Rufus featuring Chaka Khan: Rufusized (ABCD-837)
Vernon Gibbs, Crawdaddy!, June 1975
AS A LYRICIST, Chaka Khan displays a sensibility and sensitivity that one cannot usually associate with any of the popular branches of Black music. Sly and Hendrix are her most immediate predecessors but her writing is stamped with the intelligence of the folkies I mentioned a few issues back, Terry Callier, Linda Lewis and Garland Jeffries.
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