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CHAKA KHAN
Born 23rd March 1953, Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Illinois, U.S.A., Chaka Khan 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 [l=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 Andre Fisher to form Rufus.
Debuting in 1973 with a self-titled effort on the [l=ABC label, Rufus was among the preeminent funk groups of the decade; distinguished by Khan's dynamic vocals, the group earned half a dozen gold or platinum albums before she went solo in 1978.
Chaka began her solo career with the hit, "I’m Every Woman," a tune written especially for her by the songwriting team of Ashford & Simpson. Since then, Chaka has recorded nine albums and been honored with five Grammy Awards. Her solo hits include "What Cha Gonna Do For Me?" "Clouds," "Papillion," "I Feel For You," and "Through The Fire."
Sister of Yvonne Stevens Taka Boom.
 
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CHAKA KHAN: WHAT CHA’ GONNA DO FOR ME EXPANDED EDITION (BBR CLASSICS)
The voice! The musicians! Arif Mardin! How could this combination fail? Well, it didn’t – and here’s the proof. Released in 1981 and hailed as her finest solo album (so far), it was certified gold, and honest to God there’s nothing to dislike about this re-issue. Ms Khan is in a class of her own and while sometimes the less strong tracks could drag her down, hey, she rises above them, elevating them to CK status. R&B and jazz tracks mingle easily – check out Dizzy Gillespie on “And The Melo...
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CHAKA KHAN: ONE CLASSIC NIGHT CD & DVD (WEINERWORLD)
I’m thinking this package holds a re-issue of the DVD title first issued in 2008, and the CD “Greatest Hits Live” (although the blurb says it’s not pr...
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100 Days of Chaka
"Today kicks off the 100 Days of Chaka campaign leading up to the release of my new album, The iKhan Project: Alive, on July 2! During the next 100 d...
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CHAKA KHAN: It's Not Over - 2013 New Music and 40th anniversary plans
Ten-Time GRAMMY® Award Winner Chaka Khan Releases Two Versions of New Single "It's Not Over" featuring GRAMMY® Award-winning Recording Artist LeCrae ...
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Chaka Khan at The Birchmere - Arlington VA, November 29, 2011
It is rare to see a legendary artist perform at a 1,350-seat venue. So it was quite a treat to see Chaka Khan at the Birchmere Music Hall on Monday, ...
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Chaka Khan Live Interview With David Nathan, October 28, 2011
See the live interview between the legendary Chaka Khan and SoulMusic.com's David Nathan conducted October 28, 2011 with audience questions included! ...
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 Chaka Khan 5-CD box set
 Chaka Khan December 1975 Interview
 Rufus and Chaka Khan May 1977 Interview
 Rufus July 1975 Interview
 Rufus and Chaka Khan November 1979 Interview
 Chaka Khan April 1979 Interview
 Incognito 2011 Video
 Chaka Khan 2011 Video
 Chaka Khan 2010 Video
 Chaka KhanVoice Your Choice with David Nathan
 Chaka Khan & Barry White Video
 Chaka Khan: Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Washington D.C. June 3, 2009
 Chaka Khan Classic 90s Track
 Chaka Khan 2007 SoulMusic.com Interview
 Chaka Khan SoulMusic.com Q&A Session, October 2004
 Chaka Khan 2003 SoulMusic.com Interview
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