Released on March 26, 1980, “Naughty” is the second solo album by Chaka Khan.
Track Listing : 1.Clouds (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) – 04:28 . 2.Get Ready, Get Set (Kathy Anderson, Ellison Chase, Bill Haberman, Art Jacobson) – 03:42 . 3.Move Me No Mountain (Jerry Ragovoy, Aaron Schroeder) – 04:14 . 4.Nothing’S Gonna Take You Away (Deborah Ash, Bill King) – 03:42 . 5.So Naughty (Charles Fleischer, Michael Mugrage) – 03:56 . 6.Too Much Love (Dan Greerandrew Kastner, Jeff Wilson) – 03:53 . 7.All Night’S All Right (Weldon Dean Parks) – 04:26 . 8.What You Did (Chaka Khan, Mark Stevens) – 03:58 . 9.Papillon (A.K.A. Hot Butterfly) (Gregg Diamond) – 04:08 . 10.Our Love’S In Danger (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) – 03:36
Musicians : Chaka Khan – Vocals . Mark Stevens – Backing Vocals, Bass Guitar . Cissy Houston – Backing Vocals . Whitney Houston – Backing Vocals . Charlotte Crossley – Backing Vocals . Luther Vandross – Backing Vocals . Ullanda Mccullough – Backing Vocals . Anthony Jackson – Bass Guitar . Willie Weeks – Bass . Marcus Miller – Bass . Jeff Mironov – Guitar, Sitar On (3) . Hamish Stuart – Guitar, Backing Vocals . Hiram Bullock – Guitar On (1 – 2 – 6) . Phil Upchurch – Guitar, Guitar On (3) . Steve Khan – Guitar . Arthur Jerkins – Percussion, Clavinet, Electric Piano . Sammy Figueroa – Percussion . Naná Vasconcelos – Percussion . Steve Ferrone – Drums . Leon Pendarvis – Piano, Electric Piano, Synthesizer . Don Grolnick – Electric Piano . Ken Bichel – Synthesizer . Richard Tee – Synthesizer . Howard Johnson – Tuba . David Bargeron – Tuba . Robert Stewart – Tuba . Joseph Daley – Tuba . Peter Gordon – French Horn . John Trevor Clark – French Horn . Michael Brecker – Tenor Saxophone . Harvey Estrin – Tenor Saxophone . David Tofani – Alto Saxophone . Harvey Estrin – Alto Saxophone . Eddie Daniels – Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone . Lewis Delgatto – Baritone Saxophone . Ronnie Cuber – Baritone Saxophone . Randy Brecker – Trumpet . Marvin Stamm – Trumpet . Barry Rogers – Trombone . James Pugh – Trombone . Noel Pointer – Electric Violin . Hugh Mccracken – Harmonica On (9) . Gene Orloff – Concertmaster . Alan Shulman – Strings . Al Brown – Strings . Anahid Ajemian – Strings . Frederick Zlotkin – Strings . Frederick Buldrini – Strings . Gerald Tarack – Strings . Harold Kohon – Strings . Harry Lookofsky – Strings . Homer Mensch – Strings . Jonathon Abramowitz – Strings . Kermit Moore – Strings . Leo Kahn – Strings . Lewis Eley – Strings . Marilyn Wright – Strings . Matthew Raimindi – Strings . Mitsue Takayama – Strings . Paul Gershman – Strings . Peter Dimitriades – Strings . Richard Maximoff – Strings . Ted Hoyle – Strings
Production : Produced By Arif Mardin . Lewis Hahn – Engineer, Mixing . Pat Kraus – Digital Remastering, Engineer
Package : Mary Ann Dibs – Design . Richard Seireeni – Art Direction . Kevin Tong – Liner Notes . Glenn Wexler – Photography
Released On March 26, 1980 By Warner Bros..
Naughty is Chaka Khan’s greatest album.The presence and influence of Luther Vandross, then in his ascendancy after his early false solo-start, can be heard on the vocal arrangements. It all adds to the sophisticated sheen of Naughty. But it is unmistakably Khan’s album. […]
Recorded at Atlantic Studios in New York, most of Naughty represents Khan in a holding pattern, without much material to accommodate her widening range. That being said, Naughty is only a few songs away from being a bona fide classic. […]
Although she’s grown into her jazzy pretensions in a distinctively pop way, replete with borderline banality and wretched excess, her distinctive pleasures aren’t available on the pop surface. […]