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Chaka Khan's Triumph
March 17, 2004

This issue includes...

1) Add us to your Friends List
2) CD MAP Antitrust Litigation Update
3) Music News: Janet, Michael, and Friends
4) En Vogue: Soul Flower
5) Concert Dates: Who's on Tour?
6) Chaka Khan's Triumph
7) Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood: Chaka Short Takes
8) The Apprentice Game
9) Your Feedback

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1) Add us to your Friends List

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2) CD MAP Antitrust Litigation Update

Over a year ago, we told you about a $143 million class action settlement against the top five distributors of compact discs (who accepted a rebate remedy because of price fixing allegations).


Amazingly, only about 3 million people filed a request for their cash rebate.

Our check arrived about three weeks ago. I hope you filed,and received your check, (as we suggested).

3) Music News: Janet, Michael, and Friends

Janet Jackson

Janet will appear on the Saturday Night Live TV show, April 10th, 2004, as both the host, and musical guest.

Janet appeared as a musical guest on SNL in 1994.

Michael Jackson

Spin control has gone crazy on the new Michael Jackson news and information website. You can find a link to it on this page:


Temptations Fans

Motown Records is being petitioned by a group of Eddie Kendricks fans to re-release his entire catalogue on CD.

More information here:


Public Enemy

Chuck D, of Public Enemy fame, will be a co-anchor of a new morning radio program from a new radio network debuting soon called "Air America Radio."

The network goes live March 31, 2004, in New York City on WLIB, in Los Angeles on KBLA, and in Chicago on WNTD. Other cities to follow.

Air America Radio is billing itself as America's first liberal talk radio network.

Patti Labelle

Miss Patti is the host of a March 2004 PBS television special called: 70's Soul Superstars, (taped in Atlantic City, NJ), featuring the Commodores, the Chi-Lites, and the Stylistics.

A link to Patti's website is on this page...


Patti will also perform live at the VH1 Divas special, April 18, from The MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Get Your Website Listed on our Listener Links Page

If you have your own website, how would you like us to add a link to it from Powerhouse Radio.com?

We've set up a Links to Listeners section, and would love to add a link to your own website.

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4) En Vogue: Soul Flower

You can download an mp3 of the new track, "Ooh Boy," from En Vogue's latest CD, "Soul Flower."

This is an authorized, legal download, courtesy of En Vogue's record label. There is no charge.

The download will be available March 17 - March 31, 2004 only. You can download the song from the following page:


(Editor's note: We removed the download on April 1, 2004.)

5) Concert Dates: Who's on Tour?

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic
Saturday, March 27, 2004
Phantasy Theatre, Lakewood, OH

Monday, March 29, 2004
Staples Center, Los Angeles

Friday, April 2, 2004
American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX

Beyonce', Alicia Keys, Missy Elliott
Thursday, April 15, 2004
American West Arena, Phoenix, AZ

Beyonce', Alicia Keys, Missy Elliott
Friday, April 16, 2004
Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, NV

Aretha Franklin
Tuesday, April 20, 2004
B.B. King's Blues Club, New York City, NY

Mary J. Blige
Thursday & Friday, April 22 - 23, 2004
Radio City Music Hall, New York City, NY

Mary J. Blige
Saturday, April 24, 2004
Wang Center, Boston, MA

Roy Ayers, Jean Carn, Michael Henderson,
Angela Bofill, Jon Lucien
Saturday, April 24, 2004
Constitution Hall, Washington, DC

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
Wednesday, April 28, 2004
House of Blues, New Orleans, LA

Al Green, Bobby Bland
Thursday, April 29, 2004
Saenger Theater, New Orleans, LA

Thursday, April 29, 2004
BJCC Arena, Birmingham, AL

George Benson
Tuesday, May 25, 2004
Wembley Arena, London, United Kingdom

Diana Krall
Thursday & Friday, May 27 - 28, 2004
Hummingbird Center, Toronto, Canada

Al Green
Saturday, July 31, 2004
Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

6) Chaka Khan's Triumph

Review: Chaka! Through The Fire

Released in late 2003, this autobiography tells the personal story of Yvette Stevens, the lady who conquered the music world as Chaka Khan, the "woman of fire."

Yvette's story starts in Chicago, with lots of detail about her relationship with her mother and father, who were divorced when she was a teenager.

We learn about how the teenage Chaka Khan expressed a new personal awareness through her activities with Chicago's Affro-Arts Theater, and the Black Panther Party.

There's a good balance between feminism, family, and music as the reader is introduced to the early artistic stages of this 19 time Grammy Award nominated superstar.

Chaka talks about one of her first teen groups, The Crystalettes, who covered a lot of Top 40 tunes, including Gladys Knight and the Pips, Dionne Warwick, and Aretha Franklin.

She says "Yeah, I got a little kick out of being called "Little Aretha," but I never wanted to be Aretha. Singing was just a natural thing to do."

Nothing is held back as the story takes off in the early 1970's when Chaka replaces Paulette McWilliams in Rufus (the group formerly known as The American Breed, who's big hit was "Bend Me Shape Me.")

It's all here, reflections of her friendships with Natalie Cole and Brenda Russell. How Stevie Wonder came up with "Tell Me Something Good," and how Ray Parker Jr. made a valuable contribution to "You Got the Love."

Chaka talks candidly about why a friend nicknamed her Chaka "United Nations" Khan, referencing her spirited relationships with different men from all over the globe.

We share her emotion through an interracial marriage, substance abuse, and her relationship with her children, and grandchildren.

The book also has an excellent discography arranged chronologically and by album, with sections devoted to her guest appearances, including television and film soundtracks, and compilation albums.

Chaka! is an inspiring story everyone should enjoy reading.

Published by Rodale Press.


Review written by King
for the Powerhouse Radio Newsletter

Editors note: Whitney Houston should read this book.  She's
mentioned in it briefly.


To see and read a classic Rufus and Chaka Khan concert brochure and program from our private collection, (also featuring the Brothers Johnson and Narada Michael Walden), go to this page:



7) Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood: Chaka Short Takes

Courtesy of The Archive of Misheard Lyrics at amiright.com

Chaka Khan, "I Feel For You"
Misheard Lyrics:
"Shock a con"
Correct Lyrics:
"Chaka Khan"

Chaka Khan, "I'm Every Woman"
Misheard Lyrics:
"Anytime you feel danger or fear then mention me I will appear"
Correct Lyrics:
"Anytime you feel danger or fear instantly I will appear"

Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, "Tell Me Something Good"
Misheard Lyrics:
"Belly poppin' good"
Correct Lyrics:
"Tell me something good"

8) The Apprentice Game

Warning.  This online game, inspired by the Donald Trump
reality series on NBC TV, is addictive.  Check it out on
the NBC website:


Discover if you have what it takes to climb the corporate
ladder while neutralizing your power-hungry coworkers!


9) Your Feedback via email


Regina writes:

"I love your station. I Live In Nashville TN and I have
been telling everyone about your station. Keep up the good

Paul sent this email:

"You're playing the music I grew up on -- it's terrific! Keep
it up & don't ever change."

J writes:

"Great station! could you play some Tom Browne "Funkin for

King replies:

Sure J, that one is on our playlist.

Landra dropped us this line:

"I did a search today, looking for radio stations that play
classic soul and your website and station popped up.

After listening, I was pleasantly surprised that many of the
songs that you play, I have either never heard before or haven't
heard in a long time.

I love good music...and it appears that your show plays just

Joseph writes:

"I thoroughly enjoy the music, but checking the playlist I
noticed that there is nothing (might have missed it) by the
Moments, aka Ray, Goodman and Brown."

King replies:

You'll find both "Love On a Two-Way Street" by The Moments,
and "Special Lady" by Ray, Goodman, and Brown in the list.
Check out a link to the Moments (Ray, Goodman, & Brown)
website on this page:



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