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Chaka Khan
Chaka Khan
Chaka Khan
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B


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All Artists: Chaka Khan
Title: Chaka Khan
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Import [Generic]
Release Date: 6/30/1998
Album Type: Import
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
Styles: Dance Pop, Funk, Soul, Quiet Storm
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075992372916, 075992372923, 075992372947, 4943674031825

CD Reviews

Chaka's Best and i got it!!
J. Hayes | San Francisco, Ca USA | 04/14/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Hate to brag but I have this on cd and it is one of my all time favorites!!! Incredible cd!! Why is it that Chaka's best grammy winning album is out of print?? Reissue with the tearin it up remix!!"
C.K. strikes again!
Andre' S Grindle | Bangor,ME. | 05/22/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's difficult to fault any of Khan's work,with and without
Rufus but "Chaka Khan" is just incredible.The wide-open production is loaded with brittle synths and beats and Chaka has
never sung more ferverantly.The opener "Tearin' it Up" sets the tone for the rest of this set,as does it's closer "Pass It On"
and everything in between wins out.Of particular note is Chaka's
invention of "cowgirl funk" on "Best In The West"-complete with
a shotgun blast to welcome you to the show.But most impressive is
the "Be-Bop Medley"-Chaka Khan and Arif Mardin lay out a long bass
and vocorder-whipped groove over which Chaka sings,scats and jitters her way through a medly of 40's jazz standards with a great beat.Hard to believe this was 1982 and that such naked
ambition was then considered so cool,but it was.Sophisticated music you can get down to-what more can one say but Chaka Khan!"
The Kind of Album Around Which Artists' Cults Form
Jeff Pearlman | Lakeland, FL USA | 07/08/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I just listened to this on vinyl. It's amazing. It goes from a hot dance track ("Tearin' It Up") to a crisp duet with Rick James ("Slow Dancin'") to another cute dance number ("Best In the West") to a beautiful version of "Got To Be There." When originally released, I bought the single of "Got To Be There" after catching one of its all-too-few plays on the radio. It blows all other versions away, and makes Michael Jackson's rendition sound like the mere novelty it was probably always intended to be (he was too young--then--and too immature--still--for the song).The second side opens with the ambitious "BeBop Medley" of stuff I'd mostly never heard of. Not many vocalists, R&B or otherwise, could pull off something like this on their records (Natalie Cole comes to mind as an exception). It swings, it sways, and it's not pretentious as the list of songs on the album cover had me fearing. Proof that Ella was still influential into the mid-'80's. The rest of side two is also fine.As I type this, "Chaka Khan" is out of print on CD. Too bad, as I looked this up to check on its availability. Hopefully it will be reissued soon. It wasn't Ms. Khan's most popular album but it may be her best."