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Thread started 04/22/15 12:29pm

loveu2the9ss

Chaka Khan... Drunk or high on Letterman??

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o900wTovKIQ

Not good for national TV exposure...

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Reply #1 posted 04/22/15 4:09pm

Billmenever

Naah, it's just her way. Besides, she still has the lungs and chops to hit all the right notes. She wasn't drunk...high? hmmm

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Reply #2 posted 04/22/15 6:04pm

lezama

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Neither. She just doesn't know the lyrics and I'd say the majority of the planet doesn't either, until you get to the chorus. She sounded good to me.

Change it one more time..
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Reply #3 posted 04/22/15 8:06pm

SoulAlive

She seemed kinda uncomfortable singing this song.I think this song is beneath her.I would have liked to hear her sing one of her own great classics.

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Reply #4 posted 04/22/15 8:20pm

MonDre

It looked like she was reading the lyrics from a teleprompter on the floor in front of her, still, her range was phenominal!

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Reply #5 posted 04/22/15 8:43pm

terrig

I saw this, and it didnt matter - everythine she opened her mouth she sounded amazing - it looked like she couldnt see the telepromter though and I thought something happened at thta moment and she just ran with it ....

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Reply #6 posted 04/23/15 8:46am

Graycap23

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Lol........neither.

She was reading the tele for the lyrics.

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Reply #7 posted 04/23/15 6:58pm

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"Ten time Grammy winner... TEN!!!"

Yes, not good when the backup singers know the song better than the lead singer, but CK can sing the friggin' Dollar Menu at McDonald's and make it sound amazing!


And Mr. Letterman also said she will have a new album out in the fall.

(Let's hope it's not a covers album... but I'm anxious to hear what we've waited an ETERNITY (no pun intended) to get!) lol

[Edited 4/23/15 18:58pm]

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Reply #8 posted 04/26/15 10:27pm

annadaggs

Stop spreading rumors.

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Reply #9 posted 04/27/15 12:09pm

kitbradley

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Neither. This is typical chaka. Whether high or sober she has a notorius rep as being unprofessional - skipping out on rehersals, forgetting the lyrics - to her own songs, and just generally being unprepared. She has often stated the only music she listens to is miles davis and joni mitchell. After years of watching her struggle to sing other peoples songs, i tend to believe it. There is a posted performance on youtube with chaka, george benson and ray charles perfoming "this masqurade". She didnt know the lyrics so george had to whisper them in her ear. And then there is the perfomance with miles davis when she was singing micheal jackson "human nature". She didnt know the words so she took the stage with the lyric sheet in hand. smile there are countless other performances i can name but you get my drift. Typical chaka. But i do agree when you go on letterman and give a sloppy performance doesnt make her look good.
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Reply #10 posted 04/27/15 9:42pm

SoulAlive

fun fact: the song "It's Raining Men" was offered to several female artists,including Donna Summer,Diana Ross.Cher and even Barbra Streisand,but they all turned it down.

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Reply #11 posted 04/28/15 6:07am

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SoulAlive said:

fun fact: the song "It's Raining Men" was offered to several female artists,including Donna Summer,Diana Ross.Cher and even Barbra Streisand,but they all turned it down.

Can you blame them? lol It's a novelty song like "YMCA". Most people don't know the lyrics, only the chorus. I've heard both songs hundreds of times over the years and I don't know one lyrics outside of the chorus. So, I will give C.K. as pass on this one. biggrin I still say, if he didn't do it, out of respect, Paul should have asked Martha Wash to come on the show to perform the song.

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Reply #12 posted 04/28/15 9:10am

NouveauDance

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That was rough. sad

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Reply #13 posted 04/28/15 9:12am

RodeoSchro

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SoulAlive said:

fun fact: the song "It's Raining Men" was offered to several female artists,including Donna Summer,Diana Ross.Cher and even Barbra Streisand,but they all turned it down.



I didn't know Paul Shafer wrote it. Or that he could have been George Costanza!

"Shaffer never returned the call which offered him the role of George Costanza in Seinfeld. Shaffer claims he never auditioned for the role, Seinfeld simply called to offer him the job."

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Reply #14 posted 04/28/15 2:38pm

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kitbradley said:

SoulAlive said:

fun fact: the song "It's Raining Men" was offered to several female artists,including Donna Summer,Diana Ross.Cher and even Barbra Streisand,but they all turned it down.

Can you blame them? lol It's a novelty song like "YMCA". Most people don't know the lyrics, only the chorus. I've heard both songs hundreds of times over the years and I don't know one lyrics outside of the chorus. So, I will give C.K. as pass on this one. biggrin I still say, if he didn't do it, out of respect, Paul should have asked Martha Wash to come on the show to perform the song.

yup,it's a total novelty song biggrin a silly one,at that

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Reply #15 posted 04/28/15 9:57pm

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FormerlyKnownAs said:

"Ten time Grammy winner... TEN!!!"

Yes, not good when the backup singers know the song better than the lead singer, but CK can sing the friggin' Dollar Menu at McDonald's and make it sound amazing!


And Mr. Letterman also said she will have a new album out in the fall.

(Let's hope it's not a covers album... but I'm anxious to hear what we've waited an ETERNITY (no pun intended) to get!) lol

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An ETERNITY is an understatement! lol And I'm here (not hear lol) to say I saw Chaka perform four years ago and she still has the chops to sing. I so hope a new album comes out or that she come round here to perform again. wink

[Edited 4/28/15 21:59pm]

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