1977 Chic – Chic

Chic is the self-titled debut album by 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.

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.

Tracks

Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah) (Bernard Edwards; Nile Rodgers; Kenny Lehman) 08:22
2  São Paulo (Bernard Edwards; Nile Rodgers; Kenny Lehman) 05:03
3  You Can Get By (Bernard Edwards; Nile Rodgers) 05:42
Everybody Dance (Bernard Edwards; Nile Rodgers) 06:42
5  Est-ce que c’est Chic (Bernard Edwards; Nile Rodgers) 03:56
6  Falling In Love With You (Bernard Edwards; Nile Rodgers) 04:31
7  Strike Up The Band (Bernard Edwards; Nile Rodgers) 04:35

Musicians

BassBernard Edwards
DrumsTony Thompson
GuitarNile Rodgers
FluteGeorge Young
SaxGeorge Young
HarpGloria Agostini
KeyboardsAndy Schwartz
KeyboardsRob Sabino
KeyboardsTom Coppola
TromboneBarry Rogers
TrumpetJon Faddis
WoodwindsKenny Lehman
PercussionSammy Figueroa
VibraphoneDavid Friedman
PercussionDavid Friedman
Background VocalsAlfa Anderson
Background VocalsDavid Lasley
Background VocalsDiva Gray
Background VocalsLuther Vandross
Background VocalsNorma Jean Wright
Background VocalsRobin Clark
VocalsBernard Edwards
VocalsNile Rodgers

Liner Notes

Producer – Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers, Kenny Lehman
Producer (Executive) – Marc Kreiner, Tom Cossie
Arranged By – Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers, Kenny Lehman
Contractor (Strings) – Alfred Brown
Engineer – Bob Clearmountain, Michael Frondelli, Robert Drake, Ron Johnsen, Tom Savarese
Mastered By – Dennis King

Art Direction – Bob Defrin
Design – Lynn Dreese Breslin
Photography By – Frank Laffitte

Manufactured By – General Music Co. Ltd.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
Copyright (c) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
Mastered At – Atlantic Studios
Recorded At Electric Lady Studios, New York, New York