(Stockholm 12/12 08) CHIC fan Wouter Heijke mailed me, a couple of days ago, and said he had found the track list of the unreleased CHIC project featuring CHIC choir leaderFonzi Thornton supposedly done in 1982. I was understandibly very excited. The info comes from the US Copyright Database. It seems that the Fonzi album was done in 1981, and it did include "I Work For A Livin'" and "Riding" both released as part of the soundtrack for the movie "Soup For One" (1982) "Riding" was however not on the soundtrack album. As far as I know the album, except the two above mentioned tracks were never finished, but was a collection of demo's that Nile & Nard were shopping around record co.'s with, trying to get a record deal for Fonzi. This didn't happen so most of the project was shelved. However the demo's still exist. According to the database, the album was entitled"Don't Throw My Love Away".
To Nile Rodgers: I would like to say that we fans want this album released even if it's in demo form. In fact we want it in any shape or form. Why not release it as a digital download? That seems to be the most cost-effective way for you to get it out.
THANK YOU TO WOUTER HEIJKE FOR THIS INFO
Below photo: Fonzi Thornton UK 2005 Full size