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Chaka KhanAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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Chaka Khan is one of the world’s most gifted and celebrated musicians, with a rich musical legacy, the 10-time GRAMMY® Award-winner is looking forward to a celebration of a lifetime. A songwriter, actor, author, philanthropist, entrepreneur and activist, Chaka Khan has influenced generations of recording artists. She has the rare ability to sing in seven music genres, including ... Read more in Amazon's Chaka Khan Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 9, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Off Roster
  • ASIN: B000007NCE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #142,109 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Media Type: CD
Street Release Date: 06/09/1998
Genre: SOUL/R & B

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ms Khan at her best December 2, 2006
Format:Audio CD
This is another one in my collection that recently made the very necessary transition from very worn vinyl to CD. Originally released in 1980, the album was produced by the legendary Arif Mardin, who sadly passed away recently. It's solo Chaka, i.e. without Rufus, at her best and this album is especially notable for featuring on background vocals, a very young Whitney Houston (on "Clouds" and "Our Love Is In Danger") and an - at the time - up and coming Luther Vandross (on "Papillon (aka Hot Butterfly)" and "Our Love Is In Danger"). Vandross's voice is particularly noticable on Papillon, which was a big hit for Khan, who was reportedly reluctant to let anyone do her backing vocals but herself. She and Mardin obviously knew talent when they heard it.

Personal favourites include "Clouds", (which was a huge club hit well into the 90s), "Get Ready, Get Set", "Move Me No Mountain", "What You Did" and "Papillon". But the truth is this is a solid set from start to finish. I'm a hopeless singer but this is one album I can never resist screeching along to every time I play it. If you're a Chaka fan, surely you must have this one already but if you'd like to find out how real female vocal r&b/soul was done back in the day, you cannot go wrong with this one.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 stars minimum December 10, 2003
Format:Audio CD
This is bar none Chaka's best solo project. Production, musicians, backing vocals and of course Chaka makes this cd/album a classic in every sense of the word. The songs are executed in perfect order and create a real story/theme. Every single song is strong and it's very hard to select my favorites. I have to say Like You Did and Nothing's Gonna Take You Away and Move Me No Moutain are atmospheric, but there is Clouds and Our Love's in Danger, both produced by Ashford and Simpson. Arif Mardin did an excellent job executing this album. I really wish Arif and Chaka would do another project to create more magic like Naughty.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ahead of her time.... May 9, 2004
By mondo
Format:Audio CD
Amazing to hear how innovative and creative Chaka was and is. She had the outlets between her Rufus ventures and her solo career to experiment and lay down some quality work. Yes she is hella funky!!! but there's more to her genre breaking arrangements and vocals that reveal themselves upon repeated listens. Naughty and it's predecessor "Chaka" are essential. Adventurous music with integrity and soul that stands the test of time.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A B-Day Present From Chaka April 17, 2006
Format:Audio CD
This album came out on May 28, 1980. I was born on that day in 75. This album is hot off the wax! Ever song is sizzling.

Produced by Arif Mardin, he collected the best musicians as well as creme de la creme of backing vocalists. He employed the Late Luther Vandross, Cissy Houston and teenage daughter Whitney along with Chaka's brother Mark and Average White Band's Hamish Stuart to back her on several cuts on this delicious album. Ashford and Simpson's "Clouds" and "Our Love's In Danger" are top notch songs.

My faves are Clouds, Our Love's In Danger, Move Me No Mountain,

Nothing's Gonna Take You Away, Naughty, Get Ready, Get Set and

Too Much Love. My ultimate fave is the remake of Bionic Boogie's "Chanson Papillion: Hot Butterfly". With the top notch background vocals of Luther Vandross, Hamish Stuart, Mark Stevens, Cissy Houston and Ullanda McCollough, they kept the heat up with that. My favorite part is when Luther and Chaka did the call and response. Hot! If you want some sassy drama mixed with feel goooood vibes, then this is it!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential for Chaka Khan fans, Chanson Papillon January 22, 2005
Format:Audio CD
If you just discovered Chaka Khan then buy this album first. It has some of the best singing she ever did in her career. This album still gives me chills even after 25 years. Great production from Arif Mardin. INCREDIBLE band which includes Steve Ferrone on drums and Anthony Jackson on bass. I own the vinyl and CD but you must hunt down the vinyl to get the true experience. The vinyl features the gorgeous face picture on the jacket sleeve. This album has Whitney Houston singing background (when she was 16) and Luther Vandross (singing the male part on Papillon). Chaka also states in interviews this is her favorite album.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sleeker followup to first solo effort. . . . May 9, 2007
Format:Audio CD
"Naughty" was a smoother, sleeker follow-up to "Chaka," the more raw, rough-hewn smash that featured her signature classic "I'm Every Woman." Despite the album's slickness, Chaka Khan's characteristic energy and abandon is on full blast on "Naughty"(I swear the woman must have seven lungs). Khan may have sometimes come across as an undisciplined R&B shouter, but on "Naughty" you get a chance to admire her way with a melody (the same is true on "Ask Rufus," her last truly great album with that group). "Move me no Mountain" starts off as smooth as silk before exploding with Khan's thrilling wail. "Chanson Papillon" is exquisite not only for Khan's amazingly smooth delivery, but also for the unmistakeable imprint and backing of the late great Luther Vandross, who gives the song a high-gloss finish--a nice counterbalance to Khan's wildness. The bluesy rock of "Get Ready, Get Set" and "All Night, All Right" are great sounding nods to her work with Rufus, while "Nothing's Gonna Take You Away", "Naughty" and "What you Did" signal her increasing fascination with jazz. Track for track, "Naughty" is probably the single best example of Khan's considerable stylistic range when she was at the peak of her powers.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars I like it
I felt this album was one of her best works.
Published 22 days ago by john bembry
5.0 out of 5 stars best chaka album
This one the best, nastiest, and groovinest albums around. Too bad it's tough to find. If you're on the fence -- get it! You won't be disappointed.
Published 8 months ago by jhhj
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE IT!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! This is my most favorite Chaka Khan album and I couldn't wait to get it. Again, thank you!
Published 12 months ago by Sparkle
5.0 out of 5 stars Quintessential Chaka!
Have been listening to this album since 1983. My original copy was lost in a move. But glad to at least have it on "Cloud". Every song is beautiful. Read more
Published 13 months ago by ch
5.0 out of 5 stars Rounding Out My Collection
I bought the original album when albums were cool, so I decided that I needed this in my digital collection. It was fantastic then as it is now. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Blake
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album!
A classic from the canon of soul, funk and R&B. Although the album can easily be overlooked, the vocals and production values are awesome!
Published 19 months ago by Wesley
5.0 out of 5 stars i found a gem collection of all of chaka khans albums
i found a collection of all of her cds in one set for 30$.
all of these cds has mostly all of the hits ever. including cd naughty witch is very hard to find.its ausume. Read more
Published 20 months ago by paul
5.0 out of 5 stars THE VOICE
I was 12 when this album/cd was released what a musical treat then and now.chaka sings her face off on this gem of a cd a must for die hard fans and new fans ,i recall hearing this... Read more
Published 21 months ago by mr.melody
4.0 out of 5 stars Naughty Cd
This is a classic cd from the 80's Chaka's early work I loved it then and I love it now. I am a old sckool guy so any time i can ad to my collection I will and amazon gives me that... Read more
Published on February 11, 2011 by Willie B
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality Music
My uncle had this album I remember being eight and staring at the cover wondering who the little girl was. Chaka's music is always so distintive and ahead of it's time. Read more
Published on March 28, 2009 by Mary Jean
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