Chaka

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All Music Guide - Craig Lytle
Still very much an integral part of Rufus, Chaka Khan set the charts on fire with her debut solo release. The first single was the R&B chart-topper "I'm Every Woman," an Ashford & Simpson track with Khan lighting up the lyric with her tantalizing vocals. "Life Is a Dance," the second release, doesn't quite compare to its predecessor, but it still made the R&B Top 40. The sentimental ballad "Roll Me Through the Rushes" is poetically engaging, and despite never being released as a single, it became a mainstay of radio. Although Khan had much credibility from her association with Rufus, this album demonstrated that the dynamic ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Craig Lytle
Still very much an integral part of Rufus, Chaka Khan set the charts on fire with her debut solo release. The first single was the R&B chart-topper "I'm Every Woman," an Ashford & Simpson track with Khan lighting up the lyric with her tantalizing vocals. "Life Is a Dance," the second release, doesn't quite compare to its predecessor, but it still made the R&B Top 40. The sentimental ballad "Roll Me Through the Rushes" is poetically engaging, and despite never being released as a single, it became a mainstay of radio. Although Khan had much credibility from her association with Rufus, this album demonstrated that the dynamic vocalist could hold her own ground alone.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/13/1998
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 093624664024
  • Catalog Number: 3245
  • Sales rank: 39,678

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chaka Khan Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
George Benson Vocals
Phil Bodner Flute
Michael Brecker Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Ronnie Cuber Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
David Lasley Vocals, Background Vocals
David Sanborn Saxophone, Alto Saxophone
George Young Saxophone, Alto Saxophone
Phil Upchurch Bass, Guitar
Alan Gorrie Vocals, Background Vocals
John Clark Horn, French Horn
Airto Moreira Percussion
Gene Bianco Harmonica, Harp
Kenneth Bichel Synthesizer
Richard Bock Cello
Randy Brecker Trumpet, Flugelhorn
James Buffington Horn, French Horn
Cissy Houston Vocals, Background Vocals
Rafael Cruz Conductor
Raphael Cruz Conga
Eddie Daniels Flute
Cornell Dupree Guitar
Paul Faulise Trombone, Bass Trombone
Steve Ferrone Drums
Sammy Figueroa Conductor, Conga
Terri Gonzales Vocals, Background Vocals
Anthony Jackson Bass
Arthur Jenkins Keyboards, Electric Piano, Clavinet
Andrew Kastner Guitar
Will Lee Bass, Vocals, Background Vocals
Jesse Levy Cello
Tony Maiden Guitar
George Marge Flute, Alto Flute
Rick Marotta Drums
Onnie McIntyre Guitar
Kermit Moore Cello
Leon Pendarvis Keyboards, Electric Piano
Barry Rogers Trombone
Hamish Stuart Bass, Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Richard Tee Piano, Keyboards, Electric Piano, Clavinet
Brooks Tillotson Horn, French Horn
Mark Stevens Bass, Vocals, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Chaka Khan Arranger
Jimmy Douglass Engineer
Lewis Hahn Engineer, Remixing
Lee Herschberg Engineer
Arif Mardin Arranger, Producer
Gene Paul Engineer
Charles Stepney Arranger
Kevin Tong Reissue Producer
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