Chaka Khan ‎– Chaka

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Warner Bros. Records ‎– BSK 3245, Tattoo Records (2) ‎– BSK 3245
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Vinyl, LP, Album
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A1 I'm Every Woman
Backing Vocals – Chaka KhanBacking Vocals, Bass – Will LeeBacking Vocals, Guitar – Hamish StuartDrums – Steve FerroneGuitar – Phil UpchurchPiano – Richard TeeWritten-By – Ashford & Simpson
4:05
A2 Love Has Fallen On Me
Alto Saxophone – George Young (2)Arranged By, Written-By – Charles StepneyBacking Vocals – Chaka Khan, Cissy Houston, David LasleyBacking Vocals, Guitar – Hamish StuartBaritone Saxophone – Ronnie CuberBass – Anthony JacksonDrums – Steve FerroneGuitar – Phil UpchurchPiano – Richard TeeTenor Saxophone – Michael BreckerTrombone – Barry RogersTrumpet – Randy BreckerWritten-By – Lloyd Webber*
4:51
A3 Roll Me Through The Rushes
Backing Vocals – Cissy Houston, Hamish StuartBacking Vocals, Written-By – David LasleyBass – Will LeeDrums – Rick MarottaElectric Piano – Leon PendarvisFrench Horn – Brook Tillotson*, Jim BuffingtonGuitar – Cornell Dupree, Phil UpchurchHarp – Gene BiancoWritten-By – Lana Marrano
4:41
A4 Sleep On It
Backing Vocals – Alan Gorrie, Chaka Khan, Will LeeBacking Vocals, Guitar – Hamish StuartBass – Anthony JacksonDrums – Steve FerroneElectric Piano – Richard TeeFrench Horn – Brook Tillotson*, Jim BuffingtonGuitar – Phil UpchurchSynthesizer [S.r.m.] – Ken BichelWritten-By – Andrew Kastner, Larry John McNally
4:19
A5 Life Is A Dance
Alto Saxophone – George Young (2)Backing Vocals – Alan GorrieBacking Vocals, Arranged By – Chaka KhanBacking Vocals, Bass – Will LeeBacking Vocals, Guitar – Hamish StuartBaritone Saxophone – Ronnie CuberClavinet – Richard TeeDrums – Steve FerroneGuitar – Phil UpchurchTenor Saxophone – Michael BreckerTrombone – Barry RogersTrumpet – Randy BreckerWritten-By – Gavin Christopher
4:19
B1 We Got The Love
Alto Saxophone – George Young (2)Baritone Saxophone – Ronnie CuberBass – Phil UpchurchCongas – Raphael CruzDrums – Steve FerroneElectric Piano – Arthur JenkinsFlute – Eddie Daniels, Phil BodnerFlute [Alto] – George MargeGuitar – Hamish StuartSynthesizer [S.r.m.] – Ken BichelTenor Saxophone – Michael BreckerTrombone – Barry RogersTrumpet – Randy BreckerVocals – Chaka KhanVocals, Written-By – George Benson
3:26
B2 Some Love
Alto Saxophone – Dave Sanborn*Bass, Written-By – Mark StevensDrums – Steve FerroneFrench Horn – Brook Tillotson*, John Clark (2)Guitar – Onnie McIntyre, Phil UpchurchPercussion – Airto MoreiraPiano – Richard TeeSoloist, Tenor Saxophone – Michael BreckerTrumpet, Flugelhorn – Randy BreckerVocals, Written-By – Chaka KhanWritten-By – Keith Boyd, Jr., Traude Sapik
5:50
B3 A Woman In A Man's World
Bass – Phil UpchurchBass Trombone – Paul FauliseCongas – Sammy Figuroea*Drums – Steve FerroneFrench Horn – Brook Tillotson*, John Clark (2)Guitar – Hamish StuartGuitar, Written-By – Andrew KastnerPiano – Richard TeeSoloist, Alto Saxophone – Dave Sanborn*Synthesizer [S.r.m.] – Ken BichelTrumpet – Randy BreckerWritten-By – Larry John McNally
3:56
B4 The Message In The Middle Of The Bottom
Bass – Hamish StuartBass Trombone – Paul FauliseCello – Jesse Levy, Kermit Moore, Richard Bock (2)Clavinet – Arthur JenkinsCongas – Raphael CruzDrums – Steve FerroneFrench Horn – Brook Tillotson*, John Clark (2)Guitar – Onnie McIntyre, Phil UpchurchSoloist, Tenor Saxophone – Michael BreckerTrumpet – Randy BreckerVocals – Chaka KhanWritten-By – Lalomi Washburn*
4:15
B5 I Was Made To Love Him
Backing Vocals – Chaka Khan, Mark Stevens, Terri Gonzales*, Will LeeBass – Anthony JacksonDrums – Steve FerroneGuitar – Hamish Stuart, Phil UpchurchPiano, Clavinet – Richard TeeSoloist, Guitar – Tony MaidenWritten-By – Henry Cosby, Lula Hardaway, Stevie Wonder, Sylvia Moy
3:23

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℗ 1978 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
© 1978 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Made in U.S.A.
Recorded at Atlantic Recording Studios, New York.
Additional recording at Cherokee Recording Studios, Los Angeles.

Four versions are known:
Un-determined pressing, bold ring around the Tattoo-logos on labels, and small pressing ring.
Los Angeles pressing, faint ring around the Tattoo-logos on labels, and small pressing ring.
Winchester pressing, faint ring around the Tattoo-logos on labels, and small pressing ring.
This version: Un-determined pressing, no ring around the Tattoo-logo on A-label, and large pressing ring.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
K 56560 Chaka Khan Chaka(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records K 56560 UK 1978 Sell This Version
K 56560 Chaka Khan Chaka(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records K 56560 UK 1978 Sell This Version
WB 56 560 Chaka Khan Chaka(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records WB 56 560 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
GM-200.2490 , Lps. 200.2490 Chaka Khan Chaka(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records GM-200.2490 , Lps. 200.2490 Venezuela 1978 Sell This Version
BSK 3245 Chaka Khan Chaka(LP, Album, Win) Tattoo Records (2), Warner Bros. Records BSK 3245 US 1978 Sell This Version

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isaacmusicman

December 30, 2010
Ok, I'm at a lost here. For years I steered clear from this album because I was led to believe that "I'm Every Woman" was the only song worth listening to on this album. That is A Big Fat Lie! Now, I do admit that I love Chaka with Rufus better, but this album is nothing to sneeze at. Songs like "Sleep On It", "Some Love", and "A Woman In A Man's World"(with it's Rufus flavor), holds very nicely on this album. "I Was Made To Love Him" is a little suspect, only because in my mind nobody can re-doe Stevie Wonder. With all that said, this album is so much bigger than "I'm Every Woman", it's a testament of Chaka as an artist on her own.