Music Monday: Happy Birthday Chaka Khan!

0 Posted by - March 24, 2014 - Feature, Music

Happy Belated Birthday to Yvette Marie Stevens, better known as Chaka Khan, “Chaka the BAWSE,” “Queen Chaka swear she me” (the last two are her names in my head, fight me).  Chaka celebrated her 61st Birthday yesterday and she is still fine!  Getting her start in 1973 with Rufus, she graced our favorite tracks such as “Tell Me Something Good,” “Sweet Thing,” “Hollywood,” and one of my favorites “Do You Love What You Feel (‘Cause I loooooooooooove what you do to me).” I grew up hearing Chaka’s music especially her collabs with Rufus.  However, I didn’t fall completely in love until I heard “Ain’t Nobody.”  As I got older, I began to appreciate all of the older hits that I grew up hearing during Saturday morning cleaning sessions.

She then went on to continue her greatness as a solo act and bought us “I Feel for You,” “Through the Fire,” “What Cha’ Gonna Do for Me,” and another Rufus collab “Ain’t Nobody.” Due to her contributions to Soul music, she has 22 Grammy Nominations, 10 Grammys, and other awards including the Soul Train Legends Award.

Today’s Music Monday celebrates the music of Chaka Khan!

 

Sweet Thing

 

Do You Love What You Feel

 

Aint Nobody

 

I Know You, I Live You

 

Everywhere

 

What are some of your favorite Chaka greats?  Share with us in the comments section below!

1 Comment

  • PATIENCE SMITH March 27, 2014 - 1:43 pm Reply

    UH WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT “DO YOU LOVE WHAT YOU FEEL”? AND.”AIN’T NOBODY’ ONE OF MY OTHER FAVES IS “EVERLASTING LOVE”

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