What would you do if Chaka Khan was singing I Feel For You, to you ? I’d probably blush before answering “Oh, me too, yes I do”
One of my favorite song from Chaka Khan. Prince wrote it and released it on his second album, Prince (1979). Chaka Khan’s version uses more instrumentation and an array of production elements that aren’t present in Prince’s more stripped-down original. Chaka wasn’t the first to cover this song. The Pointer Sisters recorded it on their 1982 album So Excited!
When Prince wrote the song, he offered it to Patrice Rushen, who turned it down. He had previously offered Rushen I Wanna Be Your Lover but she passed on that one too… Stevie Wonder played the harmonica on this track. He recorded it the same day he attended Marvin Gaye’s funeral.
More about Chaka Khan
Chinatown Born Yvette Marie Stevens, she grew up in Chicago, and build up her first band The Crystalettes, at age 11. After many formations and even the funkband “Rufus”, she started her solo career in 1979 with the acclaimed LP Chaka, I’m every woman… Her song Fate has also been sampled by Stardust, a one hit french band, for the famous Music Sounds Better With You… And I feel for her voice !