Chaka Khan gives No, No, No thumbs up

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com

Wednesday, February 05, 2014    

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JAMAICAN music has struck a chord with American pop stars since the 1960s. One of them is singer Chaka Khan.

The 10-time Grammy winner — a headliner at last week's Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium -- told the Jamaica Observer that there is one song by a Jamaican act she would love to cover.

"What's the name of that singer again?" she quizzed herself before bursting into song.

"No, No, No; You don't love me, and I know now," with vocals filling the air, and fingers snapping.

"That's my song," she declared.

The track Khan refers to is Dawn Penn's 1968 Studio One hit, You Don't Love Me (No, No, No). A remixed version by Penn, produced by Steely and Clevie, made international charts 25 years later.

Penn first recorded You Don't Love Me in 1966. A cover of American soul singer Willie Cobbs' song of the same name, it was produced by Clement 'Coxsone' Dodd.

However, due to an error in chord progression, it was re-recorded in 1968.

Chaka Khan is known for hits songs including Tell Me Something Good, I Feel For You, Sweet Thing, Through the Fire, and I'm Every Woman.





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