On Sunday I had the pleasure of attending a Chaka Khan concert and meeting the soul icon backstage, which was incredible considering I just interviewed her a few weeks ago.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Hearing Chaka live was amazing, her powerful voice soared throughout the entire theatre. It was refreshing to hear such a great voice considering so many artists of today can't sing live, just lip synch, wail wildly off key, or whisper in tune. Plus, Chaka has perfected that legendary high note she hits! Every time she went for it, I felt it right in my soul!
All of these artists of today like Alicia Keys (who I like), Beyonce, or Christina Aguelira who are considered "great vocalists" for this generation are nothing compared to Chaka who is in her fifties and has a better voice then all of them put together. The only that comes close is Fantasia. While there is room for everyone, I wish there was more of a balance in R&B.
Click on the link below to hear Chaka's classic "Through the Fire", which ends with a gospel breakdown (starting at 5:00). Also, "Angel" from her new album, Funk This, which is in stores now.
Be sure to check out the end where she throws a lil' shade at Rufus...
CLICK HERE to buy Chaka's new album Funk This
Posted by Clay ::
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