Photos of Chaka Khan with Arif Mardin, Stevie Wonder and Quincy Jones.

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Valerie Simpson (of the famous songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson) agrees to tell Chaka's Story.  Here she is recording scripts with co-producer Vicki Wickham and far right, with sound engineers Mitch & Ira at M&I Studios in New York last week

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Presenter: Valerie Simpson

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She’s Every Woman - Chaka Khan

Episode 1 (11 Apr 2012)

Music Playlist

Chaka Khan - I’m Every Woman

Ella Fitzgerald - I Remember You

Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love

Stan Getz - Yvette

Miriam Makeba & the Skylarks - U Shaka

Donny Hathaway - The Ghetto

Rufus - Sideways

Rufus - Maybe Your Baby

Rufus - Keep It Coming

Rufus - Rags to Rufus

Rufus - Tell Me Something Good

Rufus - You Got the Love

Rufus - Once You Get Started

Rufus - Please Pardon Me

Rufus - Sweet Thing

Rufus - Ain’t  Nothing But a Maybe

Rufus - Destiny

Rufus - Masterjam

Chaka Khan - Life is a Dance

Chaka Khan - I’m Every Woman

Chaka Khan - Roll Me Through the Rushes

Chaka Khan - Clouds

Chaka Khan - So Naughty

Chaka Khan - Got to be There

Rufus - Do You Love What You Feel

Rufus - Don’t Go To Strangers

Rufus - Ain’t Nobody

Chaka Khan - Papillon (aka Hot Butterfly)


She’s Every Woman - Chaka Khan

Episode 2 (18 Apr 2012)

Music Playlist

Chaka Khan - I’m Every Woman 

Incognito featuring Chaka Khan -  The Song

Chaka Khan & Mary J Blige - Disrespectful

Stan Getz - Yvette

Chaka Khan - Be Bop Medley 

Chaka Khan - I Loves You Porgy

Prince - I  Feel for You

Chaka Khan - I Feel For You

Chaka Khan - Through the Fire

Chaka Khan - The Melody Still Lingers on (Night in Tunisia)

Steve Winwood feat Chaka Khan -  Higher Love

Eric Clapton feat Chaka Khan - Pretending

Chaka Khan feat Miles Davis - I’ll Be Around

Chaka Khan - Tight Fit

Chaka Khan - Soul Talkin’

Chaka Khan - The Woman I Am 

Chaka Khan  - Come 2 My House

Mary J Blige - Sweet Thing

De La Soul feat Chaka Khan  - All Good

Kanye West - Thru the Wire

Chaka Khan - This Crazy Life

Chaka Khan & the Funk Brothers - What’s Going On

Chaka Khan - Faith Can Move a Mountain (from Musical Mama I Want to Sing)

Chaka Khan  - Angel

Chaka Khan - Ladies Man

Ernie K Doe - Here Come the Girls

Incognito feat Mario Biondi & Chaka Khan - Lowdown

Beverley Knight & Chaka Khan - Soul Survivor

Chaka Khan - This is My Night

Chaka Khan - Super Life

Chaka Khan  - I’m Every Woman 

Hi Sue, This was an excellent piece! Thank you for putting together such a great tribute...  Tammy

[Chaka’s younger sister and personal manager]

Great documentary! Beverley Knight

Hello Sue, You don't know me and I found your address by putting you into Google. I have just finished listening to ‘She's Every Woman’ (God bless the iPlayer) and just wanted to tell you that I think it is the best radio documentary I have heard in years, truly. I am a music publisher by trade, a music fan from short trousers and a huge Chaka fan (so probably somewhat biased) and have heard a lot of good programmes recently (profiles on Curtis Mayfield, Prince and Paul Morley's series ‘From Edison to iTunes’) but I enjoyed it so much I went straight to iTunes and bought all my early vinyl albums on CD. I thought it was superbly written, edited and presented and the sound design in particular is great with headphones. I learned a lot things I didn't know and heard a number of songs for the first time so thanks and congratulations for an enthralling two hours. Allen Jacobs