is the second solo album by Naughty American R&B/ funk singer Chaka Khan, released on Warner Bros. Records in 1980.
Biography [ edit ]
By the early '80s Chaka Khan and producer Arif Mardin had a great working relationship that was responsible for her hit solo debut, 1979's
Chaka... Naughty presents the two in a more centered working relationship... most of Naughty represents Khan in a holding pattern, without much material to accommodate her widening range. That being said, Naughty is only a few songs away from being a bona fide classic. ”
— Jason Elias, Allmusic 
Three singles were released from
Naughty: the club hit "Clouds" (penned by Ashford & Simpson who also wrote Chaka's " I'm Every Woman"). "Clouds" features background vocals performed by a 16-year-old Whitney Houston and her mother Cissy Houston (US R&B #10), "Get Ready, Get Set" (#48) and the big hit "Papillon (a.k.a. Hot Butterfly)" (#22). The album track "Our Love's in Danger" featured prominent background vocals from Luther Vandross and Whitney Houston. On Billboard's charts, the album reached #6 on Black Albums, #43 on Pop Albums.
Following the release of
Naughty Khan reunited with Rufus for the recording of 1981's . Her third solo album Camouflage followed later that same year. What Cha' Gonna Do For Me
Naughty finally saw a United States CD re-release in 1998 as part of the Warner Bros. Black Music Ol' Skool series.
Track listing [ edit ]
Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson 4:28
"Get Ready, Get Set"
Kathy Anderson, Ellison Chase, Bill Haberman, Art Jacobson
"Move Me No Mountain"
Jerry Ragovoy, Aaron Schroeder 4:14
"Nothing's Gonna Take You Away"
Deborah Ash, Bill King
Charles Fleischer, Michael Mugrage
"Too Much Love"
Dan Greer, Andrew Kastner, Jeff Wilson
"All Night's All Right"
Weldon Dean Parks 4:26
"What You Did"
Chaka Khan, Mark Stevens
"Papillon (a.k.a. Hot Butterfly)"
Gregg Diamond 4:08
"Our Love's in Danger"
Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson
Personnel [ edit ]
Chaka Khan -
lead vocals, backing vocals Mark Stevens - backing vocals,
Cissy Houston - backing vocals
Whitney Houston - backing vocals Charlotte Crossley - backing vocals
Luther Vandross - backing vocals
Ullanda McCullough - backing vocals
Anthony Jackson - bass guitar
Willie Weeks - bass
Marcus Miller - bass Jeff Mironov - guitar, sitar solo track 3
Hamish Stuart - guitar, backing vocals
Hiram Bullock - guitar solo track 1, 2, 6
Phil Upchurch - guitar, guitar solo track 3
Steve Khan - guitar Arthur Jerkins -
percussion, clavinet, electric piano
Sammy Figueroa - percussion
Naná Vasconcelos - percussion
Steve Ferrone - drums Leon Pendarvis -
piano, electric piano, synthesizer
Don Grolnick - electric piano
Ken Bichel - synthesizer
Richard Tee - synthesizer Howard Johnson -
tuba David Bargeron - tuba
Robert Stewart - tuba
Joseph Daley - tuba
Peter Gordon -
French horn John Trevor Clark - French horn
Michael Brecker - tenor saxophone Harvey Estrin - tenor saxophone
David Tofani -
alto saxophone Harvey Estrin - alto saxophone
Eddie Daniels - alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
Lewis Delgatto -
Ronnie Cuber - baritone saxophone
Randy Brecker - trumpet
Marvin Stamm - trumpet
Barry Rogers - trombone
James E. Pugh - trombone Noel Pointer -
Hugh McCracken - harmonica solo track 9
Gene Orloff - concertmaster
Alan Shulman - strings Al Brown - strings
Anahid Ajemian - strings
Frederick Zlotkin - strings
Frederick Buldrini - strings
Gerald Tarack - strings
Harold Kohon - strings
Harry Lookofsky - strings
Homer Mensch - strings
Jonathon Abramowitz - strings
Kermit Moore - strings
Leo Kahn - strings
Lewis Eley - strings
Marilyn Wright - strings
Matthew Raimindi - strings
Mitsue Takayama - strings
Paul Gershman - strings
Peter Dimitriades - strings
Richard Maximoff - strings
Ted Hoyle - strings
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