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Thread started 11/04/23 9:43pm

SoulAlive

Chaka Khan appreciation

Chaka was just inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.Let's discuss this amazingly talented lady and her many accomplishments.

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Reply #1 posted 11/04/23 9:43pm

SoulAlive

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Reply #2 posted 11/04/23 9:56pm

SoulAlive

70s soul flashback: "Fool's Paradise" by Rufus featuring Chaka Khan (1975)

Fool's Paradise - YouTube

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Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan – Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan (1975, Vinyl) -  Discogs

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Reply #3 posted 11/04/23 9:59pm

SoulAlive

a few months ago,I purchased this awesome T-shirt from Chaka's official site smile

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Reply #4 posted 11/04/23 10:02pm

SoulAlive

1981's What Cha' Gonna Do For Me is my favorite Chaka album

Chaka Khan – What Cha' Gonna Do For Me (1981, Jacksonville Pressing, Vinyl)  - Discogs

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Reply #5 posted 11/05/23 7:33am

RJOrion

THANK YOU!

ALL my life, Chaka Khan has been my #1 celebrity crush...to me, she has always been the epitome of female beauty and sex appeal.....and in my opinion, Chaka Khan and Minnie Riperton are equally the greatest female singers of all time...ive put so very many miles on my Chaka Khan playlist i made in TIDAL when the streaming service first appeared.

1. Twisted
2. We Got Each Other
3. I Know You, I Live You
4. So Not To Worry
5. Any Old Sunday
6. What Cha Gonna Do For Me
7. Clouds
8. Im Every Woman
9. Do You Love What You Feel
10. I Feel For You
11. Tearin It Up
12. Get Ready, Get Set
13. So Naughty
14. Papillon (Hot Butterfly)
15. Heed The Warning
16. Through The Fire
17. Father He Said
18. Sticky Wicked
19. Love Has Fallen On Me
20. Sleep On It
21. Some Love
22. Will You Love Me?
23. Castles Made Of Sand
24. Too Much Love
25. And The Melody Still Lingers On
26. Hail To The Wrong
27. Stay (w/Rufus)
28. You Got The Love (w/Rufus)
29. Everlasting Love (w/Rufus)
30. Hollywood (w/Rufus)
31. Sweet Thing (w/Rufus)
32. Once You Get Started (w/Rufus)
33. Fools Paradise (w/Rufus)
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Reply #6 posted 11/05/23 7:36am

RJOrion

SoulAlive said:

a few months ago,I purchased this awesome T-shirt from Chaka's official site smile




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Thats FIRE...i gotta get me some Chaka Khan merch...i had a t-shirt YEARS ago, i had bought at her concert at Madison Square Garden, but it got lost somehow over time.
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Reply #7 posted 11/05/23 7:57am

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RJOrion said:

THANK YOU! ALL my life, Chaka Khan has been my #1 celebrity crush...to me, she has always been the epitome of female beauty and sex appeal.....and in my opinion, Chaka Khan and Minnie Riperton are equally the greatest female singers of all time...ive put so very many miles on my Chaka Khan playlist i made in TIDAL when the streaming service first appeared. 1. Twisted 2. We Got Each Other 3. I Know You, I Live You 4. So Not To Worry 5. Any Old Sunday 6. What Cha Gonna Do For Me 7. Clouds 8. Im Every Woman 9. Do You Love What You Feel 10. I Feel For You 11. Tearin It Up 12. Get Ready, Get Set 13. So Naughty 14. Papillon (Hot Butterfly) 15. Heed The Warning 16. Through The Fire 17. Father He Said 18. Sticky Wicked 19. Love Has Fallen On Me 20. Sleep On It 21. Some Love 22. Will You Love Me? 23. Castles Made Of Sand 24. Too Much Love 25. And The Melody Still Lingers On 26. Hail To The Wrong 27. Stay (w/Rufus) 28. You Got The Love (w/Rufus) 29. Everlasting Love (w/Rufus) 30. Hollywood (w/Rufus) 31. Sweet Thing (w/Rufus) 32. Once You Get Started (w/Rufus) 33. Fools Paradise (w/Rufus)

thanks for this

ill confess, i love sweet thing, hollywood, stay, and some of the solo stuff like through the fire but i dont know that much else. i feel like shes someone with a great voice, but you have to sift through her albums for the gems, so im gonna check more of her stuff out.

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Reply #8 posted 11/05/23 8:39am

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C.K. is my musical mother. My favorite album is "Woman I Am" followed closely by "What Cha Gonna Do For Me". As Prince said, Chaka is the voice of life.
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Reply #9 posted 11/06/23 12:38am

SoulAlive

Produced with Prince,1998's Come 2 My House is a solid album...one of Chaka's best.I really like the title track and the last song "The Drama" music

Chaka Khan - Come 2 My House - Amazon.com Music

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Reply #10 posted 11/06/23 6:56am

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That RRHoF Performance was MESSY lol I love CK but goddam that was crazy with Sia's big ass head almost hitting CK in the face with the mic, the vibe was wild and chaotic. I enjoyed Common doing the I Feel For You rap but the other guests.... eh. Her acceptance/induction was cute af too "

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Reply #11 posted 11/06/23 8:21am

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I was raised on Chaka & Rufus, she's probably my all time favorite female vocalist! I could listen to her sing "Hollywood" everday for the rest of my life.

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Reply #12 posted 11/06/23 8:27am

RJOrion

BalladofPeterParker said:

I was raised on Chaka & Rufus, she's probably my all time favorite female vocalist! I could listen to her sing "Hollywood" everday for the rest of my life.




Word..."Hollywood" is timeless.
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Reply #13 posted 11/06/23 9:02am

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I've been listening to Chaka since the '70s. What a voice! She ranks at the top among my favorite female vocalists. I was thrilled when I finally heard her live in 2012. cool music

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato

https://youtu.be/CVwv9LZMah0
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Reply #14 posted 11/06/23 9:10am

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"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato

https://youtu.be/CVwv9LZMah0
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Reply #15 posted 11/06/23 9:12am

boomshaka

Performance was indeed messy - the BET 2006 performance was far better.
Love her much
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Reply #16 posted 11/06/23 11:59am

SoulAlive

BalladofPeterParker said:

I was raised on Chaka & Rufus, she's probably my all time favorite female vocalist! I could listen to her sing "Hollywood" everday for the rest of my life.

"Hollywood" is one of my absolute favorites.

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Reply #17 posted 11/06/23 12:31pm

mill8

I cannot decide between "I feel for you" or "CK". hmmm But Prince , Miles Davis and Stevie Wonder are a strong argument for the later. music cool

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Reply #18 posted 11/06/23 2:28pm

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SoulAlive said:

BalladofPeterParker said:

I was raised on Chaka & Rufus, she's probably my all time favorite female vocalist! I could listen to her sing "Hollywood" everday for the rest of my life.

"Hollywood" is one of my absolute favorites.

Yeah...it's a helluva song.

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Reply #19 posted 11/06/23 2:37pm

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kR6kviVYgDA

Chaka & Bruce Hornsby doing "Love Me Still" is absolutely magical. Her delivery of these poignant lyrics are an absolute masterclass in how to pull on the heart strings. I love this song.

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For the RRHOF, who chooses the performers? I have never heard of Sia. And C.K.'s apathy for the induction was apparent as there was no speech prepared which did not surprise me.

Well I guess Chaka chose Sia. Just read an interview they have been writing together and will release a collab next year. 🤔
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Reply #21 posted 11/07/23 8:01am

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BalladofPeterParker said:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kR6kviVYgDA

Chaka & Bruce Hornsby doing "Love Me Still" is absolutely magical. Her delivery of these poignant lyrics are an absolute masterclass in how to pull on the heart strings. I love this song.

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Love Me Still is such a beautiful song, I actually put it on after I watched RRHoF and had a little emotional moment. Those harmonies.

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Reply #22 posted 11/07/23 1:55pm

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SoulAlive said:

1981's What Cha' Gonna Do For Me is my favorite Chaka album

Chaka Khan – What Cha' Gonna Do For Me (1981, Jacksonville Pressing, Vinyl)  - Discogs


I forget who here turned me onto this album or made me go and listen to it, but it's a fucking gem of a record. Front to back. Possibly one of her more perfect albums.

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Reply #23 posted 11/07/23 9:16pm

SoulAlive

TrivialPursuit said:



SoulAlive said:


1981's What Cha' Gonna Do For Me is my favorite Chaka album



Chaka Khan – What Cha' Gonna Do For Me (1981, Jacksonville Pressing, Vinyl)  - Discogs




I forget who here turned me onto this album or made me go and listen to it, but it's a fucking gem of a record. Front to back. Possibly one of her more perfect albums.




Yeah,there is just something really special about this particular album.It’s her strongest,most consistent album,imo.Superb production,well-chosen songs…it’s all there.
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Reply #24 posted 11/08/23 3:50pm

SoulAlive

kitbradley said:

For the RRHOF, who chooses the performers? I have never heard of Sia. And C.K.'s apathy for the induction was apparent as there was no speech prepared which did not surprise me.

Well I guess Chaka chose Sia. Just read an interview they have been writing together and will release a collab next year. 🤔




speaking of new collabs…I wonder whatever happened to the new album ‘A Woman Like Me’.We did get a single (the title track) but then I never heard anything else about the planned album.
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Reply #25 posted 11/09/23 11:56pm

SoulAlive

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Reply #26 posted 11/11/23 7:43am

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SoulAlive said:

kitbradley said:

For the RRHOF, who chooses the performers? I have never heard of Sia. And C.K.'s apathy for the induction was apparent as there was no speech prepared which did not surprise me.

Well I guess Chaka chose Sia. Just read an interview they have been writing together and will release a collab next year. 🤔




speaking of new collabs…I wonder whatever happened to the new album ‘A Woman Like Me’.We did get a single (the title track) but then I never heard anything else about the planned album.

Chaka has a lot of albums in the can going back to the 90s. I would be more interested in hearing all of the vault material she has rather than anything new. Hello Happiness was a huge disappointment for me. I have heard some unreleased material from her 80s albums that the world needs to hear. Not sure why she is sitting on those treasures.
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Reply #27 posted 11/11/23 11:06am

SoulAlive

kitbradley said:

SoulAlive said:
speaking of new collabs…I wonder whatever happened to the new album ‘A Woman Like Me’.We did get a single (the title track) but then I never heard anything else about the planned album.
Chaka has a lot of albums in the can going back to the 90s. I would be more interested in hearing all of the vault material she has rather than anything new. Hello Happiness was a huge disappointment for me. I have heard some unreleased material from her 80s albums that the world needs to hear. Not sure why she is sitting on those treasures.

I would also like for her to gather up the songs from the Dare You To Love Me sessions and finally release it as a complete album.There are some really strong songs on that project.Warners were crazy to reject it!

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Reply #28 posted 11/11/23 7:59pm

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Reply #29 posted 11/11/23 11:59pm

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Playing my favorite Chaka album tonight...

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato

https://youtu.be/CVwv9LZMah0
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