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JazzFM Plays Another NEW CHIC/Mathis Song!

Johnny MathisPosted by pocat 2010-09-01 20:58
This Sunday September 5th 2010 Ralph Tee at JazzFM will do us CHIC fans another favor, he will, as part of a CHIC tribute section signifying that Nile Rodgers and the CHIC gang will gig at the O2 Arena next Friday, play "Love And Be Loved" from the CHIC produced Johnny Mathis album "I Love My Lady". An album that remains unreleased.

The song "Love And Be Loved" was released by Nile Rodgers, as a demo on which Fonzi Thornton was singing guide vocals for Mathis, a few years back. Now we get to hear the finished product. A sample of "Love And Be Loved" was also used by The Shapeshifters on their collaboration with Nile for the track "Sensitivity" in 2006.

We here at are very grateful to Ralph Tee.


Demo of "Love And Be Loved" sung by Fonzi Thornton.

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Posted by Chill07 2010-09-15 23:37

It just amazes me that for such an influential band, not all the back catalogue is available, that is; Norma Jean, Mathis and Fonzi CHIC Org. Produced, including the promotional videos. The box set had been on my Christmas list for a while! By the title of it, I am guessing there is going tombs a volume II?

Posted by pocat 2010-09-12 01:34

5 star soul.

I agree with you completely.

I did some small work 5 or 6 years ago with the production company which re-released the chic/budokan dvd in Europe, and tried to persuade them to put together a dvd with the original band in their heyday. But they thought it would cost to much to put together the clips I wanted.

I guess the only way we're gonna see a dvd like that is to buy lots and lots of copy's of the coming box, to show the powers that be that CHIC can still sell.

Posted by 5 star soul 2010-09-11 03:55

Nile should also release a DVD of the original group performing on Television and on promotional videos.Chic was great to watch on stage.And we have almost nothing on the original band performing.These have to still exist somewhere and will help fans appreciate the box set even more.Groups such as Abba have released most of there promotional videos and TV performances.And aside from one you tube video nothing on Chic.I loved how Nile and Bernard would come together and Jam during the musical interludes of there songs.And how Nile and Tony Thompson used to interact during the songs.This needs to be seen.And a DVD should be part of this box set.

Posted by Chill07 2010-09-05 10:28

Thanks for the update.

Posted by pocat 2010-09-04 12:59

Nothing is, as far as I know, confirmed regarding the CHIC Box, there are some hints, for one the posting above this. I've heard that there may be 3 tracks from the Mathis album and three from the Fonzi album... but nothing confirmed.

Posted by Chill07 2010-09-03 21:06

Thanks. Shame about the Mathis album, it really felt momentum was building for the realease (may be wishful thinking on my behalf!). Are there are there any confirmed track listings for chic box?

Posted by Alchemyst 2010-09-02 19:50

Real good news. - Chic rules!

Posted by pocat 2010-09-02 11:10

No news on the Mathis album, but the box may????? come relatively soon?

Posted by Chill07 2010-09-02 07:11

Great news, looking forward to hear it. Any update on the release dates for chic box and the Mathis album?