Camouflage (Rufus album)

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Camouflage
Camouflagerufusalbum.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1981
Recorded1981
StudioAllen Zentz Recording
(Hollywood, California)
The Record Plant
(Los Angeles, California)
GenreFunk/Soul
Length37:32
LabelMCA Records
MCA 5270
ProducerRufus
Rufus chronology
Party 'Til You're Broke
(1981)
Camouflage
(1981)
The Very Best of Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan
(1982)
Chaka Khan chronology
What Cha' Gonna Do For Me
(1981)
Camouflage
(1981)
Echoes of an Era
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide1/5 stars[2]

Camouflage is the tenth studio album by funk band Rufus (and their sixth album featuring Chaka Khan), released on the MCA Records label in 1981. Camouflage peaked at #15 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart and stalled at #98 on Pop. The album includes the singles "Sharing the Love" (US R&B 8, US Pop #91) and "Better Together" (US R&B #66, US Dance #56).

Following the release of Camouflage, Chaka Khan recorded her third, fourth and fifth solo albums What Cha' Gonna Do For Me (1981), Echoes of an Era (1982) and Chaka Khan (1982) and Rufus recorded their third album without Khan, Seal in Red (1983), before they reunited for one final album together later in 1983, the double live/studio set Stompin' at the Savoy – Live.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Better Together"Tony Maiden, Lalomie Washburn3:37
2."Jigsaw"Maiden, Chaka Khan3:54
3."Secret Friend"Maiden, René Moore, Angela Winbush, Allee Willis3:57
4."Music Man (The D.J. Song)"John Robinson, David Wolinski3:50
5."True Love"Wolinski3:15
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
6."Sharing the Love"Kevin Murphy3:37
7."Quandary"Maiden, Khan4:50
8."Lilah"Wolinski, Willis4:14
9."Losers in Love"Wolinski, Danny Seraphine3:04
10."Highlight"Bobby Watson, Moore, Winbush3:14

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album

Chart (1981) Peak
[3]
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 98
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 15

Singles

Year Single Peak chart positions
US
[3]
US
R&B

[3]
US
Dance

[3]
1981 "Sharing the Love" 91 8
1982 "Better Together" 66 56

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Camouflage review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-10-19.
  2. ^ Gersten, Russell (1983). "Rufus". In Marsh, Dave; Swenson, John (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Record Guide. Random House/Rolling Stone Press. p. 438. ISBN 0394721071.
  3. ^ a b c d "US Charts > Rufus". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-10-19.

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