Chaka Khan ‎– Baby Me (1988)

Chaka Khan (born Yvette Marie Stevens; March 23, 1953) is a 10-time Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter whose career has spanned four decades, beginning in the 1970s as the frontwoman and focal point of the funk band Rufus. Often cited as the Queen of Funk, Khan has sold an estimated 200 million records worldwide.

CK is the seventh studio album by American R&B/funk singer Chaka Khan, released on the Warner Bros. Records label in 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.

“Baby Me” was remixed by David Todd for the 12″ single release.

Baby Me (2 CK’s And A Baby Mix)                          6:35

Baby Me (Big Baby Mix – Extended Mix)                 4:21

Baby Me (LP Version)                                            4:04

Baby Me (Nursery Mix)                                          4:25

Everybody Needs Some Love                                 4:26

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7 comments on “Chaka Khan ‎– Baby Me (1988)

  1. Love this song, one of Chaka’s very best! I’m surprised this 12″ has gone ignored by other blogs, so thanks for adding it to yours! I always find something with great intrigue here. By chance do have Chaka’s “It’s My Party” 12″ to post? It would complete your CK trifecta.

    • This turned out to be one my favourite Chaka 12″ and it was one I had actually missed when it was released back in ’88. I have three more CK 12″ singles already recorded and ready to go, It’s My Party, This Is My Night & Tight Fit. These will definitely be going up over the next month, thanks for the comment. EV

      • I’ve been desperately seeking the Nursery Mix of Baby Me, but can’t find it anywhere, and now rapidshare is dead 😦 Any pointers?

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