Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
Rags to Rufus
By Jerry "The Mouse" Clark
Timeless, eternal, everlasting, ageless are adjectives used to describe Rags to Rufus. The day I purchased this lp was the day I discovered the sound of Chaka Khan. Her voice set the bar to many future sirens to my listening ear. Not only the voice of Chaka but the band was composed phenomenal musicians and songwriters.
The funky bass licks, guitar wah wah, snare drum and the voice (Chaka) on “You Got the Love” were the first impressions that created the fan that I am. When listening to this track I see the vision of Chaka’s shimmy moves and the band throwing down the vibe. In true Chicago style the boy’s and the girl lay a bit of blues on you with “I Got the Right Street” and “Walkin’ in the Sun”. Although not eliminating their jazzy side on the next track with the jazz/funk instrumental “Rags to Rufus” which showcases the versatility of Rufus. To continue, Please click "MORE"!<< MORE >>