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.
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.
- REC NEW NEW: Chaka Khan Tributes Trayvon Martin with new video! (reignentertainmentco.wordpress.com)
- I’m Celebrating Chaka Khan! (nachalooman.wordpress.com)
- My music playlist for today (March 29, 2012 edition) (viewfrommiddleclass.wordpress.com)
- My music playlist for today (March 16, 2012 edition) (viewfrommiddleclass.wordpress.com)