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Reply #60 posted 01/23/19 3:28pm

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SoulAlive said:

yeah,I don't think there are no ballads here.Chaka recently said "the kids wanna dance,so I'm giving them a dance album" or something to that effect.

Everyone needs an escape right now.

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Reply #61 posted 01/23/19 3:37pm

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Cinny said:

SoulAlive said:

yeah,I don't think there are no ballads here.Chaka recently said "the kids wanna dance,so I'm giving them a dance album" or something to that effect.

Everyone needs an escape right now.

Got that right.

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Reply #62 posted 01/25/19 8:29am

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SoulAlive said:

yeah,I don't think there are no ballads here.Chaka recently said "the kids wanna dance,so I'm giving them a dance album" or something to that effect.

But the kids ain't checking for a 66 year old singer so I'm not sure why she would be concerned about the type of music they are looking for instead of concentrating on what her fan base will actually be excited over. Before she left WB in the 90's, she was horrified over the fact that the label was trying to turn her into a dance diva. lol

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Reply #63 posted 01/25/19 9:05am

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Well, it's not like she is making EDM/pop like on the radio, just feel good, uptempo schitt.

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Reply #64 posted 01/26/19 5:03pm

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Cinny said:

Well, it's not like she is making EDM/pop like on the radio, just feel good, uptempo schitt.

Oh God! I hope that she would never be pressured into stooping THAT low. She's too mature to be singing that kind of garbage.

I remember in 1992 anticipating the the release of "Woman I Am", in fear that there would be some New Jack Swing songs on the album since it was so popular at the time and a lot of the veteran artists were taking that route. Thank God she didn't! "Woman I Am" was exceptional from beginning to end.

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Reply #65 posted 01/26/19 5:04pm

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kitbradley said:

SoulAlive said:

yeah,I don't think there are no ballads here.Chaka recently said "the kids wanna dance,so I'm giving them a dance album" or something to that effect.

But the kids ain't checking for a 66 year old singer so I'm not sure why she would be concerned about the type of music they are looking for instead of concentrating on what her fan base will actually be excited over. Before she left WB in the 90's, she was horrified over the fact that the label was trying to turn her into a dance diva. lol

very good point

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Reply #66 posted 01/27/19 5:07am

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Heard Like Sugar on an advert for a airline company. Was cool hearing Chaka's new shit unexpectedly on the telly!
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Reply #67 posted 01/27/19 5:08am

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kitbradley said:



Cinny said:


Well, it's not like she is making EDM/pop like on the radio, just feel good, uptempo schitt.



Oh God! I hope that she would never be pressured into stooping THAT low. She's too mature to be singing that kind of garbage.

I remember in 1992 anticipating the the release of "Woman I Am", in fear that there would be some New Jack Swing songs on the album since it was so popular at the time and a lot of the veteran artists were taking that route. Thank God she didn't! "Woman I Am" was exceptional from beginning to end.




I actually think it's cool that she's trying something a bit different. I like both singles from the album and even though it's not necessarily the direction I would've chosen for her to take, it's still funky! Long as it's funky, I'm in.
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Reply #68 posted 01/30/19 6:45pm

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my wife, Chaka Khan-Jackson cool
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Reply #69 posted 01/31/19 11:10am

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https://www.ebony.com/new...-industry/

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Chaka Khan Talks Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Snubs & the ‘Ugly’ Industry

Chaka Khan opens up about the current state of the industry and why she’s not worried about the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

if it was just a dream, call me a dreamer 2
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Reply #70 posted 01/31/19 8:10pm

SoulAlive

did any of you pre-order the vinyl?
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Reply #71 posted 02/01/19 11:01am

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What is she talking about??? The music business has always been about competition. There is less competition now than there was when she was a big star back in the 70', 80's and early 90s. The superstars of today are in those positions due to the lack of competition.

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Reply #72 posted 02/01/19 1:25pm

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What is she talking about??? The music business has always been about competition. There is less competition now than there was when she was a big star back in the 70', 80's and early 90s. The superstars of today are in those positions due to the lack of competition.

yeah,I was kinda confused by her statement

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Reply #73 posted 02/01/19 8:25pm

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SoulAlive said:

kitbradley said:

What is she talking about??? The music business has always been about competition. There is less competition now than there was when she was a big star back in the 70', 80's and early 90s. The superstars of today are in those positions due to the lack of competition.

yeah,I was kinda confused by her statement

Chaka gets confused at times. She probably thinks it's 1989. lol

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Reply #74 posted 02/02/19 7:03am

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She was on Graham Norton for a (lipsynced?) performance and a brief chat last night:



(Starts at 37:45)

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Reply #75 posted 02/02/19 11:02am

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deebee said:

She was on Graham Norton for a (lipsynced?) performance and a brief chat last night:



(Starts at 37:45)



She was trending on Twitter in the UK after this performance, and the comments weren't positive. She should've sang it live, but I get why she didn't. Those kind of dance songs are quite hard to pull off live.
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Reply #76 posted 02/02/19 12:42pm

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MattyJam said:

deebee said:

She was on Graham Norton for a (lipsynced?) performance and a brief chat last night:



(Starts at 37:45)

She was trending on Twitter in the UK after this performance, and the comments weren't positive. She should've sang it live, but I get why she didn't. Those kind of dance songs are quite hard to pull off live.

I thought it was ok, if lacking a little 'oomph'. She looked like she was having a little trouble moving, too. (Or maybe that was just the outfit.) evillol

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Reply #77 posted 02/02/19 1:38pm

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deebee said:

MattyJam said:

deebee said: She was trending on Twitter in the UK after this performance, and the comments weren't positive. She should've sang it live, but I get why she didn't. Those kind of dance songs are quite hard to pull off live.

I thought it was ok, if lacking a little 'oomph'. She looked like she was having a little trouble moving, too. (Or maybe that was just the outfit.) evillol

She probably should have performed "Hello Happiness" instead.It has a more conventional song structure (verse,chorus,verse,chorus) whereas "Like Sugar" seems like a hard song to do live (as MattyJam said).

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Reply #78 posted 02/02/19 1:38pm

SoulAlive

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[Edited 2/2/19 13:39pm]

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Reply #79 posted 02/03/19 12:23pm

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deebee said:

MattyJam said:

deebee said: She was trending on Twitter in the UK after this performance, and the comments weren't positive. She should've sang it live, but I get why she didn't. Those kind of dance songs are quite hard to pull off live.

I thought it was ok, if lacking a little 'oomph'. She looked like she was having a little trouble moving, too. (Or maybe that was just the outfit.) evillol

I'm always elated to see her perform something other than "Ain't Nobody" and "I'm Every Woman".

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Reply #80 posted 02/04/19 8:54am

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kitbradley said:



SoulAlive said:




kitbradley said:


What is she talking about??? The music business has always been about competition. There is less competition now than there was when she was a big star back in the 70', 80's and early 90s. The superstars of today are in those positions due to the lack of competition.




yeah,I was kinda confused by her statement



Chaka gets confused at times. She probably thinks it's 1989. lol




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Reply #81 posted 02/04/19 6:22pm

SoulAlive

kitbradley said:



Cinny said:


Well, it's not like she is making EDM/pop like on the radio, just feel good, uptempo schitt.



Oh God! I hope that she would never be pressured into stooping THAT low. She's too mature to be singing that kind of garbage.

I remember in 1992 anticipating the the release of "Woman I Am", in fear that there would be some New Jack Swing songs on the album since it was so popular at the time and a lot of the veteran artists were taking that route. Thank God she didn't! "Woman I Am" was exceptional from beginning to end.



yeah,’Woman I Am’ is a solid album
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Reply #82 posted 02/05/19 8:12pm

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Chaka is doing Summer dates with Michael McDonald
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Reply #83 posted 02/05/19 11:36pm

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Chaka is doing Summer dates with Michael McDonald


That’s a great idea.I can see them doing a couple of duets together.Should be a great tour.
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Reply #84 posted 02/06/19 12:41am

SoulAlive

Michael McDonald and Chaka Khan to tour together this summer

(February 5, 2019) Each is a legend, but together…they will be something. Michael McDonald and Chaka Khan have announced that they will be touring together this Summer for more than six weeks together, beginning with a concert in Huber Heights, Ohio on June 20.

Tickets will go on sale this weekend.

McDonald ended a long absence from the recording studio a couple years ago with Wide Open, while Khan has been getting us ready for her upcoming album Hello Happiness, featuring the hit “Like Sugar.”

Image result for michael mcdonald chaka khan

Here are their dates together:

June 20 – Huber Heights, OH - Rose Music Center at The Heights*
June 22 – Canandaigua, NY - Constellation Brands Marvin Sands PAC*
June 23 – Mashantucket, CT - Foxwoods Resort Casino*
June 25 – Bethlehem, PA - Sands Bethlehem Event Center*
June 28 – Westbury, NY - NYCB Theatre at Westbury*
June 29 – Atlantic City, NJ - Tropicana Atlantic City*
July 4 – Columbus, OH - City of Dublin Independence Day Celebration*
July 6 – Highland Park, IL - Ravinia Festival*
July 7 – Prior Lake, MN - Mystic Lake Casino Hotel*
July 12 – Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*
July 13 – Dallas, TX - The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory*
July 23 – Airway Heights, WA - Northern Quest Resort & Casino*
July 27 – Reno, NV - Grand Sierra Resort & Casino*
July 28 – Portland, OR - Oregon Zoo Amphitheater*
July 30 – Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery*
July 31 – Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl*
August 2 – Costa Mesa, CA - OC Fair—Pacific Amphitheatre*
August 4 – Rohnert Park, CA - Green Music Center*

(SoulTracks)

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Reply #85 posted 02/06/19 2:29pm

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Reply #86 posted 02/10/19 12:22pm

SoulAlive

Chaka Khan On Why She Finally Released Her First Album In 12 Years

Chaka Khan On Why She Fin...n 12 Years

Billboard interview

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Reply #87 posted 02/10/19 12:25pm

SoulAlive

“DJs have been playing me in the clubs since I began my career,” she says with a raspy laugh. “But this is the only time that I went in with the intent of working with dance people who do dance music. I didn’t want to go deep on any of this. I wanted to keep it light and noncerebral. The tracks are the stars.”

Image result for Chaka Khan 2019

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Reply #88 posted 02/13/19 4:42pm

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SoulAlive said:

“DJs have been playing me in the clubs since I began my career,” she says with a raspy laugh. “But this is the only time that I went in with the intent of working with dance people who do dance music. I didn’t want to go deep on any of this. I wanted to keep it light and noncerebral. The tracks are the stars.”

Image result for Chaka Khan 2019

Wow, she looks great in this photo!

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Reply #89 posted 02/13/19 5:15pm

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It's dance, but still funky. Really a contemporary update of her funk roots. UK reviews have been very positive so far.
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