Echoes of an Era

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Echoes of an Era
Chaka Khan et al - Echoes of an Era.jpg
Studio album by Chaka Khan et al.
Released January 14, 1982
Recorded 1981–1982
Genre Jazz
Length 55:56
Label Elektra/Musician
Producer Lenny White
Chaka Khan chronology
(with Rufus)
Echoes of an Era
Chaka Khan
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[2]

Echoes of an Era is an album by American R&B/jazz singer Chaka Khan, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White, released in 1982 on Elektra Records.

Echoes of an Era sees Khan interpreting jazz standards like Thelonious Monk's "I Mean You" and Duke Ellington's "Take the 'A' Train", as well as "Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most", "All of Me", and "I Loves You Porgy". The album was originally not released as a Chaka Khan studio album (who was signed to Warner Bros. Records at the time) but as a band collaboration under the moniker Echoes of an Era and with all six performers credited on the album cover.

The album was digitally remastered and re-released by the Warner Music Group's sublabel Rhino Entertainment in 2003. The final track, "Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most", included a 'bonus track' of Chaka Khan and Freddie Hubbard in an interview, and as such was extended to 16:09.

In 2011 album Forever by Corea, Clarke and White, they re-recorded "High Wire – The Aerialist" and "I Loves You Porgy" featuring Khan on vocals.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Them There Eyes" Maceo Pinkard, Doris Tauber, William Tracey 3:52
2. "All of Me" Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons 4:35
3. "I Mean You" Coleman Hawkins, Thelonious Monk 3:28
4. "I Loves You Porgy" George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward 6:29
5. "Take the "A" Train" Billy Strayhorn 6:26
6. "I Hear Music" Burton Lane, Frank Loesser 4:22
7. "High Wire – The Aerialist" Chick Corea, Tony Cohen 6:29
8. "All of Me" (Alternate take) Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons 4:16
9. "Spring Can Really Hang You up the Most" Fran Landesman, Tommy Wolf 8:24



Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1982 Billboard Jazz Albums 11[4]


  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. Echoes of an Era at AllMusic
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 67. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  3. ^ Jurek. Forever at AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-04-07.
  4. ^ "Echoes of an Era - Chaka Khan | Awards | AllMusic". Retrieved 27 October 2013. 

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