With Chaka Khan

  • November 5, 2014

    I’ll Be Good To You (With Chaka Khan, Quincy Jones)

    Single3 (A, part 1; B, part 2): Qwest 22697, October 1989.Single3 (12″ Maxi CD): Quest 0-21408, 1989.Music clip: see this.Album3 (LP, CD): Quincy Jones, Back On The Block, Quest 26020, 1989. Lead vocals – Chaka Khan, Ray Charles; guitar – George Johnson; bass – Louis Johnson; keyboards – David Paich, Greg Phillinganes, Ian Prince; drums – Harvey […]

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  • October 15, 2014

    Stuff Like That (With Ashford & Simpson, Chaka Khan, Brandy, Charlie Wilson)

    Album3: Quincy Jones, Q’s Jook Joint, Warner/WEA B000002MXI, November 1995. The line-up of vocalists included Ashford & Simpson, Chaka Khan, Brandy, Charlie Wilson, and Ray Charles. Greg Phillinganes played keyboards. Follow the album link above for personnel details. Quincy’s original (1978) version, in 6+ unforgettable Soul Train minutes:

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  • October 13, 2014

    That’s What I Want (With Smokey Robinson, Chaka Khan A.O.)

    Unreleased. On 13 September 1985 Ray Charles guested in the music TV show Smokey Robinson’s Motown Revue. He also starred in the big finale, a mash-up of That’s What I Want and What’d I Say.

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  • October 10, 2014

    This Masquerade (With George Benson And Chaka Khan)

    Unreleased. Fun rendition of this Leon Russell tune, with some help of Chaka, videotaped at a concert on the first night (16 July) of the 1991 edition of the Montreux Jazz Festival.

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  • April 6, 2012

    Ray Charles Guesting In Smokey Robinson’s Motown Revue (1985)

    The Motown Revue Starring Smokey Robinson (a.k.a. The Motown Revue) was a Friday night musical series, broadcast in the summer and autumn of ’85. The format was nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Ray Charles, Smokey, Chaka Khan and Tears For Fears starred in the show that aired on September 13. Arsenio Hall and George Solomon […]

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  • December 11, 2010

    Ray Charles Live At Montreux Jazz Festival 1991, July 16th

    Video still: Khan, Charles, Benson. I already had quite some – and quite confusing* – information on Ray Charles’ contributions to the 1991 edition of the Montreux Jazz Festival. It now is (though not yet in all details) becoming clear that Ray actually performed twice. Read this for some context. The Concert Database of the […]

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