Taka Boom

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Taka Boom (born Yvonne Stevens, October 8, 1954, Chicago, Illinois, United States)[1] is an American female R&B and dance music singer, and is the younger sister of singer Chaka Khan and Mark Stevens of Aurra. She sang background vocals for several Parliament albums in the 1970s. Taka Boom is sometimes credited as Takka Boom and is known for her work with DJ/producer Dave Lee, especially in a range of hits under the Joey Negro name. Taka Boom was also a later member of the Norman Whitfield group The Undisputed Truth.


  • 1979 "Red Hot" (Ariola America 9022)
  • 1979 "Night Dancin" (Ariola 7748)
  • 1979 "Bring It Back" (JDC Records 6)
  • 1983 "To Hell with Him" (Prelude D657)
  • 1983 "Ride Like the Wind" (Prelude D665)
  • 1984 "The Stars Are Out" (JDC 0044) (The Glass Family feat. Taka Boom)
  • 1985 "Middle of the Night" (Mirage 99628)
  • 1985 "Climate for Love" (Mirage)
  • 1997 "Clouds" XL Recordings (The Source feat. Taka Boom)
  • 1998 "Can't Get High Without U" (Subliminal Records 7) (with Dave Lee as Joey Negro)
  • 2000 "Must Be the Music" (Incentive Records CENT 4) (with Dave Lee as Joey Negro)
  • 2000 "Saturday" (Yola Records YOLACDX 03) (with Dave Lee as Joey Negro)
  • 2001 "Just Can't Get Enough (No No No)" (Xtravaganza Records - XTRAV 25CD) (with Stuart Crichton under the group name "Eye to Eye")
  • 2001 "Surrender"Taka Boom, Prospect Park
  • 2005 "Make a Move on Me" (with Dave Lee as Joey Negro)
  • 2006 "When Love Is Fading" (NO2 007) (Solsonik feat. Taka Boom)
  • 2008 "We Existed" (FOUR 43) (Glimpse feat. Taka Boom)

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  1. ^ Maria Granditsky (1954-10-08). "Taka Boom Bio (Part 1)". Hem.bredband.net. Retrieved 2016-01-15.