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Funky seventies music,
This review is from: The Very Best of Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan (Audio CD)
In the sixties there was a group called American breed, best remembered in America for Bend me shape me. They didn't chart in Britain but Bend me shape me did – it was covered by Amen corner. American breed disbanded but some of its members went on to form a new group – Rufus. However, it was after one further change, the replacement of the original lead singer with Chaka Khan, that Rufus had their greatest success.
In this new formation, Rufus had a string of top ten hits on the American R+B charts, many of them featured here. They actually scored a UK top ten top hit in 1984 with Ain't nobody but it is not included here.
While I generally prefer Chaka Khan's solo music, there is no denying the quality of the music she recorded with Rufus – a mix of excellent ballads and funky songs to dance to.
If you enjoy seventies R+B with a funky groove, or you enjoy Chaka Khan's solo music, you are likely to enjoy this.