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Chaka Khan - Hello Happiness
Chaka Khan - Hello Happiness
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Chaka Khan - Hello Happiness

That's right folks, the queen of funk returns, only this time it's her who's doing the rocking! Her first solo LP in twelve years, "Hello Happiness" sets Chaka's timeless voice (still impeccable) to an empowering collection of songs featuring cutting edge production from co-writer Switch (proving there's more to life than fidget!).

Opening salvo "Hello Happiness" and "Like A Lady" (check out those Belle Epoque strings) update Chaka's classic sound with some pristine modern production, while "Don't Cha Know" erupts into some hard rocking, trap rattling, gospel organ mutant made for scaring the neighbours. Skipping to the flip, the rough and tough funk continues via "Too Hot", this time with a NOLA blues flavour which is frankly irresistible. Next up it's "Like Sugar", the Fatback chopping, B-boy big beat hit of the last decade, not just a high point on this LP, but on recent pop music in general.

"Isn't That Enough" finds Switch exploring his Black Ark fascination, cooking up a humid dub disco groove for Chaka to turn inside out with her powerhouse vocals.

Last but not least, we're in end of night soul territorie via the "Long Train Running", "M.P.B."  vibe of "Ladylike", a sultry, snaking shuffler for dancing up close. 

TRACK LISTING

1. Hello Happiness
2. Like A Lady
3. Don't Cha Know
4. Too Hot
5. Like Sugar
6. Isn't That Enough
7. Ladylike

PRODUCT DETAILS

Artist:  Chaka Khan
Label:  Island
Condition:  New 
Genre:  Funk, Soul & Disco
Format:  Vinyl LP
Cat Number:  7738531
Released: 15 February 2019

Regular price £20.00