assistant engineer
  • Lucy Laurie – assistant engineer
  • Peter Robbins – assistant engineer
  • Dennis King –mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers.

  1. Upside Down
  2. Tenderness
  3. Friend to Friend
  4. I’m Coming Out
  5. Have Fun (Again)
  6. My Old Piano
  7. Now That You’re Gone
  8. Give Up

 

On August 11, 1978.

C'est_Chic

On August 11, 1978, “Atlantic” label released “C’est Chic”, the second Chic studio album. It was recorded in 1978 and was produced by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards.

Personnel:

  • Alfa Anderson – lead vocals
  • Luci Martin – vocals
  • Bernard Edwards- lead vocals, bass guitar
  • Nile Rodgers- guitar, vocals
  • Tony Thompson- drums
  • Diva Gray – lead vocals
  • David Lasley– vocals
  • Luther Vandross– vocals
  • Robert Sabino– clavinet, acoustic piano, electric piano
  • Andy Schwartz – clavinet, acoustic piano, electric piano
  • Raymond Jones – Fender Rhodes
  • Sammy Figueroa– percussion
  • Jose Rossy – tubular bells
  • Marianne Carroll (The Chic Strings) – strings
  • Cheryl Hong (The Chic Strings) – strings
  • Karen Milne (The Chic Strings) – strings
  • Jon Faddis– trumpet
  • Ellen Seeling – trumpet
  • Alex Foster – saxophone
  • Jean Fineberg – saxophone
  • Barry Rogers – trombone
  • Gene Orloff– concert master

Track listing:

All tracks by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers; except where noted.

  1. Chic Cheer
  2. Le Freak
  3. Savoir Faire
  4. Happy Man
  5. I Want Your Love
  6. At Last I Am Free
  7. Sometimes You Win
  8. (Funny) Bone

 

On June 3, 1985.

Boys_and_Girls

On June 3, 1985, “E.G” label released “Boys and Girls”, the sixth Bryan Ferry studio solo album. It was recorded 1983 – 1985, at “AIR Studios”, “Sarm West Studios” in London, “Compass Point Studios” in New Providence, The Bahamas, “Effanel Mobile”, “RPM Studios”, “The Power Station” in New York, “The White House”in New South Wales,Australia, and was produced by Bryan Ferry and Rhett Davies. “Boys and Girls” was certified Platinum in UK by the “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • Bryan Ferry– lead vocals, keyboards
  • Guy Fletcher– keyboards
  • David Gilmour– lead guitar
  • Omar Hakim– drums
  • Neil Hubbard– lead guitar
  • Neil Jason– bass guitar
  • Chester Kamen– lead guitar
  • Mark Knopfler– lead guitar
  • Tony Levin– bass guitar
  • Jimmy Maelen– percussion
  • Martin McCarrick– cello
  • Marcus Miller– bass guitar
  • Andy Newmark– drums
  • Nile Rodgers– lead guitar
  • David Sanborn– saxophone
  • Keith Scott– lead guitar
  • Alan Spenner– bass guitar
  • Anne Stephenson – strings
  • Jon Carin– keyboards
  • Virginia Hewes – backing vocals
  • Ednah Holt – backing vocals
  • Fonzi Thornton– backing vocals
  • Ruby Turner– backing vocals
  • Alfa Anderson – backing vocals
  • Michelle Cobbs – backing vocals
  • Yanick Etienne– backing vocals
  • Colleen Fitz-Charles – backing vocals
  • Lisa Fitz-Charles – backing vocals
  • Simone Fitz-Charles – backing vocals
  • Rhett Davies– recording engineer
  • Bob Clearmountain– recording engineer, mixing engineer
  • Neil Dorfsman– recording engineer
  • Femi Jiya – recording engineer
  • Dominick Maita – recording engineer
  • Brian McGee – recording engineer
  • Andy Lydon – recording engineer
  • Benjamin Armbrister – assistant engineer
  • Carb – assistant engineer
  • Steve Churchyard – assistant engineer
  • Randy Ezratty – assistant engineer
  • Dave Greenberg – assistant engineer
  • Kevin Killen – assistant engineer
  • Heff Moraes – assistant engineer
  • Peter Revill – assistant engineer
  • Kendal Stubbs – assistant engineer
  • Robert Ludwig– mastering engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Bryan Ferry.

  1. Sensation
  2. Slave to Love
  3. Don’t Stop the Dance – Bryan Ferry, Rhett Davies
  4. A waste Land
  5. Windsept
  6. The Chosen One
  7. Valentine
  8. Stone Woman
  9. Boys and Girls