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Chaka Khan
What Cha' Gonna Do For Me

Album US 1981 on Warner Bros. Records label
R&B/Soul (Rhythm’n’Blues, Soul)

Recorded at Mountain Studios, Montreux, Switzerland Additional recording at Atlantic Studios, New York; Sunset Sound, Los Angeles; The Automatt, San Francisco Mastered at Sterling Sound, New York B1. Charlie Parker's alto sax break (excerpted from 'Night In Tunisia' from Parker's 'The Very Best Of Bird' album on Warner Bros. Records - 2WB 3198) © 1944, 1981 MCA Music, A division of MCA Inc., New York, New York Paulindo da Costa and Dizzy Gillespie courtesy of Pablo Records Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Steve Ferrone and Hamish Stuart courtesy of Arista Records, Inc. Larry Williams and Kim Hutchcroft courtesy of A&M Records Herbie Hancock courtesy of Columbia Records Richard Tee courtesy of Tappan Zee and CBS Records [labels] ©&℗ 1981 Warner Bros. Records Inc. Includes picture inner sleeve with credits and liner notes.

     
Musicians
PortraitChaka Khan voc, bvoc, *1953 US
lead vocals, backing vocals, album by, percussion, written by, lyrics by, special lyrics by, vocals, all
PortraitAnthony Jackson b, eb, *1952 US
bass
PortraitSteve Ferrone dr, perc, *1950 GB
drums
PortraitDavid Leonard US
engineer, assisting engineer, sunset sound
Wayne Lewis
engineer, assisting engineer, the automatt
PortraitDavid Williams g, voc, 1950-2009 US
guitar
PortraitHamish Stuart voc, g, *1949 GB
guitar, written by
PortraitLarry Williams , US
keyboards, flute, saxophone, synthesizer, arranged by, horn arrangement, horns, brass, reeds, saxophone, arranged by, horn arrangement
PortraitGreg Phillinganes key, voc, *1956 US
synthesizer, mini moog bass, keyboards, all, arranged by, rhythm arrangement
PortraitArif Mardin ep, 1932-2006 US
arranged by, string arrangement, arranged by, horn arrangement, written by, arranged by, all arrangements, lyrics by, special lyrics by
PortraitRaymond Pounds dr, US
drums
PortraitMichael Sembello g, *1954 US
guitar
PortraitBill Reichenbach tb, US
horns, brass, reeds
PortraitGary Grant tr, US
horns, brass, reeds
PortraitKim Hutchcroft sax, fl, US
horns, brass, reeds
PortraitLarry Hall tr,
horns, brass, reeds
Paulinho da Costa
percussion
PortraitBarry Rogers tb, 1935-1991 US
horns, brass, reeds
PortraitLew Del Gatto fl, *1941 US
horns, brass, reeds
PortraitLew Soloff tr, fh, 1944-2015 US
horns, brass, reeds
PortraitMichael Brecker ts, 1949-2007 US
horns, brass, reeds, soloist, tenor saxophone, tenor sax solo
PortraitRandy Brecker tr, fh, *1945 US
horns, brass, reeds, flugelhorn
Portrait'Crusher' Bennett perc, cng, tim, bgo,
percussion
PortraitBob Christianson voc, bvoc, US
synthesizer
PortraitJerry Hey tr, fh, *1950 US
trumpet
PortraitMark Stevens voc, US
vocals, duet vocal, written by
PortraitAbraham Laboriel b, *1947 MX
bass
PortraitCasey Scheuerell dr, perc, US
drums
PortraitRonnie Foster org, syn, *1950 US
electric piano
PortraitHerbie Hancock p, *1940 US
synthesizer, oberheim bells, keyboards, clavitar solo, break
PortraitDavid Foster syn, frh, *1949 CA
synthesizer, mini moog bass, prophet 5
PortraitDizzy Gillespie tr, 1917-1993 US
trumpet
PortraitDavid Richards sss, dr, 1956-2013 GB
soloist, solo, synthesizer, moog synthesizer
PortraitRichard Tee p, 1943-1993 US
clavinet
PortraitHiram Bullock g, voc, 1955-2008 US
soloist, guitar, guitar solo
Producers
Richard Seireeni art direction
Frank DeCaro coordinator, production coordination in los angeles
Chrissy Allerdings coordinator, production coordination in new york
David Richards engineer, assisting engineer (chief engineer), mountain studios
Bob Warner engineer, assisting engineer, atlantic studios
Michael O'Reilly engineer, assisting engineer, atlantic studios
Tim Wild illustration, additional illustration
Arif Mardin liner notes, producer
Jack Nelson management
George Marino mastered by, mastering engineer
Gordon Munro photography by
Lew Hahn recorded by, mixed by
Gene Orloff concertmaster
Jeremy Smith recorded by
Album Tracks   
No Title Artist Composer Duration
1We Can Work It OutChaka KhanLennon-McCartney3:41
2What Cha' Gonna Do For MeChaka KhanHamish Stuart, Ned Doheny3:52
3I Know You, I Live YouChaka KhanArif Mardin, Chaka Khan4:28
4Any Old SundayChaka KhanAlfred McCrary, Andy Fraser, Danny Ironstone, Linda McCrary3:36
5We Got Each OtherChaka KhanAlan Baboff, Chaka Khan, Fred Lederman3:54
6And The Melody Still Lingers On (Night In Tunisia)Chaka KhanArif Mardin, Chaka Khan5:01
7Night MoodsChaka KhanJerry Ragovoy4:18
8Heed The WarningChaka KhanArthur Jacobson, Chaka Khan, Ellison Chase, Mark Stevens4:32
9Father He SaidChaka KhanDeborah Ash, Mike Campagna3:51
10FateChaka KhanDominic Bugatti & Frank Musker3:18
11I Know You, I Live You (Reprise)Chaka KhanArif Mardin, Chaka Khan1:18

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