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Chaka Khan: Chaka Khan [Warner Bros., 1982]
Her fans, who like everything she does, really like this one. It's never dumb, and achieves the oft-promised funk-bebop fusion with some spritz. But her fans don't care that not a single song catches like, for instance, "Tell Me Something Good" or "Once You Get Started" or even "I'm Every Woman." Nonfans will. Or rather, they won't. B+