Chaka Khan ‎– Soul Talkin’ (1988)

CK was Khan’s first album not to be recorded with Arif Mardin, instead it had with the exception of two tracks Russ Titelman at the helm as producer, with whom she had collaborated on hits like “Ain’t Nobody” (1983), “Eye to Eye” from 1984’s platinum-selling I Feel for You as well as “Tight Fit” from her previous album Destiny. Musically CK combined a variety of genres such as soul, R&B, funk, pop as well as two jazz titles and altogether the set was more laid-back, less hip-hop influenced and production-wise not as complex and synth-driven as I Feel for You and Destiny.

Three singles were released from C.K.: Womack & Womack’s Latino-flavoured “It’s My Party” which reached #5 on Billboard’s R&B Singles chart, “Soul Talkin'” and “Baby Me” which became another Top 10 hit on the R&B chart, peaking at #8. The CK album itself also charted higher than the preceding Destiny, reaching #17 on the R&B Albums chart.

Soul Talkin’ was written by Brenda Russell and the US 12″ single featured the track remixed by Paul Simpson.

The 12″ also added three tracks taken from the successful ‘Life Is A Dance” remix project which was released soon after the CK album.

“I’m Every Woman” was remixed Dancin’ Danny D and “Ain’t Nobody” featured an exclusive to vinyl, Frankie Knuckles remix.

Soul Talkin’ (Serious Soul Mix)                                  6:14

Soul Talkin’ (Serious Soul Edit)                                 4:25

I’m Every Woman (Remix)                                        8:34

I’m Every Woman (Remix / Edit)                               3:29

Ain’t Nobody (Hallucinogenic Version)                       6:55


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