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Street Player is the gold-selling sixth studio album by funk band Rufus (billed as 'Chaka Khan & Rufus'), released on the ABC Records label in 1978. Street Player was the band's third album to top Billboard's R&B Albums chart and also reached #14 on Pop. The album includes the singles "Stay" (US R&B #3, US Pop #48) and "Blue Love" (US R&B #34).

Following the release of Street Player Chaka Khan launched her solo career on the Warner Bros. Records label with the hit single "I'm Every Woman" and the album Chaka, produced by Arif Mardin. Rufus' 1979 album Numbers was the first not to be fronted by Khan.

Additionally, the jazz/rock band Chicago featured a version of the title track on their 1979 album Chicago 13, with Peter Cetera on lead vocals. The song was co-written by former Chicago drummer Danny Seraphine.

Various samples from the song "Street Player" were used in the 1995 House track "The Bomb! (These Sounds Fall into My Mind)" by The Bucketheads. The track "Stay" was later covered by Erykah Badu on her 1997 album Live.

Track listing

  1. "Street Player" (David Wolinski, Danny Seraphine) - 4:54
  2. "Stay" (Richard Calhoun, Chaka Khan) - 5:43
  3. "Turn" (Bobby Watson, David Wolinski) - 4:45
  4. "Best of Your Heart" (Bobby Watson, David Wolinski) - 3:46
  5. "Finale" (Instrumental) (Bobby Watson, David Wolinski) - 2:14
  6. "Blue Love" (David Wolinski, Richard Calhoun) - 3:20
  7. "Stranger to Love" (David Wolinski) - 3:38
  8. "Take Time" (Instrumental) (Tony Maiden) - 4:17
  9. "Destiny" (David Batteau and Richard Holland) - 4:26
  10. "Change Your Ways" (Tony Maiden, Traude Sapik) - 3:29

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