Tag: Rufus & Chaka Khan

Wednesday 7/20/22 8pm ET: Feature LP: Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan – Rags To Rufus (1974)

Rags To Rufus is the gold-selling second studio album by funk band Rufus, released on the ABC Records label in May 1974. It reached #4 on both the Pop and Black Albums charts. It is notable for the hit singles “Tell Me Something Good” (US Pop #3, US R&B #3), written by Stevie Wonder, and “You Got the Love” (US Pop #11, US R&B #1), written by lead vocalist Chaka Khan and Ray Parker, Jr. In 1975 “Tell Me Something Good” earned the band its first Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.

  1. “You Got the Love” 4:39
  2. “I Got the Right Street (But the Wrong Direction)” 3:17
  3. “Walkin’ in the Sun” 3:02
  4. “Rags to Rufus” 4:05
  5. “Swing Down Chariot” 4:25
  6. “Sideways” 1:55
  7. “Ain’t Nothin’ But a Maybe” 3:36
  8. “Tell Me Something Good” 4:40
  9. “Look Through My Eyes” 3:13
  10. “In Love We Grow” 3:38
  11. “Smokin’ Room” 4:20

Chaka Khan – lead vocals, background vocals
Dennis Belfield – background vocals, bass
André Fischer – drums, percussion, background vocals
Kevin Murphy – organ, clavinet, background vocals
Al Ciner – electric & acoustic guitars, background vocals
Ron Stockert – lead vocals, keyboards, background vocals

Thursday 3/3/22 8pm ET: Feature LP: Rufus and Chaka – Masterjam (1979)

Masterjam is the platinum-selling eighth studio album by funk band Rufus (and their fifth album featuring singer Chaka Khan), their debut on the MCA Records label following their purchase and dissolution of ABC Records, released in November 1979.

  1. “Do You Love What You Feel” 4:27
  2. “Any Love” 4:50
  3. “Heaven Bound” 3:45
  4. “Walk the Rockway” 4:04
  5. “Live in Me” 3:54
  6. “Body Heat” 5:45
  7. “I’m Dancing for Your Love” 4:31
  8. “What Am I Missing?” 4:03
  9. “Masterjam” 3:34

Chaka Khan – lead vocals, background vocals
Tony Maiden – guitar, vocals
Kevin Murphy – keyboards
John Robinson – drums, additional percussion, hand-clapping
Bobby Watson – bass
David “Hawk” Wolinski – keyboards
Seawind – horns
Jerry Hey, Gary Grant, Larry Hall – trumpet, flugelhorn
Kim Hutchcroft, Larry Williams – saxophone, flute
Bill Reichenbach Jr., Lew McCreary – trombone
Louis Johnson, George Johnson, Richard Heath – percussion, hand-clapping

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET

bobbyjaypaintThis evening we return to the schedule to the NEW Sound of RadioMaxMusic when we roll out “Great Soul Performances” you’ll be hearing from: Chuck Jackson, Ruth Brown, Rufus & Chaka Khan, Jeffrey Osborne & L.T.D., Eugene Pitt & the Jive Five, Ruby & the Romantics, the Floaters, Luther Ingram, Shirley & Company, the Impressions, Champion Jack Dupree with King Curtis “live in concert,” and Stevie Wonder salutes Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on this day when we commemorate his birth, plus a whole lot more. Join me at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT, when “Great Soul Performances” comes your way on RadioMaxMusic.