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Jenn

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HARD CHOICES: Rufus or the Pips
« on: December 21, 2006, 08:24:11 am »
Who was the better girl-fronted band?

Gladys Knight & her Pips...



...or Chaka Khan & Rufus?



(And if you said "Who's Rufus?", please leave HEF. Right now. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200.)
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Re: HARD CHOICES: Rufus or the Pips
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2006, 08:36:17 am »
Oh, that's good.  Two omega level voices going head to head.  I'm going with Rufus kinda by default though.  They're a band, the Pips are background singers.  Their band depended on what label they were on at the time.  To me, Chaka Khan's best work is with Rufus.
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Re: HARD CHOICES: Rufus or the Pips
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2006, 08:56:25 am »
Agreed, but Gladys' best work is also with the Pips, whose contribution to music shouldn't be denied. F**K, I need the "Claudine" soundtrack!

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Re: HARD CHOICES: Rufus or the Pips
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2006, 09:28:22 am »
Agreed, but Gladys' best work is also with the Pips, whose contribution to music shouldn't be denied. F**K, I need the "Claudine" soundtrack!
Yeah, you do.  True that about Gladys.  That's why it's a hard choice.
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Re: HARD CHOICES: Rufus or the Pips
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2006, 09:31:29 am »
Agreed, but Gladys' best work is also with the Pips, whose contribution to music shouldn't be denied. F**K, I need the "Claudine" soundtrack!
Yeah, you do.  True that about Gladys.  That's why it's a hard choice.

Well, with Claudine soundtrack, you got Gladys AND Curtis Mayfield writing and producing...that's just insane. 

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Re: HARD CHOICES: Rufus or the Pips
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2006, 10:41:41 am »
IAWC
We're comparing mangoes to watermelons here.
The Pips were awesome as background singers to Gladys, but Rufus was a kick-ass band for Ms. Khan.
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Re: HARD CHOICES: Rufus or the Pips
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2006, 11:00:33 am »
In other words, background! None of Rufus' post-Chaka albums sold. So we're back at square one.