Chaka Khan What Cha' Gonna Do For Me on Limited Edition 180g LP
Chaka Khan is one of the world's most gifted and celebrated musicians, with a rich musical legacy and 10 Grammy Awards under her belt. She has the rare ability to sing in several different musical genres including R&B, pop, rock, gospel, country, jazz and classical. The late, great Miles Davis once said, "She [Chaka] sings like my horn" and the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin called Chaka, "a one-of-a-kind, premier vocalist."
In 1978, Chaka blazed onto the music scene as a solo artist with the release of the smash hit "I'm Every Woman" written by Ashford & Simpson. Paired with the late producer extraordinaire, Arif Mardin (Aretha Franklin, Bette Midler), her catalog grew even more impressive with hits such as "What 'Cha Gonna Do For Me?," which is found on her 1980 album of the same name.
The album, her third overall, peaked at #3 in the R&B Albums Chart on its way to Gold certification. Further singles came in the form of her covers of the Beatles' "We Can Work It Out" and the McCrarys' "Any Old Sunday." She and Arif also brilliantly re-worked the classic song "Night in Tunisia" here with the song's originator, Dizzy Gillespie, on trumpet.