Nile Rodgers is one of the first people I interviewed when I started by music journalism career in the late ’70s at Billboard magazine. Throughout the years he’s been one of the more insightful artists I’ve spoken to. Not a surprise because he’s had a long, hit filled career as a producer/writer while developing one of most identifiable instrumental sounds in all of pop music. Starting with Chic in the late ’70s and continuing with Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” Nile has remained at the forefront of danceable pop music. These quotes are outtakes from my documentary FINDING THE FUNK, which…

Nelson George

Author and filmmaker. Current books: a novel, The Darkest Hearts (Akashic); music collection The Nelson George Mixtape (Pacific) www.pacificpacific.pub.

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