1981 Rufus – Camouflage

Camouflage is the tenth studio album by funk band Rufus (billed as Rufus with Chaka Khan), released on the MCA Records label in 1981. Camouflage peaked at #15 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart and stalled at #98 on Pop. The album includes the singles “Sharing the Love” (US R&B 8, US Pop #91) and “Better Together” (US R&B #66, US Dance #56).

Following the release of Camouflage, Chaka Khan recorded her third, fourth and fifth solo albums What Cha’ Gonna Do For Me (1981), Echoes of an Era (1982) and Chaka Khan (1982) and Rufus recorded their third album without Khan, Seal in Red (1983), before they reunited for one final album together later in 1983, the double live/studio set Stompin’ at the Savoy – Live.

Tracks

1  Better Together (Tony Maiden, Lalomie Washburn) 3:36
2  Jigsaw (Tony Maiden, Chaka Khan) 3:44
3  Secret Friend (Tony Maiden, René Moore, Angela Winbush, Allee Willis) 3:47
4  Music Man (The DJ Song) (JR Robinson, David Wolinski) 3:42
5  True Love (David Wolinski) 3:30
Sharing The Love (Kevin Murphy) 3:51
7  Quandary (Tony Maiden, Chaka Khan) 4:44
8  Lilah (David Wolinski, Allee Willis) 3:52
9  Lovers In Love (David Wolinski, Danny Seraphine) 2:50
10  Highlight (Bobby Watson, René Moore, Angela Winbush) 3:03

Musicians

BassBobby Watson
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarTony Maiden
KeyboardsDavid Wolinski
KeyboardsGreg Phillinganes
KeyboardsKevin Murphy
KeyboardsRene Moore
KeyboardsAngela Winbush
SynthesizerDavid Wolinski
Steel DrumsVince Charles
SaxLarry Williams
SaxPete Christlieb
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetJerry Hey
PercussionJR Robinson
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsLaLomie Washburn
Background VocalsRene Moore
Background VocalsAngela Winbush
VocalsChaka Khan

Liner Notes

Producer – Rufus
Producer (Assistant) – Ivy Scott
Arranged By (Horns, Strings) – Jerry Hey
Arranged By (Vocals) – Tony Maiden
Arranged By (Vocals) – Chaka Khan
Engineer – John Van Nest
Engineer (Assistant) – Ed Sanders
Mastered By – Brian Gardner
Mixed By – Bruce Swedien

Art Direction – Vartan
Design – Andy Engel, Rod Dyer
Photography By – Ron Slenzak

Phonographic Copyright (p) – MCA Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – MCA Records, Inc.
Manufactured By – MCA Records, Inc.
Recorded At – Allen Zentz Recording
Recorded At – Record Plant, Los Angeles
Mastered At – Allen Zentz Mastering