Chic bassist Jerry Barnes: “I use Bernard's chucking, but not like him… I’m trying to keep from bleeding!“

Jerry Barnes' bass has Nile Rogers feeling the funk as Chic play Asheville, North Carolina. (Image credit: Alicia Funderburk/Getty Images)

Tap into YouTube and a song called Sugar Free by Juicy, the duo of bassist Jerry Barnes and his late sister Katreese, an award-winning performer and composer known for her work on Saturday Night Live and elsewhere. 

This song, a hit in 1985, was the first real emergence into the limelight for the siblings; Jerry went on to perform as a session and stage musician with a huge list of stars – Roberta Flack, Carly Simon, Chaka Khan, Bette Midler, and Harry Belafonte among them. 

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