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Whitney Houston's And Chaka Khan's "I'm Every Woman"

Sunday, September 27

Powerhouse singer Chaka Khan recorded this hit first as part of her 1978 debut solo release. More than a decade later, Whitney Houston—one of the best-selling recording artists of all time—recorded her version for the soundtrack of the 1992 film The Bodyguard, giving a nod to her predecessor at the end of the song. Hear “I’m Every Woman” on this week’s DoubleTake. We’ll also hear a classic from the legendary husband and wife duo Ashford & Simpson who wrote “I’m Every Woman,” and we’ll remember Pamela Hutchinson from the R&B group The Emotions.  The “Best of My Love” singer died recently at the age of 61.

Carla Eckels is Director of Organizational Culture at KMUW. She produces and hosts the R&B and gospel show Soulsations and brings stories of race and culture to The Range with the monthly segment In the Mix. Carla was inducted into The Kansas African American Museum's Trailblazers Hall of Fame in 2020 for her work in broadcast/journalism.