Short Takes: May 11, 1992

MUSIC

Made in Her Own Image

SASSY, SEXY AND BELTING OUT DISCO anthems like I'm Every Woman, CHAKA KHAN seemed to embody the feel-good exuberance of the early 1970s. Her recording career has had its up and downs since then, but Khan seems set to zoom back up to those old heights with her latest release, The Woman I Am. The title reflects a new self-determination that goes beyond mere semantics. Taking charge for the first time in her 20-year career, Khan produced the album herself and co-wrote six of its 13 songs, including the title track. Her fiery contralto is...

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