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Encyclopedia > Rufus (band)

Rufus was a 1970s funk music band, best known for launching the career of their lead singer Chaka Khan. They had several hits throughout their career, including "Tell Me Something Good", "Ain't Nobody", and "Sweet Thing". The 1970s in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1970 and 1979. ... Funk is a distinct style of music originated by African-Americans, e. ... In music, a band is a group of musicians, or musical ensemble, usually popular or folk, playing parts of or improvising off of a musical arrangement. ... Album cover of What Cha Gonna do for Me? Chaka Khan (born March 23, 1953) is the stage name of the American singer Yvette Marie Stevens. ... The term hit can refer to any of the following: in marketing, a success involving (sudden) popularity of and demand for a particular item, such as a song that reaches the hit parade in archery and in target shooting, striking the exact desired spot, commonly the center of a target...


  • Rufus (1973, ABC Records)
  • Rags to Rufus (1974, ABC Records)
  • Rufusized (1974, ABC Records)
  • Rufus featuring Chaka Khan (1975, ABC Records)
  • Ask Rufus (1977, ABC Records)
  • Street Player (1978, ABC Records)
  • Numbers (1979, ABC Records)+
  • Masterjam (1979, MCA Records)
  • Party 'Til You're Broke (1980, MCA Records)+
  • Camouflage (1981, MCA Records)
  • Seal In Red (1983, Warner Bros. Records)
  • Live: Stompin' at the Savoy (1983, Warner Bros. Records)
  • +=albums recorded without Chaka Khan

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Chaka Khan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (979 words)
March 23, 1953) is best known for her 1984 cover of Prince's "I Feel for You," and as a member of the funk band Rufus.
After quitting high school in 1969, Khan joined the group Lyfe, soon exiting to join another dance band, the Babysitters; neither was on the fast track to success, but her fortunes changed when she teamed with ex-American Breed member Kevin Murphy and André Fisher to form Rufus.
Debuting in 1973 with a self-titled effort on the ABC label, Rufus was among the pre-eminent funk groups of the decade; distinguished by Khan's dynamic vocals.
jazzman.com (576 words)
And here it is, THE TOURING MUSICIAN, the book musicians need and have been waiting for, written by one of their own who's been there and done that.
His recordings as a leader with Mike and Randy Brecker are considered among the best.Graduating from the Berklee College of Music, in 1959, at the height of the bebop era, Hal Galper steadily built his reputation in the changing environment of jazz.
He anchored such bands as the Slide Hampton Quartet, the Lee Konitz Duo, the Stan Getz Quartet, and many others.
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