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Norma Jean Wright on Retropopic Radio

Neil Saint talks with singer and the first lady in Chic, Norma Jean Wright!

How does Norma Jean remember her childhood in Ohio? When did she decide she wanted to be a singer? What are her memories of singing in ESP? How did Norma Jean become enticed to work with Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers? What are her memories of the early ideas Bernard & Nile had for the Chic project?

How does she remember the recordings of hit songs ‘Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)’ & ‘Everybody Dance’? What role did Luther Vandross play in creating that distinctive Chic vocal sound? Working as backing singer on album We Are Family, why does she regard those songs so highly?

In what way is being a backing vocalist more challenging than taking the spotlight on lead? How did she meet Madonna before she became famous? What are her memories of singing with Madonna on her first album?

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