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Rufus: Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan (ABC)

Penny Valentine, Street Life, 29 November 1975

AMERICAN BLACK music (that which is loosely termed 'soul') has been going through a disturbing period. It continues to do so. Where once the arm of protest and/or inner awareness was raised there is now a music that owes more to considerations of commercial success than to a people's fight for their own place. A voice muffled in cellophane.

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