CHAKA KHAN

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Best known in the mainstream for her superb 1984 cover of Prince's "I Feel for You," R&B singer Chaka Khan enjoyed solo success as well as popularity as a member of the group Rufus. Born Yvette Marie Stevens in Great Lakes, IL, on March 23, 1953, she was raised on Chicago's South Side, and at the age of 11 formed her first group, the Crystalettes. While still in high school, she joined the Afro-Arts Theater, a group which toured with Motown great Mary Wells; a few years later, she adopted the African name Chaka Khan while working on the Black Panthers' breakfast program. After quitting high school in 1969, Khan joined the group Lyfe, soon exiting to join another dance band, the Babysitters; neither was on the fast track to success, but her fortunes changed when she teamed with ex-American Breed member Kevin Murphy and André Fisher to form Rufus.

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Epiphany: Best of Chaka Khan - Volume 1Epiphany: Best of Chaka Khan - Volume 1
Reprise 1996
$5.77
$1.27 (used)
Hello HappinessHello Happiness
Island 2019
$2.98
$4.46 (used)
EssentialEssential
Music Club Deluxe 2011
$6.91
$8.95 (used)
The Best Of Chaka Khan (Rpkg)The Best Of Chaka Khan (Rpkg)
Rhino/Warner Bros. 2004
$18.95
$2.90 (used)
I Feel For YouI Feel For You
Music on CD 2018
$8.22
$13.82 (used)
What Cha Gonna Do for Me: Expanded EditionWhat Cha Gonna Do for Me: Expanded Edition
Bbr 2016
$11.63
$16.07 (used)
All the HitsAll the Hits
Zyx Records 2014
$8.04
$11.62 (used)
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CHAKA KHAN Chaka album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chaka
RnB 1978
CHAKA KHAN Naughty album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Naughty
RnB 1980
CHAKA KHAN What Cha' Gonna Do For Me album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
What Cha' Gonna Do For Me
RnB 1981
CHAKA KHAN Chaka Khan / Freddie Hubbard / Joe Henderson / Chick Corea / Stanley Clarke / Lenny White ‎: Echoes Of An Era album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chaka Khan / Freddie Hubbard / Joe Henderson / Chick Corea / Stanley Clarke / Lenny White ‎: Echoes Of An Era
Vocal Jazz 1982
CHAKA KHAN Chaka Khan album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chaka Khan
RnB 1982
CHAKA KHAN I Feel For You album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I Feel For You
RnB 1984
CHAKA KHAN Destiny album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Destiny
RnB 1986
CHAKA KHAN CK album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
CK
RnB 1988
CHAKA KHAN The Woman I Am album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Woman I Am
RnB 1992
CHAKA KHAN Come 2 My House album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Come 2 My House
RnB 1998
CHAKA KHAN Chaka Khan Featuring The London Symphony Orchestra ‎: Classikhan album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chaka Khan Featuring The London Symphony Orchestra ‎: Classikhan
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2004
CHAKA KHAN Funk This album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Funk This
RnB 2007

CHAKA KHAN EPs & splits

CHAKA KHAN I Feel For You (Magda vs Nyma Remixes) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I Feel For You (Magda vs Nyma Remixes)
Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop 2013
CHAKA KHAN Hello Happiness album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Hello Happiness
RnB 2019

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CHAKA KHAN Soul Diva Chaka Live album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Soul Diva Chaka Live
RnB 2015

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CHAKA KHAN Perfect Fit album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Perfect Fit
RnB 1986
CHAKA KHAN Epiphany : The Best Of Chaka Khan Volume One album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Epiphany : The Best Of Chaka Khan Volume One
RnB 1996
CHAKA KHAN Dance Classics album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dance Classics
RnB 1999
CHAKA KHAN The Platinum Collection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Platinum Collection
RnB 2006
CHAKA KHAN The Essential Chaka Khan album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Essential Chaka Khan
RnB 2011

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CHAKA KHAN Hello Happiness

EP · 2019 · RnB
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"Queen of Funk" and 80s disco diva Chaka Khan returns with "Hello Happiness", her first new material release in 12 years. Seven songs/28 minutes-long EP for a very first days received lot of (predominantly) negative critics in America and some (mostly positive) press in UK. Still it looks "Hello Happiness" has small chance to win another Grammy for Chaka.

Me personally I really love this music. Produced in UK by clubbing music guru Switch, new Chaka's music just blows your minds. American press probably expected Rufus revival or "I'm Every Woman" kind disco mega-hit, and attacked album as being "over-produced","with lots of electronics" and "terrible processed Chaka's vocals". They are right - there are no organic r'n'b vibes here at all. Made in a fashion of London clubbing music, it differs from Chaka's old songs as Madonna's "Music" differs "Like A Virgin". "Like A Virgin" got it respectable place in a museum of American pop-music, and "Music" sounds modern till now.

First album's single "Hello Happiness" has been released as catchy and funny video still prior to EP's release. Groovy funky sound of highest energy with strong voice and catchy melodies - and modern enough arrangements are characteristic for the rest album's songs as well. "Isn't That Enough?" even contains so fashionable (at least in London) reggae rhythms.

True, there are no hip-hop, angry social street-wise recitatives,heavy psychedelic electronics or popular Afro-beat on this album. That's why despite of mostly positive media it will hardly become hit in UK as well. It's a pity - one rare great modern r'n'b work with touch of European elegance is worth of really better destiny.

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