Warner Bros. publish ‘Chaka Khan’ her eponymous fourth solo album (1982)

‘Chaka Khan’ is her eponymous fourth solo album released on November 17, 1982 by Warner Bros. Records.

Track Listing : 1.Tearin’ It Up (Bunny Sigler, Jane Lumibao) – 06:39 . 2.Slow Dancin’ (Featuring Rick James) (Loz Netto) – 05:22 . 3.Best In The West (Dominick Bugatti, Frank Musker) – 04:00 . 4.Got To Be There (Elliot Willenski) – 04:00 . 5.Be Bop Medley: Hot House, East Of Suez (Come On Sailor), Epistrophy (I Wanna Play), Yardbird Suite, Con Alma, Giant Steps (Tadd Dameron, Lou Stein, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane) – 05:22 . 6.Twisted (Colin Campsie, George Mcfarlane) – 04:12 . 7.So Not To Worry (Mark Mcmillan) – 04:55 . 8.Pass It On (A Sure Thing) (Pasalo Esta Seguro) (Lalomie Washburn, Tony Maiden) – 04:32


Francesco Scavullo

Musicians : Chaka Khan – Vocals, Backing Vocals . Rick James – Vocals On (2) . Steve Ferrone – Drums & Hand Claps On (1), Drums On (2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8) . Lenny Underwood – Electric Piano On (1) . Paul Jackson Jr. – Electric Guitar On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4) . Sammy Figueroa – Percussion On (1 – 3) . Robbie Buchanan – Moog Bass Synthesizer, Prophet And Jupiter Synthesizers On (1), Keyboards & Synthesizers On (2 – 4 – 6), Keyboards & Bass Synthesizers On (3), Electric Piano & Synthesizers On (5), Piano & Synthesizers On (7 – 8) . Michael Brecker – Alto Saxophone Solo On (1) . Will Lee – Bass On (2 – 6 – 8), Background Vocals On (7) . Bob Christianson – Additional Obx Synthesizer On (3, Vocoder & Additional Synthesizers On (5) . Kenny Kossek – Fiddle On (3) . Robert Bonfiglio – Harmonica On (3) . Eric Weissberg – Steel Guitar & Jaw Harp On (3), Sitar On (5) . Hiram Bullock – Guitar On (5 – 7 – 8), Rhythm Guitar On (6) . Seyhun Celik – Darbuka On (5) . Joe Henderson – Tenor Saxophone On (5) . Ray Gomez – Lead Guitar On (6) . Anthony Jackson – Bass On (7) . Dave Tofani – Alto Saxophone On (8) . Mark Stevens – Tube Voice On (8) . Hamish Stuart – Vocal Ad Libs On (1, Background Vocals On (7) . Alvin Fields – Low Voice On (1)

Production : Produced By Arif Mardin

Recorded 1982.

Released On November 17, 1982 By Warner Bros. Records.

Package : Simon Levy – Art Direction, Design . Francesco Scavullo asterisques RVM – Photography .

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That was the marvelous “Be Bop Medley,” which later led hardcore jazz purist Betty Carter to proclaim Khan the one female singer working outside the jazz arena with legitimate improvising credentials. […]

Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
That may sound appalling to jazz purists, but to me the versions here of Monk’s “Epistrophy,” Coltrane’s “Giant Steps” and Parker’s “Yardbird Suite” are a heck of a lot fresher and more engaging than the “real” jazz she ventured into on her next outing. […]

‘Chaka Khan’ on RVM [Radio.Video.Music]

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