independent and unofficial
Prince fan community site
Mon 19th Aug 2019 1:15pm
Welcome! Sign up or enter username and password to remember me
Forum jump
Forums > Music: Non-Prince > Chaka Khan & Rufus or Mary J. Blige?
« Previous topic  Next topic »
  New topic   Printable     (Log in to 'subscribe' to this topic)
Author

Tweet     Share

Message
Thread started 08/15/18 7:27pm

JabarR74

Chaka Khan & Rufus or Mary J. Blige?

Sweet Thing

or

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #1 posted 08/15/18 8:27pm

lool

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #2 posted 08/15/18 10:35pm

Goddess4Real

avatar

Chaka Khan thumbs up!

Keep Calm & Listen To Prince
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #3 posted 08/15/18 10:56pm

FullLipsDotNos
e

avatar

Mary Jane Blige thumbs up!

full lips, freckles, and upturned nose
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #4 posted 08/16/18 12:42am

SoulAlive

Chaka Khan,of course smile

interestingly,Chaka doesn't like Mary's remake and even told her so.Mary admitted that she recorded it at 8:00 AM in the morning.Chaka replied "No,no,no...you should never be in a recording studio that early in the day" lol

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #5 posted 08/16/18 7:31am

kitbradley

avatar

SoulAlive said:

Chaka Khan,of course smile

interestingly,Chaka doesn't like Mary's remake and even told her so.Mary admitted that she recorded it at 8:00 AM in the morning.Chaka replied "No,no,no...you should never be in a recording studio that early in the day" lol

lol I remember Mary saying when she first met Chaka, she asked her how did she like the remake? Chaka told her, "You sounded flat!". That's when Mary explained to her how they recorded the song early in the morning and Chaka told her not to record any more songs at 8am in the morning. lol And they have been friends ever since. biggrin

"It's not nice to fuck with K.B.! All you haters will see!" - Kitbradley
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #6 posted 08/16/18 9:35am

Empress

Chaka, no question! I like Mary, but this song belongs to Chaka.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #7 posted 08/16/18 12:16pm

TrivialPursuit

avatar

SoulAlive said:

Chaka Khan,of course smile

interestingly, Chaka doesn't like Mary's remake and even told her so. Mary admitted that she recorded it at 8:00 AM in the morning. Chaka replied "No,no,no...you should never be in a recording studio that early in the day" lol


Mary's voice is just horrible. There is a weird dryness in her voice that grates on me like sandpaper.

All that said, her version of this classic song is a tragedy, at best. Even Sinbad slyly referenced it when talking to Chaka Khan on Vibe (when Prince & Larry were on, too) when his kids were liking Mary's version and said, "No, come here and listen to the real version".

And while I love Ms. Holloway, this song belongs to Chaka.

This experience will cover courtship, sex, commitment, fetishes, loneliness, vindication, love, and hate.
http://bit.ly/1D3FG2U
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #8 posted 08/16/18 12:50pm

motown1958

“TrivialPursuit:

Mary’s voice is just horrible. There is a weird dryness in her voice that grates on me like sandpaper.

All that said, her version of this classic song is a tragedy, at best. Even Sinbad slyly referenced it when talking to Chaka Khan on Vibe (when Prince & Larry were on, too) when his kids were liking Mary’s version and said, “No, come here and listen to the real version”.

This x 1000!

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #9 posted 08/16/18 12:59pm

Graycap23

avatar

Lol..........u are actually comparing Mary J to Chaka K? Lol......

FOOLS multiply when WISE Men & Women are silent.
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #10 posted 08/17/18 4:10pm

namepeace

TrivialPursuit said:

SoulAlive said:

Chaka Khan,of course smile

interestingly, Chaka doesn't like Mary's remake and even told her so. Mary admitted that she recorded it at 8:00 AM in the morning. Chaka replied "No,no,no...you should never be in a recording studio that early in the day" lol


Mary's voice is just horrible. There is a weird dryness in her voice that grates on me like sandpaper.

All that said, her version of this classic song is a tragedy, at best. Even Sinbad slyly referenced it when talking to Chaka Khan on Vibe (when Prince & Larry were on, too) when his kids were liking Mary's version and said, "No, come here and listen to the real version".

And while I love Ms. Holloway, this song belongs to Chaka.


While I enjoy her first four albums and several songs thereafter, and have a special affection for My Life because of my 1994 (different story), Mary's limitations, and the supremacy of Chaka's version, cannot be objectively disputed.

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

Props will be withheld until the showing and proving has commenced. -- Aaron McGruder
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #11 posted 08/17/18 4:18pm

TrivialPursuit

avatar

namepeace said:


While I enjoy her first four albums and several songs thereafter, and have a special affection for My Life because of my 1994 (different story), Mary's limitations, and the supremacy of Chaka's version, cannot be objectively disputed.


And let me just give an exception to my statement earlier (which I stand by), I do enjoy "Love No Limit", but I still feel like someone else could do it better. The covers I've heard of "Real Love" are always better than MJB.

Funny note: In 2007, my roommate bought me an MJB album for Christmas. I sorta looked at him like he was punking me. "I thought you liked Mary J. Blige". I told him I didn't. Apparently, I was bobbing my head in a store one time when "Just Fine" was on (albeit above a crowd of people, intercoms, & check out lanes). Needless to say, the album went unopened and I returned it the next day.

Mary's drama annoys me too. First, she goes thru drama, then she's over it, then it's something else. I get that we all go thru shit, but it seems she (like Taylor Swift & her constant mean-girl-status) has nothing to sing about with there being some sort of bruhaha in her life.

This experience will cover courtship, sex, commitment, fetishes, loneliness, vindication, love, and hate.
http://bit.ly/1D3FG2U
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #12 posted 08/21/18 2:33pm

SoulAlive

TrivialPursuit said:

namepeace said:


While I enjoy her first four albums and several songs thereafter, and have a special affection for My Life because of my 1994 (different story), Mary's limitations, and the supremacy of Chaka's version, cannot be objectively disputed.


And let me just give an exception to my statement earlier (which I stand by), I do enjoy "Love No Limit", but I still feel like someone else could do it better. The covers I've heard of "Real Love" are always better than MJB.

Funny note: In 2007, my roommate bought me an MJB album for Christmas. I sorta looked at him like he was punking me. "I thought you liked Mary J. Blige". I told him I didn't. Apparently, I was bobbing my head in a store one time when "Just Fine" was on (albeit above a crowd of people, intercoms, & check out lanes). Needless to say, the album went unopened and I returned it the next day.

Mary's drama annoys me too. First, she goes thru drama, then she's over it, then it's something else. I get that we all go thru shit, but it seems she (like Taylor Swift & her constant mean-girl-status) has nothing to sing about with there being some sort of bruhaha in her life.

I'm not really a huge fan of hers,but I gotta admit,I like "Just Fine" hmmm that's a great song.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #13 posted 08/21/18 9:25pm

TrivialPursuit

avatar

SoulAlive said:

TrivialPursuit said:

Apparently, I was bobbing my head in a store one time when "Just Fine" was on (albeit above a crowd of people, intercoms, & check out lanes).

I'm not really a huge fan of hers,but I gotta admit,I like "Just Fine" hmmm that's a great song.


Hey, everyone has one song, at least. I can't fucking stand Lady Caca but I dig "The Edge of Glory" (it was written about her grandpa who was getting ready to die in a few days). Also, "You and I".

Same with Ms. Lip Sync herself, Britney Spears, "Toxic" is the shit. But the rest is just shit.

This experience will cover courtship, sex, commitment, fetishes, loneliness, vindication, love, and hate.
http://bit.ly/1D3FG2U
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #14 posted 08/22/18 1:42pm

SoulAlive

TrivialPursuit said:

SoulAlive said:

I'm not really a huge fan of hers,but I gotta admit,I like "Just Fine" hmmm that's a great song.


Hey, everyone has one song, at least. I can't fucking stand Lady Caca but I dig "The Edge of Glory" (it was written about her grandpa who was getting ready to die in a few days). Also, "You and I".

Same with Ms. Lip Sync herself, Britney Spears, "Toxic" is the shit. But the rest is just shit.

nod

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #15 posted 08/22/18 1:44pm

SoulAlive

Graycap23 said:

Lol..........u are actually comparing Mary J to Chaka K? Lol......

biggrin

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
  New topic   Printable     (Log in to 'subscribe' to this topic)
« Previous topic  Next topic »
Forums > Music: Non-Prince > Chaka Khan & Rufus or Mary J. Blige?