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Nile Rodgers- Le Freak- An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco and Destiney

R65.00 R45.00

*This book is in excellent, unread condition and could pass as new!

You will hear a Nile Rodgers song today. It will make you happy.

Legendary producer and co-founder of Chic, Nile Rodgers wrote ‘We are Family’ for Sister Sledge and ‘I’m Coming Out’ for Diana Ross, produced ‘Let’s Dance’ for David Bowie and ‘Like a Virgin’ for Madonna. He has worked with just about every major star, from Michael Jackson and Bob Dylan to Prince and Duran Duran.

But before he reinvented pop music, Nile Rodgers invented himself. Born into a mixed-race family of dopefiend bohemians, he learned “at a very early age” everything he needed to know about love, loss, fashion, art, music, and the subversive power of underground culture. The stars of the scene were his glamorous teenage mom and heroin-addicted Jewish stepfather, but there were also monkeys, voodoo orishas, jazz cats, and contract killers in the mix.

By the age of 16, Nile was busking his way through the 60s, half-hippie and half-Black Panther. He jammed with Jimi Hendrix, took acid with Timothy Leary, toured with Big Bird on Sesame Street’s road show, and played guitar behind history’s greatest soul singers. And then, one night, he discovered disco.
This was pop’s most glamorous and decadent age. Nile Rodgers wrote the songs, produced the hits and lived behind the velvet rope holding court in the bathroom stalls at Studio 54, club-hopping with Madonna, scarfing down burgers with Diana Ross.

Le Freak is the personal, moving story of a creative genius, told in his own unique voice “warm, intimate and relentlessly charming. It is also a stunning recreation of an age” told by the man who wrote its soundtrack.

DIMENSIONS
Length: 19.8cm
Width: 12.7cn
Depth: 2.5cm

Availability: 1 in stock

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Please note that these are second hand books and have probably passed through a number of hands in their lifetime.This is part of the charm for me, but for some it may be less so.
You can expect to find some general page discolouration, some creases in the spine and occasionally cover, the odd smudge or perhaps an inscription in the front. Condition will vary from book to book, but this will be reflected in the price and images.
Any major damage such as loose pages, tears, scribbling throughout the body of the book or missing dust jackets will be mentioned.

DELIVERY METHODS

R80- Door to Door delivery via uAfrica to all major cities nation wide.

**Please note that this is a flat rate and you are welcome to add as many deliverable items to your order at no additional cost. Undeliverable items include furniture and items that are extremely fragile in nature, but this will be specified in the items description.

**If you feel you might want to purchase multiple items over the course of the month, you can check the “collection” option and then we can bulk ship your products when you are ready. Payment for this can either be done via eft or with your last item purchased.

FREE- Collection in Vredehoek Cape Town. Once payment has been made we will contact you via email to arrange a convenient time for you to collect.

DISCLAIMER

Most of our products are vintage in nature and will show varying signs of age appropriate wear. However, we will always endeavour to point out any imperfections and describe items to the best of our ability. Please always be sure to examine the pictures and dimensions carefully. If you are unsure about absolutely anything, please don’t hesitate to contact us, as we are always happy to answer any questions you might have.

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