After giving it some thought, maybe it’s time to add a few categories to my playlist rotation.  I need to add some soul and funk to the mix, some get-up-and-move dance music.

Epiphany: The Best of Chaka Khan, Vol. 1
Epiphany: The Best of Chaka Khan, Vol. 1 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Why not go from yesterday’s feature — Stevie Nicks, once dubbed by Rolling Stone magazine as “The Reigning Queen of Rock and Roll” — right into “The Queen of Funk” herself, Yvette Marie Stevens — also known as Chaka Khan?

Whether she’s been with the funk band Rufus, singing as a guest on someone else’s song, or on her own as a solo act, Chaka has always had a voice I’ve been drawn to like a bee to a flower.  It’s light enough to soar and float, powerful enough to hit you and lift you off the floor like a George Foreman uppercut.

Chaka possesses one of those one-of-a-kind voices.

12 thoughts on “My music playlist for today (March 30, 2012 edition)

  1. Nothin’ like some Chaka Khan on a Friday morning! Your description of her voice is spot on, and she is a gorgeous, talented woman. Thanks for this post, it got my groove goin’ for the rest of the day!

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