Released in 1981, the best-selling album What Cha’ Gonna Do for Me by the iconic Chaka Khan gave her ever-expanding global audience an opportunity to hear her musical diversity with the jazz standout “And the Melody Still Lingers On (A Night in Tunisia,” the dance music classic “I Know You, I Live You” and the Grammy-nominated title track.

Her third solo LP with multi-talented producer and arranger Arif Mardin, What Cha’ Gonna Do for Me featured all-star musicians including members of the Average White Band among others.

As founder David Nathan and music industry veteran Michael Lewis discuss, the album is still considered by many as an artistic milestone in Chaka’s enduring career.

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