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Happy Birthday Chaka Kahn!

By: SportsGuyMike Luper – The Morning Boom Box 

Happy Birthday to the one and only Chaka Kahn! She was born Yvette Marie Stevens on March 23, 1953 into an artistic, bohemian household in Chicago, Illinois. She is the eldest of five children born to Charles Stevens and Sandra Coleman, and has described her father as a beatnik and her mother as ‘able to do anything.’ She was raised in the Hyde Park area, ‘an island in the middle of the madness’ of Chicago’s rough South Sidehousing projects. Her sister Yvonne later became a successful musician in her own right under the name Taka Boom. Her only brother, Mark, who formed the funk group Aurra, also became a successful musician. She has two other sisters, Zaheva Stevens and Tammy McCrary . – (Wikipedia

Here are some classic videos from the one of the best R&B, Jazz & Soul artists of all time.

Chaka Khan and Rufus – Tell me something Good (1974)

Chaka Khan – I Feel for You (1984) 


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