Nile Rodgers shares unreleased, bare bones demo of Bowie's 'Let's Dance'


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/01/17/nile-rodgers-shares-unreleased.html


#2

Nile Rogers is a super cool dude. Also he looks fantastic for his age.


#3

The world misses you.

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#4

Seems like new Bowie stuff is being released every week now :wink:


#5

Thanks for that! What a great way to start the morning.


#6

Video is gone.

Anyway, Let’s Dance wasn’t exactly Bowie’s best period.

And anyway, what does that even mean: “put on your red shoes and dance the blues”?
I get the red shoes (my shoes are red, so: done) but who dances the blues?


#7

Ha! I came to say the same. I shared it from BB the last time it was posted! :wink:


#8

Video works fine for me.


#9

And like last time, the video was gone before I could get to it :frowning:


#10

have you never danced to blues music? like that.


#11

Plays fine for me, just like last time!


#12

Hmm, it’s usually because it’s geographically blocked but it’s not saying ‘This video is not available in your country’, just ‘This video is not available’

And I can’t play anything else from that uploader either - same message


#13

don’t panic - listen to 30 seconds of it, you’ll get the gist


#14

That really is a thing:


#15

It’s me. I was the second guitarist. *Does some sick air guitar licks* See?

Now who can I contact for my residuals check?

Edit: Actually I had planned to ask how the hell could he forget that Stevie Ray Vaughan was the guitarist but then I remembered he played on Little China Girl, not Let’s Dance.


#16

Okay :slight_smile:
In my memory, what I can associate with ‘Blues Dance’ is much like headbanging in half-tempo.


#17

Blues dancing:

https://youtu.be/qdbrIrFxas0


#18

It’s like people never heard of the Blues queens or city blues… as if the blues pretty much begin and end with Robert Johnson somehow…

It was party music!


#19

Ah, so you’re a blue suede shoes kind of guy?


#20

Yeah, well you better not step on them