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Monday, October 16, 2017

Daily Boom 80's Throwback: Rufus & Chaka Khan - 'Ain't Nobody'

Rufus was an American funk band from Chicago, Illinois best known for launching the career of lead singer Chaka Khan.  Do let your ego kill your talent, get around singer's and musician. Learn, don't lock yourself in your room and sing to your webcam. Get face to face advice, it's much more nicer. Trussst me !

"Captured effortlessly
That's the way it was
Happened so naturally
I did not know it was love
The next thing I felt was
You holding me close
What was I gonna do?
I let myself go
And now we're flyin' through the stars
I hope this night will last forever"

More than forty years ago funk band Rufus started performing with a soul singer by the name of Chaka Khan. They spent about 12 years cranking out hits before Khan decided to embark on a successful solo career. ("I Feel For You") One of their signature songs was "Ain't Nobody" which was featured in the movie Breakin' and on its' soundtrack as well. It's definitely my favorite Chaka song of all time and apparently, it's a lot of other peoples as well, as it has been used as an audition song for reality competitions repeatedly.

A few weeks ago it was announced that Rufus and Chaka Khan are among the list of nominees for the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame for 2018. I'm kind of a stickler and think nominees should be rockers. But I'm thrilled to see that make any list that involves public acknowledgment because Rufus with Chaka was fantastic.

Aside from loving this song, it's Monday and I think this is a great way to get you all moving. So here it is: