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Rufus featuring (Super-Sexy!) Chaka Khan: 'Tell Me Something Good' -1974
Reaganite Republican ^ | June 15, 2012 | Reaganite Republican

Posted on 06/15/2012 6:47:52 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican

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Sexy


I do recall feeding quarters into the jukebox everyday to hear this song at the arcade that summer of '74, couldn't get enough of it... nor her. After ten Grammy Awards, I guess I wasn't the only one who saw something there-

Written by Stevie Wonder for Chicago's Rufus feat. Chaka Khan, 'Tell Me Something Good' went all the way to #3 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and was one of the very first tunes to utilize the 'talk box' Peter Frampton made so famous soon afterward.

Photos don't really do this woman justice, just check-out the stage presence at this 1974 show in Central Park...

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Chit/Chat; History; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: funk; music; seventies; video

1 posted on 06/15/2012 6:48:02 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

Big hair!


2 posted on 06/15/2012 6:50:24 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Reaganite Republican
I happened to be there in the park that day . The performance was not a 'concert' but part of a Bob Hope Special.

The crowd in Sheep Meadow was small, didn't laugh at any of Hope's jokes and Rufus lip-synched...sorry but that's the fact, jack.

3 posted on 06/15/2012 6:57:38 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

My good friend Sidney Barnes discovered Chaka Khan. He’s probably the most famous person you’ve never heard of!


4 posted on 06/15/2012 6:57:50 AM PDT by Edgar3 (Don't THREAD on me!)
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To: wtc911

Well, that’s the problem with FR.... no matter what historical event you post on, there’s ALWAYS somebody that was actually there lol

It’s funny they lip synched, cuz this video is overdubbed with a remix of the studio single anyway... double-dubbed I guess


5 posted on 06/15/2012 7:26:19 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Tijeras_Slim

“Big hair!”

I think her and Dolly Parton were in some sort of 70s battle of the races there lol


6 posted on 06/15/2012 7:28:03 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Edgar3

Chicago talent agent?

I thought she got into the business through her family, had siblings in bands and such


7 posted on 06/15/2012 7:29:08 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Gargantua

She’s not lip synching to this song, it’s overdubbed with a remix of the studio single... the record company put this together recently

Guess I’m a sucker for a girl who can flash a smile like that, but I’ll put you down for a gargantuan ‘two thumbs down’ lol


9 posted on 06/15/2012 7:32:34 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican
I was actually working in plain clothes as part of a buy-and-bust unit. I had hippie-hair, looked about eighteen and did the buying. The park was full of nickle & dime dealers in those days.

I remember Hope telling his jokes to no response then retelling them with an audible laugh and applause track.

10 posted on 06/15/2012 7:33:42 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: wtc911

I am probably part of the VERY small overlap between Rufus and Bob Hope fans- can’t believe they booked her for a Bob Hope special


12 posted on 06/15/2012 7:46:47 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Gargantua

C’mon, be nice


13 posted on 06/15/2012 7:48:52 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Gargantua

There is a thankfully very small but unfortunately very active group of freepers who seem to be in constant competition to see who can post the ugliest and most adolescent posts. You probably win more often than most.


14 posted on 06/15/2012 7:55:14 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Rufus and Bob Hope played the same venue!!!??? What, wasn’t Guy Lombardo available?


15 posted on 06/15/2012 7:59:05 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: driftless2

I was thinking Andrews Sisters lol


16 posted on 06/15/2012 8:02:53 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: wtc911

Racist posts feed the Left’s disingenuous narrative re. conservatives... hurting the cause of freedom immensely, that’s my concern


17 posted on 06/15/2012 8:04:45 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican
She's put on a pound or two, but who hasn't? Still a beautiful woman to this day.

Per Wikipedia: Though she sang at both the 2000 Democratic and Republican conventions, Khan says that she is more of a "Democratic-minded person".

Actually, Chaka Khan, for the most part, republicans are more "democratic" than Democrats these days.

18 posted on 06/15/2012 8:30:32 AM PDT by babyfreep
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To: wtc911
"You probably win more often than most."

Yes, I do. Thank you.

8^D

19 posted on 06/15/2012 8:33:41 AM PDT by Gargantua ("Barack O'Bunga--America's first gay president...")
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To: Reaganite Republican

We share that concern. Unfortunately the fact of people in the WH and the Trayvon Martin case have brought that ugly sub-set of freepers out of the dark. I think that a couple of them are actually trying to tear FR down.


20 posted on 06/15/2012 8:42:55 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Actually, in 1974 the Andrews Sisters were starring on Broadway, less than a mile away (I forget the name of the play). Travolta got his start in the show as a ‘chorus boy’.


21 posted on 06/15/2012 8:48:48 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: wtc911

There’s all sorts of false flag trolls out there, the Left is engaged in an internet scorched-earth campaign in a desperate plea to salvage this vile regime- they know the Left is about to enter the political wilderness for a decade or two


22 posted on 06/15/2012 9:11:57 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: wtc911

Truth be told I love the Andrews Sisters, and so does the wife... at 50, I didn’t exactly grow up with them

I got a best hits CD I listen to all the time, most talented mob wife I’ve ever seen lol


23 posted on 06/15/2012 9:14:27 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: driftless2
Rufus and Bob Hope played the same venue!!!??? What, wasn’t Guy Lombardo available?

If Bing Crosby and David Bowie can sing "The Little Drummer Boy" together, anything's possible.
24 posted on 06/15/2012 9:21:41 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("You forget, it isn't who you claim, but instead, who claims you. We don't claim you!")
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To: Reaganite Republican

Sid was one of the original Motown guys(he helped run the New York office), before he moved to Chi-town. He was in a band called “Rotary Connection” with Minnie Riperton in Chicago in the late ‘60’s. He knew Chaka’s family, and her as a young girl. Sid helped to groom her and introduced her to people to get her going. On a side note, Sidney’s best friend is George Clinton, of P-Funk fame, and they still collaborate today. Interesting guy...


25 posted on 06/15/2012 9:42:51 AM PDT by Edgar3 (Don't THREAD on me!)
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