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Funk This [Digipak]


  • 1. Back in the Day
    2. Foolish Fool
    3. One For All Time
    4. Angel
    5. Will You Love Me?
    6. Castles Made of Sand
    7. Disrespectful
    8. Sign 'O' the Times
    9. Pack'd My Bags / You Got the Love
    10. Ladies' Man
    11. You Belong to Me
    12. Hail to the Wrong
    13. Super Life
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 88697152812

  • Credits
    ProducerJimmy Jam; Terry Lewis
    Engineer

    Personnel: Chaka Khan (vocals); Jesse Johnson, Natural , Ricky Rouse, Tony Maiden (guitar); Jimmy Jam (Clavinet); Bobby Ross Avila (keyboards, electric bass); James "Big Jim" Wright (keyboards); Aaron Spears (drum); Iz (percussion, drum programming); Luis Conte (percussion).
    Chaka Khan is no stranger to reinvention. Initially known as the singer for 1970s funkateers Rufus, she went on to become a solo star, and in the '80s she enjoyed a career resurgence via the hip-hop-inflected smash "I Feel For You." In the late '90s, there was yet another chapter to the Chaka story, with an album masterminded by Prince. FUNK THIS, her first album of original material since that Prince platter, actually follows an album of jazz standards, but as the title implies it brings Khan back home to R&B. The production feels up-to-date without resorting to contemporary tropes, and still bears touches of the '70s and '80s. Alongside percolating new tunes, she reinterprets Prince's "Sign 'o' the Times" and the Carly Simon hit "You Belong to Me" with equal verve. And fear not, that unmatchable voice is still as sinuous, sexy, and soulful as ever.

  • Critic Reviews
    Rolling Stone (p.78) - 3 stars out of 5 -- [S]he has such a great voice -- juicy, airy, spunky, transported....It's also unfrayed..."
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