1974: Rags To Rufus
Stevie Wonder writes their first hit â€œTell Me Something Goodâ€ and the song wins a Grammy.
Records party anthems â€œOnce You Get Started,â€
Covers Bobby Womackâ€™s â€œStop On Byâ€ and writes â€œPacked My Bagsâ€ with Tony Maiden and Ray Parker Jr.
1975: Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
The Birth of â€œSweet Thing.â€
1977: Ask Rufus
â€œHollywoodâ€ â€œAt Midnightâ€ and â€œEverlasting Loveâ€ strengthen the Chaka with Rufus legacy.
â€œCloudsâ€ and â€œPapillon (A.K.A. Hot Butterfly)â€ satisfy.Whitney Houston, Cissy Houston and Luther Vandross sing back-up on â€œPapillonâ€ (Hot Butterfly.)
1981:What Cha’ Gonna Do for Me
The title song maximizes Chakaâ€™s combustible vocals to give her a second number one R & B hit. And she experiences more popularity with the jazz crowd with â€œAnd The Melody Still Lingers On (A Night In Tunisia.â€
1982:Echoes of an Era
Commits to a full album of jazz with guests Freddie Hubbard, Chick Corea, Joe Henderson, Lenny White and Stanley Clarke.
1984:I Feel For You
Before New Jack Swing and Hip-Hop Soul Chaka sings on the first Hip-Hop and R&B collaboration by covering Princeâ€™s “I Feel For You” with Melle Mel.Stevie Wonder plays the Harmonica.
Another visit of great songs with an excellent vocalist â€œBaby Meâ€ was the most commercial of this collection that missed larger audiences.
1996 Epiphany: The Best Of Chaka Khan, Volume One.
A survey of Chakaâ€™s solo material and better songs with Rufus. The surprise is â€œMiss The Waterâ€ with funk mystic Meshell Ndegeocello.
Film songs and jazz classics Cha-ka-fied with The London Symphony Orchestra.