Stompin' at the Savoy – Live

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Stompin' at the Savoy - Live
Rufus & Chaka Khan - Stompin At The Savoy - Live.jpg
Live album by Rufus
Released August 10, 1983
Recorded Sides A, B & C recorded live at the Savoy Theatre, New York on February 12–14, 1982
Genre Rhythm and blues
Length 77:41
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Russ Titelman
Rufus chronology
Seal in Red
Stompin' at the Savoy - Live
Chaka Khan chronology
The Very Best of Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
Stompin' at the Savoy - Live
I Feel for You
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Stompin' at the Savoy – Live is an album by American R&B/funk band Rufus, (billed as 'Rufus and Chaka Khan'), released on the Warner Bros. Records label in 1983.

Stompin' at the Savoy was a double-record set featuring three sides of live material recorded at the Savoy Theatre in New York which sees the band reunited with Chaka Khan and performing all their biggest hits such as "Tell Me Something Good", "You Got the Love", "Sweet Thing", "At Midnight (My Love Will Lift You Up)", and "Do You Love What You Feel" as well as "What Cha' Gonna Do for Me" from Khan's 1981 solo album of the same name.

The fourth side of the album included four new studio recordings of which two were released as singles, "Ain't Nobody" and "One Million Kisses". "Ain't Nobody", written by the band's keyboardist David "Hawk" Wolinski, became Rufus' final #1 R&B hit, reached #22 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, also won them a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1984 and has since come to be regarded as one of Khan's own signature tunes - although it in fact was recorded with Rufus. Both "Ain't Nobody" and "One Million Kisses" were included on her 1989 remix compilation Life is a Dance - The Remix Project. Additionally, "Ain't Nobody" was featured in the movie Breakin' and its soundtrack.

The Stompin' at the Savoy – Live album which was a major commercial success, reaching #4 on Billboard's R&B Albums Chart as well as #50 on Pop, became Khan's final collaboration with Rufus and the band dissolved shortly after its release.

Stompin at the Savoy - Live was transferred from vinyl to CD in the early 1990s and remains in print.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "You Got the Love" (Chaka Khan, Parker) - 5:36
  2. "Once You Get Started" (Christopher) - 5:05
  3. "Dance wit' Me" (Christopher) - 3:36
  4. "Sweet Thing" (Tony Maiden, Khan) - 3:28

Side two[edit]

  1. "Tell Me Something Good" (Wonder) - 3:39
  2. "You're Welcome, Stop on By" (Thomas, Womack) - 5:41
  3. "Pack'd My Bags" (Khan, Maiden) - 4:31
  4. "I'm a Woman (I'm a Backbone)" (Washburn) - 4:06
  5. "At Midnight (My Love Will Lift You Up)" (Maiden, Washburn) - 3:39

Side three[edit]

  1. "Ain't That Peculiar" (Moore, Robinson, Rogers, Tarplin) - 3:29
  2. "Stay" (Calhoun, Khan) - 5:50
  3. "What Cha' Gonna Do for Me" (Doheny, Stuart) - 4:24
  4. "Do You Love What You Feel" (Wolinski) - 6:50

Side four[edit]

  1. "Ain't Nobody" (Studio recording) (Wolinski) - 4:41
  2. "One Million Kisses" (Studio recording) (Murphy, Osborne) - 4:10
  3. "Try a Little Understanding" (Studio recording) (Khan, Maiden) - 4:42
  4. "Don't Go to Strangers" (Studio recording) (Evans, Kentz, Mann) - 4:14



Warner Bros. also filmed the performance for a documentary and the album was to be the soundtrack, but, for unknown reasons, decided to shelve the documentary, but still release the album.


Later samples[edit]



Chart (1983) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 50
U.S. Billboard Top Black LPs 4


Year Single Peak chart positions


1983 "Ain't Nobody" 22 1 6
1984 "One Million Kisses" 102 37 67