Chaka Khan ‎– Hello Happiness - 2019 Modern Soul Funk LP

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Chaka Khan ‎– Hello Happiness
Island Records ‎– B0029648-01, Diary Records ‎– B0029648-01, iKhan Sounds ‎– B0029648-01
Vinyl, LP, Album
01 Mar 2019
Funk / Soul
Disco, Funk, Contemporary R&B


A1 Hello Happiness
A2 Like A Lady
A3 Don’t Cha Know

B1 Too Hot
B2 Like Sugar
B3 Isn’t That Enough
B4 Ladylike


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"There’s a moment when Hello Happiness works. On the sensual and affirming closing track, “Ladylike,” Chaka Khan finally breaks free of vocal effects, and, accompanied by feel-good guitar by funk legend Ricky Rouse and backup vocals from her daughter Indira, the contours of her voice, worked like cracked leather, are allowed to emerge. But that’s about it.

If there’s a silver lining, it’s that Chaka Khan is clearly in a better place than she was a few years ago: The album has been touted as marking a new chapter in her life, following a dark moment when she returned to rehab in the aftermath of the death of her close friend and collaborator Prince. If Chaka Khan’s found the happiness she’s so doggedly searched for—and deserved—over the course of a life plagued with difficulty, then we should celebrate that, despite the album’s soul-starved production. As she sings on the title track, “Love is what I’m here for/So don’t give me no bad news." ”( pitchfork)

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Condition New
Format LP
Label Island Records
Color Black