Rufus (Featuring Chaka Khan) - Ask Rufus mp3 album
Rufus featuring Chaka Khan is the gold-selling fourth studio album by funk band Rufus (and their second album with singer Chaka Khan), released on the ABC Records label in 1975. It remained atop the R&B album chart for six consecutive weeks. By 1975, Rufus and lead front woman Chaka Khan had become one of the most popular bands in popular music.
Features Song Lyrics for Rufus featuring Chaka Khan's Ask Rufus album. Send "Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan" Ringtones to your Cell. 0. 1. Everlasting Love. 2. At Midnight (My Love Will Lift You Up).
Featuring, Vocals – Chaka Khan. Percussion – Milt Holland. Photography By – Bret Lopez. Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan. Ask Rufus (LP, Album, RE). MCA Records.
Ask Rufus was Rufus and Chaka Khan’s fifth album, an R&B Number One titled after the Popular Mechanics column that had previously given the band its name. The album witnessed the funk crew branching out, touching its slow jams with light jazz ( Everlasting Love ), offering a short, classically influenced interlude ( Slow Screw Against the Wall/A Flat Fry ), and ending on a striking orchestral ballad ( Egyptian Song ).
Although lead singer Chaka Khan's charismatic vocals were their drawing card, few outfits boasted the skill as Rufus as a band. Songs like "Please Pardon Me," "Sweet Thing," and "Fool's Paradise" are a few of the tracks that displayed the perfect marriage
This 1977 effort is the follow-up to 1975's Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan. Ask Rufus has the group doing more sophisticated and constantly challenging work with an accent on evocative ballads. The effort's lone dance track "At Midnight (My Love Will Lift You Up) has the band going for more subtlety. The jazzy "Close the Door" has a confident and gentle vocal from Khan and a beautiful string arrangement from Clare Fischer who offered them throughout this effort.
Ask Rufus by Rufus & Chaka Khan. View all albums . By: Rufus & Chaka Khan (1975, Funk, Soul).
Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan. I remember this album (yes I said album) when I was in high school. It still holds the same impact it did back then. Chaka Khan's strong vocals with Rufus background sound is, at the same time, melodic and forceful without being hard on the ears. And the dance cuts still make you get up and shake your booty.
Tracklist Hide Credits
|1||At Midnight (My Love Will Lift You Up)
Arranged By [Horns] – Charles Garnett*, Tony MaidenWritten-By – Lalomie Washburn, Tony Maiden
|2||Close The Door
Written-By – Bobby Watson, Chaka Khan, David Wolinski*
|3.1||Slow Screw Against The Wall
Written-By – David Wolinski*
Guitar – Ron WoodWritten-By – Bobby Watson
Written-By – Chaka Khan, Tony Maiden, Traude Sapik
Written-By – David Wolinski*, Dennis Belfied*, Kevin Murphy
Written-By – Andre Fischer , David Wolinski*
|7||Magic In Your Eyes
Written-By – Chaka Khan, Tony Maiden
Written-By – Chaka Khan, Richard Holland
Written-By – Chaka Khan, David Wolinski*
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – MCA Records, Inc.
- Copyright (c) – MCA Records, Inc.
- Distributed By – Uni Distribution Corp.
- Glass Mastered At – EDC, USA
- Recorded At – Kendun Recorders
- Published By – American Broadcasting Music, Inc.
- Published By – Elainea Music
- Published By – Big Elk Music
- Published By – Mother Pearl Music
- Published By – Dennis Earl Music
- Published By – Stade Music
- Arranged By [Strings], Conductor – Claire Fischer*
- Engineer – Gary Starr
- Engineer [Assistant] – Michael Schuman
- Percussion – Milt Holland
- Producer – Rufus
- Vocals [Featuring] – Chaka Khan
Notes℗ © 1977 MCA Records, Inc.
Recorded at Kendun Recorders, Burbank, California
Track 3b is called "A♭ Fry" with the "♭" being the musical symbol for a "flat key".
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 0 0881-10449-2 3
- SPARS Code: AAD
- Matrix / Runout: EDC MCA D10 449 01 %% A
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|VIM-4081||Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan*||Ask Rufus (LP, Album, RE)||MCA Records||VIM-4081||Japan||1982|
|0000975.0||Rufus & Chaka Khan||Ask Rufus (LP, Album)||ABC Records||0000975.0||Peru||Unknown|
|MVCM-439||Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan*||Ask Rufus (CD, Album, RE)||MCA Records||MVCM-439||Japan||1993|
|171172/7||Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan*||Ask Rufus (LP, Album, Gat)||ABC Records||171172/7||Spain||1977|