Stompin' at the Savoy – Live
|Stompin' at the Savoy - Live|
|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|
|Chaka Khan chronology|
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.
|1.||"You Got the Love"||Chaka Khan, Ray Parker, Jr.||5:36|
|2.||"Once You Get Started"||Gavin Christopher||5:05|
|3.||"Dance Wit Me"||Gavin Christopher||3:36|
|4.||"Sweet Thing"||Chaka Khan, Tony Maiden||3:28|
|5.||"Tell Me Something Good"||Stevie Wonder||3:39|
|6.||"You're Welcome, Stop on By"||Truman Thomas, Bobby Womack||5:41|
|7.||"Pack'd My Bags"||Chaka Khan, Tony Maiden||4:31|
|8.||"I'm a Woman (I'm a Backbone)"||Lalomie Washburn||4:06|
|9.||"At Midnight (My Love Will Lift You Up)"||Tony Maiden, Lalomie Washburn||3:39|
|10.||"Ain't That Peculiar"||Warren Moore, Smokey Robinson, Robert Rogers, Marvin Tarplin||3:29|
|11.||"Stay"||Raymond Calhoun, Chaka Khan||5:50|
|12.||"What Cha' Gonna Do for Me"||Ned Doheny, Hamish Stuart||4:24|
|13.||"Do You Love What You Feel"||David Wolinski||6:50|
|14.||"Ain't Nobody" (Studio recording)||David Wolinski||4:41|
|15.||"One Million Kisses" (Studio recording)||Kevin Murphy, Jeffrey Osborne||4:10|
|16.||"Try a Little Understanding" (Studio recording)||Chaka Khan, Tony Maiden||4:42|
|17.||"Don't Go to Strangers" (Studio recording)||Redd Evans, Arthur Kent, David Mann||4:14|
- Tony Maiden: vocals, guitar
- Kevin Murphy: keyboards
- David "Hawk" Wolinski: keyboards
- John Robinson: drums, percussion
- Bobby Watson: bass guitar
Additional Musicians live:
- Lenny Castro: percussion
- David Williams: rhythm guitar
- Stephanie Spruill: additional tambourine
- Stephanie Spruill
- Lee Maiden
- Julia Tillman
- Jerry Hey: trumpet
- Ernie Watts: tenor saxophone, flute and all sax solos
- Larry Williams: alto sax and flute
- Gary Herbig: tenor sax and flute
Additional Musicians studio:
- Joe Sample: piano on "Don't go to Strangers"
- James Newton Howard: additional synthesizer
- Paulinho da Costa: percussion
- Greg Philinganes: synthesizer bass on "try a little understanding"
Horn arrangements: Jerry Hey
String & Horn arrangement on "Don't Go To Strangers": Ralph Burns
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.
- "Ain't Nobody"
- "I Know You Got Soul" by Eric B. & Rakim from the album Paid in Full
- "Last Night" by Kid 'n Play from the album 2 Hype
- "Beat Blaster" by Rodney O & Joe Cooley from the album Three the Hard Way
- "Ain't Nobody Better" by Yo-Yo from the album Make Way for the Motherlode
- "Ain't Nobdy" by LL Cool J from the soundtrack of Beavis and Butt-Head Do America
- "Ain't Nobody" by Faith Evans from the album Faith
- "Rollin'" by Lil' Troy from the album Sittin' Fat Down South
|U.S. Billboard Top LPs||50|
|U.S. Billboard Top Black LPs||4|
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions|
|1984||"One Million Kisses"||102||37||67|