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Party 'Til You're Broke

Party 'Til You're Broke is the ninth studio album by funk band Rufus, released on the MCA Records label in 1981. Party 'Til You're Broke which was the band's second album not to be fronted by Chaka Khan reached #24 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart and #73 on Pop and included the singles "Tonight We Love" (US R&B #18, US Dance #64) and "Hold on to a Friend" (US R&B #56), making Party 'Til You're Broke the most successful Khan-less album from Rufus.

Party 'Til You're Broke
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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 1981
Recorded1980–1981
StudioKendun Recorders
(Burbank, California)
GenreContemporary R&B, funk, soul
LabelMCA Records
ProducerRufus, John Stronach
Rufus chronology
Masterjam
(1979)
Party 'Til You're Broke
(1981)
Camouflage
(1981)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 stars [1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide1/5 stars[2]

Following Party 'Til You're Broke and Khan's second solo album Naughty, which was released in 1980, Rufus reunited with Khan again in 1981 for the recording of Camouflage which was to be their final full-length studio album together.

Contents

Track listingEdit

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Tonight We Love"David "Hawk" Wolinski4:29
2."Hold On to a Friend"Bessie Poindexter, Lalomie Washburn3:13
3."Love Is Taking Over"Gavin Christopher4:05
4."Secret Love"Poindexter, David Batteau3:48
5."Party 'Til You're Broke"Wolinski, Poindexter3:33
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
6."Can I Show You"Wolinski, Danny Seraphine5:10
7."You're Made for Me"Poindexter, Washburn3:30
8."What Is It"Wolinski4:20
9."We Got the Way"Bobby Watson, René Moore, Angela Winbush3:45
10."Afterwards"Poindexter, Washburn3:10

PersonnelEdit

Louis Johnson played Bass on "Tonight We Love" Sources -album credits

ProductionEdit

ChartsEdit

Album

Chart (1981) Peak
[3]
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 73
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 24

Singles

Year Single Peak chart positions
US
R&B

[3]
US
Dance

[3]
1981 "Tonight We Love" 18 64
"Hold On to a Friend" 56

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Party 'Til You're Broke review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-10-18.
  2. ^ Gersten, Russell (1983). "Rufus". In Marsh, Dave; Swenson, John. The New Rolling Stone Record Guide. Random House/Rolling Stone Press. p. 438. ISBN 0394721071.
  3. ^ a b c "US Charts > Rufus". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-10-19.

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