The Very Best of Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan

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The Very Best of Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
Greatest hits album by Rufus
Released 1982
Recorded 1974-1979
Genre R&B/Funk
Length 42:54
Label MCA Records
Producer Rufus, Bob Monaco, Quincy Jones, Roy Halee
Rufus chronology
Camouflage
(1981)
The Very Best of Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
(1982)
Seal in Red
(1983)
Chaka Khan chronology
Chaka Khan
(1982)
The Very Best of Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
(1982)
Stompin' at the Savoy - Live
(1983)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

The Very Best of Rufus featuring Chaka Khan is a greatest hits album by funk band Rufus (billed as 'Rufus featuring Chaka Khan'), originally released on the MCA Records label in 1982. The collection comprises ten of the group's biggest hits on the ABC/MCA labels, including "You Got the Love," "Sweet Thing". "At Midnight (My Love Will Lift You Up)", "Do You Love What You Feel", "Tell Me Something Good", "Stay", "Hollywood" and "Dance Wit Me".

The Very Best of... was released in late 1982, prior to the recording of the band's two final albums, both for the Warner Bros. Records label, and does consequently not include their hits "Ain't Nobody" and "One Million Kisses", both from the 1983 double-set Stompin' at the Savoy - Live. However, it doesn't contain any material from their 1973 self-titled debut album or their recent album at the time, 1981's Camouflage. It also doesn't contain any material from the Khan-less albums Numbers (1979) and Party 'Til You're Broke (1981).

The ten track Very Best of Rufus featuring Chaka Khan was re-released on CD by MCA/Geffen Records in the mid 1990s in both the US and Europe and is to date the only career retrospective available with the band.

Rufus and Chaka Khan's ABC/MCA back catalogue (1973–1982) is as of 2003 distributed by the Universal Music Group.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Do You Love What You Feel" (Wolinski) - 4:30
  2. "Tell Me Something Good" (Wonder) - 4:40
  3. "Dance Wit Me" (Christopher) - 4:00
  4. "Hollywood" (Fischer, Wolinski) - 4:09
  5. "Stay" (Calhoun, Khan 5:42
  6. "Once You Get Started" (Christopher) - 4:31
  7. "You Got the Love" (Khan, Parker, Parker) - 4:45
  8. "At Midnight (My Love Will Lift You Up)" (Maiden, Washburn) - 4:21
  9. "Please Pardon Me (You Remind Me of a Friend)" (Gordon, Russell) - 3:06
  10. "Sweet Thing" (Khan, Maiden) - 3:20

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