Label: ABC Records - ABCL 5063 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album Gatefold • Country: UK • Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul • Style: Soul, Funk, Disco
Rufusized is the gold-selling third studio album by funk band Rufusand their first album featuring singer Chaka Khanon the ABC Records label intheir second album Descent .
- Mitochondrion - Archaeaeon that year. The album peaked at 7 on the Billboard album chart the week ending March 1, ByRufus had gone from a popular local bar attraction in Chicago to a platinum-selling rock band on the strength of one gold-selling album and two hit singles.
Their popularity had blown to huge proportions that the media was paying more attention to the band's frenetic, fiery lead singer, Chaka Khanthan the rest of the group. Due to Khan's strong vocals and loud appearance, which included a funky, frizzy redhead Afro and revealing clothing, she Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan* - Rufusized immediately given comparisons to her singing idols, Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner.
Khan's rise to popularity caused friction between founding members Al Ciner and Dennis Belfield and former lead singer Ron Stockert, who left the group prior to the finish of Rags to Rufusthe band's breakthrough release. Bobby Watson would come into the picture as a bassist and while keyboardist Nate Morgan, who had just joined the group before the release of this album, was featured on the cover, he didn't participate in album sessions, nor was he credited.
Khan, Murphy, and Fischer, who had joined the group inremained the only members who appeared on the group's first two albums, while Tony Maiden, For Rent - Sonny James - The Country Beat Of Sonny James joined the group near the end of the Rags to Rufus sessions, started to make his presence felt as he added his own vocals, often duetting with Khan.
Sensing that their momentum would slow if they didn't come up with another album, the group immediately hit the studio just a few months after Rags to Rufus was recorded to record this record. Khan began to collaborate with the band more often on vocal songs as a co-writer, while also co-writing instrumentals the group would record. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Rufus featuring Chaka Khan. Retrieved Retrieved March 12, — via robertchristgau.
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