Rufusized

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All Music Guide - Jason Elias
In the early '70s, Rufus was one of the most popular and interesting bands in R&B and rock. Of course, the reason was Chaka Khan, who possessed an amazing voice that was well versed in rock and jazz every bit as much as R&B. Their debut went nowhere, Rags to Rufus offered two instant classics, and Rufusized displayed their skill as album artists. Truth be told, this version of Rufus was nearly a brand-new band, as three members exited and guitarist Tony Maiden and bassist Bobby Watson joined up. The result was a funkier and more talented band who would give Khan the needed earthy and ethereal mix that would make her soar. The sexy and danceable "Once You Started" ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Elias
In the early '70s, Rufus was one of the most popular and interesting bands in R&B and rock. Of course, the reason was Chaka Khan, who possessed an amazing voice that was well versed in rock and jazz every bit as much as R&B. Their debut went nowhere, Rags to Rufus offered two instant classics, and Rufusized displayed their skill as album artists. Truth be told, this version of Rufus was nearly a brand-new band, as three members exited and guitarist Tony Maiden and bassist Bobby Watson joined up. The result was a funkier and more talented band who would give Khan the needed earthy and ethereal mix that would make her soar. The sexy and danceable "Once You Started" proves that this version of the band gave off immediate sparks and results. The sneaky and funky "Somebody's Watching You" has Khan displaying even more confidence. After great album cuts like the soothing "Your Smile" and "Pack'd My Bags," Rufusized ends on a strong note. The poignant and sophisticated "Please Pardon Me You Remind Me" leads into the Maiden and Khan duet cover of Bobby Womack's "Stop on By," which nearly matches the steaminess and wry nature of the original. Often forgotten due to the bigger hits on Rags to Rufus, this easily outstrips that album and became of one the band's most-loved efforts.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/23/1991
  • Label: Mca
  • UPC: 008811023621
  • Catalog Number: 10236
  • Sales rank: 7,340

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Once You Get Started - Rufus & Chaka Khan (4:29)
  2. 2 Somebody's Watching You - Rufus & Chaka Khan (3:12)
  3. 3 Pack'd My Bags - Rufus & Chaka Khan (5:06)
  4. 4 Your Smile - Rufus & Chaka Khan (3:24)
  5. 5 Rufusized - Rufus & Chaka Khan (3:13)
  6. 6 I'm a Woman (I'm a Backbone) - Rufus & Chaka Khan (3:16)
  7. 7 Right Is Right - Rufus & Chaka Khan (3:13)
  8. 8 Half Moon - Rufus & Chaka Khan (3:17)
  9. 9 Please Pardon Me (You Remind Me of a Friend) - Rufus & Chaka Khan (3:04)
  10. 10 Stop on By - Rufus & Chaka Khan (4:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rufus Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Track Performer
Chaka Khan Vocals, Background Vocals
André Fischer Percussion, Drums, Vocals
Tony Maiden Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Kevin Murphy Organ, Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals, Clavinet, ARP
Gerald Vinci Concert Master
Bobby Watson Bass, Vocals, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Rufus Arranger
Bobby Womack Composer
Timmy Thomas Composer
Michael Braunstein Engineer
Clare Fischer Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Austin Godsey Engineer
Bob Monaco Producer
Kevin Murphy Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Gary Olazabal Engineer
Claire Fisher Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
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