As I mentioned in my last article, my household had a not-so-good day with a pipe burst and water coming through the ceiling. I need my comfort music so I am also going over to the fine pipes of Chikuzen Sato（佐藤竹善）tonight.
"Whatcha' Gonna Do For Me" is not only the title of Mr. Sato's cover of Chaka Khan's 1981 single, but it was also the question I had for a lot of folks today including the property manager, the head of the clean-up crew, superintendent, etc. But enough on that bad news. Compared to the original by the divine Ms. Khan, Sato's version is slightly more subdued but no less nice to listen to. It was one of the tracks on his first solo album, "Cornerstones" from 1995, which showcased some more of his vocal talents away from Sing Like Talking. I've already written about one other track on the album, "No One There".
Here is the original with Ned Doheny and Hamish Stuart.