Saturday, August 25, 2012

Chaka Khan Gets Naughty On Boogie with Second Installment of 5-Album Series

Boogie didn't go on air last Sunday--it was Eid and we normally stay off air on the big holidays. Anyways, we're back this Sunday! And On today’s show we feature the second installment of the Chaka Khan 5 album series. The series is now in its second week, and today we present the album Naughty—the second solo album by American R&B/funk singer Chaka Khan, released on the Warner Bros. Records label in 1980.

Also coming up in the Airtel-sponsored second hour of the show we’ll bring you 80s Groove n’ Soul tracks… including MASSIVE hits from Melisa Morgan, Loose Ends, Soul II Soul, Phil Fearon & Galaxy and MORE!

By the early '80s Chaka Khan and producer Arif Mardin had a great working relationship that was responsible for her hit solo debut, 1979's Chaka... Naughty presents the two in a more centered working relationship... most of Naughty represents Khan in a holding pattern, without much material to accommodate her widening range. That being said, Naughty is only a few songs away from being a bona fide classic.”

Three singles were released from Naughty: the club hit "Clouds" (penned by Ashford & Simpson who also wrote Chaka's "I'm Every Woman") (US R&B #10), "Get Ready, Get Set" (#48) and the big hit "Papillon (a.k.a. Hot Butterfly)" (#22). "Papillon" featured prominent background vocals from Luther Vandross, Cissy Houston, and her daughter Whitney. On Billboard's charts, the album reached #6 on Black Albums, #43 on Pop Albums.

Following the release of Naughty Khan reunited with Rufus for the recording of 1981's Camouflage. Her third solo album What Cha' Gonna Do For Me followed later that same year. Naughty finally saw a United States CD re-release in 1998 as part of the Warner Bros. Black Music Ol' Skool series.

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