Take a list among black men of age in the early 70′s of the 10 sexiest female R&B vocalists – and you can bet Chaka Khan is at or near the top of the list.
The little woman with the big voice rocked stages around the world, before drugs and alcohol took a toll on her body, looks, and voice.
Chaka is back (looking damn good!) and last night at the newly reopened Howard Theater in DC, she brought down the house!
This is Chaka from the 70′s, with Rufus – doing one of her signature tunes -
This is the “new” and improved version from last night -
In the middle of her hit “Through the Fire,” R&B powerhouse Chaka Khan stopped to give a personal testimony Saturday night at the Howard Theatre.
“I used to be a bad, bad, bad girl,” the 10-time Grammy winner told the sold-out show. “I used to party back in the day. I’d get off the road, and say to myself, ‘I need a break today.’ And I would leave my two kids with my mother and go AWOL.”
As she partied, Khan said, she carried her cellphone but would not answer it.
“Why wouldn’t you pick up the phone?” someone in the audience yelled at the diva on stage.
“Because,” Khan said, “when you are out there doing that stuff you don’t pick up the phone.”
But one night, “I was so high, I picked up.” (more…)