is the self-titled debut album by Chic Chic, released on Atlantic Records in 1977. The cover art featured two models,  Valentine Monnier (left) and Alva Chinn (right), uncredited in a photograph taken by Frank Laffitte.
Release [ edit ]
It includes the hit singles "
Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)" - originally released on Buddah Records - (US Hot 100 #6, R&B #6, US Club Play #1, UK #6) and " Everybody Dance" (US Hot 100 #38, R&B #12, US Club Play #1, UK #9). Chic's debut album reached #27 on the US Pop charts, #12 on the R&B charts and was certified Gold by the RIAA, selling more than half a million copies.
Chic was released on compact disc by Atlantic Records/ Warner Music in 1991. The album was digitally remastered and re-issued by Wounded Bird Records in 2006 and by Warner Music Japan in 2011.
Track listing [ edit ]
All tracks written by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers, except "
Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)" and "São Paulo" by Edwards, Kenny Lehman, and Rodgers; all tracks produced by Edwards, Lehman, and Rodgers.
1. " Everybody Dance" 6:41 2. "Est-ce que c'est Chic?" 3:53 3. "Falling in Love with You" 4:29 4. "Strike Up the Band" 4:32
Personnel [ edit ]
Norma Jean Wright - Lead vocals (B1, B2, B3)
Bernard Edwards - Lead vocals (A3), bass guitar
Nile Rodgers - guitar, vocals
Tony Thompson - drums
Luther Vandross - vocals Alfa Anderson - vocals
David Lasley - vocals
Robin Clark - vocals
Diva Gray - vocals Kenny Lehman -
woodwinds David Friedman - orchestral
bells, vibraphones Raymond Jones - keyboards
Robert Sabino - keyboards Andy Schwartz - keyboards
Tom Coppola - keyboards
Jeremy Wall - keyboards George Young -
flute, tenor saxophone Vito Rendace - flute, tenor saxophone on "Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)"
Jon Faddis - trumpet
Jay Beckenstein - saxophone on Sao Paulo Barry Rogers -
Gerardo Velez - percussion
Sammy Figueroa - percussion Alfred Brown -
strings contractor Gloria Agostini -
harp Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers, Kenny Lehman - arrangements
Production [ edit ]
Certifications and sales [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b Henderson, Alex.
Chic at AllMusic
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Beta, Andy (December 12, 2018). "Chic / Sister Sledge: The Chic Organization 1977–1979". Pitchfork . Retrieved . December 25, 2018
"American album certifications – Chic – Chic". Recording Industry Association of America . Retrieved . December 17, 2019 If necessary, click Advanced , then click Format , then select Album , then click SEARCH .