Chaka Khan “Miss Celie’s Blues”

The music and lyrics of Miss Celie’s Blues (aka: Sister) was a collaboration between Quincy Jones, Rod Temperton and Lionel Ritchie, for The Color Purple, a film-adapted novel by Alice Walker.

Miss Celie’s Blues performed by Chaka Khanis truly a unique interpretation of jazz. Her performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival (1996) with 10-year-old blues harmonica player, Brody Buster and emceed by Quincy Jones, is a performance so phenomenal that we take great pleasure in sharing with you… Enjoy!

33 thoughts on “Chaka Khan “Miss Celie’s Blues”

  1. She was something. I couldn’t believe young Chaka in her days with ‘Rufus’. Interesting clip here.

    1. Those were some amazing times for music. So many great music talents; and Chaka and Rufus prevailed. Thank you for your feedback today. Have a restful weekend.

  2. Now we are talking – I loved her way back
    And still do, that woman can sing and Buster is amazingly talented. Thanks for this incredible wake up. I have some good memories around her singing and “The Color Purple” we have probably watched ten times. I cry every time but is a love story in many ways and addresses racism in such a powerful way. Love 🤗💕❤️😘🦋☕️☕️☕️Joni

      1. You are so sweet. Maybe I will do another little song again. Sending love, coffee and blessings. 😘💕❤️☕️☕️☕️Joni

      2. That is so true isn’t it and it is nice going down memory lane with you all. Sending lots of love and blessings to you and all your loved ones. Merry Christmas 🎄🎁☕️☕️🌲🎄

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