Power

As I was poking around on YouTube this morning I ran across a link to this little number by the great Chaka Khan, only available on a compilation album released in 1998.

Recorded and mixed by yours truly, at the now-defunct O’Henry Studios in Burbank, CA. (What a great studio that was.) Note the guitar solos in the intro and at 2:35  —  both of  them were knocked off in a single take by the extraordinarily gifted session player Michael Landau.

I’d forgotten about this one. Boy, can that woman sing. Should’ve been a hit.

P.S. While we’re at it, here’s another Chaka tune, from the same sessions.

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2 Comments

  1. MikeZ says

    Excellent!

    Posted October 10, 2012 at 6:40 am | Permalink
  2. Ron D says

    Nice job, Malcolm. The mix is just great on this. I would like to point out to your readers that Malcolm is very well respected in the recording industry, and he has been a source of learning and inspiration to me. Just listen to how great this song sounds! This is no accident, it takes skill beyond description.

    I know Michael Landau is amazing, but his solo records (I have 3 or 4 of them) leave me a little flat. But here on CK’s song, he shines like nobody’s business.

    Now it is and it is not surprising (yes, at the same time!) to know that he did this on his first take. Great musicians like this “trick” us into thinking it is so easy – it IS NOT!

    Posted October 12, 2012 at 11:12 am | Permalink