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Rufus & Chaka Khan: Tellin' Something Good

Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, July 1974

2008 introduction: The group Rufus had released its first album on ABC in 1973; by the following year, the Chicago-based team was on its second ...

Rufus: Rags To Rufus (ABC)

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, 5 December 1974

RAGS TO RUFUS, the second LP from the pop group turned soul band, is most notable for lead singer Chaka Khan’s inspired performances. ...

Going Below The Belt With Rufus

Profile and Interview by David Hancock, Record Mirror, 14 December 1974

YOU KNOW the feelin' — worn out by too much funk, and sweet soul don't make it for you anymore. Well don't despair, Krudde music ...

Rufus, featuring Chaka Khan: Rufusized (ABC Dunhill)

Review by Idris Walters, Let It Rock, March 1975

RUFUS DATE back to 1968. They were called the American Breed. They had 'Bend Me Shape Me' for a hit record. The American Breed became ...

Rufus featuring Chaka Khan: Rufusized (ABCD-837)

Review by 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 ...

Rufus: Today and Tomorrow

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, July 1975

ALMOST without notice to the soul community, Rufus arrived and departed our shores towards the end of last month simply to appear on BBC-TV's Top ...

Chaka: I Feel Sexless on Stage

Interview by Colin Irwin, Melody Maker, 12 July 1975

CHAKA KHAN is a bit like a furry golly. She flops in front of the telly, cheering for Connors at Wimbledon, giggling and proudly displaying ...

Rufus in Transit

Interview by Giovanni Dadomo, Record Mirror, 12 July 1975

A DRUM beat knock on the door rings out. ...

Rufus: Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan (ABC)

Review by Penny Valentine, Street Life, 29 November 1975

AMERICAN BLACK music (that which is loosely termed 'soul') has been going through a disturbing period. It continues to do so. Where once the arm ...

Rufus' Chaka Khan: Golden Lady

Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, December 1975

IT'S DIFFICULT to believe that much of the power, strength and soul that you hear when you hear Rufus stems from anyone as petite and ...

Rufus: Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan (ABC)

Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 6 December 1975

NO DANGER of conveyor-belt soul setting in here, with the incredible Chaka Khan proving that blood and electricity are flowing through her sensual frame. ...

The Truth About Rufus

Interview by Stephen Demorest, Circus, 13 September 1976

"I Hate The Blues!" Snaps Chaka Khan. ...

They're Rufusizing Buckingham Palace

Report and Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, May 1977

....and Chaka Khan's going down with Alice! Or, to be less obscure, June 11 will see Rufus and Chaka Khan playing one of the Queen's ...


Report and Interview by Davitt Sigerson, Black Music, July 1977

Casting an appreciative eye at Chaka Khan, Davitt Sigerson updates the Rufus Story ...

Chaka Khan: Chaka Really Is Every Woman

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, April 1979

OVER THE years, we have covered just about every possible facet of Chaka Khan's career. So, during a break whilst recording a new album with ...

Rufus: Best of Both Worlds

Report and Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, April 1979

Still maintaining their link with the departed Chaka Khan – Rufus now find their diverse talents sprouting in all directions.... ...

Rufus and Chaka Khan: The Beat Goes On

Report and Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, November 1979

ANY CONFUSION you may have had about the exact status of the group Rufus should now be pretty much clarified in your mind – we ...

Rufus and Chaka Khan: Masterjam (MCA MCG4007) **½

Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, 5 January 1980

CHAKA KHAN is known for the biggest mouth and the funkiest abdominal scar on the soul scene and what's more there was a time when ...

Chaka Khan: Chaka's Naughty Bits

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 22 April 1980

Naughty is the title of Chaka Khan's new album, but she denies trying to project a 'naughty' image. However, she confesses to being naturally impish ...

The B&S Hall of Fame: Rufus & Chaka Khan

Retrospective by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 5 May 1992

"I've been to hell and back... in a limousine!" (Chaka Khan) ...

see also Chaka Khan

see also American Breed, The


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